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Australian Defence Force - Army

Scientific Officer - Pathology

Australian Defence Force - Army

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Job Posted: 06/11/2017

Additional Information

Job Category:

Medical, Nursing & Healthcare / Pathology

Job description:

As a Pathology and Research Scientist (also known as Scientific Officer), help look after the health of Army personnel while enjoying:

  • an excellent salary plus generous superannuation
  • ongoing investment in your personal and career development
  • free medical and dental
  • a good work/life balance
  • leadership training and vocational variety
  • subsidised accommodation
  • a supportive team environment
  • travel and leave entitlements
  • free access to sports and fitness facilities
  • friendships that last a lifetime

All that plus exciting opportunities supporting Army domestic activities, including exercises and operations, with potential deployments overseas in support of Australian and coalition personnel.


Your role

You may already be a pathologist or a research scientist working in the area of disease prevention or commencing studies in this area. Now imagine overlaying that work with a rewarding career providing essential support services to the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps.

As a Scientist you'll manage a small well-equipped laboratory, applying your skills and experience to a variety of interesting tasks. As an Army Officer you’ll be an inspirational leader and mentor too.

  • If employed as a Pathology Scientist:

Your job will be to provide pathology services at home and potentially overseas, including conducting biochemical, microbiological, haematological and blood transfusion testing.

  • If employed as a Research Scientist:

You will be carrying out research aimed at protecting against and treating malaria and other vector borne diseases.

Either way, this critical work will contribute to the vital aim of ensuring members of the Australian Defence Force (and the broader community) have the very best protection and treatments possible.

Does this sound like a new career challenge you'd like to accept? Then apply now (below).



  • Fully-paid officer training
  • Once trained, starting package approx. $73,300 p.a. plus superannuation
  • Numerous other benefits



  • Pathology Scientist: Darwin NT, Enoggera QLD, Holsworthy NSW or Townsville QLD
  • Research Scientist: Enoggera QLD


Entry Requirements

If you are an Australian Citizen, you can join the Army in one of two ways:


Pathology Scientists must have completed a Bachelor of Medical Science degree (exact title may vary)

Research Scientists must have completed a suitable Science degree and have relevant experience


You can submit an application for sponsorship if you have completed at least one year of a four-year degree majoring in a Bachelor of Medical Science degree (exact title may vary) from a recognised tertiary institution which will enable professional membership of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS)

Medical and fitness guidelines also apply.


How to Apply

Click on the APPLY NOW button to submit your application or to view the full position description.