Technical Specialist, Diagnostic Genetics

Technical Specialist, Diagnostic Genetics

Auckland Dhb

Technical Specialist, Diagnostic Genetics

Details of the offer

• Take your career to the next step!
• NZ’s largest inhouse hospital Laboratory service
• Fast-paced and supportive learning environment

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Medical Laboratory Scientist to join our Molecular Genetics team as a Technical Specialist.

The Molecular Genetics team provides the inherited genetics service for the greater Auckland region and beyond. The team specialises in the inherited causes of cancer, diabetes, cardiac diseases as well as metabolic and neurological disorders. They work in a dynamic environment with close clinical interaction, and new test development is always in the pipeline.

In this role, you will use your expertise to mentor lab staff and develop new diagnostic services as well as help deliver our routine service using a wide array of molecular techniques available in our laboratory.

This is a key role for the department and will be supported by the Section Leader of Molecular Genetics and the Technical Head of Diagnostic Genetics.

For more details about the position, contact Pippa Dryland on +64 21 420 554 or at .

About you:

As the ideal candidate for this role, you will either be registered or be eligible for registration as a Medical Laboratory Scientist with the Medical Sciences Council and will also have the following skills and attributes:

Have a passion for excellent service delivery.
Have experience with project management and assay development.
Have experience with Next Generation Sequencing, variant curation and a comprehensive knowledge of the ACMG guidelines.
Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Adaptive nature to thrive in highly dynamic team
Experience in providing training and mentoring
What we can offer you:

Auckland District Health Board (Auckland DHB) is the largest teaching hospital in New Zealand offering a wide range of tertiary and quaternary clinical services to a large and diverse population. We have state of the art facilities and aspire to provide the highest standards of patient care and staff engagement.
Here is what we can offer you:

On the job training with continuous improvement and development opportunities including a well-established in-service training programme
A great team environment and supportive work culture
Excellent support from experienced practitioners, Peer reviews and professional supervision
Subsidised gym membership, free gym classes run by 5Points Gym
Discounts at a variety of businesses, free eye test
About the department:

LabPLUS is an IANZ accredited medical laboratory and is one of New Zealand's premier laboratories. LabPLUS are part of the state-owned Auckland District Health Board. We offer a comprehensive pathology service for Auckland City Hospital, Starship Children’s Hospital, National Women's Health, and the Greenlane Clinical Centre. LabPLUS is also a major referral laboratory for specialised laboratory tests for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Visit our website for more information.
Click on ‘’ and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter. For help with your application please email, Sonu Anand, Recruitment Consultant on quoting ref #ADHB6611

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