Category Archives: Career choices

Working remotely

Recently I started a new job, and it’s taken a while to get to grips with the new ways of working that come with switching role. The team I now belong to is a global one, stretched across 6 locations and 4 timezones. … Continue reading

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Interview with a baby

I recently found out that two companies (let’s call them A and B) are both planning to open research labs in the UK working on the sort of stuff I specialise in. This wasn’t great timing for me as at the time … Continue reading

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What is my job?

“What do you do?” It’s a question often asked, but one that I sometimes find hard to answer, especially when everyone else has preconceived ideas about what different jobs involve and the kinds of people who do them. I’m not … Continue reading

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Industry vs. Academia

The question of industry vs. academia is on the mind of most PhD students and postdocs, especially at the point your current contract is about to end.  So I was interested to read the Guardian’s live chat yesterday about the pros … Continue reading

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Why am I a woman in technology?

As a child I was always good at maths and physics, and my enduring memory of Barbie dolls is taking them apart to find out how the joints worked.  So, looking back, my choice to study Engineering seems like it … Continue reading

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