There are a number of job opportunities within the scientific and quality assurance sector. Typical jobs include quality assurance technician, quality analyst, scientific and quality auditor, quality inspector or quality engineer. All of these jobs have one main focus: working towards optimum product quality through data analysis, research and development. Scientific and quality assurance jobs require a very high accuracy level; data analysis and process or laboratory testing will only be successfully if completed with the utmost accuracy. Various industries employ scientific and quality assurance consultants, including the food and nutrition, manufacturing, engineering, mining, and IT sectors to name a few.
Scientific and quality assurance roles have specific tasks and responsibilities. Working as part of a team, each scientific and quality assurance employee has specific tasks, ultimately contributed to a larger quality assurance or scientific purpose. Quality assurance job responsibilities include testing (mechanical or laboratory testing) of a product according to defined standards. Working according to set policies and procedures, you will be responsible for analysing, interpreting, recording and evaluating details and test results of your product. Skills required include excellent scientific and statistical skills, analytical skills, ability to work accurately with data and good reporting skills.