Assistant Mobile Lab Manager (COVID-19) at 54gene


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: Assistant Mobile Lab Manager (COVID-19)

Location: Lagos
Department: Laboratory Operations
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to: VP, Laboratory Operations
Industry: Biotechnology

Job Description

  • The Laboratory Manager will be responsible for managing the daily operations of designated 54gene’s COVID Mobile Labs.

Roles and Responsibilities
Daily Routine:

  • Ensure COVID samples are received properly, accessioned and registered on the sample receipt log
  • Ensure that sample rejection and acceptance criteria are adhered to at all times
  • Supervise lab personnel with procedure and quality of sample testing
  • Assist in sample processing as required
  • Track sample processing and give feedback to Provider/Consumer Account Managers
  • Handle validation of Personal Protective Equipment needed in the Laboratory
  • Flag mobile lab issues to the appropriate authority
  • Draft daily and weekly laboratory report(s) of designated mobile lab(s)
  • Ensure prompt TAT based on sample processing SOPs; from receipt of samples to result authorization and subsequent release
  • Track and manage COVID lab inventory
  • Daily update of Stakeholders COVID dashboard
  • Liaise with State Government Officials and other Stakeholders where need arises.

Education & Certifications:

  • Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Must have a valid license to practice


  • 2 years postgraduate experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficient in usage of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Adherence to time and priority management
  • Experience in COVID-19 testing is an added advantage.


  • Authorization to work in the Nigeria.


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