Auckland City, AucklandTissue Bank ScientistCloses 27 Mar 2020Posted 13 Mar 2020Full time - PermanentAucklandAbout New Zealand Blood ServiceNew Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) has sole responsibility for collecting, processing and distributing blood in New Zealand.
Through the generosity of our donors, we are able to help save lives through our blood, blood products and other services.
At the end of the day, you know that you've contributed in some way to making a difference in someone's life.Our shared values are at the heart of our organisation's culture and guide our behaviour each and every day.
They inspire us, motivate us and drive us to provide the very best service to the New Zealand public.About the roleNZBS is expanding the Tissue Banking team within Auckland.
We are recruiting a Tissue Bank Scientist to extend our current team for the recovery, processing, storage and issue of tissues including heart valves, skin and bone.
This new role will work closely with ADHB staff and spend a significant part of their time working in the ADHB / LabPlus facility within Auckland City Hospital campus.
In due course, once the redevelopment of the NZBS Auckland site in Epsom is completed, this work will transition to a new, purpose-built processing suite.
Full training will be provided.About youAre you an experienced Medical Scientist looking for a new challenge?Are you interested in taking a key role supporting clinical transplantation?
If your answer to the above questions is yes, then we would like to hear from you.To be successful in this role you will have : Experience in a scientific or medical fieldSkills and knowledge of human or animal tissue dissection techniqueKnowledge and experience in biologics, medical device manufacturing, or cleanroom / aseptic environmentsKnowledge of AATB, TGA, EDQM or New Zealand requirements for tissueKnowledge in microbiological proceduresKnowledge of human anatomyTwo years' experience or more in similar technical positionSo if you meet the above requirements and are looking for a challenging but rewarding role within a great team and organisation with the goal to save lives, then this role could be for you.
We are also recruiting a Tissue Bank Specialist. Please see the separate advertisement.