The day to day life of a technician is very varied, which is what I love about the job but there is one thing that governs our day, possibly more than the tasks we need to achieve. And that is break times!!! Continue reading
Quite how it has got to February already I am not sure but this is one of the first moments I have had chance to sit down in front of my computer and pen my latest post. Many like to ease themselves gently into work after the jollity and frivolity of Christmas but not Team Efficient!! Continue reading
Some of you may have noticed on my blog description that all these posts about technician life are described as ramblings of a ‘boundary spanner’. But what on earth is one of those? And you’d be right to ask this question! Continue reading
Since speaking to you last, our 3000 pots have been joined by a further experiment containing 7100 pots. As you may remember from my last post Big experiments!! we are only really happiest when there are pots numbering into 4 figures!! But this many individuals in science causes a problem: the importance of being random. Continue reading
Just taking a break from writing plant labels and thought I’d expand on my last post which hinted at the large experiments that we undertake here at Rothamsted. I think our philosophy is ‘why have a few hundred pots when you could have a few thousand’. And a few thousand is what we’ve got… Continue reading
Science. Lots of people do it or are interested in it. But many may not be fully aware of the work behind the scenes that make the science we hear about. I am a Research Technician and am going to use this blog to tell the tales of the hard work, repetitive but often funny antics that happen as part of the life of a technician.