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Biological Technicians

Also Known as: Biological Field Technician, Biological Science Technician, Laboratory Technician, Biological Science Aid, Biotechnician, Biological Research Technician

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Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs.

Top Skills for this Job

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Science
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision Making

Top Tasks for this Job

  • Keep detailed logs of all work-related activities.
  • Monitor laboratory work to ensure compliance with set standards.
  • Isolate, identify and prepare specimens for examination.
  • Use computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology industrial applications to perform work duties.
  • Conduct research or assist in the conduct of research, including the collection of information and samples, such as blood, water, soil, plants and animals.
  • Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory and field equipment.
  • Provide technical support and services for scientists and engineers working in fields such as agriculture, environmental science, resource management, biology, and health sciences.
  • Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas.
  • Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings.
  • Monitor and observe experiments, recording production and test data for evaluation by research personnel.
  • Input data into databases.
  • Place orders for laboratory equipment and supplies.

Top Education for this Job

  • Biology
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Chemistry

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