Biological Technicians

Bio Manufacturer

Biological technicians work in laboratories and other facilities that perform tests on living organisms. They assist scientists in research and development, and may also work in the production of food, drugs, and other products
Bio Manufacturer
Are you interested in coming up with new ways to produce food and biological compounds at scale?
Why Should You Consider This Career?

Work on the leading edge of new technology, Learn skills that could contribute to saving millions of lives, Combine science with skills!

That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Biological Science Laboratory Technician (Biological Science Lab Tech), Biological Science Technician, Biological Technician, Laboratory Technician, Marine Fisheries Technician, Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Specialist, Research Technician, Wildlife Biology Technician
At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Biological Science Laboratory Technician (Biological Science Lab Tech), Biological Science Technician, Biological Technician, Laboratory Technician, Marine Fisheries Technician, Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Specialist, Research Technician, Wildlife Biology Technician
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Your Typical Day:

  • Conduct research, or assist in the conduct of research, including the collection of information and samples, such as blood, water, soil, plants and animals.
  • Use computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology industrial applications to perform work duties.
  • Monitor and observe experiments, recording production and test data for evaluation by research personnel.
  • Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings.
  • Provide technical support and services for scientists and engineers working in fields such as agriculture, environmental science, resource management, biology, and health sciences.
  • Keep detailed logs of all work-related activities.
  • Input data into databases.
  • Isolate, identify and prepare specimens for examination.
  • Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory and field equipment.
  • Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Collect biological specimens.
  • Monitor operational procedures in technical environments to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Interpret research or operational data.
  • Research microbiological or chemical processes or structures.
  • Record research or operational data.
  • Prepare biological samples for testing or analysis.
  • Set up laboratory or field equipment.
  • Clean objects.
  • Care for plants or animals.
  • Analyze chemical compounds or substances.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Biology

Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. 86/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 70/100

  • Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 57/100

  • Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. 56/100

  • Chemistry

Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. 55/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 34/100

  • Administrative

Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology. 31/100

  • Law and Government

Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. 27/100

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 26/100

  • Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 23/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Robotic or automated liquid handling systems
  • Manual or electronic hematology differential cell counters
  • Spectrofluorimeters or fluorimeters
  • Deoxyribonucleic sequence analyzers
  • Microbiology analyzers
  • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers
  • Refrigerated and heated reach in environmental or growth chambers
  • Volumetric pipettes
  • Drying cabinets or ovens
  • Petri plates or dishes
  • Gel boxes
  • Laboratory mechanical convection ovens
  • Multipurpose or general test tubes
  • Laboratory mixers
  • Tissue embedding stations
  • Hybridization ovens or incubators
  • Scanners
  • Temperature cycling chambers or thermal cyclers
  • Respirators
  • Laboratory washing machines
  • Forced air or mechanical convection general purpose incubators
  • Laboratory balances
  • Fume hoods or cupboards
  • Bi distillation units
  • Gel filtration equipment
  • Rapid amplification or complementary deoxyribonucleic acid ends RACE technology products
  • Inverted microscopes
  • Electrophoresis system power supplies
  • Gas chromatographs
  • Benchtop centrifuges
  • Complementary deoxyribonucleic acid cDNA synthesis kits
  • Protein analyzers
  • Transilluminators
  • Beta gamma counters
  • Refrigerated benchtop centrifuges
  • Incubator accessories
  • Ultra cold or ultralow upright cabinets or freezers
  • Ultra violet water purification units
  • Shaking incubators
  • Histological staining apparatus
  • Water jacketed single chamber three gas incubators
  • Cryogenic or liquid nitrogen freezers
  • Water baths
  • Microtomes
  • Instrumentation for capillary electrophoresis
  • Anaerobic chamber
  • Ultrasonic cleaning equipment
  • Microplate readers
  • Microbiology inoculation loops or needles
  • Dehydrators
  • Electronic multichannel pipetters
  • Ion selective electrode
  • Laboratory burets
  • Binocular light compound microscopes
  • Amino acid analyzers
  • Microcentrifuges
  • Notebook computers
  • pH meters
  • Stirring hotplates
  • Homogenizers
  • Laser printers
  • Spectrophotometers
  • Microplate washers
  • Ultracentrifuges
  • Analytical balances
  • Personal computers
  • Conductivity meters
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