20January2018

Biology Laboratory Technician

 

Introduction
Biology laboratory technicians provide technical assistance to biological scientists. They specialise in routine practical tasks essential to research and development in areas such as genetics, microbiology and chemistry. They set up equipment, prepare and carry out experiments, and report on their findings. They may work in industry, higher education or for research organisations.

Adult Opportunities
There is no formal upper age limit for entry into this occupation. Employers prefer applicants with a mature attitude towards work. A previous background in laboratory work, as a routine tester or assistant (for example) can be useful.
Some colleges may relax their normal academic entrance requirements for mature applicants with relevant experience.

Further Information
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