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Old November 4th, 2011, 05:33 AM
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What are the main duties of a Science Laboratory Technologist?
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Old February 11th, 2012, 02:46 PM
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Scientific laboratory technician does:
1. Recording, measuring, sampling, testing, and analysing results in chemical, physical, biological and life sciences.
2. Gives all the wanted technical help to enable the laboratory to function effectively whilst adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 11:20 AM
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Hello I want to know what a scientific laboratory technician does or its basic objects/tasks. Kindly provide me some info about it. Thanks.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 11:25 AM
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Hello here I want to inform you that Scientific laboratory technicians are involved in a variety of laboratory-based investigations in:-




Life science areas.

Technicians may carry out sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analysing of results as part of a scientific team.

They provide all the required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively whilst also adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines as well.

Besides above, Scientific laboratory technicians carry out work that helps in the advancement and development of modern medicine and science as well.

This kind of work plays an important role in the foundation stages of research and development also known as (R&D)


also in scientific analysis and investigation.

Technicians mainly employed within industry, in government departments and research organizations as well.

The role of a teaching laboratory technician is similar but of course their work takes place in educational institutions whereas they can support science teachers, lecturers as well as students.

Typical work activities:-

Tasks often involve are:-

They are performing laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations;

They carryout routine tasks accurately and following strict methodologies to carry out analyses;

They prepare specimens and samples;

They are constructing, maintaining and operating standard laboratory equipment, for example centrifuges, titrators, pipetting machines and pH meters;

They ensure the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced;

They record and sometimes interpreting results to present to senior colleagues;

They use computers and performing mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs;

They keep themselves up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability;

They conduct searches on identified topics relevant to the research;

They ensure strict safety procedures and safety checks.
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