NSQF-Lab Technician- Assistant- Life Sciences.pdf

Lab Technician/ Assistant- Life Sciences

  • Job DescriptionThe Lab Technician will set up the lab equipment and apparatus for smooth execution of experiments and tests. The role holder will also provide all the required technical support to ensure laboratory activities are carried out while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines. They also ensure that all the necessary equipments, materials etc. are readily available and match the desired standards.
  • CodeLFS/ Q 0509
  • SectorLife Sciences
  • NSQF LevelLevel 3
  • Notional Hours230
  • Accrediting BodiesLife Sciences Sector Skills Council
  • Certifying BodiesLife Sciences Sector Skills Council
  • Proposed Occupation

    Lab Technician- Life Sciences is also known as Lab Assitant- Life Sciences and falls under Research & Development Occupation. The Job role holder is responsible to set up the lab equipment and apparatus for smooth execution of experiments and tests. to provide all the required technical support to ensure laboratory activities are carried out while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines. Individual also ensures that all the necessary equipment?s. materials etc. are readily available and match the desired standards. The Job requires the knowledge of Laboratory appratus. consumables and glassware. The Individual applies technical skills like. glassware cleaning. equipment set up. sample preparation and professional skills like planning and organizing. analytical thinking. critical thinking and problem sovling along with communication skills. The individual has responsibility of own work within defined limit and work under close supervision.

  • International Comparability

    While preparing the NOSs, a detailed secondary desk research was conducted.The European, South African and Australian NOSs were referred to the relevant International NOSs for the job role are listed below for reference: UK NOS • COGLS206 Preparing reagents in life sciences and related industries • COGLS205 Maintain stocks of resources,equipment and consumables in life sciences and related industries • COGLS2 Maintain effective and efficient working relationships • COGLS215 Carry out sampling operations in life sciences • SFHPHARM22 Assist in the preparation of documentation, materials and other items for manufacture and assembly of medicinal products • COGLS202 Maintain effective and efficient working relationships in life Sciences and related industries • COGPIO3.2 control emergencies • COGLS201 Follow health and safety procedures in life sciences • COGLS301 Maintain health and safety in life sciences Switzerland NOS • Refer page no. 190 Unit Group 3212 Australia NOS • Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances • Communicate workplace information • Participate in OHS processes • Participate in work teams and groups South Africa NOS • Act in accordance with ethical and legal codes of pharmaceutical representation and the laws of the country

  • Progression Pathway

    Upward progression: Store Chemist/ Supervisor/ Incharge . Finished Goods . Life Sciences (Level 4) Store Chemist/ Supervisor/ Incharge . Raw Materials . Life Sciences (Level 4) Lateral/ Horizontal progression: QC Assistant . Visual Inspection/ Visual Inspector . Life Sciences (Level 3) Store Assistant/ Helper . Life Sciences (Level 3)

  • Qualification File NSQF-Lab Technician- Assistant- Life Sciences.pdf
  • Supporting Documents
  • Formal structure of the qualification
    Title of unit or other component Mandatory/ Optional Estimated size (Hours) Level
    LFS/N0530: To help the lab/QC Chemists/ Research Associates in performing the experiments and analysis. Mandatory 30 Level 3
    LFS/N0531: To carry out washingprocessing and drying of the glassware/plastic ware for experimentation Mandatory 20 Level 3
    LFS/N0532: To carry out preparation of solution and reagents Mandatory 50 Level 3
    LFS/N0533: To ensure appropriate measures are taken while opening of chemicals to be used in analysis Mandatory 20 Level 3
    LFS/N0534: To maintain records of lab usage storage of chemicals labels date of opening and closing Mandatory 30 Level 3
    LFS/N0535: To reprocess the instruments before carrying out experiments Mandatory 20 Level 3
    LFS/N0101:Maintain a healthy safe and secure working environment in the life sciences facility Mandatory 30 Common across 2-7 Levels
    LFS/N0103: To ensure cleanliness in the work area Mandatory 30 4