Tag Archives: Careers

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

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Science Policy- the fine line between advice and lobbying

I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop on policy run by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP).  I say fortunate as the workshop was booked out, with sufficient demand … Continue reading

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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

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My current role as a Business Science Fellow

This is the last of my entries describing my career to date, describing how I left the lab behind.  Research can be both a thrilling and tedious activity.  Periods of monotony, carrying out similar experiments, interspersed with those exciting, potentially … Continue reading

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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

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