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Medical Laboratory Scientist, Cytogenetics, Diagnostic Genetics, LabPLUS

New Zealand, NZ




LabPLUS is an IANZ accredited medical laboratory and is one of New Zealand's premier laboratories. We offer a comprehensive pathology service for Auckland City Hospital, National Women's Hospital, Starship Children's Hospital, and the Greenlane Clinical Centre. LabPLUS is also a major referral laboratory for specialised laboratory tests for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

The Department of Diagnostic Genetics at LabPLUS, Auckland Hospital ( is seeking a Medical Laboratory Scientist to work within the cytogenetics sections of our department. Previous experience working in a medical laboratory carrying out cytogenetic diagnostic techniques is highly desirable.

You should be motivated, have a methodical and organised approach to work with a keen focus on accuracy and data quality. The ability to prioritise tasks together with effective communication and team skills are essential.

The Diagnostic Genetics laboratory provides a comprehensive service using both cytogenetic and molecular genetics techniques enabling us to resolve clinical diagnoses with a genetic component using state-of-the-art technology. We analyse pre and post-natal samples, providing predictive testing, and confirmation of a clinical diagnosis in the case of symptomatic individuals. Our portfolio of tests is constantly being upgraded with a view to reducing turnaround times and enhancing our tests to take into account new approaches and international clinical and research data.

The laboratory is well equipped with the latest technology and has strong established links with all relevant clinical teams and the nearby Universities in Auckland.

You must be registered or be eligible for registration as a Medical Laboratory Technician with the Medical Sciences Council

The position would suit if you:

  • are flexible and adaptable
  • have a passion for excellent service delivery
  • have experience or knowledge of molecular genetics and/or micro-array techniques
  • are a 'people person'
  • have excellent communication skills
  • always focus on top quality for our customers

Remuneration: attractive salary package in line with experience

For more details about the position, contact Mark Greenslade on 09 307 4949 ext: 22010 or at


We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.  To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy. If you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to “do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB”. 

Apply online at and quote job reference number CEN04268 to attach your CV and covering letter. For queries, contact Lukin Ackroyd, Recruitment Consultant on (09) 639 0211, email


Closing date: 19th November 2017


Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is not a Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.


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