Job Definition

  • assisting in designing, setting up and conducting experiments
  • setting up, calibrating, operating and maintaining laboratory instruments and equipment
  • collecting and preparing specimens and samples, chemical solutions and slides and growing cultures for use in experiments
  • performing routine field and laboratory tests
  • monitoring experiments to ensure adherence to correct laboratory quality control procedures and health and safety guidelines
  • making observations of tests, and analyzing, calculating, recording and reporting test results using appropriate scientific methods
  • preserving, classifying and cataloguing specimens and samples
  • keeping detailed logs of worked performed
  • using computers to develop models and analyze data
  • using complex and high-powered equipment to perform work
  • participating in the research, development and manufacture of products and processes
  • ordering and stocking laboratory supplies
  • maintaining relevant databases

    Educational level

    • Semi-skilled
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