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Laboratory Technicians

Laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and checks, and perform a variety of technical support functions requiring the application of established or prescribed procedures and techniques to assist scientists with their research, development, analysis and testing, and to verify the physical, chemical and other characteristics of materials and products.

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About this Career

£17,377

Average salary

New workers start around £11,546.33. Normal pay is £17,377 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £29,189.37.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Records and collates data obtained from experimental work and documents all work carried out.
  • Operates and services specialised scientific equipment, undertakes prescribed measurements and analyses and ensures that sterile conditions necessary for some equipment are maintained.
  • Grows cultures of bacteria and viruses, prepares tissue sections and other organic and inorganic material for examination and stains and fixes slides for microscope work.
  • Prepares and analyses body fluids, secretions and/or tissue to detect infections or to examine the effects of different drugs.
  • Sets up and assists with the construction and the development of scientific apparatus for experimental, demonstration or other purposes.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

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Reading Comprehension
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Active Learning
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Science
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Writing
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Mathematics
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Critical Thinking
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Active Listening
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Learning Strategies
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Monitoring
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Speaking
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Truro College
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Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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