13 Results for tag Communication

How To Save Time in the Laboratory – Ten Tips

Highly Successful laboratory personnel know that time is a precious commodity in the day to day operation of a lab. There is nothing more valuable than time – whilst money can be lost and made again, time can never be reclaimed! Here are 10 tips that could help you regain time in your laboratory: Measure […] ... Read More

How to identify a highly effective laboratory technician

Highly efficient laboratory technicians are individuals that are in high demand today’s laboratories as they are people that roll-out the red carpet for great lab management, organisation, efficiency, coordination and most of all great academic outcome. In this article, we are reaching out to organisations with laboratories that are looking to recruit a new laboratory […] ... Read More

Refurbishing your Laboratory with Little or No Downtime

In an environment where attention to detail is everything, laboratories looking to refurb need to seek a partner that can manage a high-level finish with no downtime to sensitive business operations. Downtime can be costly, especially when you need to shut down a lab and relocate staff. In this article, we look at ways to […] ... Read More

9 Skills That Contribute to a Great Laboratory Manager

A Laboratory Manager is a person who is responsible for the management of daily operations in the laboratory. A lot of responsibility hinges on the Laboratory manage in respect to leadership, problem solving, skills development, communication, budget management, meetings, conflicting priorities, OHS and contracts management. In the below article we have outlined 9 management skills […] ... Read More

5 Ways to Better Utilize Existing Pathology Laboratory Space

Over the past 20 years there has been a substantial shift in pathology methodologies, from manual operation and test methods to automation and robotics. This results in limited space with pathologies expected to grow within an existing and confined space. The team at Modulab have collated 5 areas for consideration in response to the recurring […] ... Read More

How to fast forward a decision from your management

Some decisions in the laboratory can directly affect operational outcomes and often larger capital requirements such as specialist laboratory equipment can directly depend on higher management to approve the funding prior to a purchase. Delayed approvals may cause a delay in efficiencies and output in your laboratory. In this article, we have put a few […] ... Read More

Creating a Feasibility Study for a new STEM Education Facility

There are many areas to consider when preparing a feasibility study for a new STEM facility at your school. Depending on the size of the project you are undertaking, the process will involve some of the following steps; Brainstorming, Concepts, Costing, Drawing, and Presentation. Presenting a great feasibility plan with your ideas and costings is […] ... Read More

Open vs Closed Laboratory Design

Open-plan is used to describe any floor plan which uses large, open spaces with few walls and minimal use of small, enclosed rooms.  Modern office space design follows this trend, where there are few walls with movable, modular furnishings resulting in an open, interactive workspace.  Since the mid-90s, laboratory design has embraced the open-plan concept. Open-plan design has become […] ... Read More

How to Become an Indispensable Laboratory Technician

  Bringing genuine value to your organisation/laboratory is important for your own job security and personal development, as well as the success of your organisation. Recognition, promotions, and pay increases are all direct benefits from taking time to work on personal development. There are several factors that can assist you in being indispensable in your workplace. […] ... Read More

Insights into what inspired Westlab to design and develop the popular square bunsen tubing

  The well-known “Westlab Square Tubing” has been a massive takeover in secondary schools across the world due to the customer centric approach of the Westlab global product development team. In this article we seek to give you a sneak peek into the development of the well-known square Bunsen burner tubing and what inspired our […] ... Read More

The 10 Unspoken Rules in the Lab

1. Don’t touch Never, ever use someone else’s equipment, samples, liquid media, or particularly anything subject to contamination, without clear permission. Overlook this unspoken rule and you risk: the venting of anger from the lender, the failure of their experiment, and the subsequent blame for that failure! 2. Do unto others as you would have […] ... Read More

Work/Life Balance: Tips for Lab Professionals

Working as a lab professional means sacrifice, time and effort. This applies for any position of academia. This raises question as to whether a work-life balance in this profession exists. The truth is, it depends on the researcher.   1: Work out what you can go without An academic job—particularly research—will always require sacrifice. For many, work is life, otherwise […] ... Read More

9 Ways to Make Your Day Productive in the Lab

1. Plan ahead For an efficient and productive day at the lab, the first and foremost thing to do is plan your day. This may be done at the end of the previous day, or in the morning at work. Jot down your tasks with a little detail, set deadlines and mark out the priority […] ... Read More

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