Cultural Anthropologist at 54gene Nigeria, Lagos


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: Cultural Anthropologist

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full Time, Exempt
Industry: Biotechnology

Job Description

  • We are searching for a passionately curious Anthropologist to join our growing team
  • The Anthropologist should be able to detect understudied subject matter, develop appropriate investigative procedures and then conduct these to obtain nuanced insights into everyday experiences
  • S/he should also be able to disseminate the results of these studies in a bid to promote the accessibility of social scientific information.
  • To be successful in this role, the Anthropologist should be culturally aware and adept at interacting with individuals, especially within the Nigerian and/or African context and landscape as well as have a solid grasp of the culture’s underpinnings
  • Ultimately, the Anthropologist should be able to create safe and interactive spaces that center participants’ experiences.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Create research plans that address underrepresented topics such as the impact of language, ethnicity, cultural norms and livelihoods in given African populations
  • Execute research protocols that adopt a holistic study design – must be familiar with anthropology research tools such as ethnography, survey writing, and interviewing
  • Communicate research findings to internal stakeholders
  • Be the internal knowledge expert on cultural anthropology and and seek to understand how cultural anthropology can improve 54gene’s products and services
  • Promote the co-creation of information by employing participatory approaches
  • Facilitate access to Anthropological concepts through demystification and open conversations
  • Follow new publications related to anthropology and participate in meaningful discussions both internally and externally that enables 54gene and the wider healthcare community to make an impact
  • Collaborate with local and international peers to generate and share knowledge on anthropological concepts in Africa and the African diaspora
  • Complete investigations and publish research papers and journal articles
  • Encourage respect for the observation and the sharing of human experiences.

Qualifications
Education & Certifications:

  • Advanced Degree in Anthropology, Medicine, Social Work, Psychology or similar field + internship / practicum experience; required
  • Ph.D in Anthropology, Medicine, Social Work, Psychology or similar field; desired

Experience:

  • 7 – 10 years of experience as an Anthropologist in an organization with similar expectations
  • Familiarity with Anthropological insights, values, and research approaches
  • Proven record of completing investigations and publishing technical works [research papers and journal articles] and engaging in science communication

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent primary and secondary research skills as well as specific anthropological research tools such as ethnography
  • Ability to craft and conduct large-scale, relevant studies
  • Knowledge of and the ability to train others in the application of ethnographic research methods to solve problems in organizational effectiveness, communications, technology development, policy-making, and program planning
  • Strong grasp of appropriate data analysis techniques
  • Clear and flexible verbal, written and telephonic communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible, versatile, adaptable and take initiative
  • Strong presentation skills, proven ability to communicate with diverse audiences, internally and externally
  • Ability to successfully collaborate cross-functionally with others of different skill sets, backgrounds and levels within and external to the organization, including researchers, clinicians and technical personnel
  • Cognizant and welcoming of differences in the human condition.

Other:

  • Willingness to travel if required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

It is important you check this out…

Join our Telegram Channel

Join NgTodayJobs WhatsApp group

WhatsApp
NgTodayJobs WhtasApp group

See what’s new!

For You!

For You

Check this out!!!