Our business was founded in 2019 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. As a result, pharmaceutical research and development is lacking the diverse data that may hold the key to medical discoveries and new healthcare solutions.

 

We are seeking highly-motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our team in the 54gene

biobank. 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 research related activities.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Manning of the biobank reception area
  2. Real-time monitoring and documenting of temperature and location of samples from point of collection from recruitment sites to biobank
  3. Receive multiple samples from multiple research sites into the biobank and logging delivery information
  4. Ensure information on phenotypic data, informed consent form and completed requisition form (for tissue samples) have been received for all incoming samples
  5. Responsible for release of bio-banked samples to laboratory staff for processing and re-banking, as well as documenting all sample access requests
  6. Produce thermally-labelled and/or barcoded tubes, vials and bottles for dissemination to our laboratories and research sites, using the biobank automated labeller
  7. Regular reporting of daily biobanking processes on the LIMS
  8. Temperature and humidity charting of all freezers and ambient temperature spaces in the biobank
  9. Reporting of statistics of bio-banked samples to line manager on a weekly basis
  10. Auditing all information on the biobank LIMS on a weekly basis
  11. Responsible for regular maintenance of all biobank instruments
  12. Participate in training programmes relevant to biobank best practices

 

Qualifications

  1. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  2. Computer literacy and proficiency in the use of Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) or equivalent
  3. Good oral presentation skills

Education & Certifications

  1. BSc. degree in a science related subject
  2. Medical Laboratory Scientist qualification

Experience

  1. 1 - 2 years of clinical or research laboratory experience
  2. Previous experience in the use of automation instruments is desirable, but not essential
  3. Previous experience working in biobanks or biorepositories is desirable, but not essential

Other

  1. Authorization to work in the Nigeria
  2. Valid international travel documentation
  3. Occasional domestic and international travel may be required

Our client 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.


Salary: N150,000