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Sample lab technician job description

At [Company X], we rely on lab technicians to support scientific research and to assist in the setup, operation, and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment. We have a long-standing commitment to superior quality and results, so we're looking for an experienced lab technician to help us drive excellence on a daily basis. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of basic scientific practices and an ability to keep up in the fast-paced world of biotech.

Objectives of this role

  • Collect high-quality data for a growing database
  • Perform quality control for all samples tested in laboratory
  • Maintain cleanliness and health standards throughout lab
  • Ensure samples can be analyzed safely and effectively
  • Assist scientists with their experiments and pursue valuable new research in the biotech field


  • Clean, maintain, and prepare supplies and work areas — ensuring overall laboratory integrity
  • Prepare samples prior to testing, and perform testing on prepared samples
  • Collect detailed observations and notes on sample collection and ongoing experiments

Required skills and qualifications

  • Experience working in a laboratory or similar environment
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety measures
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer, mathematics, and science skills

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Associate's degree (or equivalent) in biological science or related discipline
  • Licensure as laboratory technician