Biological technicians typically do the following: Set up, maintain, and clean laboratory instruments and equipment, such as microscopes, scales, pipets, and test tubes. Gather and prepare biological samples, such as blood, food, and bacteria cultures, for laboratory analysis. Conduct biological tests and experiments.
- Location: 15708-76 StreetEdmonton, ABT5Z 2X2
- Salary: 15.00 to 17.00 hourly for 30 to 40 hours per week
- Terms of employment: Seasonal employment
- Day, Flexible Hours
- Start date: Starts as soon as possible
- vacancies: 2 vacancies
Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.
Biological technicians typically do the following:
- Set up, maintain, and clean laboratory instruments and equipment, such as microscopes, scales, pipets, and test tubes
- Gather and prepare biological samples, such as blood, food, and bacteria cultures, for laboratory analysis
- Conduct biological tests and experiments
- Document their work, including procedures, observations, and results
- Analyze experimental data and interpret results
- Write reports that summarize their findings
Biological technicians, sometimes called laboratory assistants, typically are responsible for doing scientific tests, experiments, and analyses under the supervision of biologists (such as microbiologists) or medical scientists who direct and evaluate their work. Biological technicians use traditional laboratory instruments, advanced robotics, and automated equipment to conduct experiments. They use specialized computer software to collect, analyze, and model experimental data. Some biological technicians, such as those who assist the work of zoologists and wildlife biologists, may collect samples in the field, so they may need the ability to hike rugged terrain or otherwise travel through wilderness areas.
Biological technicians work in many research areas. They may assist medical researchers by administering new medicines and treatments to laboratory animals. They may separate proteins from other cell material, and analyze data from an experiment.
Biological technicians working in a microbiological context typically study living microbes and perform techniques specific to microbiology, such as staining specimens to aid identification.
Biological technicians also may work in private industry and assist in the study of a wide range of topics concerning industrial production. They may test samples in environmental impact studies, or monitor production processes to help ensure that products are not contaminated.
- or equivalent experience
- Biology/biological sciences, general
- Urban area
Experience and specialization
- Tissue and cell
Area of work experience
- Cultures and samples preparation
Area of specialization
- Cell biology
- Public transportation is available
Who can apply to this job?
Only apply to this job if:
- You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent or a temporary resident of Canada.
- You have a valid Canadian work permit.
If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.
How to apply
Here is what you must include in your application:
- Cover letter
- Copy of portfolio or relevant work examples
- Highest level of education and name of institution where it was completed