Careers at VIFM

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Team Leaders – Case Management Services & Client Liaison Services
 Position number  FM0004 & FM0005
 Engagement  Ongoing
 Employment status  Full-time
 Position contact  Jeff Lomas
 Contact details  Ph. 9684 4161
 Closing date  Sunday 4 June 2017


Forensic Stenography & Records Officer – 2 positions
 Position number  FM0006
 Engagement  Ongoing
 Employment status  Full-time
 Position contact  Jeff Lomas
 Contact details  Ph. 9684 4161
 Closing date  Sunday 4 June 2017


Tissue Donation Nurse Specialist
 Position number  FM1711
 Engagement  Ongoing
 Employment status  Full-time
 Position contact  Susan Dickie
 Contact details  Ph. 9684 4426
 Closing date  Friday 23 June 2017


Forensic Medical Registrar – Semester 1 or 2 – 2018 - email applications to
 Position number  FM1917
 Engagement  Fixed-term 6 months – February or August
 Employment status  Full-time
 Position contact  Dr. Nicola Cunningham
 Contact details  Ph. 9684 4480 or email
 Closing date  Friday 16 June 2017


 Forensic Medical Officer – Geelong region
 Position number  FM2021
 Engagement  Ongoing
 Employment status  Casual
 Position contact  Dr. Morris Odell
 Contact details  Ph. 9684 4480
 Closing date Sunday 4 June 2017


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 and Organisational Development Consultants:
Email:    Tel: +61 3 9684 4342

Applications should be received electronically via the online system ( or as indicated in the job advertisement.

All applications received will be held in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.


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.

VIFM Careers Information Sessions

Because we cannot offer work experience here at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, we instead offer secondary school students in years 10, 11 and 12 with the opportunity to attend a VIFM Careers Information Session. The VIFM holds two Career Information Sessions per year during school holidays.

The next Careers Information Sessionwill be held on Monday 3 April 2017 from 12:30pm – 4:00pm at VIFM in Southbank. PLEASE NOTE THIS SESSION IS NOW BOOKED OUT.

This informative afternoon will give you an insight into the broad range of career options available in forensic medicine and science. Our experts in fields such as

  • forensic pathology
  • forensic toxicology
  • forensic anthropology
  • odontology (forensic dentistry)
  • histopathology
  • microbiology
  • clinical forensic medicine and
  • molecular biology (DNA)

talk to students about what it’s like to work in their chosen fields here at the VIFM and what path they took to get where they are today.

Places are limited so make sure you reserve your seat early to avoid disappointment. 

Click here for more information and bookings - keep checking this page from July onwards for the next session in October 2017.


Working 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.

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


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 and 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.


Our Culture and Values

ROSII blueThe 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 – 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 Social Club

The 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 Social Club include:

  • Monthly Friday night drinks for staff
  • Christmas Party, staff  BBQ’s,  Mid-Year Dinner,
  • Discount tickets to theatre shows, and live music events,
  • Bake sales to raise money for various charities.