Medical Laboratory Scientist

Job Description:

Conduct medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

Tasks:

  • Prepare tissue sections for microscopic examination.
  • Examine and analyse samples to study the effects of microbial infections.
  • Analyse samples of body tissues and fluids to develop techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
  • Advise medical practitioners on the interpretation of tests and methods for use in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
  • Sets up steps and rules of laboratory medical testing.
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain laboratory quality assurance and safety standards.
  • Prepare scientific papers and reports.

Eligibility Criteria:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skills which commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to formal qualification.