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A day in the life of – a senior postdoc

Bananaroots is in her second postdoctoral position at a research institute in the UK, after completing her first postdoc at a major university in the Netherlands. She has a long-standing interest in plant diseases and a soft spot for bananas. … Continue reading

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A day in the life – at a conference with an infant

I’m at my second conference for the year, which is also my 5 month old baby’s second conference! Luckily my partner is in the same field and understands how this works, and we could all come together. Unfortunately though there … Continue reading

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A day in life of “opt-out mom”

I am afraid this week’s post will have nothing to do with science.  It will be a post that you might read on a mom blog.  I have been dreading to post my version of  “A day in life of…” for … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a High School Science Teacher

5:30 AM: First alarm goes off and I hit snooze, hoping to rest for 10 more minutes 5:32 AM: My little lady starts crying to get out of her crib. I try to pretend I’m asleep so my husband will … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Research Postdoc

5:45am Alarm goes off; time for a run. Whoops, baby is hungry. I feed him, then get a late start on my run. 6:45am Home from my run. Time to shower, eat breakfast, get the kids ready and all three … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a Research Scientist in Biotech

When I was in academia I had no idea what “going to the dark side” and working in industry would be like, I mentioned some expectations in my previous blog post.  In some ways I did have to go through … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Teaching Postdoc

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 7am – Alarm goes off Uuugh. This is early for me, made even worse by the fact that I’m still jet-lagged from holiday travel. But I’ve got a schedule to keep this morning so I drag … Continue reading

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