• Question: do you like working as a scientist?

    Asked by theminecraftlord on 11 Jan 2018. This question was also asked by meekymouse06, dillonwilde20.
    • Photo: Sophie Scott

      Sophie Scott answered on 11 Jan 2018:

      Yes, it’s my dream job. I really like reading and writing about science, planning studies, discussing data and analysing results. It’s very enjoyable to be finding things out!

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      Daniel Mills answered on 12 Jan 2018:

      absolutely, it is so varied and makes you think the whole time. It also teaches you to stay humble as the more you learn the more you realise how little we know and how some of the things you might have thought to be true are not.

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      Sarah Knight answered on 26 Jan 2018:

      I absolutely love my job. It’s so varied, there are always new and exciting things to think about, and it’s so relevant — I’m often spotting examples of how the things I work on are happening “in real life”. I agree with Daniel that it’s also very humbling — there’s so much we don’t know, and it feels good to be part of a worldwide effort to try little by little to understand more about our amazing world.

    • Photo: Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez

      Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez answered on 30 Jan 2018:

      Yes, I love it, my favourite thing about working as a scientist is to be able to design my own experiments and seeing every day how to find the best way of answering my questions.