- The Lab Scientist performs tests to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations.
- They often work in research and development facilities in areas as diverse as hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical companies, and diagnostic labs where they help to create or improve processes, techniques, equipment, products or materials.
- Analyses body fluids or tissues using microscope or automatic analyzer to detect abnormalities or diseases
- Prepares cultures or tissue samples
- Conducts blood tests and perform blood counts
- Examines cells and cultures to find abnormalities.
- Set up, maintain, calibrate, clean, and test sterility of medical laboratory equipment
- Analyzes results of tests
- Records test data
- Works with a pathologist when abnormal cells are found
- Prepares standard solutions or reagents to be combined with samples
- Analyzes food or drink samples to detect contamination or to ensure quality
- The individual must have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or HND in Science and Lab Technology, Bio-Chemistry, Micro-Biology or other related courses.
- Minimum of 3 years experience
- The individual must be computer literate
- Strong written, verbal and communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Good attention to detail
- Knowledge of the principles of biochemistry
- Knowledge of the principles of microbiology
- Productive and quality focused
- Drive to continue learning throughout career