Career

Sciences Technician

Science Technicians develop, operate and maintain laboratory equipment to improve the running of experiments and research practices. Practical laboratory and research experience is essential in this industry as technicians are often required to develop equipment to overcome flaws in existing processes and to test the quality and content of experimental materials.

Increasingly, science technicians utilise robotics, computer interfaced equipment and high technology industrial applications. The complexity of the equipment involved and the highly specific nature of the industry often leads biological science technicians to specialise in an area such as agriculture, food, chemicals or forensics. While postgraduate study is beneficial, laboratory experience is highly valued and may be adequate for entry-level positions.