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Overview

Life Science Technicians identify and collects living organisms and conducts field and laboratory studies in support of Life Scientists or Environmental Scientists.

Day-to-day

  • prepares materials for experimentation, including freezing and slicing specimens and mixing chemicals
  • collects information and samples
  • conducts field and laboratory experiments, tests and analyses
  • presents results in graphic or written form by preparing maps charts, sketches, diagrams and reports
  • performs routine mathematical calculations and computations of measurement
  • controls the quality and quantity of laboratory supplies by testing samples and monitoring usage
  • checks, calibrates and maintains test equipment
  • participate in fabricating, installing and modifying equipment to ensure that critical standards are met.

Considerations

  • requires driving.

To become a Life Science Technician

  • You usually need a formal qualification in life science, laboratory technology or another related field to work as a Life Science Technician. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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