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For those who love science, have an enquiring mind and attention to detail a career in applied or forensics could be perfect. Whether working as a forensic scientist helping to solve crimes, in an industrial laboratory or in research and development there is a broad range of careers available to you.



Laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and checks, and perform a variety of technical support functions requiring the application of established or prescribed procedures and techniques to assist scientists with their research, development, analysis and testing, and to verify the physical, chemical and other characteristics of materials and products.

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Mark comes from a broad scientific background, working at both colleges and universities, as technician, researcher and teacher, before settling in his role in Cornwall. His doctorate is conservation based, exploring the restoration of habitats in slate quarry sites in Snowdonia and he is passionate about soil!

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