Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases. The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a brand-new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 staff, including almost 600 technical, IT and engineering support staff, working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under a single roof in Europe.

Being recognised as an Employer Champion helps the Francis Crick Institute to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to ensure that technical staff receive the recognition and visibility they deserve. Engineers, technicians and other research specialists make up a significant part of our workforce and without them the science we do here would be impossible. Professional registration contributes to our technicians’ career progression and continued professional development.

“I am incredibly proud of the first professional registration cohort’s success and I was honoured to receive the Employer Champion award on behalf of the Crick for supporting the registration process. The Crick is committed to ensuring that our technical staff receive the recognition they deserve. Supporting them to become professionally registered through workshops and assistance with the application procedure is an important aspect of this.”

Dr David Hudson, Crick Science Training Lead