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3211 LIFE SCIENCE TECHNICIANS
 


    Life science technicians perform technical tasks connected with research in biology or other life sciences, as well as with the development of industrial, agricultural, medical, public health and other practical applications of research results.

    Tasks include -

    (a) preparing materials and equipment for experiments, tests and analyses;

    (b) collecting and preparing specimens such as plant, animal or human cells, and tissues, parts or organs for experiments, tests and analyses;

    (c) assisting with and performing experiments, tests and analyses in their field of specialisation;

    (d) collecting data and estimating quantities and costs of materials and labour required for projects;

    (e) applying knowledge of scientific principles and practices in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work;

    (f) organising maintenance and repairs of research equipment;

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Technician, bacteriology

  • Technician, biochemistry

  • Technician, blood-bank

  • Technician, pharmacology

  • Technician, serology

  • Technician, zoology


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.