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Medical Scientist

Date: 22-Jun-2022

Search suburb or city: West Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3003

Company: Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

  • Opportunity to be part of a life-saving organisation
  • Fixed-term, Full-time role available through until June 2023
  • West Melbourne, VIC


This is your opportunity to find a life-giving purpose


As an organisation our purpose is simple: to give life. It’s at the centre of everything we do. As part of the Lifeblood team, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to this life-giving purpose and grow your career. We’re committed to ensuring you have the ability to innovate, learn new skills, and embrace new challenges – all while making a difference in the lives of countless others.  


Lifeblood has an inspiring opportunity for you


We are currently seeking a fixed-term, full-time Scientist for our VIC Transplantation and Immunogenetics Services (VTIS) team until June 2023 to provide diagnostic laboratory testing for transplantation matching, identification of genes and antibodies affecting the immune response for tissue typing, and investigations into leucocyte-related transfusion reactions.


A day in the Scientist role could see you:


  • Conduct HLA matching of transplant recipients and donors, as well as provide immunogenetic services
  • Identify HLA and HPA compatibility for transfusion purposes
  • Conduct scientific, technical or specialist testing and procedures
  • Review, analyse and interpret results
  • Manage the receipt, input and tracking of clinical data and samples
  • Show pride in upholding our high safety and quality standards
  • Share expertise, education and training


Additionally, as part of the team, you will continually look for ways to optimise work processes, actively learning and adapting your approach to achieve great outcomes. You will act with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm and be able to relate openly and comfortably with everyone. You will value interpersonal savvy and self-awareness and reflect on your own strengths and areas for development, making you a valued contributor.


Sound interesting? Here’s what we’re looking for:


  • A minimum education level of Bachelor of Science with a major in Immunology or Genetics
  • Honours or higher qualifications in a related field advantageous
  • Experience in a pathology laboratory or similar environment
  • Confidence performing a range of technical processes and proficiency with a range of scientific software packages
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • An understanding of quality systems
  • Digital and technical aptitude with a high attention to detail


Thrive in a diverse culture that cares for your wellbeing


At Lifeblood, we welcome different perspectives and backgrounds and we’re proud to foster an environment where people can come together to achieve their very best. That’s why we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all – especially when it comes to your wellbeing. Every employee is unique and we’ve developed a range of initiatives to look after the varying needs of all our people.


As part of the Lifeblood team, you’ll have access to a generous salary packaging program, plus a great range of rewards like discounts on insurance, groceries, food & beverage, department stores, travel, and more.


Excited to join us? Apply now and discover a career filled with life-giving possibilities.


Next steps


When it comes to recruitment we like to move fast, this means we progress suitable candidates through the hiring process as soon as we can. You’ll hear from us with an outcome after your application has been reviewed and assessed.


If your application is suitable but the role is filled prior to the advertising close date, you can rest assured that we will keep in touch and consider you for the next similar opportunity.


If selected, you’ll be required to complete a number of background checks — don’t worry, we’ll help you through this process.


For further details on this position please contact Vera Boon on


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We encourage all of our employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and a number of states have mandated that Lifeblood employees must be vaccinated to perform work for us. Please make sure that you are able to comply with these government requirements, or have the appropriate medical exemption information available.