• Question: Would you rather do any othe job?

    Asked by mattyhill to Mike, Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma on 2 Jul 2012. This question was also asked by whlaurenandems.
    • Photo: Michael Cook

      Michael Cook answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      I don’t think so. I do like designing and making videogames myself, but research is something different – you get to ask questions no-one else would, and try things you couldn’t try out elsewhere!

    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      Well when I’ve finished my PhD I think I want to train as a vet pathologist but this is really me wanting to do everything. As a vet pathologist I will get to use the vet stuff I learned when doing post mortems and lookign at lumps that vets have cut off pets and I will also get to use my PhD when doing vet pathology research.

      My biggest problem is that I like doing lots of stuff and don’t like having to pick just one thing!

    • Photo: Blanka Sengerova

      Blanka Sengerova answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      My long term plans are to move from the lab-based science work I do at the moment to working in science writing type jobs, but I am still slightly vague in my career plans that way. I am currently thinking that I’d like to move towards part-time working when my current contract finishes because of having a young child at home, but I may have to see how possible that is.