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  • Posted: May 6, 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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    Senior Molecular Genetics Scientist

    Department: Molecular Genetics Operations
    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 and qPCR analyses and next generation sequencing applications
    • Use of automated instrumentation and manual handling, for laboratory processes
    • Draft and review SOP’s as per laboratory workflow requirements
    • Maintain accurate electronic laboratory records
    • Participate in internal and external training programmes relevant to laboratory practices
    • Supervise and train junior staff of laboratory team on molecular biology applications
    • Present experimental data at team meetings, national and international conferences on a regular basis
    • Publish/co-publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals
    • Evaluate new technologies to enhance or complement current research.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • Essential: Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology / Genetics or related subjects
    • Desirable: Ph.D. In Molecular Biology, Genetics or related subjects

    Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) or equivalent
    • Excellent oral presentation skills
    • 1 year (post PhD. degree) or 4 years (post MSc. degree) of Genetics / Genomics Research / Molecular Biology laboratory experience, with expertise in the handling of automation instruments
    • Presentation of posters and talks at national and international conferences
    • Authorship and/or co-authorship of research publications 
    • Supervision of laboratory staff / interns and laboratory processes
    • Experience with in-silico biology, computational biology, biostatistics or bioinformatics is desirable but not essential.


    • 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

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    • 54gene celebrates diversity and is proud to be an inclusive employer.  We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, marital status, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a mental or physical disability, or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristics.
    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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