• Question: do you love your job and why??

    Asked by grew350den to Rob, Imad, Hannah, Fern, Christian, Carol on 9 Jun 2019.
    • Photo: Fern Johnson

      Fern Johnson answered on 9 Jun 2019:


      I love my job because I feel like I’m really making a difference. Genetics is always getting more advanced, and can be used to change people’s lives – we can look at the DNA changes in a person’s cancer to decide on the most effective treatment for them. It’s the future of medicine!

    • Photo: Rob Ives

      Rob Ives answered on 9 Jun 2019:


      I really like my job and it is important in life to try and find work that you enjoy, because you will spend a lot of your adult life at work. We all have times when we will both love and hate our work and it is important to understand that in whatever work you do, you will be benefitting someone or something in someway. I am very lucky in that I help to make new drugs long before they become medicines, and also get to see how adults and children benefit from taking the medicine. It is exciting to know that the work I do really does make a difference to peoples lives.

    • Photo: Carol Wallace

      Carol Wallace answered on 10 Jun 2019:


      I love my job because I’m a curious or nosy person. I love finding out answers to questions – some of which I didn’t even know were questions. My job is very varied and I love that aspect. And despite what most people think scientists are social animals – we love to sit, chat, discuss, argue and just talk about what we’re doing and what everyone else is doing – and it’s all so different and interesting.

    • Photo: Christian Gude

      Christian Gude answered on 10 Jun 2019:


      I very much love my job. It’s the freedom that I am given in following my intuition that I love the most. I was given plenty of resources and help and it feels like I am part of something new and exciting. It also gives me a sense of purpose, trying to fix climate change with my research makes me feel less powerless when confronted with the idea of this big looming problem we all face.

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