Application Scientist

Job Location
TechInSA Incubator, Level One
40-46 West Thebarton Road

RHS offers staff members the opportunity to develop their skills through ongoing training and provides an avenue for career development and advancement. You will be joining a great team within a progressive and innovative company where collaboration is key to successful outcomes. An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the skills and training brought to the position will be offered.

Job Description
  • Progressive company with a global focus
  • Seeking outstanding, passionate and enthusiastic candidates
  • Join a great team working within a collaborative environment

Adelaide-based ASX listed biotechnology company RHS Ltd ( has an immediate requirement for a full-time Application Scientist.

This is your opportunity to join a progressive and innovative company with over ten years of technical experience, two launched products and clinical services in the field of advanced single cell genomic technologies.

We have a full-time Application Scientist role available for an immediate start. The position involves:

-       Clinical sample handling and processing;

-       Routine use of Standard Operating Procedures and controlled protocols;

-       QA and QC monitoring and troubleshooting;

-       Molecular biology protocol standardisation and results reporting;

-       Bioinformatic analysis of NGS results;

-       Performing validation studies;

-       Assisting in the upkeep and maintenance of the laboratory;

-       Involvement in team meetings and contribution towards project design.

For further information please refer to the Job & Person Specification available from our website (


Skills and experience

Bachelor of Science or equivalent with at least two years post-graduate experience in a clinical laboratory. Experience in Next Generation Sequencing, bioinformatics, human genetics, cytogenetics, single cell PCR and working in a sterile laboratory is a prerequisite. Ideally you should have experience with NATA or ISO13485 accreditation/laboratory audits along with the ability to process clinical samples. As part of a small, highly innovative team, it is essential that you can work with minimal supervision and be highly motivated.

Personal Attributes

We are looking for outstanding and enthusiastic candidates who can bring passion and commitment to this newly created role, along with an exceptional work ethic.  The selected individual will have excellent communication skills, written and oral, and enjoy working within a small team.  You will be a critical thinker, a born problem solver with the capacity to analyse results and provide solutions to the improvement of complex protocols.  You will have high attention to detail, along with excellent record keeping skills, and will actively contribute to the smooth and efficient operation of a world class biology laboratory. Flexibility and adaptability to accommodate work commitments is essential.

The applicant must be a resident of Australia or hold a current working visa. RHS Ltd is unable to pay relocation costs.

How to Apply

Before applying please refer to the Job & Person Specification, available from our website (  If you believe you have the experience and the desire to make a positive contribution to RHS, please send a cover letter with your relevant skills, knowledge and experience addressing the J&P specifications, along with a copy of your resume to Rachel Lawson, via email [email protected].

Please note: Applications without a cover will not be accepted.


Close of business (5pm), Monday 21st August 2017

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