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Technical Laboratory Technician jobs in Feltham

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Technical Laboratory Technician

Technical Laboratory Technicians work in scientific laboratories providing technical support to ensure that the laboratory can function effectively and that scientists can carrying out tests, research and investigations in the laboratory.  Similar job titles include Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory Technician, Technical Laboratory Assistant, Scientific Laboratory Technician, Scientific Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory Operator and Laboratory Support Technician.

Technical Laboratory Technicians can work in laboratories in a wide variety of areas including education, forensics, medical research and development, clinical trials, scientific investigations and health services.

Working as a Technical Laboratory Technician can be an interesting and varied job.  A typical day’s work for a Technical Laboratory Technician could involve tasks such as setting up experiments and investigations in the lab, collecting and analysing samples, preparing samples and specimens, ordering and controlling stock for the lab, disposing of chemicals and waste products safely, cleaning and maintaining laboratory equipment, performing laboratory tests, constructing, maintaining and operating laboratory equipment and using laboratory IT/software.

Work is often carried out in teams with scientists and other lab technicians.  The specific tasks performed by a Technical Laboratory Technician will vary dependent upon the employer.  Technical Laboratory Technicians have to follow strict health and safety procedures at all times, particularly in laboratories in which toxic chemicals, human tissues, biological waste are processed or in which a sterile requirement is required in order to prevent contamination of samples.   In many laboratories Technical Laboratory Technicians will be required to wear protective clothing and equipment.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience required to become a Technical Laboratory Technician

-     A levels, HND or a degree in a relevant science subject which could include biology, biomedical science, chemistry, physics, pharmacy, forensic science, pharmacology

-     Experience of working in a laboratory

-     Accuracy and attention to detail

-     Good hand-eye coordination and the ability to use technical equipment with accuracy;

-     The ability to maintain and calibrate technical equipment;

-     The ability to learn specific, practical techniques and apply this knowledge to solve technical problems;

-     Organisational and time management skills flexibility

-     Communication and teamwork skills

-     IT skills to record and analyse data

Salary Levels

Starting salaries for Technical Laboratory Technicians will depend on qualifications held, any experience in the role and the employer, but typically range from £15,000 to £19,000 for new entrants increasing to £20,000 to £25,000 for more experienced Technical Laboratory Technicians.  Senior Technical Laboratory Technicians in management or supervisory roles salaries can be as high as £30,000 to £40,000.

Career path and progression

Technical Laboratory Technicians can progress to Senior Laboratory Technician roles and then on to Laboratory Team Leader, LabTeam Manager or Laboratory Supervisor positions.  An alternative career path for Technical Laboratory Technicians who do not necessarily with to supervise staff can include moving into more scientific, technical and analytical roles.  

Feltham

Feltham is a town in the west London Borough of Hounslow, approximately 13 miles from central London and 2 miles from Heathrow Airport.   Due to its close proximity to Heathrow airport, one of the busiest international airports in the world, one of the largest business sectors and employers in the area is logistics.  Even before the development of Heathrow airport, Feltham had been associated with both rail and air transport for many years.  Large numbers of aircraft were manufactured in the area, particularly during World War 2, and the town was also a major centre for rail freight.  The borough of Hounslow is also a technology hub, with hi-tech companies accounting for nearly 20% of all businesses.   Although many people work locally, Feltham’s good rail and road connections into London make it a popular commuter area too.

Famous people from Feltham:  Freddie Mercury, lead singer with Queen grew up in Feltham and Jimmy Carr, comedian was born nearby.