Name: Charles Mire
Job: Chemistry post-graduate
Source: Soapbox Science [original post from April 2012]
The scariest part of my career has been making risky decisions; leaving a reasonably successful I.T. career to move to Australia for a PhD was a huge risk. I have had a lot of good fortune throughout my career and by making the most out of opportunities and maintaining a positive attitude, I have been able to make positive career steps.
During my PhD project and my post-PhD work, having a diverse skill-set has been an advantage. For example understanding statistical methods, data mining, programming and hardware hacking, has all come in handy, especially for making custom instrumentation for the lab.
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