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  • Posted: Oct 15, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 18, 2021
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  • 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.
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    Medical Laboratory Scientist - Clinical Chemistry

    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
    Education & Certifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science (Minimum of 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

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Proficient in usage of laboratory information management systems
    • Experience in cancer genetics is an added advantage

    Other:

    • Authorization to work in Nigeria
    • Valid international travel documentation

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to 54gene on 54gene.zohorecruit.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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