Biochemist in Lagos, Nigeria


Healthcare / Medical
Hospital & Health Care
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Job Description:

  • As a Biochemist you develop and implement new techniques, interpret results and liaise with and advise clinical staff. You are responsible for the evaluation and quality assessment of diagnostic tests and play a role in developing and managing hospital and community analytical services.


  • Auditing the use and diagnostic performance of tests, as part of national and international quality assurance programmes;
  • Identifying the cause of and resolving any poor analytical performance problems;
  • Performing clinical validation: checking abnormal results identified by automated analysers and deciding if further tests are necessary;
  • Carrying out complex biochemical analyses on specimens of body fluids and tissues, using spectrophotometry, mass spectroscopy, high performance chromatography, electrophoresis, immunoassay and, increasingly, molecular biological techniques;
  • Writing reports, submitting funding bids and conducting research with clinical staff;
  • Liaising with clinical and technical staff, and contacting patients;
  • Training staff, reviewing the need for staff training;
  • Searching scientific literature for evidence of specificity and sensitivity of a diagnostic test;
  • Attending and contributing to local and national scientific meetings and conferences;
  • Managing a clinical biochemical laboratory as career progresses;
  • Devising and conducting basic or applied research;
  • Planning and organising work in clinical biochemistry laboratories, much of which is automated and computer assisted.


  • Must possess a degree (B.SC OR HND) in this related field;
  • Applicant with other related certification or qualification has an added advantage;
  • Must be residing in Lagos or ready to locate at his own cost.
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