As part of the Scientiae blog carnival, ScienceWoman writes about how her career goals changed from when she began her PhD -- "I'll either focus on teaching or on research, but I don't want a job where I have to be good at both" -- to now, as an assistant professor. Along the way, she learned that to be at a research-heavy place she'd have to do a few post-docs and move every three years or so, which would be a challenge with her family life. She also found that life as a government scientist was fettered by bureaucracy, and that she likes mentoring students. "It's not exactly what I planned, but I really think it's where I was meant to be," she writes.
Chalk One Up for Scientific Destiny
Apr 28, 2008