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You might hire a lab technician to:

  • Receive, catalog, and prepare samples prior to testing, and perform quality control on prepared samples
  • Collect high-quality data for a growing database

  • Maintain cleanliness and health standards throughout the laboratory, ensuring samples can be analyzed safely and effectively

  • Monitor inventory and supplies and ensure laboratory equipment is maintained

  • Assist scientists with their experiments and pursue valuable new research in the biotech field
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications 
High school diploma or equivalent Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), preferably in the life sciences or another scientific discipline
Familiarity working in a lab environment Proven track record maintaining technical equipment
Knowledge of lab safety measures Experience writing technical reports
Unencumbered laboratory technician license Ability to explain technical concepts to laypersons
Attention to detail