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Brian Thomson

Brian Thomson
Science Technician
Place of Work

Brian's job entails trapping possums from the wild and setting up experimental groups. He subsequently has responsibility for the welfare of these possums.




Brian's job primarily involves the maintenance of AgResearch's possum breeding and quarantine facilities.

The best thing about my job is working with animals...

His duties include collecting samples and recording observations. Some of his work requires him to dissect specific tissue types and from time to time he is required to do some laboratory work.

Recently he has become more involved with speaking to school groups about what AgResearch does. He enjoys doing this.

Career Pathway

Brian has a science degree and has previously worked with plants, but he finds animals more interesting.


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