Scientific Laboratory Technician

Scientific Laboratory Technician Job Description

Scientific Laboratory Technicians Are Involved In A Variety Of Laboratory-based Investigations Within Biological, Chemical, Physical And Life Science Areas. They May Carry Out Sampling, Testing, Measuring, Recording And Analysing Of Results As Part Of A Scientific Team. Technicians Provide All The Required Technical Support To Enable The Laboratory To Function Effectively Whilst Adhering To Correct Procedures And Health And Safety Guidelines.

Scientific Laboratory Technicians Carry Out Work That Assists In The Advancement And Development Of Modern Medicine And Science. The Work Plays An Important Role In The Foundation Stages Of Research And Development (R&D) And In Scientific Analysis And Investigation. They Are Mainly Employed Within Industry, In Government Departments And Research Organisations.

Scientific Laboratory Technician Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • performing laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations;
  • carrying out routine tasks accurately and following strict methodologies to carry out analyses;
  • preparing specimens and samples;
  • constructing, maintaining and operating standard laboratory equipment, for example centrifuges, titrators, pipetting machines and pH meters;
  • ensuring the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced;
  • recording and sometimes interpreting results to present to senior colleagues;
  • using computers and performing mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs;
  • keeping up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability;
  • conducting searches on identified topics relevant to the research;
  • following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks.

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