Doing science isn't always about going to the lab, creating experiments and researching new ways to cure cancer, DrugMonkey says. Sometimes it involves writing endless grant proposals and trying to secure new sources of funding. When he first began his life as a researcher, DrugMonkey says he wasn't at all concerned with his "career" and was more focused on "doing the science I wanted to do and following the steps" of grad school and a postdoc.

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