Being a scientist means being comfortable with change. Just when you've settled down and got things sorted, it's all change and on to the next thing.
That change could be a new project, a new discovery, a new contract. It seems inherent to being a scientist that you must always be ready for change.
Inspired by my own change of job, I wanted to find out about other scientists experiences of change too. Firstly I catch up with my friend and interviewee from Season 1, Christian Clear. He moved away from an industry job to start a PhD, and now with the benefit of hindsight I wanted to see how that change had been for him. We reflect on how his life before returning to academia has influenced his PhD.
I also speak with Dr Jean-Philippe St-Pierre, on his last day as a postdoc at Imperial College London, before becomes an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. After many years as a researcher, what does it feel like to finally 'make it'? We talk about his pathway to this point and his expectations for the future.
This is a in-between seasons bonus episode. A full new season is coming in Spring 2017.