African Center for Translational Genomics (ACTG) Fellow at 54gene

54gene is a analysis, companies and improvement firm situated in Nigeria and america. The corporate was based in 2019 by Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong to enhance our understanding of the world’s most genetically numerous inhabitants. 54gene utilises human genetic information from numerous African populations, to enhance the event, availability and efficacy of medical merchandise that can show useful to Africans and the broader international inhabitants. 

We’re recruiting to fill the place of:

Job Title: African Middle for Translational Genomics (ACTG) Fellow

Location: Lagos

Employment Kind: Contract

Zip / Postal Code: 105102

Division: Analysis

Standing: Half-Time / Distant

Begin Date: November 30, 2020

Stories to: VP, Analysis, Governance & Ethics    

Time period: 24 months

Job Description

  • The African Middle for Translational Genetics (ACTG) is a not-for-profit entity with funding from 54gene  Inc as a part of its imaginative and prescient to democratize precision drugs. The goals of the centre are to empower the following era of African genomic scientists by the supply and implementation of grants, fellowships, and internships; allow higher well being outcomes by powering the invention of illness variants which can considerably enhance responses to medicine particularly amongst African populations, and improve remedy on the African continent by enabling individualized and exact care that makes use of affected person distinctive genetic identification to develop new targets to drugs.
  • As a part of ACTG’s pillar on strengthening analysis, two landmark research aimed toward gathering demographic and well being info, in addition to, genomics information from 100,000 Nigerians within the first occasion are being funded below the auspices of the ACTG. This could function a veritable pool of sources that may drive the era of insights that may have the potential of enhancing information and well being outcomes for Africans and different international populations. These research are being carried out by a workforce of researchers below the Non-Communicable Illnesses Genetic Heritage Research (NCD-GHS) Consortium. The Non-Communicable Illnesses – Genetic Heritage Research (NCD-GHS) Consortium is a collaboration between 54gene, Nigerian Institute of Medical Analysis (NIMR) and the Nationwide Biotechnology Improvement Company’s Middle for Genomics Analysis and Innovation (NABDA-CGRI).
  • We’re in search of to nominate a post-doctoral fellow that may work with the NCD-GHS secretariat, and Principal Investigators (PIs) to assist the administration of the examine implementation, in addition to, efforts aimed toward producing insights from the corresponding information obtained. This consists of, however is just not restricted to, writing stories and publications. This Fellowship place is exclusive in that it affords a possibility for a mixture of analysis and utilized coverage work that leverages the scientific popularity of NIMR, NABDA-CGRI and 54gene’s community of companions and authorities stakeholders.  

Job Features

  • Draw from related experience to assist establish excessive precedence alternatives for strengthening coverage and governance for NCD-GHS operations and research;
  • Present assist within the identification of precedence scholarship wants in matter areas related to the intersection of genomics analysis, precision drugs and enhancements in entry to high quality healthcare for African populations on ailments of precedence to the ACTG and the NCD-GHS;
  • Take part in career-development actions akin to coaching and hands-on expertise with examine operations administration and publication of the guy’s particular person analysis;
  • Lead the evaluate, and/or improvement of insurance policies and normal working procedures wanted to additional strengthen the work of the ACTG and the NCHD-GHS
  • Determine and handle key analysis inquiries to deepen and strengthen ACTG’s tasks’ technical and/or methodological underpinnings and outcomes;
  • Assist arrange workshops on matters related to the venture and analysis questions and/or attend conferences to be able to current analysis findings;
  • Be a part of venture groups that interact business, authorities, and educational establishments in constructing chosen initiatives, creating options, and taking these options into implementation.


{Qualifications}, Expertise and Expertise:

  • PhD in a associated subject inside the final 5 years
  • Demonstrated curiosity in genomics and healthcare purposes of genomics insights to healthcare enhancements
  • Potential to supply a wide range of written supplies and talk complicated matters to a wide range of audiences, and
  • Superlative interpersonal abilities; self-starter, with the flexibility to work independently and as a member of a workforce, and to take part in or handle a number of tasks concurrently.

Software Closing Date

ninth November, 2020.

The way to Apply

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Software Guideline

  • Present your private assertion (most 2 pages) addressing:
    • Your previous educational analysis and related work expertise;
    • Any involvement in broader affect actions related to the scope of 54gene, the ACTG and the NCD-GHS;
    • Why you have an interest within the ACTG Fellowship and the way you envision it furthering your profession;
    • How your abilities, experience and networks will help drive ahead, ACTG’s analysis tasks, and the era of insights from such tasks to enhance information and healthcare for African populations
  • CV
  • One writing pattern, and
  • Contact info for 3 references, with not less than one reference who can converse to your broader affect actions.

Equal Alternative Employer:

  • 54gene celebrates range and is proud to be an inclusive employer.  We don’t discriminate primarily based upon race, faith, color, nationwide origin, ancestry, intercourse, gender (together with being pregnant, childbirth, or associated medical situations), sexual orientation, gender identification or gender expression, age, marital standing, genetic info, standing as a protected veteran, standing as a person with a psychological or bodily incapacity, or some other relevant legally protected standing or traits.

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