Principal Medical Scientist - [GM668]

Principal Medical Scientist - [GM668]

21 Sep
Government of Western Australia

21 Sep

Government of Western Australia


Principal Medical Scientist Salary: HSO Level P6 $150,626 - $156,736 p.a. Location: QEII, Nedlands Unit/Division: PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA - Immunology Work Type: Permanent - Full Time Position No: 00008862 Closing Date: 2021-10-06 4:00 PM Attachments: -


VCID No. 706073

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings,

grounds and vehicles.

Position Profile: We are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced and enthusiastic person to the position of Principal Medical Scientist. In this role you will lead and manage all operational activities relating to the planning and provision of professional, administrative, research and technical services to provide a high-quality Immunology Service for PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA at QEII Network.

Area Profile:  With over 2,000 employees across an extensive range of pathology and support services, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA is committed to providing excellence and innovation in pathology testing, teaching and research. We offer a round-the-clock commitment to the health needs of the entire WA community through our laboratory facilities, collection centres, results lines and on-call clinicians. Our pathology services cover the broadest range of routine, complex and rare tests, and our active teaching, research and pathology development programs assist not only in enhancing diagnostic accuracy but also in improving the understanding of disease processes and of clinical care.

Eligibility to Apply:  Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector.

Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

Employee Benefits:  In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

- 10% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information go to: 

- Access to generous salary packaging arrangements

- Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave/assistance

- Flexible working arrangements

- Flexible leave arrangements

- Other professional and location based allowances

Selection Criteria:  Please see the attached Job Description Form (available online at ).

For Further Job Related Information:  We encourage you to contact Dr Andrew McLean-Tooke on 08 6383 4303.

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 134477 for immediate assistance during business hours.

Application Instructions:  Applicants are requested to apply online (). Please note: Applicants must have a current, valid email address in order to apply online. This email address will be used for communication with applicants.

It is preferable for your referee to be a current supervisor or manager.

Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a detailed current curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements.  These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.

Please note it is mandatory that all PathWest employees located at QEII, Nedlands have their first Covid-19 vaccination by 1st November 2021 and be fully vaccinated by 1st December 2021.

Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted. 


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