• Question: what is an important part of your job.

    Asked by knit389gas to James, Hannah, Chris, Binuraj, Alice on 20 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: Binuraj Menon

      Binuraj Menon answered on 20 Mar 2020:

      Hi Knit389gas,

      There are many important parts in my job, that actually including doing laboratory experiments, training and teaching students etc etc,

      The most important thing for the success in my job is to be always updated. Read about the works done by other scientists, learn from them, get more information about scientific experiments, be always prepared and gain new skills etc etc.

    • Photo: Hannah Blyth

      Hannah Blyth answered on 20 Mar 2020:

      Hello knit389gas! An important part of my job is making sure I keep accurate records of my experiments for both the results and how I run them. This is for myself (future me will be thankful when I need to write!) and for others who may try to do something similar to me in the future! Also making sure I follow containment procedures as I work with mutant fungi!

    • Photo: Chris Carlton

      Chris Carlton answered on 24 Mar 2020:

      I think the most important element of my job is making sure to effectively facilitate and record the meetings of academic experts to make sure that I have the information to present its recommendations to the Science Board. Following this I have to write detailed reports of the scientific discussions which are undoubtedly the hardest thing I have to do – each of them is the length of my undergraduate thesis but I am sometimes producing these in a week or so (rather than months at university)!