Medical Scientist Grade 1

NRL is currently seeking a full time Grade 1 Medical Scientist to provide technical and scientific expertise in the delivery of a range of infectious disease quality testing, quality assurance functions and workplace safety undertaken within NRL laboratories. The incumbent will be expected to apply theoretical knowledge in the undertaking of established diagnostic tests and procedures, moving to a higher degree of complexity and autonomy with qualifications and experience.

In addition to the specific technical and testing functions, the role also involves preparing reports, troubleshooting issues, maintaining and improving on NRL’s quality processes and will involve liaison with external customers and key stakeholders in order to sustain and improve NRL's service delivery.

Selection criteria

You will hold tertiary qualifications in science, preferably medical science and relevant majors. You will have experience in and broad understanding of laboratory quality control procedures and practices. An excellent working knowledge of software packages such as MS Excel, MS Word and scientific testing databases and software. This position is suitable for an individual who prides themselves on a high level of accuracy in their work with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills. 

Experience in the use of automated testing instruments and working in a high throughput NATA accredited environment is desirable. 

Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience, ranging from $57,750 - $82,832 per annum, plus:

  • $15,900 FBT exempt salary packaging and 

  • 10% superannuation. 

Position Descriptions: 

Further information:  Terri Sahin – or 

                                   Penny Buxton -

Applications via Seek – Please click on the apply now button via this SEEK link , to be addressed to Terri Sahin and must include:

  • Current CV: and 

  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria 


Closing Date:  COB 15 July 2022. However, applications will be considered as they arrive, and the position may be filled ahead of the closing date.


The Victorian Government has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all essential services staff unless a medical exemption applies. The successful incumbent must be fully vaccinated against COVID19 prior to commencement and will be required to show evidence of triple COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment.

Please revisit this site regularly as NRL expands its workforce through its various activities. 

You may submit your resume to us at any time, we will keep on file and in consideration for new roles as they emerge. 

Typically we seek roles for:

Laboratory Technician 

Scientist (all grades)

Administration (customer service, customer engagement, marketing administration)


To submit your resume, please email to, addressed to Customer Engagement & Business Manager