My favourite part about being a scientist is the variety. One day I can be in the lab doing an experiment, the next I can be doing some interesting data analysis. Then I may be at a conference presenting my work and listening to other people talk about their cutting edge research. In normal (non-Covid) times, I usually get to travel around the world too. I’ve previously been to places like Grenoble (France), New Orleans (USA), and Kyoto (Japan) as part of my job.
My favourite part is being able to plan my own experiments. I also really like the variety, i do a mixture of lab work, computer modelling, writing and going to conferences and workshops. I also get to travel for conferences [pre pandemic] and even got to present my research in Hawai’i!
My favourite part is how varied the options for a career are. I always thought I would want to do research, found out quickly that it was not for me and instead ended up in the Waste industry as a Scientist. Now I am in the Nuclear industry dealing with Waste and still consider myself a scientist.