Laboratory Assistant

Also known as: Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory Technician, Life Science Technician, Technician (Life Science).

Laboratory workers assist Scientists in the physical, chemical, biological or life sciences by collecting and preparing samples, carrying out experiments, making measurements with scientific equipment, recording results and presenting results for critical analysis. 

In the minerals and energy sector, laboratory assistants will work either on site or in a head office to assist in the testing, measurement and processing of samples.


  • Clean maintain and set up equipment for use in experiments;
  • Collect, classify and preserve specimens;
  • Carry out experimental procedures such as analysing samples and monitoring processes;
  • Use computer and computer interfaced equipment; and
  • Carry out routine quality assurance checks.

Skills Required

  • Enjoy scientific activities;
  • Able to produce accurate and detailed work;
  • Good eyesight and normal colour vision; and
  • Able to work as part of a team.


$30,000 - $50,000