Current Positions Available:-




Senior Scientist - Scientific Consulting & Training 


The primary purpose of this position is to contribute to the building of sustainable capability in laboratories in Australia and overseas, specifically in the context of improving the quality of infectious disease testing. As a senior member of the NRL’s Scientific Consulting and Training Service, the Senior Scientist will work within a team to provide high level expertise through the delivery of training, mentoring, consultancy and advocacy. Important elements of the role include the design, development and delivery of training and technical materials to support quality improvements in laboratories internationally, while advocating for the implementation of quality assurance methods at an international and regional level. Some travel to countries in South-east Asia may be required once borders are open. The role will also involve the co-ordination of input from other key NRL Scientists and support for budgeting, training and reporting activities.

We are looking for a suitably qualified medical scientist with demonstrated training and consultancy expertise in infectious disease testing and laboratory quality assurance, both within Australia and overseas. This includes the design and delivery of high-quality training programs, technical guidance documents and competency-based assessments using a variety of methodologies and formats. Experience or qualifications in education or instructional design would be highly advantageous. Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal, will be essential to the success in the role.

​Position Description



Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, within the range $96,288 to $109,093 per annum, plus:

  • 9.5% superannuation

  • generous $15,900 FBT exempt salary packaging






Applications: via Seek:


addressed to Geraldine Kong, Scientific Consulting & Training Manager.

  • Include Current CV and covering letter addressing selection criteria



Closing Date: Wednesday 16th June 2021




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