54gene Nigeria Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

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54gene Nigeria Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

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54gene is a health technology company advancing the state of healthcare through large-scale discovery and translational research, advanced molecular diagnostics, and inclusive clinical programs for the benefit of Africans and the global population. Founded in 2019, 54gene utilizes human genetic data derived from diverse African populations, to improve the development, availability, and efficacy of medical products and diagnostics that will prove beneficial to Africans and the wider global population.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1. Job Title: Epidemiologist
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Research, Ethics & Governance
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to: Research Data Insight Lead
Industry: Biotechnology

Job Description
o We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about research to join our team at 54gene.
o Under limited supervision, the epidemiologist would have knowledge of advanced statistical methods to analyze, develop, implement, and promote new and creative strategies and solutions to address public health issues and challenges in a clinical research environment.

Essential Functions:
o Responsible for supporting the operational teams in the management and implementation of epidemiological studies: involved in the strategic plan, discussion, study design, protocol review, data collection, compilation and interpretation and scientific writing for publication, as well as literature reviews and compilation of existing epidemiologic data.
o Designs manage and evaluate large, country-level studies.
o Thoroughly understand and advise on the development of the Study Methodology and Data collection process
o Plan and coordinate scientific dissemination of epidemiology data, in consultation with internal and external stakeholders.
o Provide assistance with interpretation of statistical analysis for peer review.
o Contributes to grant proposals, protocols, data analysis plans and management, reports, manuscripts, and presentation of study findings.
o May participate in peer-reviewed manuscript authorship and occasional travel to scientific conferences.
o Performs related responsibilities as required.

Education and Certifications:
o MS or MPH Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or related quantitative discipline;
o 2+ years of experience preferred
o PhD Degree in related fields encouraged to apply as well.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
o Past experience working on research studies involving retrospective data collection from medical records. Bonus: past experience working at/with a biotech or pharmaceutical company or clinical training/experience
o Past experience designing survey questions and electronic case report forms (CRFs). Bonus: Experience working with SurveyCTO or Qualtrics
o Strong experience conducting statistical analysis using SPSS, STATA or R
o Proven experience working on abstracts or publications: First or second author in at least ONE public health-related article.
o Resourceful and self-motivated; you’re not afraid to dive into a complex problem and wear lots of hats to get the job done
o Passion for research involved in Africa and addressing unmet medical needs.
o Experience in data collection, analysis, and written reports summarizing data collected.
o Must have an understanding and the ability to interpret quantitative methods applied to observational data sources
o Experience with writing protocols in general and particularly the statistical methods sections of study proposals and/or proposal requests is required
o Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, including peer-reviewed publications.
o Expertise in epidemiologic methods including study design (cross-sectional, cohort, case-cohort, case-control, and randomized designs), study conduct, critical operational monitoring, and data analysis and interpretation.
o Great communication skills are required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Equal Opportunity Employer
o 54gene celebrates diversity and is proud to be an inclusive employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, 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.

2. Job Title: Senior Full Stack Developer
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time
Industry: Biotechnology
Department: Diagnostics
Reports To: VP Engineering

Roles and Responsibilities
o Leverage on the powers of PHP, Node js, Vue and React to develop scalable systems.
o Determine operational feasibility by analyzing business needs, software requirements and proposed solutions.
o Lead other team members to develop high quality Software design and architecture.
o Collaborate with other internal teams and vendors to build and improve products.
o Support and mentor mid level and junior developers by providing advice and guidance.
o Document development phases and drive optimization processes.
o Research new technologies, advancements and industry trends in order to stay abreast of latest developments and enhance the success of the company.
o Determine root cause of complex problems and develop practical, efficient and permanent solutions.
o Write properly formatted codebase as well as implement unit testing.
o Review and debug code.
o Lead code review sessions.

