Scientific Officer

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

Position Details

  • Fixed term until Dec 2024 | Full-Time

  • Higher Education Officer Level 6 | $82,923 - $88,414 p.a.

  • Location: Bedford Park

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About the International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing

The International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing work collaboratively with national and international partners to improve health care, access to pathology testing, and improve health outcomes. The Centre works to translate the national research and teaching expertise in the field of community based POCT to other national and international audiences, and as a result, build the capacity of rural and remote communities globally (particularly Indigenous communities) to develop solutions to improve both health service delivery and patient outcomes in their communities.

About the Role

The International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing at Flinders University is looking for a talented Scientific Officer to join the team and support the infectious diseases program. You will have responsibility for educating health care workers in quality-assured Point-Of-Care-Testing (POCT) operations at a range of sites including remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services, metropolitan Drug and Alcohol health services and Justice health services. You will also provide technical support and quality assurance related to point-of-care testing devices, including external and internal quality control. In achieving program outcomes, you will assist in data management and research, project planning meetings with key partners and stakeholders, and preparing material for publications such as government reports and website material. As a Scientific Officer some interstate travel and out-of-hours work may be required.

About You

To be successful as a Scientific Officer you will be an experienced scientific researcher and analyser, capable of working autonomously and maintaining accurate records of your research. You have a strong knowledge of Point-Of-Care Testing, routine pathology testing and its application in the primary care sector. You are an excellent communicator and conduct your work in a culturally appropriate manner, understanding that you may need to amend practices with different groups of people you work with.

In addition, you will also demonstrate:

  • A Bachelor of Medical Science or equivalent degree in a relevant field and subsequent relevant experience.

  • Sound computing skills and the ability to conduct literature surveys and access web-based information.

  • Proficiency with information and communication technology systems including effectively using a range of Microsoft Office applications, with particular emphasis on Outlook, Word, Excel PowerPoint, and Teams.

  • Practical experience in training health professionals (desirable)

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Wide range of professional development activities and services

  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff

  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym  and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.

  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Corey Markus

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications to be submitted before 11.59pm:

08 Feb 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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