Medical Laboratory Scientist Job at 54gene (Apply Now)

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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.


Medical Laboratory Scientist -Clinical Chemistry

Job Type Full Time
Experience 5 years
Location Lagos
Department: Laboratory Operations
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to: VP, Lab operations

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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
  • 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

Method of Application

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