The BBSRC is gathering both information and views from non-faculty researchers performing essential research and research support roles. These staff are involved in activities such as (but not restricted to):
- Operation and development of instrumentation
- Support for and development of software
- Support for data analysis, curation and management, including statistical and bioinformatics support
- Support for experimental methods, data collection, sample preparation.
The individuals employed in these positions have a diversity of contracts, and are frequently employed as experimental officers, technical staff, core facility staff and as permanent and temporary staff.
A recent report makes a number of observations regarding careers for research and research support staff, and accordingly BBSRC have initiated this survey to build up a better picture of the individuals employed in these roles. Despite their importance to research, the BBSRC have little information on them as a group and the diversity of job titles, roles contracts and conditions make addressing them as a group extremely difficult. Accordingly the BBSRC are interested in information regarding your roles, responsibilities, employment status, career progression and general demographic data.
Please feel free to circulate this survey to any relevant individuals or societies.
The registration link is: https://app.keysurvey.co.uk/f/981424/5a41/
The survey will close on 9th November.
For more information, please contact Michael Ball, Strategy and Policy Manager - Enabling New Ways of Working, at the BBSRC.