Senior laboratory technicians contribute to the work of researchers in science laboratories. They see to it that lab equipment is safe to use and well maintained. They provide technical advice and carry out routine tasks related to ongoing researches.
You will analyze samples and conduct tests and experiments on materials and substances used in the research processes. You will have to document your work and create reports on your findings for the scientists you work for. Labeling samples and organizing materials will also be your job. As a laboratory is a potentially high-risk working environment, making sure that all your activities comply with safety regulations is of special importance here.
A bachelor's in chemistry, biology, or a related field will be important. You will probably have to be licensed as a lab technician as well, and as a senior professional, you will have to prove extensive working experience in this position. You will need to be attentive and responsible, know the drill in emergency situations, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Professionals in this line of work make around $62,000 in a year.