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Laboratory Science & Technology

Laboratory technicians do practical work associated with research and development, analysis and measurement, and education in a wide range of sciences, including acoustics and sound, astronomy, analytical chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, biotechnology, ecology, electronics and electricity, food science, forensic science, genetics, geology, geophysics, materials science, medical science, meteorology, microbiology, nutrition, oceanography, pharmacology, pharmacy, physiology, physiological measurement, and radiation science.


For further information please see:


Institute of Science Technology

Brooke House   24 Dam Street   Lichfield   Staffordshire   WS13 6AA
Tel:  01543 251346      Fax:  01543 266811     
Website:  www.istonline.org.uk (general website)  

General information on Northern Ireland based careers can be found on www.careersserviceni.com - Choose explore careers

Courses in laboratory science and technology are available at a number of higher education institutions.  Please see the UCAS site www.ucas.ac.uk for more information - Choose students then courses

 For information on modern apprenticeships, see the Engineering Training Council (Northern Ireland) site www.etcni.org.uk - Choose careers then modern apprenticeships.


Other Useful Websites:

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industrywww.abpi-careers.org.uk (careers website)
Biochemical Societywww.biochemistry.org - Choose education then secondary pupils then careers
British National Space Centrewww.bnsc.gov.uk – Choose students then careers
British Nutrition Foundationwww.nutrition.org.uk - Choose education then careers
British Pharmacology Societywww.bps.ac.uk - Choose pharmacology then careers in pharmacology
Defence Engineering and Science Groupwww.mod.uk - Choose jobseekers
Defence Science and Technology Laboratorywww.dstl.gov.uk - Choose careers
Forensic Science Societywww.forensic-science-society.org.uk - Choose information then careers
Government Communications Headquarterswww.gchq.gov.uk - Choose recruitment then careers
Institute of Biologywww.iob.org (general website) 
Institute of Biomedical Sciencewww.ibms.org - Choose education and training then careers