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Laboratory Storekeeper / Inventory Manager 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: Laboratory Storekeeper / Inventory Manager

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

Job Description

  • The Laboratory Storekeeper / Inventory Manager will be responsible for managing the inventory of all the laboratory units at 54gene.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Daily Routine
  • Work closely with the procurement team to order and receive lab consumables and equipment
  • Verify all requested items as they arrive and check quality and conformity against documentation
  • Compare purchase orders, invoices, delivery notes with quantity of items supplied
  • Disburse requested items/consumables to the various laboratory units
  • Ensure store requisition form is signed by designated lab staff on collection of item(s)
  • Ensure FIFO principle is adhered to
  • Conduct inventory audits to determine inventory levels and needs
  • Maintain lab inventory levels
  • Work closely with Lab Managers to replenish each unit’s depleted stock
  • Prepare monthly inventory reports
  • Communicate with departmental managers to ensure items are replenished and maintain proper levels
  • Maintain clear and organized records to ensure all reports and invoices are filed and stored properly.

Education & Certifications:

  • Essential: Qualified Medical Doctor (MBBS / MD) with valid practicing license
  • Desirable: Master’s Degree in a health-related field


  • Relevant Degree in any Science discipline

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience in procurement, logistics or supply chain operations is mandatory
  • Detail-oriented with good organizational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Adherence to time and priority management
  • Added Advantage – Proven experience as store keeper or inventory management
  • Added Advantage – Basic understanding of lab equipment, consumables and reagents
  • Knowledge of Google Office (Excel) + Suite


  • Authorization to work in the Nigeria.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

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