Here we present the career twists and turns of six stellar neuroscientists based in North America and Europe.
"By going to different labs," says Edvard Moser, "You learn different ways of thinking and you can create bridges between sub-disciplines and find something unexpected."
This is an unusual position; I will have little bureaucracy and limited teaching.
The interview process, she points out, goes both ways: They are interviewing you and you are interviewing them.
Go abroad for some time. That is how I got into a field that I could make a significant contribution to.
Early-Stage Training fellowships offer Ph.D. researchers the opportunity to pursue specialised training for a period of 3 months to 3 years as part of their doctoral training.
Given the opportunity, Jana Kadukova says she would definitely be keen to work abroad again. "In my opinion, everyone should try this once in their life," she says
Making courageous career choices, says Linda Ko-Ferrigno, is a lot easier when "you have someone cheering you on."
Mathematics researchers, Crowdy says, need to "develop [their] own style. Follow your heart. Don't be afraid to go out on your own."
Stephen James: "As a scientist, you must be willing to work toward making a product." Gaining new knowledge for its own sake it not enough.
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