Lessons of a Lab Worker

Having started my first ever “proper adult job” a week before I graduated, I thought I knew loads about science and working in labs. Whilst I knew certain techniques and broadly understood the literature, the last 9 months have proved there was much still for me to learn (and still is). Below are the key observations I have made during my time as a Research Technician; I hope this insight can aid any confused science graduates-to-be as the end of semester looms. Science is fast and science is slow. I look at the clock now and its 5pm. I...

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