National Occupational Standard for Research Technician in Agri-Bio

Definition of occupation

The Research Technician in Agri-biotech provides logistical support for research projects both in the laboratory and the field. The role generally reports to a Research Project Manager or Director, but works closely across research teams to help locate study sites, collect consent forms, gather field data, and conduct data analysis, etc. The Research Technician also assists scientists in plant and animal research by preparing and analyzing plant or animal samples. The Research Technician must understand and comply with a strict code of research ethics and study protocols.

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