The Naturejobs team looks at careers in sports science and life as a PhD student in 2017 following publication of Nature’s biennial PhD survey, which sought the views of 5700 students worldwide.
Jenny Kedros, research manager at Shift Learning, the educational research agency that helped analyse the data, talks about the survey’s main findings to chief careers editor David Payne.
The survey asked about career satisfaction, a big driver behind career choice. Naturejobs editor Jack Leeming talks to Juan Delgado, head sports scientist and applied neurotechnology specialist in the New York Sports Science Lab in Staten Island, New York. Juan’s career didn’t quite turn out the way he had planned, but he found another path that has had a big impact on his work, and life. You can read more about Juan’s work, and about sports science in general, by reading the article Smarter, Not harder.
This month’s #AskTheExpert question comes from a speaker at last month’s 2017 London Naturejobs Career Expo. Esther Melo Herráiz, a postdoc researcher who now works in the partnering division at healthcare company Roche, wants to know more about how to plan for future careers. Nana Lee, assistant professor in the biochemistry department at the University of Toronto, Canada, answers Esther’s question.
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