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  • Posted: May 10, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    Molecular Genetics Scientist

    Department: Molecular Genetics Operations
    Industry: Biotechnology
    Reports to: Sr. Director, Molecular Genetics and Biobank Operations

    Job Description

    • We are seeking highly-motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our team in the 54gene molecular genetics laboratory.
    • Candidates must be willing to join a fast-paced environment, be willing to learn quickly, adapt to new environments and must have a keen interest in molecular genetics research and related activities.
    • Candidates must also be willing to travel as required. We welcome applications from non-Nigerian candidates as well.

    Essential Functions

    • Perform laboratory procedures following SOP’s, including DNA/RNA/protein extraction from biological samples, RT-PCR, qPCR and NGS analyses.
    • Assist with the procurement of laboratory consumables
    • Maintain accurate laboratory records on the LIMS
    • Participate in training programmes relevant to laboratory practices
    • Present experimental data at team meetings on a regular basis
    • Evaluate new technologies to enhance or complement current research

    Education Requirement:

    • Essential: BSc. degree in Molecular Biology/Genetics or related subject

    Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) or equivalent
    • Good oral presentation skills
    • Up to 1 year of genetics/genomics research/molecular biology/general laboratory experience
    • Presentation of posters and talks at local conferences


    • Authorization to work in Nigeria
    • The duties stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed.
    • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required.
    • Other related duties may be assigned within scope of ability.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to 54gene on to apply

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

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