Laboratory Technician Duties
This is the third in a series of six titles for positions
involving the performance and management of positions in a
scientific laboratory. The Laboratory family series is
identified by a predominant amount of time spent on bench work.
These typical duties include running laboratory protocols, data
collection and recording (performing sample analysis for
external clients, maintaining laboratory equipment, calibrating
laboratory instruments), data management, data analysis and /or
assist with student labs in a "production" lab environment.
Laboratory Technician positions are not connected to specific
research and do not require interpretation of results.
Therefore, Laboratory Technician II and Laboratory Technician
III are distinct and separate titles compared to Research
Technician II and Research Technician III.
The Laboratory Technician II follows defined procedures and
makes decisions among a limited number of procedural choices.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs mostly laboratory/bench work.
May assign lab identification; log in samples; prepare samples
for analyses (drying, grinding); extract soil samples (washing,
etc.); dispose (& if necessary, record) animal waste or plant
material; analyze samples; prepare & maintain cultures, etc.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associates degree and some related experience required.
Area-specific certification (i.e.; SCUBA) and training may be
required. Other training will be provided as appropriate (i.e.;
UGA HazMat training).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must have manual dexterity.
Ability to accurately observe and record results.
Applies strong knowledge of field and laboratory methods,
materials & techniques; and principles of physical/biological