• Question: what are your future goals?

    Asked by guyguyington to Xiaohan, Toby, Sophie, SarahC, SarahCarter, Sarah, Samir, Robyn, Ricardo, Petruta, Paige, Nuru, Nazia, NathanK, NathanJ, Nadine, Michael, Mahrukh, Lotte, Katrina, Kate, Jennifer, Ioana, Ebrima, Chun Hei, Bethany, Andrea, Amadou, Alieu, Alex on 3 Mar 2020.
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      Paige Chandler answered on 3 Mar 2020:


      I’m a PhD student currently, so I am hoping to be awarded my PhD and become a Doctor (not the medical kind), and move into research in human psychiatric illness.

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      Andrea Kusec answered on 3 Mar 2020:


      In the short-term, I’d like to finish my PhD and then do some more research (called a postdoctoral position) – you can never get enough! But ultimately I think I want to train as a clinical psychologist and do science on the side πŸ™‚

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      Sarah Clarke answered on 3 Mar 2020:


      I want to finish my PhD and also my training in paediatrics so that I can combine looking after my patients with doing medical research… I’ve got a while to go yet though.

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      Amadou Camara answered on 4 Mar 2020:


      To be a research Doctor to be able to help eliminate diseases in tropical African

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      Sophie Arthur answered on 4 Mar 2020:


      There are so many things I want to achieve. The tough part is choosing which ones. Firstly, now I don’t have any of my own experiments and research to do I would love to do some science communication research and look into how digital media like social media and YouTube affect our science education and how we view scientists. I would also love to start my own science communications company and get paid to help lots of different scientists share their research stories in many different ways. Plus I would love to write a science book too – not a textbook but probably one about stem cells. So just a few things :p

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      Katrina Wesencraft answered on 4 Mar 2020:


      I want to start my own business one day. My goal for this year is to get paid to write about science!

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      Samir Hopestone answered on 4 Mar 2020:


      I aim to either do a PhD or a master’s degree, or go into lab management.

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      Mahrukh Shameem answered on 4 Mar 2020:


      I think I want to work in science industry and open my own pottery studio!

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      Lotte de Winde answered on 4 Mar 2020:


      I hope to one day start my own research group (I am now a postdoc) and find new treatment options for lymphoma patients, as current treatments are only curing ~50% of the patients.

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      Robyn Kiy answered on 4 Mar 2020:


      This is a great question!
      My goals for the next couple of years are to finish my PhD (hopefully discovering some really cool science along the way) and to present my work at some big international science meetings (called conferences). After this, I think I’d like to move abroad for a few years 🌞 and do a job I love.

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      Nuru Noor answered on 5 Mar 2020:


      Great question – and something we all still get asked at interviews πŸ‘

      I’d like to work half as a medical doctor and half as a researcher/scientist and maybe even one day become a Professor.

      That way I get to keep learning and best of all hopefully be able to offer patients that I see access to the best and newest treatments to help them get better.

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      Nathan Kindred answered on 5 Mar 2020:


      In terms of my career I want to become a lecturer and researcher in the field of neuropsychology and mental health/illness.

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      Jennifer Roe answered on 5 Mar 2020:


      In the short term id like to gain more knowledge on mouse transgenic production. Perhaps I’d like to move sideways out of the laboratory environment and take up a supportive role for those technicians in the industry. I’d like to try working in London in some job.

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      Ioana Grigoras answered on 7 Mar 2020:


      I would like to stay in research in the future, so hopefully I’ll gain more experience and then get the funding to start my own lab! That would be the dream πŸ˜€ First step: finish my PhD!

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      Kate Mitchell answered on 8 Mar 2020:


      To get my own funding to research how factors like poverty and inequality affect how infectious diseases spread, and teach and mentor others to do great research on infectious diseases

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      Nadine Mirza answered on 11 Mar 2020:


      Awesome question!
      I’m hoping to finish up my PhD (hopefully!) and apply to get on to training to become a clinical psychologist. That would be another 3 years of doing work placements and research work around lots of different mental health conditions and would let me take my dementia research further.
      In the long run I’d love to be a clinical neuropsychologist, doing research but also running my own practice maybe. And I’d love to keep writing about the work I do- maybe even write a book one day!!!

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      Sarah Brown answered on 13 Mar 2020:


      I’m hoping to get my PhD next year and following this I would love to be more involved with science communication and trying to spread the word about how useful maths can be in science. I want to visit as many schools as possible to encourage more students to take science further especially girls since there are still much fewer women in science than men.

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