The Tough Choice

Blogger William Gunn is looking for a new job and, in this post, he explains why. While finishing up his PhD, he began working for a start-up company in assay development. He says he loved the freedom but after a few months the company began to move away from his area of expertise, and with the prospect of having a child, Gunn decided to move on.

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