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Laboratory Assistant

Description

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We are looking for a dedicated and meticulous Laboratory Assistant to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting scientists and laboratory technicians in their work, which includes setting up and maintaining laboratory equipment, preparing experiments, and recording and analyzing data. The Laboratory Assistant will also be responsible for ensuring the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced, and that all safety guidelines are always followed. This role requires a keen eye for detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently. The ideal candidate will have a background in science and some laboratory experience.

Responsibilities

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  • Assisting with laboratory procedures
  • Setting up and maintaining laboratory equipment
  • Preparing samples for testing
  • Recording and analyzing data
  • Ensuring the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced
  • Following all safety guidelines
  • Cleaning and sterilizing laboratory equipment
  • Collecting and preparing research data
  • Maintaining accurate laboratory records
  • Assisting with the preparation of laboratory reports

Requirements

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  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a laboratory setting
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and protocols
  • Proficiency in using laboratory equipment
  • Ability to handle and dispose of laboratory waste in a safe manner
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends

Potential interview questions

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  • Do you have any experience working in a laboratory setting?
  • How do you ensure accuracy in your work?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to solve a problem in a laboratory setting?
  • How do you handle laboratory waste?
  • What safety procedures do you follow in the laboratory?