Quality Control Officer

Job Title: Quality Control Officer/Medical Laboratory Scientist
Job Location: Lekki, Lagos
Salary: N230,000 Monthly Gross

Our client, an established medical diagnostics facility is seeking to hire for the role of Quality Control Officer/Medical Laboratory Scientist. The QCO/MLS will be responsible for maintaining the Laboratory’s Quality System; safety and quality assurance procedures, seeing to it that employees are properly trained and always complying with necessary rules and regulations.


  • Perform analytical tests in the laboratory.
  • Maintain smooth laboratory workflow.
  • Obtain lab certifications and complete Quality Assurance/Quality Control assignments.
  • Promote good customer relations with all organization’s clients.
  • Sample collections quality monitoring.
  • Update, revise, and maintain the Laboratory’s Quality Assurance Manual, Standard Operating Procedures, and other quality documents.
  • Perform internal audits of the Laboratory, including both technical and quality systems audits.
  • Perform and document corrective action, including follow-up monitoring to gauge the effectiveness of the corrective action.
  • Perform analytical tests in the laboratory as assigned by the Laboratory Manager and immediately report any problems with tests, equipment or results to the Laboratory Manager.
  • Follow all Quality Assurance/Quality Control procedures as outlined in the organization’s Laboratory Quality Assurance Manual.
  • Assist Laboratory Manager with administrative duties as necessary including but not limited to the following:
    • Generating and/or reviewing analytical reports
    • Ordering lab supplies as needed
    • Contacting lab customers
    • Monitoring turn-around times
  • Maintain the quality assurance of the laboratory by:
    • Performing all QA/QC procedures for analytical tests
    • Perform sterility testing on containers for environmental sampling
    • Calibration of pipettes, thermometers, and other measuring equipment
  • Develops, presents, and documents training programs for laboratory, operations, and field staff on quality assurance, analyses, and safety; develops training protocols, competency standards, and documentation requirements.
  • Maintain good customer relations at all times, including:
    • Maintaining a professional appearance
  • Being polite and courteous to all clients in person and on the telephone
    • Promoting the laboratory services
    • Providing appropriate paperwork and containers to customers as needed
    • Answering customer questions or direct questions to appropriate personnel
  • Performs or directs internal audits of test methods to identify biases and areas for improvement.
  • Coordinates or develops standard operating procedures for laboratory, operations, and field staff.
  • Oversees writing and maintenance of the laboratory quality system manual and analytical standard operating procedures (SOPs) used by the laboratories.
  • Reviews and approves laboratory reports (internal commercial) for quality assurance, accuracy, completeness, and reasonableness of data.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science, chemistry, microbiology, toxicology and statistics, or a related field.
  • 2 – 4 years experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist or in a similar role.
  • Computer-based laboratory information management systems (LIMS)
  • HSE certifications
  • Principles and practice of laboratory quality assurance and quality control
  • Laboratory safety practices and procedures
  • Federal and state regulations related to laboratory quality assurance and safety practice
  • Adhering to Principles and Values
  • Presenting and Communicating Information
  • Applying Expertise and Technology
  • Learning and Researching
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Analytical skills
  • Data management processing techniques
  • Modern office practices
  • Must possess financial acumen and knowledge

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