54gene Nigeria Cultural Anthropologist Jobs

54gene Nigeria Cultural Anthropologist Jobs

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.


    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


  • 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.


  • Willingness to travel if required.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; 54gene Nigeria Cultural Anthropologist Jobs

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