• Question: Are you happy with where you are in relaion to your scientific career

    Asked by 426cara48 to , Devon, Dmitry, Heather, Jonathan, Michael, Rebecca, Richard, Sarah, Tim.M, Tim.S on 26 Jan 2018.
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      Tim Millar answered on 26 Jan 2018:


      Not really. i need to move up or move out of my current position, but this is not just because I’m a scientist, this can happen in any career. I would like to retuen to Canada if possible but I also need to move on up the career ladder

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      Dmitry Dereshev answered on 26 Jan 2018:


      I am only starting out, and so far I am enjoying it massively. I’ll need to put a lot of effort to progress, but talking to people who are already professors or vice presidents of research at various companies, I can see that they enjoy their positions, so I hope I’ll enjoy mine 🙂

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      Sarah Finnegan answered on 26 Jan 2018:


      I am happy in my job definitely, but it is very tempting to compare yourself to your peers! At the moment I am a postdoctoral scientist but I would like to be able to take a lectureship position and I have a lot to do still before I get there!

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      answered on 26 Jan 2018:


      Yes!! I have a great job working on a variety of infectious diseases. I work with graduate students helping them structure their own work. I work with post-doctoral researchers but also with policymakers understanding the evidence relevant to the decisions they need to make.

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      Rebecca Dewey answered on 5 Feb 2018:


      I think I’m doing ok on my path at the moment. I’m a post-doctoral researcher and I’ve been working on some really interesting research for the last 2 years, and was on a different project for the 4 years before that. I’ve been told that my work is good and that people would like to continue to have me on their team, doing more work. I hope I keep managing to find areas that I can contribute to in this field.

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