Profession biotechnical technician

Biotechnical technicians perform technological work in assistance of scientists. They work in laboratory settings where they help scientists to research, develop and test forms of biotechnology. They set up lab equipment, prepare scientific tests and gather scientific data.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Laboratory techniques

    Techniques applied in the different fields of natural science in order to obtain experimental data such as gravimetric analysis, gas chromatography, electronic or thermic methods.

  • Biology

    Tissues, cells, and functions of plant and animal organisms and their interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment.

Skills

  • Gather experimental data

    Collect data resulting from the application of scientific methods such as test methods, experimental design or measurements.

  • Run laboratory simulations

    Run simulations on prototypes, systems or newly developed chemical products using laboratory equipment.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Collect biological data

    Collect biological specimens, record and summarise biological data for use in technical studies, developing environmental management plans and biological products.

  • Contact scientists

    Listen, reply, and establish a fluid communication relationship with scientists in order to extrapolate their findings and information into a varied array of applications including business and industry.

  • Analyse experimental laboratory data

    Analyse experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings

  • Apply scientific methods

    Apply scientific methods and techniques to investigate phenomena, by acquiring new knowledge or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.

  • Analyse scientific data

    Collect and analyse scientific data resulting from research. Interpret these data according to certain standards and viewpoints in order to comment on it.

  • Perform laboratory tests

    Carry out tests in a laboratory to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific research and product testing.

  • Maintain laboratory equipment

    Clean laboratory glassware and other equipment after use and it for damage or corrosion in order to ensure its proper functioning.

Optional knowledge and skills

animal species pollution prevention analyse test data use technology for forensics medical studies medical laboratory technology pest control in plants pests and diseases crop production principles medical devices measure pollution research improvement of crop yields develop vaccines undertake research in medical genetics advise on the causes of crop disorders chemical processes food science work with chemicals advise on pest infestation prevention environmental engineering plant species medicines agricultural production principles

Common job titles

  • Senior quality inspection technician
  • Reliability engineer
  • Lab technician
  • Labware technician