Lab Technician

Life Science Technician

Minimum- Bachelor in Science in concerned discipline (Botany)

Will be updated

The tasks a Laboratory Assistant, Botanical is expected to perform include:

Setting up microscopes, dissecting tables, instruments, reagents etc. in botanicallaboratories

Conducting routine tests for classification and analysing and preserving botanical specimens

Setting up in position microscope, dissecting tables, apparatus etc.

Preparing or arranging standard solution, piths, alcohol and reagents required for conducting experiments

Cutting and mounting section, dissecting flowers, seeds, etc. as desired by the Botanist and conducting routine tests for classification of plants, cataloguing of specimens and studying their characteristics

Preserving herbarium and other specimens in special media

Accompanying students and Botanist on excursion and assisting them in collection and preservation of botanical specimens

Keeping apparatus and instruments in good condition

Operating microtome and also maintain stock register of specimen, instruments, etc.

Knowledge of setting up microscopes, dissecting tables, instruments reagents etc. in botanicallaboratory

Skilled in cutting and mounting section, dissecting flowers, seeds, etc. as desired by the Botanist

Ability to conduct routine tests for classification and analysing and preserving botanical specimens

Well-versed in keeping apparatus and instruments such as balances, paraffin baths, incubators microtones etc., in good condition

Proficient in setting up in position microscope, dissecting tables, apparatus etc.

Will be updated

Exceptional communicator

Strong interpersonal skills

Research and problem solving skills

Attention to detail

Analytical skills

Strong technical abilities

It is not a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards may include back aches, infection, allergies, slips and falls, general fatigue, nausea, burns, etc.

Health risks include exposure to cleaning agents and disinfectants, drugs, anaesthetic gases, solvents, paints, and compressed gases, potential exposure to allergens, working in wet locations, lifting, pushing, pulling, and repetitive tasks etc.

For candidates with up to 2 yearsof experience ?INR15,000 toINR20,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 yearsof experience ?INR22,000 toINR25,500 per month

For candidates with over 5 yearsof experience ?INR25,500 toINR30,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of Indian Pharmaceuticals Sector

Life Science Sector has three sub-sectors Pharmaceuticals, Bio-pharmaceuticals and Contract Research. Pharmaceutical industry falls under the broader umbrella of Life Sciences. Pharmaceutical industry is further classified into five sub-segments - Domestic Formulation Companies, Export Oriented Formulation Companies, API Manufacturers, Contract Manufacturing of Formulations, and Nutraceuticals Products. Apart from core sub segments, Pharmaceutical is affected by Biopharmaceuticals and Contract research. Currently, the Indian pharmaceuticals sector ranks third globally in terms of volume sales and 10th, in terms of value. With the evolution of the sector, the boundaries between these sub-sectors are getting blurred. Biotechnologists are increasingly catering to pharma clients, while pharma companies now have biotech products in their fold.

Indian pharmaceuticals sector has increasingly demonstrated growth in mid-teens over the last few years- inherent nature makes it recession proof. The pharmaceuticals sector presents diverse and lucrative opportunities for both domestic and foreign multinational companies.

The sector is expected to reach US$ 60 billion in 2017 (CAGR of 18 percent)

whereas the industry size is expected to reach of US$ 100 billion by 2020, thereby employing 1.5 million people in the sector by 2015, 1.898 million by 2018 and 2.464 million by 2022.

Universities, museums, conservatories across India

Government agencies specializing in agriculture, wildlife control and forestry conservation

Research institutions

Private industries - agricultural processors, pharmaceutical companies, oil companies and commercial suppliers of plants and animals

Botanical gardens

Towns and cities across India