Could you be the first ever Higher Education Bioscience Technician of the Year?

A new award has been created to recognise the superb work of technical staff, which underpins the bioscience research and teaching at all levels in universities across the UK and Ireland.

The Higher Education Bioscience Technician of the Year Award has been developed jointly by the Royal Society of Biology and the University Bioscience Managers Association (UBMA). Applications are open to technical staff from higher education at any stage in their career, employed in a teaching, research or management role in the field of bioscience. You can also nominate a colleague for this award.

The award seeks to recognise technical staff who:

  • apply professional technical knowledge and expertise
  • acquire and effectively apply personal or professional development
  • make a positive impact and inspire others
  • demonstrate leadership and collaboration
  • deliver innovation and efficiency

The winner will receive  a prize of £400, and the technician in second place will receive £200, to spend as they wish. Both will receive a year’s free membership of the Royal Society of Biology and one year’s free Registered Science Technician registration. They will also be invited to attend one day of the 2018 UBMA conference to accept their award at the conference dinner. Applications close on 30 November 2017. Could you be this year's winner?

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