Senior Genetic Scientist Job at Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology – in Macquarie Park NSW

Job Description

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Refcode: R22061

Apply before: 20/05/2022

Position type: Full Time

Location: Macquarie Park, NSW


A great opportunity has arisen within the Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology (DHM) Molecular Genetics Department for an experienced Senior Scientist with expertise in molecular genetics and tumour testing. Molecular genetics is a critical component of the future of DHM, a part of the Sonic Healthcare medical diagnostic companies.

DHM runs a busy and fully NATA-accredited diagnostic genetics department specialising in genetic testing for disease diagnosis and susceptibility, preconception screening, non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), relationship testing and pharmacogenetics. The successful applicant will join a large team of experienced scientists, senior scientists and genetic pathologists. Established techniques include DNA extraction, PCR, real-time PCR, Sanger sequencing, fragment analysis, MLPA, droplet digital PCR and NGS. A full-time position has become available for a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Scientist to lead the development of somatic genetic testing of tumour tissues.

Applicants must hold a recognised degree in Science or Medical Science with at least 10 years’ laboratory experience in DNA testing techniques. Postgraduate qualifications, experience in medical genetic diagnostics, and tumour tissue DNA testing are essential. The successful applicant will have experience supervising junior scientists, will be self-motivated, flexible and have in-depth knowledge of genetic theory and genetic techniques.

This is a rare opportunity for an experienced and talented Senior Scientist to lead the development of somatic genetic testing in a rapidly expanding medical genetics laboratory.

For further information, please contact A/Prof Luke Hesson on (02) 9855 1824 during business hours or the Department Manager, Terri Sivertsen on (02) 9855 5295.

Applications should be emailed to the Human Resources Department, [email protected], quoting reference R22061 in the subject line of your email, by Friday, 20 May 2022.

Prior to and at all times during employment, applicants for this position must have the appropriate working rights to work in Australia, and will be required to sign an acceptance that the Company may conduct a police check.

Applicants must be willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster shots, and have an influenza vaccination annually.

Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology is an equal opportunity employer.

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Company Location:  Macquarie Park NSW

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