Careers at VIFM

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine’s greatest and most valued asset is its highly skilled and committed workforce. VIFM offers a supportive and diverse culture where staff can learn and grow in a variety of specialist medical, scientific, technical, research and administrative fields.

VIDEO: VIFM Staff Induction by Ms Emily Orchard from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.

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Current Vacancies


Scientist, Molecular Biology
Position Number: FM1749
Classification/VPS Grade: VPSG4
Employment Status: Full time, ongoing
Position Reports to: Manager, Molecular Biology
Position description (PDF): FM1749-Scientist-Molecular-Biology-PD.pdf

Queries about the role to: Dadna Hartman, Manager, Molecular Biology Tel: (03) 9684 4336
Closing date for applications: 22 April 2014



Senior Forensic Technical Officer
Position Number: FM1705
Classification/VPS Grade: VPSG4
Employment Status: Full time, ongoing
Position Reports to: Assistant Manager, Forensic Technical Services
Position Description (PDF): FM1705-Senior-Forensic-Technical-Officer-PD.pdf

Queries about the role to: Harley Clark, Senior HR Consultant, Tel:(03) 9684 4342 ,
Closing date for applications: 20 April 2014



Applicants are encouraged to speak to the contact person listed under each career opportunity if you are seeking further information about a position.

For any general enquiries about working at VIFM, please contact one of our Human Resources & Organisational Development Consultants:


Phone: +61 3 9684 4342

Facsimile: +61 3 9682 7353


Human Resources & Organisational Development

Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

57-83 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, VIC 3006

Can I do Work Experience at VIFM?

Due to the nature of our business and the high degree of confidentiality required, VIFM does not offer work experience placements.

Instead, we hold VIFM Careers Information Sessions twice a year during the school holidays for year 10, 11 and 12 students to visit the Institute and hear about the many different career opportunities in forensic medicine and science.

The next VIFM Careers Information Session will be announced soon. Please check back soon.


Why Work at VIFM?

We aim to provide a work environment that fosters learning and development, health & well-being, fair treatment and the ability to balance work, life and family commitments.

Employees have access to a range of benefits including:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Equal Opportunity Program
  • Family friendly environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Health & Well-being activities
  • Induction Program
  • Performance & Development Program
  • Pre-natal/Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Recognition & Achievement Awards Program
  • Social Club
  • Study Assistance

We are an equal opportunity employer and our workplace is smoke free.

Our Culture and Values

The Institute’s Awards and Recognition Program acknowledges and celebrates outstanding work of individuals and teams. These awards are presented to staff who have demonstrated their commitment to the Institute’s core values: Respect, openness, service, integrity and innovation (ROSII).

Our Core Values:

RESPECT – We respect all people, our history, our calling and the law.

OPENNESS – We are open-minded. Open with each other and open to knowledge and learning.

SERVICE – We provide services for the community, which are dedicated, responsive and client focused.

INTEGRITY – We will be beyond reproach. We commit to truth, confidentiality, impartiality, and accountability. We commit to systems which are secure, reliable, accurate, valid and safe.

INNOVATION – We are creative and curious. We are not afraid to do things differently. We will continue our search for knowledge and truth.

The VIFM Social Club

The VIFM Social Club was formed in July 2001 with the aim of facilitating social interaction between staff of the State Coroner’s Office and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. It provides a lively and active schedule of events throughout the year to give our staff an opportunity to socialise with colleagues across all departments.

Some examples of events organised by the CSCSC include:

  • Monthly Friday night drinks for staff, aka ‘Mingles’,
  • Christmas Party, staff BBQ’s, Ride2Work Day, Mid-Year Dinner,
  • Discount tickets to theatre shows, and live music events,
  • Golf days, winery tours and a shopping tours,
  • Bake sales to raise money for various charities.