Full record for biotechnician n.

OED requirements antedating 1951
Earliest cite Poul Anderson, 'Inside Earth"
Comment Mike Christie submitted a 1963 cite from a reprint of Poul Anderson's 1961 "Territory".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1952 reprint of Poul Anderson's "Inside Earth": Mike Christie verified this in its first publication (Galaxy, April 1951)

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Citations for biotechnician n.

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1951 P. Anderson Inside Earth in Galaxy Sci. Fiction Apr. 17/1 The biotechnicians had been very thorough. I was already a little undersized, which meant that my height and build were suitable–I could pass for a big Earthling. And of course my face and hands and so on were all right, the Earthlings being a remarkably humanoid race. But the technicians had had to remodel my ears, blunting the tips and grafting on lobes and cutting the muscles that move them. My crest had to go and a scalp covered with revolting hair was now on the top of my skull.
1963 P. Anderson Territory in Analog Sci. Fact-Sci. Fiction June 53/1 ‘How long you been here, anyways?’‘Myself, about a year, as a biotechnician.’
1964 P. Anderson Trader to Stars 68 ‘How long you been here, anyways?’‘Myself, about a year, as a biotechnician.’
1970 P. Anderson Tau Zero (1973) 28 She was a Canadian, a bio-technician in the organocycle department.
1994 I. McDonald Necroville (1995) 128 The biotechnician's natural predilection for the small and perfectly organized led them to invest in the emerging nanotech corporadas.