Just Follow Your Heart: A 5-Year Journey

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Science Careers


American Association for the Advancement of Science

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t is winter 1997. It is the year of my PhD ... a big step for me, and yet nothing special these days. Everybody around you seems to have a PhD, and at least half of your friends are looking for the same as you, this dream job where you finally get recognised as somebody with experience, at least in your own field. Where you get paid properly, not just for a half-time job or with a stipend, and where you have better working hours, less than 16 hours a day. In a dream place, where you work in a team and share results, and publishing is no problem. Will the experience, and title, I've gained help me find my dream position? I know how to work hard, how to guide my own project, and how to work independently. On you go ... it can only get better.


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