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Technician commitment

Engineers, technicians and other research specialists make up a large part of our workforce and without them the science we do here would be impossible. That is why the Crick has signed the Technicians Commitment recognising the important role that our technical staff play in the Institute.

Paul Nurse quote

Paul Nurse outside his lab.

I began my scientific life as a 17-year-old laboratory technician, so I really understand what they contribute to research.

Paul Nurse, Director, Francis Crick Institute

What is the technician commitment?

The Technician Commitment is a sector-wide initiative, led by the Science Council and supported by the Gatsby Foundation, that aims to address key challenges facing technical staff working in research who don't always benefit from the same opportunities as others.

Read more about the technician commitment.

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