"This choice was more practical because you try to build up a career, and if you do what people are already doing, you need to be very good, but also lucky, to make it," says Edwin Cuppen.
"Even if being back at a postdoc position was quite difficult," says Valentina Emiliani, "this was a necessary step."
The couple started looking "around in the world [to see] where we could both have nice positions," and they found what they were looking for in Spain.
"Try and identify the people that can really teach you and help you very quickly," says Diego Centonze.
Although "the researcher is free to do whatever he wants," says Marché, "I will be working in a team, so I will necessarily get interested in their field of research."
In Spain, "Most people integrate into an existing and functioning lab," which gives them less freedom," says de Nalda Minguez.
"You have to be lucky, because there is a lot of good people and they [too] deserve the position," says Collard.
"Most of our propositions were relatively inexpensive yet had some potential for actually changing things," says Jean-François Moyen on behalf of SLR-JC.
"The responsibility of being read or heard or seen by thousands of people," which many people would find daunting, is something Jorge Mira Pérez really relishes in his broadcasting career.
Enter keywords, locations or job types to start searching for your new science career
Opening a free account lets you utilize all the tools you'll need for a successful job search including:
© 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science. All Rights Reserved.
AAAS is a partner of HINARI, AGORA, OARE, PatientInform, CrossRef, and COUNTER.
You have reached the bottom of the page. Back to top