• Question: Is your job ever really challenging? If so when?

    Asked by EmmaC to Triona, Simone, Kieran, Julia, Hugh, Emily on 13 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Kieran

      Kieran answered on 13 Nov 2018:

      My job is most challenging when experiments don’t work out the way you planned them or if something goes wrong and I have to start all over again after hours of work. It can be very difficult to stay motivated when things go wrong but there is always a solution and we have to keeping trying until we figure out what works in our experiments.

    • Photo: Emily

      Emily answered on 15 Nov 2018:

      I agree with Kieran, the job can be very challenging if you hit a rough patch in your research. When that happens, it’s best to focus on the little successes, like changing a protocol to make it better or reading something that may help your next experiment to succeed. Most of the time, the little things can help keep us motivated and optimistic.