Production Assistant

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine is Australia’s most comprehensive forensic medical facility. We serve the Victorian community and the whole of the Victorian justice system, especially the courts.

We provide the justice system with evidence to underpin safe convictions and appropriate acquittals. Our doctors help investigate deaths reported to the Coroner, examine alleged offenders and assess, treat and support victims of crime.

The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria supports patients and their families by providing safe tissues for transplantation and medical research.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our organisation, we’d love to hear from you.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to hearing from you.
Job Details
Department: Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/FM0027/MARCH2023
Closing Date: 29-Mar-2023
Salary Range: $56,271 - $72,262
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Production Assistant DTBV (FM0027) - March 2023.pdf (PDF, 179KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Brendan Sullivan on 03 9684 4417

Position Details

About the Business Unit

This position is within the Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria. The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria (DTBV) has been established by the VIFM to provide a central facility for the acquisition, processing, storage, and distribution of tissue (e.g. bone, skin, tendons, and heart valves) for transplantation. The source of this tissue is mainly from deceased donors whose death falls under the Coroner's Act, but also bone from patients undergoing hip replacement surgery.


About the Role

The purpose of this role is to support the DTBV by assisting the operations team in the maintenance of the clean room facility and equipment, and in assisting with the supply of transplant tissue and retrieval kits to hospitals throughout Victoria. The core activity of this role is to support the scientific team by ensuring all areas and equipment are kept clean and also preparing kits and consumables for sterilisation and use.

This role is vital to ensuring that the DTBV continues to supply high quality tissue to hospitals. This role will be part of a multidisciplinary team providing 24/7 support for the operation of the DTBV. The role will provide services in the DTBV including cleaning and maintenance of the GMP facility environment, ensuring supplies and equipment are stocked and replenished, and other duties as required.

The person selected for this role will adapt quickly and easily to changing priorities, and will be expected to exercise the highest level of professionalism (including confidentiality), commit to providing a high quality service and adhere to VIFM's core values of Respect, Openness, Service, Integrity and Innovation.


About you

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • Cleaning experience in a medical or scientific environment eg hospital, medical clinic.
  • Experience working in a TGA licensed facility would be an advantage.
  • Proven ability to adhere to set guidelines and work instructions in the workplace.
  • Proven ability to produce accurate records and to have a talent for attention to detail.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and resilient in approach to all work situations, and remain calm under pressure.
  • Awareness of the importance of environmental cleanliness in a medical or scientific environment.
  • Proven ability to work independently (unsupervised) or as part of a team.
  • Ability to work flexible hours Monday to Friday.


How to Apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.



For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate(available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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