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scientific laboratory technician





Scientific laboratory technicians carry out laboratory-based research, analysis and testing and support life science professionals. They sample, test, measure, research and analyse in areas such as biology, biotechnology, environmental science, forensic science and pharmacology. Scientific laboratory technicians also observe and monitor laboratory activities, record test sequences and analyse the results.

Scope note

Excludes medical laboratory assistant.

Alternative Labels

lab assistant

scientific laboratory technician

laboratory technology specialist

chemistry laboratory assistant

laboratory assistant

laboratory research assistant

laboratory technologist

laboratory technology expert

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:

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