scientific laboratory technician

Description

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 notes

Excludes medical laboratory assistant.

Alternative label

  • lab assistant

  • 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: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en

Hierarchy

Narrower occupations

Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge

Status

released

Concept URI

http://data.europa.eu/esco/occupation/4fef1907-cf82-413b-841a-02ef57e299a6