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System Administrator


The Information Technology department exists to ensure that outcomes of research and administrative activities at SVI are optimised through the effective use of appropriate information systems.


We have a great opportunity for a highly skilled and experienced System Administrator to join the IT department at St Vincent’s Institute.

In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring optimal performance of Linux systems and troubleshooting any problems that arise. Additionally, you will work with VMware, AWS, Windows Servers, Veeam, our HPC SLURM cluster and maintain physical infrastructure including servers, SANs, and parallel file systems."

This is a hybrid role requiring on-site work 3 days a week, and a paid on-call commitment of approximately 5 weeks per year.

Who we are seeking:
Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience administering Linux servers
  • Relevant degree (or equivalent education/training) plus extensive experience in providing IT solutions
  • At least two years’ experience in an IT support role, with at least one additional year managing Linux servers
  • Strong technical aptitude and efficiency in resolving a range of IT issues
  • Exposure to configuration management (Ansible/Puppet) will be highly regarded

To be considered you shall be required to provide evidence you have permanent working rights in Australia or hold a relevant working visa to work full-time hours, as well as being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. You will also be asked to undergo a police check

Salary: Ranging from $100,228 to $108,000 per annum, commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience including $15,900 salary packaging plus 10.5% superannuation.

Further information: Jon Rhoades;
                                   Email: [email protected]

Closing Date: COB Friday, 17 February 2023 However, applications will be considered as they arrive, and the position may be filled ahead of the closing date.

Applications: Via Seek Only should be addressed to Jon Rhoades and include a CV and cover letter.

Closing Date: Friday 17th February 2023

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Communications and Marketing Manager

St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research (SVI) is an independent medical research organisation based on Melbourne’s CBD fringe. Our team of 250 staff and students work collaboratively to tackle some of the some of the most critical health challenges facing society today, including cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease and dementia. SVI’s NRL division is a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre that promotes the accurate diagnosis and quality of testing for human communicable diseases, including HIV, Covid-19, HCV and HTLV. 

SVI’s research is made possible by funding from a range of national and international government bodies, and the generous contributions by private benefactors, private Trusts and Foundations. 

The Communications & Marketing Manager is responsible for developing and implementing tools and activities to promote the Institute, increase awareness of its brand and its work, and to nurture key stakeholders. 

The role will oversee the development of the annual Communications Plan, including a Key Stakeholder Engagement Plan, and will work to implement the output of our recent brand refresh initiative and coordinate the launch of the new SVI website. It will also be responsible for protecting the Institute’s reputation by curating external communications and managing all of the Institute’s media outreach and marketing activities. 

We are looking for a talented self-starter, with a body of knowledge and experience in journalism, marketing, communications or public relations. You will be a strategic thinker, and possess high level expertise in contemporary media and communication tools, particularly as they apply to a varied audience. With formal qualifications in journalism, communications or similar, or a body of experience in these fields, you will be an influential and superior communicator, in all its forms. This includes a proven skill in translating complex information into easily understood lay language. An understanding of Australia’s health or medical research sector, and the relationships and processes between health services, government, advocacy groups and the community will put you in a strong position to succeed in the role.

Reporting to SVI’s Head of Research Strategy, you will be part of a small team and oversee the work of SVI’s PR and Media Adviser.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, within the range $116,000 to $121,000 per annum (salary to be negotiated with successful candidate), plus:

  • 10.5% superannuation
  • generous $15,900 FBT exempt salary packaging

Applications via seek only

should be addressed to Dr Anne Johnston, Head of Research Strategy.

Include current CV & covering letter addressing selection criteria, as outlined in the Position Description

Enquiries: [email protected]


Closing Date: Monday 6th February 2023

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NRL Laboratory Technician

Organisational Context

The National Reference Laboratory (NRL) operates as a division of St Vincent’s Institute whose mission is to create and harness knowledge of disease in order to improve health outcomes for those in need. NRL was established as part of the Australian Government’s HIV and AIDS strategy and is a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre working to promote and improve the quality of tests and testing for infectious diseases globally. NRL provides unique and specialised services, including pre- and post-market evaluations of serology test kits, quality assurance programmes, specialised testing services, consultation, education and training for laboratories in Australia and worldwide. In addition, NRL manages the SVI Biobank which processes and stores samples on behalf of clinical researchers across the St Vincent’s Hospital campus. 

The role

NRL is currently seeking a full time Laboratory Technician to provide support to NRL’s Laboratory Operations including specimen reception, laboratory testing, and to assist the Biobank Co-ordinator in a range of activities including processing of specimens for Biobank and corresponding data management.

Your specimen reception and testing responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Preparation and testing of samples for analysis
  • Reporting results within the testing turnaround times
  • Quality control- adhere to all quality control requirements
  • Safety- adhere to all laboratory safety requirements
  • perform regular maintenance on equipment and general laboratory housekeeping duties
  • Documentation- completed accurately and timely manner

Your Biobank responsibilities include:

  • specimen preparation (centrifugation/aliquoting),
  • cryopreservation,
  • entering data into OpenSpecimen,
  • ordering of consumables,
  • management of documentation.

The incumbent will also be expected undertake general laboratory tasks and to provide general support to NRL laboratory functions.

Who we are seeking:

Our ideal candidate will have a certificate or diploma in laboratory technology or equivalent with relevant laboratory experience. This position is suitable for an organized individual with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills who prides themselves on a high level of accuracy in their work.

It is desirable but not essential that the applicant has the following experience:

  • Understanding of quality control protocols and NATA requirements
  • Experience in the subject of Serology and standard Molecular testing techniques
  • Experience in receiving and processing of laboratory specimens
  • Experience in maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Experience in using laboratory information management systems or relevant computer skills

To be considered you shall be required to provide evidence you have permanent working rights in Australia or hold a relevant working visa to work full-time hours, as well as being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 

Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience, ranging from $58,000 - $60,830 per annum, plus:

  • $15,900 FBT exempt salary packaging and
  • 10.5% superannuation.

For further information please contact :

Terri Sahin ( [email protected]) for Specimen Reception and Testing or

 Katherine Woods ([email protected]) for Biobank


Applications via Seek

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  • Current CV: and
  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria

Please note: Recruitment is ongoing with interviews commencing as soon as suitable candidates are received. Advertising may cease prior to the closing date. 

Closing Date: Wednesday 8th February 2023

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