3141-Life Science Technicians (Excluding Medical)

Job Title: 

Life Science Technicians (Excluding Medical)

Job Description: 

Life science technicians (except medical) provide technical support to life science professionals undertaking research, analysis and testing of living organisms, and development and application of products and processes resulting from research in areas such as natural resource management, environmental protection, plant and animal biology, microbiology, and cell and molecular biology.


Assisting in designing, setting up and conducting experiments

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Specific Occupations: 

314101 - Life Science Technician
Description : Identifies and collects living organisms and conducts field and laboratory studies in support of life scientists and technologists.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Bacteriology Technician, Biochemistry Technician, Biological Technical Officer, Biomedical Technician, Botanical Technical Officer, Entomology Technician, Fisheries Technical Officer, Herbarium Technician, Life Sciences Laboratory Technologist, Marine Biology Technician, Maxillofacial Technician, Microbiology Technician, Pharmacology Technician, Physiology Technologist, Serology Technician, Tissue Culture Technician, Zoology Technical Officer

314102 - Environmental Science Technician
Description : Performs tests and experiments, and provide technical support functions to assist environmental scientists and technologists in research and teaching.
Green Occupation : Yes
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Conservation Scientific Officer, Ecological Technical Officer, Environmental Technical Officer, Naturalist, Parks and Reserves Technical Officer

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa