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  • Medical Laboratory Scientist – Clinical Chemistry
Date : June 21, 2020
Location : No 17, Sybil Iroche Street, Lekki Phase1 Lagos, Nigeria

The Laboratory scientist will be responsible for processing all samples received for clinical chemistry analysis in the lab.


Laboratory Operations


Full-Time, Exempt

Reports to:

VP, Lab operations


Lagos, Nigeria


Essential Functions

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.


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

An M.Sc in any of the laboratory sciences is an added advantage


5 years post-graduate experience


Authorization to work in Nigeria

Valid international travel documentation

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.

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