Category Archives: Science careers

Diary of a new PI

So here I am, I’ve survived the transition from post-doc to lecturer. For the uninitiated, PI stands for Principle Investigator which started as an American term but has been widely adopted. Strictly speaking it refers to lead investigator of a … Continue reading

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My reflection on job hunting

I can hardly believe it’s been so long since I last had time to post anything but I haven’t forgotten about my blog or given up on it :-) The new job is keeping me exceptionally busy so in the … Continue reading

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How much is too much?

I’m back, I’m finally back! I have a phone line, broadband and a new mobile. No bookcases yet which is going to be a problem and no TV which is a problem right now, but I’m getting there…day by day … Continue reading

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The life of a scientist is never dull! (Part 2)

It’s been another varied and exciting week for me as I begin the transition between my current job as a post-doc and my future job as a lecturer in biomedical science at the University of Greenwich. Thankfully it hasn’t been … Continue reading

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The diary of a post-doc

Today, Tuesday the 26th of July 2011, marks the beginning of my final month as a post-doc. I say that with some pride but also a little sadness. My new job will be the beginning of a new era and … Continue reading

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The life of a scientist is never dull! (Part 1)

But it is at times a little insanely busy! In the lab I’m currently working on two projects, one is the research project I’ve been working on for a long time and I’m currently writing up part of it as … Continue reading

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Solutions?

I was going to write the next instalment of my thoughts on the Women of Outstanding Achievement but I find my thoughts very much focussed on the careers of post-docs at the moment, so if you want to read that … Continue reading

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Strengths – a personal epiphany!

As I mentioned in my last post my current research position is coming to an end and I’m looking for a new job, so the career options workshop organised by Women in technology last Wednesday was very timely! Although they … Continue reading

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Oh the places you’ll go!

I was pretty young when I was inspired to want to do science, but don’t worry I’m not going to tell that story again! I took a very conventional route through my science education doing A-levels in biology and chemistry … Continue reading

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