Sandra Porter writes that the US Department of Labor is working on defining what skills a biotechnology technician needs -- and that this question isn't as simple as it sounds. "Complicating this question is that many areas of biotechnology require somewhat different skills. Antibody work requires one set, plant or animal tissue culture, another; fermentation, another; manufacturing, another; DNA sequencing, yet another set. … Plus, many skill requirements change," she says. Porter points her readers to share their comments with the labor department during a webinar next Wednesday.
What's in the Job Description?
Nov 13, 2008