PUCL Job#1352 Flow Cytometry Scientist Darwin Oz (yes it's a long way!) (Dec 1, 21)


Department of Health

Work unit

Territory Pathology

Job title

Medical Laboratory Scientist – Flow Cytometry


Professional 2

Job type

Full Time


Fixed for 18 months


$86,204 - $103,377



Position number







Tatenda Zana on 08 8922 8030 or

About the agency

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Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume

Information for applicants – Inclusion and diversity and Special measures

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all diversity groups to apply for vacancies and accommodates people with disability by making reasonable workplace adjustments. If you require an adjustment for the recruitment process or job, please discuss this with the contact officer. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.


Primary objective

As a member of the haematology unit of the Clinical Laboratory work team, positively contribute to the provision of a timely, efficient, cost effective and high quality service to the Department of Health and public of the Northern Territory.

Context statement

The scope of flow cytometry assays performed in our Darwin laboratory includes TBNK immunophenotyping, HLA-B27 testing, feto-maternal haemorrhage screening and quantitation, as well as leukaemia/lymphoma immunophenotyping. This role is suitable for a flow cytometry scientist who is able to work independently and has experience in haematology/oncology flow cytometry. Limited molecular assays are performed by this role.

Key duties and responsibilities

  1. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.                                                                                                          
  2. Perform routine and complex specimen analysis using a wide range of technical and scientific skills in order to provide diagnostic pathology reports.
  3. Recognise anomalous results, errors and analytical or technical problems and implement corrective action and/or escalate as appropriate.
  4. Maintain up to date competency and understanding of a range of clinical conditions.

Selection criteria


  1. Work Experience: At least two years’ experience in clinical flow cytometry with a practice scope equivalent to or wider than that for Territory Pathology.
  2. Education and Qualifications: A degree in Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent.
  3. Capabilities, Knowledge and Skills: Demonstrated competency and in-depth knowledge of clinical flow cytometry in haematology. Demonstrated skills in sample preparation, instrument maintenance and optimisation, quality control, compensation, gating strategies, trouble shooting and reporting.
  4. Personal Qualities: Demonstrated ability to work independently and demonstration of high-level personal organisational skills to ensure timely, cost-effective and efficient delivery of results.


  1. Experience with staff training and supervision.
  2. Knowledge and experience with PCR techniques.

Further information

From 13 November 2021 all NTPS employees subject to the Chief Health Officer Directions No.55 of 2021 are required to provide evidence of at least one dose of an approved COVID 19 vaccination and evidence of two doses completed by 24 December 2021 except in circumstances where there is a medical exemption. Positions may be subject to pre-employment checks such as immunisation requirements, working with children clearance notice and criminal history checks. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history. For immunisation requirements - Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances) or Category B (indirect contact with blood or body substances), check website for requirements:

Approved: November 2021                                                             Michael Lynch, Operations Manager, Territory Pathology


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