Scientists who are considering a pronounced change of career should try to understand their reasons as much as they can.
"Suitable applicants may not always be the most academic scientists."
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"The question is who is going to get the funding first."
"There is lots of funding going into interdisciplinary research, so let us know what you want," says Sadhana Sharma of BBSRC.
There are good opportunities for those who persevere.
"I feel that I am giving people back their names and recognition, and sometimes reuniting them with their families." --Corinne Duhig
"The best way you can help me to help you is by letting me know about any of your interests and preoccupations."
There is a cry for more integration and for people with very diverse training.
Budding science writers are actually offered a lot of support and encouragement.
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