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Director, National Reference Laboratory (NRL)

NRL, auspiced by SVI, is a global leader in quality tests and testing for infectious diseases. We are currently seeking to fill the important position of NRL Director. NRL supports scientific partners collaboratively worldwide in the promotion of accurate diagnosis and management of human communicable diseases, including HIV and HCV. It does this by delivering a suite of specialised services, including: pre-market evaluations and post-market monitoring of test kits, provision of quality assurance programs to laboratories, specialised testing services, and training programs for laboratories to facilitate better patient care.

About the role

The role exists to drive the organisation’s scientific, financial and quality management success. The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership, direction and management of the organisation in accordance with its strategic goals, and for ensuring a commercially robust and smooth functioning operation that delivers high-quality results. The incumbent will also be highly influential in negotiations with international companies, government agencies, and global organisations to add value to the organisation’s business.

To be successful in this role you will possess the following:

• Significant experience in a senior leadership role within the scientific sector, ideally in pathology

• Graduate qualifications in biomedical science or medicine, as well as qualifications in business management

• Strong commercial acumen with experience and success in applying core business principles to deliver high-quality, cost-effective products and/or services with a strong focus on continuous improvement.

• A demonstrated commitment to Quality Management in a laboratory environment

Salary & Benefits

A competitive salary package is offered that includes $15,900 FBT exempt salary packaging pa and 9.5% superannuation.


Please send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria above and a detailed resume to Dr Aphrodite Anastasiadis-Pool, Evolve Scientific Recruitment , or contact Aphrodite on 03 9556 5600.

Closing Date:

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