Forensic Pathology Registrar Position 2017

May 27th 2016


We are currently seeking expressions of interest for the position of Forensic Pathology Registrar. The position is for 12 months, fixed term, commencing February 2017.

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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 a keen interest in being trained and supported in conducting medico-legal investigations for the State Coroner and the Police, as well as providing expert opinion and testimony concerning your investigations.
  • Post Part 1 candidates 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 also be required to undergo a separate interview to the training program given the specific nature of the job.

For further information about the role, please contact Dr Sarah Parsons on 03 9684 4444.



Expressions of interest together with a curriculum vitae nominating two referees should be forwarded by 5 August 2016 to:

Manager, Human Resources,
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine,
65 Kavanagh Street, Southbank 3006
Email:   Tel: (03) 9684 4444

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