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Quality & Risk Manager - National Reference Laboratory

Organisational Context

The National Reference Laboratory (NRL) https://www.nrlquality.org.au/ operates as a division of SVI. NRL was established as part of the Australian Government’s HIV and AIDS strategy. Contracted today by the Dept Health and licensed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), NRL undertakes scientific activities that support the accurate diagnosis and management of human communicable diseases, including HIV, HCV and HTLV. With a workforce of over 30 staff, NRL provides unique and specialised services, including pre- and post-market evaluations of serology test kits, quality assurance programs, specialised testing services, consultation, education and training for laboratories in Australia and worldwide.

The role

NRL is currently seeking a full time Quality and Risk Manager to ensure NRL’s operations and services comply with all regulatory requirements for quality accreditation and safety. As a member of NRL’s senior management team, this role is responsible for quality policy, the quality management system, external and internal cycle of quality audits and the overall strategic and operational management of quality. The Quality and Risk Manager also acts as the management representative for staff safety and safe workplace practices. On a day to day basis you will be responsible the supervision of the quality and safety team and for all quality and safety documentation and records.  The role holds the primary relationship with TGA, NATA and BSI.

Selection criteria

Applicants should have tertiary qualifications in science with extensive experience in a scientific laboratory environment, ideally within a serology, infectious diseases or manufacturing setting. You will have successfully led quality management frameworks and compliance processes in similar facilities. You will possess a depth of expertise in the application and management of NATA, ISO, ISI, GMP and/or other similar quality standards, as well as risk and safety frameworks.   

We are keen to hear from candidates who can demonstrate the ability to successfully engage, influence and lead others through a positive culture of quality and continuous improvement, which is neither burdensome nor complex.

Enquiries: Acting Quality Manager, Tamara McDonald  Ph: 03 9418 1100   tamara@nrlquality.org.au

Commencing salary: $110,500 (includes generous $15,900 FBT-exempt salary packaging component)  plus  9.5% Super

Applications: only via Seek please https://www.seek.com.au/job/36688126?

Closing Date: 5.00pm 30 July 2018

Closing Date: Monday 30th July 2018

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Laboratory Technician - National Reference Laboratory

The National Reference Laboratory (NRL) operates as a division of St Vincent’s Institute. NRL was established as part of the Australian Government’s HIV and AIDS strategy. It is contracted by the Dept Health and licensed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), to undertake scientific activities that underpin accurate diagnosis and management of human communicable diseases, including HIV, HCV and HTLV. NRL provides 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.

The primary responsibility of the Laboratory Technician is to receive and document the delivery of specimens, test kits, reagents and consumables for NRL, to maintain relevant data in the laboratory informational management system, process specimens (centrifugation and aliquoting) within a safe laboratory environment and provide routine laboratory housekeeping and maintenance tasks.

We are looking for a candidate with qualifications in laboratory technology, or relevant laboratory experience, and ideally experience in the receipt and processing of laboratory specimens and the maintenance of laboratory equipment. Attention to detail and accuracy in laboratory processes, as well as competency in using laboratory information technology will ensure success in the role.

The role requires working with large volumes of product and so a physical capability and manual handling dexterity is required.

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Postdoctoral Researcher – Cardiac Regeneration

Full Time Position

A full-time research position is available in the laboratory of Dr Shiang (Max) Lim.  The cardiac regeneration laboratory studies pharmacology and cell-based cardiac tissue engineering strategies for cardiac repair and regeneration. An ambitious and creative scientist is sought to develop new ideas that promote current research while receiving advanced training from principal investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence.

The successful applicant will ideally possess a PhD and have prior experience in bioengineering, stem cell biology, molecular biology and/or in vivo pharmacology.

Applications from suitably experienced Senior Research Assistants may also be considered.

The initial appointment is for one year, renewal contingent on performance and funding.

Salary range: $83,000 - $89,000 per annum, depending on experience, plus 9.5% superannuation and generous salary packaging $15,900 FBT exempt.

Further information: Dr Max Lim  Ph 03 9231 4020   mlim@svi.edu.au

Applications: only via Seek please https://www.seek.com.au/job/36591212?

Research Unit:Cardiac regeneration

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