Technical / Scientific Officer- Anatomical Pathology

An outstanding opportunity to help drive best practice in Tissue & Cellular Pathology External Quality Assurance provision.

Join a newly formed dynamic team where you can really make a difference.

Due to a company-wide restructure and formation of a “Centre of Excellence” co-locating all quality assurance programs into a purpose-built facility at St Leonards, RCPA Quality Assurance Programs Pty Ltd is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified Technical/Scientific Officer with current laboratory experience in Anatomical Pathology to join the newly-formed “Tissue and Cellular Pathology” division. The state of the art, brand new laboratory and office space offers secure parking, recreation facilities, library and continuing education opportunities.

The RCPAQAP Anatomical Pathology business unit provides cutting edge programs in diagnostic and technical-based modules for assessing the diagnostic and technical proficiency of histopathology laboratories in Australia and world-wide. The RCPAQAP also serves as a resource to pathologists for the purpose of continuing medical education.

The primary role includes the performance of technical and scientific functions in RCPAQAP Anatomical Pathology, in compliance with NATA Accreditation Requirements for Proficiency Testing Scheme Providers (ISO/IEC 17043).

The successful applicant will need to be dynamic, technically proficient in all aspects of anatomical pathology including microtomy, routine and immunohistochemical staining.

The position is located in Sydney at St Leonards. The new office is within walking distance of the train station and the Pacific Highway.

The salary will depend upon qualifications and experience.

For a confidential discussion and a copy of the full Position Description contact the Manager Tissue & Cellular Pathology – Jenny Ross on 0488229393 or

Applicants will need to address the selection criteria summarised below in your application:

Only those applicants shortlisted for interview shall be contacted.

Selection Criteria:


1. Tertiary qualifications consistent with a Technical or Scientific Officer working within an Anatomical Pathology laboratory.

2. Demonstrated recent (5 years) industry experience in Anatomical Pathology, including microtomy, tissue staining and troubleshooting.

3. Proven record of attention to detail with a strong emphasis on accuracy.

4. Proven ability to work both as a team member and independently.

5. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of pathology accreditation and quality management systems.


1. Experience in (or understanding of) the administration of committees and scientific advisory panels.

2. Experience in data management and report writing.

3. Experience in conference presentations and scientific publications.

Applications close on Monday 8 July 2013