o Over 5 years of experience building scalable systems using PHP, Node js, Vue and React. Experience using other technologies will be an added advantage.
o An in-depth understanding of data structures and algorithms. And how it can be used in building memory efficient systems.
o An understanding of Software Architectures and how they can be efficiently applied to ensure the development of resilient systems.
o Expert knowledge of Software Development methodologies and how they can be applied to different project dynamics.
o Leadership and coaching skills as well as the ability to manage multiple projects and manage collaboration between team members to produce a final product.
o Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the Software Development life cycle.
o Automate tasks using appropriate tools.
o The desire to work in a fast paced environment.
o Experience building and supporting enterprise applications
o Excellent communication skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

3. Job Title: Quality Manager, Epidemiological / Health Research Studies
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Department: Research Operations
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to: Senior Director, Research Operations
Industry: Biotechnology

Position Summary
o We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals with an eye for detail to join our Research Operations team at 54gene.
o This role will oversee the Quality Assurance and Quality Control aspects of all Research study implementation, to ensure all processes are conducted and deliverables attained according to established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Project protocols and all applicable regulatory requirements. He/She will also be a hands-on resource in assisting with internal and external audits.

Roles and Responsibilities
o Perform extensive quality assurance review of research study design and implementation documents and data across multiple complex studies and report findings to the research management team
o Develops and implements plans and tools for monitoring all research study processes, internally and across our network of collaborating institutions/sites, including participant recruitment processes, biospecimen quality assurance, and data collection practices and control techniques
o Define Quality Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) at the respective research project (study) level and individual contributor level
o Create and maintain an education and training program for sites: Conducts periodic trainings for all site quality staff on established research quality practices, compliance related topics and effective data collection procedures
o Conducts periodic internal reviews and assessments to ensure compliance procedures are being followed: Identifies and analyzes issues, bugs, defects, and other problems, particularly when problems recur; recommends and facilitates effective solutions to these issues.
o Carries out regular monitoring visits and/or audit visits, to collaborating institutions on investigator sites, as required
o Provides metric reports regarding research study quality and compliance issues to the research management team, for process improvements and to ensure best practices are followed
o Develops and tracks site monitoring-related Corrective and Preventive Action Plans (CAPAs)
o Contributes to the planning, design, execution, and interpretation of process optimization experiments (process development)
o Assists in preparation of reports, regulatory submissions, and the drafting of compliance related monitoring Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
o Ensures that research studies are initiated, documented, and reported in compliance with internal SOPs, ethical guidelines, sponsor guidelines and current applicable regulatory regulations.
o Collect, compile, and analyze relevant quality statistical data to obtain information regarding quality performance.
o Participates in internal project audits.
o Performs other duties as assigned in support of research project quality monitoring initiatives and 54gene’s business priorities and objectives.

Education & Certifications:
o Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences field
o Five (5) years' supervisory or equivalent experience in Quality Assurance, Regulatory operations, Field Monitoring and Evaluation, and/or Project Management.
o Preferred Masters or other advanced degree (e.g., postgraduate qualifications in quality improvement methodologies such as FMEA, Six Sigma or other similar BOK, preferred
o Experience in educating, training or equivalent is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
o Experience in quality management, including quality assurance and control methodologies
o Experience in research, medical or complex administrative setting required, particularly the ability to anticipate and solve problems while analysing and navigating complex issues/environments
o Training in, and Experience conducting site audits of epidemiological or other clinical/health research studies
o Ability to travel on a regular basis for site-specific management responsibilities and relationship management with study investigators
o Knowledge of compliance regulations, as it relates to the ethical conduct of research studies
o Excellent verbal and written communication skills
o Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, demonstrate good decision-making and judgment, and have attention to detail and follow-through skills
o Excellent organizational skills and the ability and initiative to prioritize and handle a variety of tasks and assignments simultaneously.
o Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
o Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
o Must have the ability to exercise good judgment in ambiguous situations under pressure and have strong coping skills.
o Must have the capacity to comprehend complex structures and connections and be willing to adapt within a rapidly changing environment
o Strong supervisory, leadership and facilitation skills, to work collaboratively with different types of team members
o Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software and adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
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