Forensic Pathology Registrar

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.

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Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/FM1883
Closing Date: 05-Aug-2019
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Position Description - FM1883 - Forensic Pathology Registrar - 2020-Information-20190621.docx (Word, 61KB)

Contact: Greg Young on (03) 9684 4444

Position Details

The VIFM is the pre-eminent forensic medical institution in Australia. We provide forensic medical services both within Australia and overseas, and are leaders in disaster victim identification management and the application of post-mortem radiological imaging techniques.

Forensic pathology is at the interface of medicine and the law and you will join the Institute's forensic pathology team in providing independent investigations into the causes and mechanisms of sudden, unexpected and suspicious deaths.

Forensic pathology also plays an important preventative role in public health and safety particularly in the provision of health-related information to families and the wider community.

You will have an interest in the engagement of medicine with the justice system and will be trained and supported in conducting medico-legal investigations (including autopsies) for the State Coroner and the Police, as well as providing expert opinion and testimony concerning your investigations.

Candidate requirements:

  • Post part 1 exam candidates from the Royal College of Pathologist of Australasia preferred. 
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo a Victoria Police criminal record check. 
  • A current driver's license is essential.

Trainees currently on the Victorian Anatomical Pathology training program will also need to apply for a transfer through this program. 

Short-listed candidates will be required to undergo a separate interview to the training program given the specific nature of the job.

Candidate Information

  • Further information about VIFM's work can be found at
  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Australia (ie. Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or hold a valid work permit or visa) to apply for this position.

Application process

Applications should include:

  • Expressions of interest
  • a curriculum vitae
  • details of two referees

Applications can be forwarded via email to or by clicking Apply Now

Applications are due by 11:59pm on Monday 5 August 2019.

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