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Science and engineering technician
Between 2006 and 2009, 0.5% of working doctoral graduates, or 65 employed doctoral graduates, are known to have been working as science and engineering technicians six months after graduation.
Science and engineering technicians are classified in the ‘other occupations' doctoral employment cluster.
Science and engineering technicians are responsible for laboratory-based tasks, which include sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analysing results in biological, chemical, physical and life sciences. They also provide all the required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively whilst adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines. They carry out fundamental tests as part of a scientific team, assisting in the advancement and development of modern medicine and science. The work plays an important role in the foundation stages of research and development (R&D) and in scientific analysis and investigation.