Laboratory Technician Job Description

Laboratory Technician Job Description

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Laboratory technician provides input and oversees (new) assay validation and technology transfers through research of new methodology/assays, writing of validation plans and reports, statistical analysis of data, assay troubleshooting and effective implementation of analytical methods in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory guidelines.

Laboratory Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective laboratory technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included laboratory technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform or assist investigators in technical procedures, these include but are not limited to anesthesia, intubation, phlebotomy, tissue/organ collection using aseptic and/or sterile techniques, fluid administration, catheterization (IV, IO, arterial, urinary)
Prepare and submit required written records, charts, logs, and inventories in a timely manner
Maintain medical equipment and inventory
Perform procedures requiring various levels of biohazard containment
Report any abnormal conditions to appropriate personnel
Input of data from analysis into lab information system database
Performs and executes laboratory techniques as per methods independently, following the company’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to carry out analyses
Assists in maintaining and operates equipment by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns and performing preventive maintenance
Carry out routine instrument checks for compliance and accurate testing results
Maintains biorepository of collected tissue and serological samples

Laboratory Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Laboratory Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ISO, CVT, TAFE, SMDS, 9000, MLT, ASCP, MT, G2, G3

Education for Laboratory Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the laboratory technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Science, Chemistry, Education, Biology, Associates, Technical, Medical Technology, Biochemistry, Engineering, Biological Science

Skills for Laboratory Technician

Desired skills for laboratory technician include:

Good Clinical Practice as appropriate
Instrumentation
Chemistry
Lab equipment and procedures
Multiple specialties
Computers and software applications
Assay theory
Standard Operating Procedure writing
Assays
Excel

Desired experience for laboratory technician includes:

NYS Laboratory Technician Certification
High School degree or equivalent with approximately 3 to 5 years lab experience
Experience in a quality environment (ISO, FDA, etc…) preferred
ICP instrument experience preferred
Must be willing to work any shift including weekends, and must be available for holidays and overtime
Familiarity with PC and software

