Life Science Technician

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