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About this role

  • Utilise your scientific expertise to provide support and advice toVictorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
  • An Ongoing, Full-Timeopportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 3: $74,580 - $90,558 plus superannuation

About Us:

Join our team at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine for a fulfilling career where you can truly be yourself and contribute to a greater cause.

About the Role

Play a pivotal role in the day-to-day provision of our Histological Science function and support our effort to provide an invaluable community service. Working in a collegial environment you will enjoy a large degree of autonomy as you perform all technical aspects required in a histology laboratory. You will have opportunity to showcase your interpersonal skills, think critically and apply your problem-solving expertise.

In this role you will be presented with the opportunity to support special projects and research activities and assist in the training of staff and students.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform histological tasks
  • Maintain equipment, stores and reagents
  • Ensure compliance with technical procedures and certification standards
  • Support Research Projects.

About You:

You are a detail orientated and well organised individual who thrives in a highly demanding environment. You enjoy engaging with a wide range of people and achieving results. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Key Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Science, or equivalent (that satisfies entry to the Australian Institute of Medical Laboratory Scientists)
  • Works Collaboratively
  • Organisation and self-management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Critical thinking.

What we Offer:

Working at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) will give you rewarding experiences and the opportunity to do extraordinary work. You will enjoy:

  • A supportive and inclusive environment within diverse and dynamic teams
  • Comprehensive career development plans and ongoing training opportunities
  • Competitive leave benefits, including parental leave and study leave
  • Study assistance programs to foster personal growth and development
  • Health and wellness initiatives to support your psychological and physical well-being
  • Myki Metro and VLine passes - 40 days of free travel to staff who purchase an annual Myki pass.

Working at VIFM is more than just a job; it's personal. We are dedicated to making a difference and believe in the strength of our diverse team and vibrant culture. Our commitment extends to our people, customers, and community, operating responsibly and ethically.

Join us to lead, inspire, and shape the future of forensic medicine in a culture that values creativity, embraces new ideas, and fosters inclusivity and collaboration.

Our Recruitment Process:

Applying for a job starts with an online application form, from there you may be invited to complete an online assessment followed by a virtual or in person interview. The last step is undergoing pre-employment checks, which includes a criminal history check and a medical assessment including fitness to work and drug & alcohol screening.

If you feel comfortable, please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements upon application, so we can make any adjustments required to support you throughout our recruitment process.

How to Apply:

Please click the Apply button on this advertisem*nt. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include reference checks, national police checks and misconduct screening. Dependant on the role, other checks may include VicRoads checks, drivers licence checks, medical checks, Working with Children Checks, and Declaration of Private Interests (for executive and responsible officer roles).

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



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