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Friday, 1 May 2020

54gene Nigeria Recruitment for Molecular Scientist

Company Description:
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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Molecular Scientist
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Contract
Industry: Biotechnology
Detailed Description
  • We are seeking residents within Nigeria with background in molecular biology and/or molecular microbiology and prior experience in molecular diagnosis of diseases.
  • Candidates should be highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals, with the ability to hit the ground running in a fast-paced molecular microbiology laboratory.
  • Seeking Experts with a Background in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics or Molecular Microbiology - Contract
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Maintain accurate laboratory records manually and/or on the LIMS
  • Participate in training programs relevant to laboratory practices.
  • Perform laboratory procedures following SOPs, including nucleic acid extraction from pathogenic cultures, RT-PCR and qPCR analyses
  • Use of automated instrumentation for laboratory processes
Requirements
Education & Certifications:
  • Desirable: M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Molecular Biology/Molecular Microbiology/Medical Lab Sciences or subjects related to research on infectious diseases
  • Essential: B.Sc. in Molecular Biology, Molecular Microbiology, Medical Lab Sciences or subjects related to research on infectious diseases and/or a degree in M.B;B.S
Experience:
  • Experience with PCR/qPCR data analysis is desirable, but not essential
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) or equivalent
  • Very good oral presentation skills.
  • Experience of molecular biology/genetics research, infectious disease research/micro- biology laboratory experience, with expertise in the handling of pathogens at BSL-2 level and above
  • Minimum of 1 - 3 years of professional laboratory experience on molecular techniques (human cells or microorganisms)
Other Relevant Information:
  • Individuals will be brought in on a 3-month contract which will be reviewed on a monthly basis thereafter
  • Individuals will be paid a weekly stipend.
  • 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.
  • Must be available to begin immediately
  • Must be willing to travel within Nigeria
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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