Laboratory Technician Examples

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Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of laboratory technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for laboratory technician
  • Maintaining equipment and facilities as assigned
  • Preparing small-scale laboratory batches of oral and nasal care products
  • Monitoring product stability via testing
  • Assist with maintaining good laboratory practices
  • Technicians may work with a variety of technical equipment while completing washing, wrapping, and sterilization of equipment or the washing and steaming of tanks
  • Perform procedures including the washing, wrapping, and sterilization of equipment, washing, pressurizing, and steaming of tanks, testing filters, loading/unloading of autoclaves
  • Cleaning work areas
  • Using Atomic Absorption and Gas Chromatography techniques, test water samples for the presence of microbial organisms
  • Perform basic physical testing (such as liquid flow measurements) to ensure product functionality
  • Visually and physically inspect product to ensure that mechanical errors are not influencing microbiological testing
Qualifications for laboratory technician
  • Ability to pass required plant physical
  • Ability to work in an industrial environment that may require handling of different types of chemicals
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds on occasion and to withstand prolonged periods of standing/walking and occasional bending during a 12-hour shift period
  • Full range of motion for arms and shoulders and good hand eye coordination for safe handling, testing, and measuring or plant laboratory chemicals
  • Flexibility to work rotating 12-hour shifts, weekends, holidays, and call-outs/overtime
  • 2-5 years’ experience in a petrochemical or manufacturing laboratory environment
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Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of laboratory technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for laboratory technician
  • Simple maintenance on lab instrumentation
  • Perform a variety of dairy procedures including standard and lab pasteurized plate counts, coliform counts, mastitis tests, RID assays, phosphatase and inhibitory substances tests
  • Collects samples according to permit requirements
  • Assists with entering into waste management software (WMS/Preview) all quantities and volumes received (as noted on the shipping document) • Assists with QA/QC analytical screening parameters as dictated by our NYSDEC Part 373 permit
  • Enters analytical results into waste management software (WMS/Preview)
  • Verifies quantities & storages locations of all waste received
  • Generates and maintains reports such as waste inventories as required by permits
  • Conducting all product performance testing including adhesion, release and writability
  • Developing data summaries of the testing results
  • Maintain accurate, complete and legible records
Qualifications for laboratory technician
  • Hands on laboratory experience preferred (can be from school)
  • Proven competence of working with Drilling Fluids in commercial or research laboratory environment
  • Able to maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment
  • Chemical safety requirements for laboratories, including proper disposal of special waste materials
  • Understanding and application API standards and GLP
  • Numerate and highly literate with ability to prepare written reports, interpretations and analyses
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Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of laboratory technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for laboratory technician
  • Performs general laboratory housekeeping
  • Adhering to standard Quality Assurance, Quality Control and safety procedures, FDA lab guidelines
  • Working in our product performance lab in the Research and development area
  • Preparing samples for testing and running testing
  • Participating in panel testing
  • Cleaning up laboratory area
  • Preparing reagents
  • Running laboratory instruments
  • Perform bulk density, dust, clumping, odor control testing
  • Receive and manage inventory of materials (bio hazardous, geological, chemical, other) Maintaining and overseeing lab cleanliness and housekeeping
Qualifications for laboratory technician
  • AS/BS in Biology or life science
  • Experience with immunohistochemistry a plus
  • Basic ability to understand a Laboratory Information System (LIS) and other computer systems
  • Ability to have full body movement
  • Ability to communicate easily with a wide variety of audiences including management external vendors
  • Experience in MS office, Pivot Tables, Quality Data Software
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Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a laboratory technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for laboratory technician
  • Log samples and related pertinent information
  • Keep up to date with technical developments
  • This position will require the physical laboratory testing of soils, concrete and asphalt in accordance with applicable ASTM procedures
  • Documentation of test data for reporting
  • Incorporate reliability, HSE, quality analysis, and project management techniques
  • Train with the chemical hygiene plan and the current HSE laboratory safety standards
  • Responsible for all Laboratory analysis (hands-on working on the Bench)
  • Sample preparation following official methods and company/laboratory Standard Operation
  • Routine sample preparation and analysis of water samples by various written EPA and Standard Methods procedures
  • Performing data process, data entry and written documentation
Qualifications for laboratory technician
  • Familiar with COSMOS, PQM (BSH internal)
  • Three or more years of analytical laboratory experience in an industrial operations setting
  • Chemical technology diploma, or bachelor of science degree with related laboratory experience
  • You are mechanically inclined, with an ability to work hands on with tools on industrial engines in our lab
  • You are a safety conscious individual who understands, appreciates and demonstrates safe work practices
  • You are a motivated individual who possesses strong social skills, and are able to contribute effectively in a team environment
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Laboratory Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of laboratory technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for laboratory technician
  • Accompany patient to interventional radiology or surgeon's office to retrieve tumor biopsy sample
  • Communicate with research nurses at CMC and all satellite clinics regarding lab kits required for research studies
  • When necessary attend start-up meetings with lab kit components or meet with sponsor representatives to discuss lab kit handling procedure
  • Maintain accurate records of sample acquisition and shipping
  • Maintain freezer/refrigerator temperature logs
  • Make sure PK/PD supplies for all active studies are adequate and that all supplies are in date
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and workspace
  • Obtain dry ice from Continental Carbonics
  • Notify courier of any sample shipments
  • Make sure there is a lab study manual for each study and that instructions for obtaining/processing samples are clearly outlined in manual
Qualifications for laboratory technician
  • Collect and analyze data for accuracy and consistency from operations
  • Communicate with the team leader and the team all issues related to unit operation
  • Contribute ideas, observations, recommendations, and solutions to unit operations
  • Maintain an orderly work area and regular housekeeping of pilot plant or laboratory area
  • 0-3 years of experience as a Research Technician with experience in the operation, maintenance and modification of pilot plant and laboratory scale equipment
  • Familiarity with safe handling of hydrocarbons

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