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Medical Laboratory Scientist- Chemistry/Haematology At 54gene Nigeria

Date Posted: 10/Jul/2019
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.

Medical Laboratory Scientist- Chemistry/Haematology

Supervision: Head of Clinical Laboratory Services 
Start Date: August 1, 2019

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/ HeamoglobinSC).
  • Ensure prompt test turn around time based on processing SOPs from receipt of samples to the time the result is ready for validation by 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 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

  • Bachelor's in Medical Laboratory Science (Minimum 2nd class honours upper division) Core strengths in Chemical pathology/Haematology
  • 3 years post-NYSC work experience
  • Proficient in usage of laboratory information management systems
  • Experience in cancer genetics is an added advantage.

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