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Laboratory Assistant

Assist laboratory staff with setting up and preparing experiments.

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How do Laboratory Assistants rate their role?

Latest reviews from 14 Laboratory Assistants surveyed on SEEK


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Aug 2019
Pathology lab assistant can be a convenient job if you have other commitments or don't like 9-5 hours but it's not really a career as there's no career progression options.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bsc human biology
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Pathology
The good things
Be prepared to work shift, always. The majority of the bust times are from 12pm onwards in this industry. There are no 9-5 roles in this industry, it's all shift work, usually finishing late a night. ...
The challenges
Employers are always wanting more speed out of you as they get paid very little from Medicare for actually testing the samples. Get monotonous and sometimes you feel like one day rolls into the next. ...
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Aug 2019
Lab assistant work can be exciting but is difficult to make a career out of
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Biology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Biology
The good things
As a lab assistant I get great satisfaction from my contribution to biological science and regularly get to experience a wide range of interesting tasks and challenges.
The challenges
Some challenges I have faced in being a lab assistant include unsteady work in my particular lab and large amounts of work I have put into assisting people with their research projects which have been...
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