It’s interesting, engaging, occasionally frustrating and rarely boring! I do love science, because you’re never ‘done’, there’s always more to learn, and the next experiment to move on to.
In terms of day to day activities, my day tends to be fairly quiet: I go into work, drink lots of coffee, do research on my computer or in the library, run experiments in the lab, then take the data from those experiments and check to see if they’ve worked. If they have, I use that information to move on to the next experiment, and if not, I go back to the drawing board to try and figure out why not!
Hi Katie, being a medical scientist is interesting, challenging, hard work, sometimes frustrating (there is a lot of paperwork…boring but necessary!) but always rewarding and working in a hospital lab is good craic! I’ve made some great lifelong friends through work. There’s a lot of laughter in our lab.