Diagnostic Genetic Scientist / Kaipūtaiao Taha Ira Tūwhiri

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Wellington Hospital 

Contract: Permanent & Fixed Term, Full Time & Part Time. Monday - Friday (up to 40 hours per week, including flexible working hours) 

Salary: PSA Allied Health Technical and Scientific (Salary Scales as stated on section 5.8.17 - see link below)

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

An exciting opportunity exists for experienced, professional and highly motivated genetic scientists to join our progressive laboratory.   Wellington Regional Genetics Laboratory (www.wellingtongenetics.co.nz) is a busy diagnostic laboratory providing an extensive range of genetic tests and has established links to other services; to ensure a high standard of service.   Key service prioritises include the application of next generation sequencing technologies, expansion of our molecular oncology service and supporting the increased workload across all areas of the laboratory. 

We invite applications from diagnostic genetic scientists with experience in a clinical diagnostic laboratory.  You must be a NZ registered Medical Laboratory Scientist or eligible for registration (www.mscouncil.org.nz). Starting salary will be dependent on your level of experience and qualifications.   The positions are permanent and both full-time and part-time options will be considered. 

We are also willing consider a minimum twelve month fixed term posts for suitable candidates who are unsure about permanent relocation. 

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand, set among green hills surrounding a majestic harbour.  It has a well-established reputation as a vibrant arts and entertainment centre of NZ.  Wellington offers genuine work/life balance. For further information on Wellington please visit https://www.wellingtonnz.com/ 

If you see your future in our team, please feel free to contact us to discuss further.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

Wellington Regional Genetics Laboratory (WRGL), a team of 25 staff (administrators, technicians and scientists),  is an integrated cytogenetic and molecular genetic service; karyotype, FISH, microarrays and DNA testing of prenatal, postnatal and malignancy samples (www.wellingtongenetics.co.nz).

Our aim is to ensure operations, products, advice and services meet the requirements of both internal and external clients thereby providing a timely, appropriate and high quality clinical laboratory service. This laboratory complies with or exceeds all accepted standards as embodied in IANZ Registration Criteria and the International Standard NZS/ISO 15189:2012.

Moū – About you

  • Team player 
  • Excellent communication and scientific skills 
  • Experience in diagnostic Genetics 

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:


Capital and Coast DHB

Hutt Valley DHB

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

PSA Allied Health Technical and Scientific MECA (for Salary Scales)


Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email Philip.Adamson@ccdhb.org.nz and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH301-21) in the subject line.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process until advertising closes on 30 January 2022.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time, Fixed Term, Fixed Term/Full Time, Fixed Term/Part Time

Job no: AH301-21

Location: Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 30 January 2022