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Sample biotech laboratory technician job description

[Company X] has a long-standing commitment to superior quality and results. We’re constantly curious, leaving no stone unturned in our quest for answers. We’re hiring a capable biotech laboratory technician who will assist with research and development. The ideal candidate should be as excited about maintaining equipment as they are about testing and analyzing samples. We’re looking for someone who has a can-do attitude, a firm understanding of current scientific best practices, and an interest in further developing a career as a skilled laboratory technician.

Objectives of this role

  • Perform quality control on all samples tested in our laboratory
  • Collect high-quality, unadulterated data and contribute to our ever-growing knowledge database
  • Maintain cleanliness and health standards throughout the laboratory, ensuring samples can be analyzed safely and effectively at all times
  • Assist our scientists in testing hypotheses and pursuing valuable new research in the biotech field


  • Receive, catalogue, and prepare samples, and perform testing on prepared samples
  • Handle biochemical substances carefully and according to study parameters
  • Clean and set up laboratory equipment, monitor inventory and supplies, and ensure overall laboratory cleanliness
  • Record detailed observations and notes pertaining to sample collection and/or any ongoing studies

Required skills and qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working in a lab environment
  • Knowledge of lab safety measures
  • Laboratory technician certification or unencumbered licensure

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in life sciences