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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Medical Laboratory Scientist - Clinical Chemistry at 54gene

54gene was founded in 2019 by Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong to address the significant gap in the global genomics market; Nearly 90% of genetic material used in pharmaceutical research is Caucasian. Only 2% is African, despite the fact that Africans and people of African ancestry are more genetically diverse than all other world populations combined.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Medical Laboratory Scientist - Clinical Chemistry
Location: Lagos State 
Department: Laboratory Operations
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to: VP, Lab operations

Job Description
The Laboratory scientist will be responsible for processing all samples received for clinical chemistry analysis in the lab.

Roles and Responsibilities
Daily Routine:
Ensure samples collected and registered correspond with the lab numbers given before the samples are processed
Sample rejection and acceptance criteria must be adhered to at all times.
Processing and loading of samples on Sysmex and Cobas platforms as well as other sophisticated equipment
Processing dried blood spots from consumer kits and performing the suitable rapid diagnostic tests (Comprehensive allergy test/ Haemoglobin SC)
Ensure prompt test turnaround time based on processing SOPs from receipt of samples to the time the result is ready for validation by the pathologist
Ensure quality control is performed based on equipment SOP and maintenance logs are up to date
Daily temperature charting (Fridge and room temperature)
Required to adhere to all quality and safety guidelines as stated in the laboratory manual.

Weekly/Monthly Tasks:
Preparation of reagents & stains if required.
Changing of reagents used in processes regularly depending on the equipment SOP.
General supervision and cleaning of laboratory equipment including fridges, centrifuge etc.
Assist in documentation and updating of laboratory work documents - SOPS, Policies etc.
Maintaining and updating professional knowledge and taking responsibility for continuing professional development.
Ensuring that services are provided in an accurate, efficient and cost effective manner.
Maintaining data security and strict privacy with patient laboratory records.

Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Proficient in usage of laboratory information management systems
Experience in cancer genetics is an added advantage

Education & Certifications:
Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science (Minimum 2nd class honours upper division) Core strengths in Chemical pathology/Haematology
Must have valid license to practice
An M.Sc in any of the laboratory sciences is an added advantage

Experience:
5 years post-graduate experience

Other:
Authorization to work in Nigeria
Valid international travel documentation

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply online https://54gene.zohorecruit.com/recruit/PortalDetail.na?iframe=true&digest=lzAcTLnOv4A.EAtny7tJ23GAUnkE7bVo.a85bxdBEmQ-&jobid=573046000001394129&widgetid=573046000000072311&embedsource=CareerSite

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