Category Archives: Scicareers

Power to the post-doc: the role of Research Staff Associations

Post-doc life can be a strange existence. Tied to short, fixed-term contracts and those with academic ambitions expected to move from place-to-place, post-docs are by very nature a transitory species. For those who are happy to shoulder the uncertainty in … Continue reading

Posted in Research, Scicareers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our Broken Science Career Path: Something Needs to Change

The career path for scientists and engineers in UK academia is broken.  But we knew that already. The recent House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee’s report on women in STEMM careers (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine) is just … Continue reading

Posted in Diversity, Research, Scicareers, Science Policy | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Chemistry Careers-What’s Next?

I was recently involved in organising an event called “Chemistry Careers – What’s Next?”, which showcased the diversity of careers options open outside academia to people with a chemistry research background. Our department has PhD and Post-doc Forums, which represent … Continue reading

Posted in Chemistry, Scicareers | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

What a Ph.D. in Chemistry Gave Me

In my last entry I described how I ended up doing chemistry at University and a couple of the lessons I learned that shaped my attitude to science and my career.  Continuing in a similar vein, I carry on writing … Continue reading

Posted in Chemistry, Research, Scicareers | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Why Did I Choose Chemistry?

First blog entry.  As I wasn’t really sure how to break the ice I thought I’d focus on a topic that I was clearly a world expert in, i.e. myself! Here, I write about why I ended up choosing science … Continue reading

Posted in Chemistry, Research, Scicareers | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments