Who is ready for another scientist’s story? And the final one of 2018! I seriously can’t believe that there is only 2 weeks left of this year! But anyway back to the Scientist in the Spotlight… What is the first picture that comes into your minds when you picture a scientist? Male? Lab coat? White […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Andrea H.
My PhD thesis is written and I am in that awkward in-betweeny phase where I am waiting for my viva date and that oral examination which will determine whether I am worthy of the title Dr or not, and also delaying writing what will be my final PhD advice & experience blog posts while I […]Read More Ph.Done! … now what?!
A career in science is not what it seems. It is not all lab coats and research. In fact, there are sooo many other exciting opportunities that help share that research with the world. And there is not just one route to becoming a scientist. There are many paths that can lead to where you […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Martijn P.
I’ve said it before and I will definitely say it again. ‘Being a scientist is not just one thing’ . Deciding what to do next after the PhD is something that is stressing me a little because, well, I don’t know what I want to do. Over the last year or so as I’ve started […]Read More Why leave the lab bench & start a career in scicomm?
My time left as a PhD student is in the series of months now. Months! Not years! Months! I don’t know where the time has gone. It feels like only yesterday that I was only half way through and still had 2 years’ worth of research to go. But as well as finishing up in […]Read More Pondering life after the PhD
Embarking on the PhD journey comes with it’s challenges. It will push you physically, emotionally and mentally! But unless you’re lucky enough not to be on the most basic of PhD stipends, then it can stretch you financially too! Especially if, like me, you only get paid every 3 months! . Surviving on a stipend […]Read More How to earn some extra $$ during your PhD
Lab life & grad school have got a bad rep! Now, I’m by no means belittling the daily struggles a grad student, postdoc or any researcher might face. Trust me, it’s tough! Pursuing a postgraduate degree in the life sciences is seriously draining physically, mentally, and emotionally. Hey, if getting a PhD and a career […]Read More 10 reasons why lab life is actually awesome!
It’s a brand new month and after a short hiatus it’s time for a return of one of my favourite features on the blog – Scientist in the Spotlight! After the success of Spotlight September, I received loads of messages with requests for new perspectives on this feature and suggestions for role models that YOU […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Sean M.
Being a scientist is not just one thing! This is the advice I keep sharing across my social media platforms and when I do science talks to try and break down the stereotypes associated with being a scientist and also to try and inspire the younger generation to get involved in STEM (that’s science, technology, […]Read More Guest blog: Making the jump from the lab bench to a career in MedComms
‘What do you want to do after your PhD?’ Those words that fill a final year PhD student with dread, panic and worry! . When I’ve been asked this question I have always said that I will probably stay in research. Why? Because I love it! I love being able to make world first discoveries […]Read More Could I actually be a full time science communicator?