• Question: How would you compare your initial expectations of going into the job, and The workplace you’re immersed in now ?

    Asked by must1put to Sharron K, Hayley, Eva A, Bruno Silvester L on 21 Mar 2024.
    • Photo: Sharron Kenny

      Sharron Kenny answered on 21 Mar 2024:

      i think it most ways its better than i expected. you realise that those senior scientists youve looked up to are also people too. so its not as scary as it looks from the outside at 1st. i work as part of a great team. we laugh often. work very hard in the areas of science we all specialise in and when we have team meetings some one always brings along cakes and biscuits.

    • Photo: Bruno Silvester Lopes

      Bruno Silvester Lopes answered on 25 Mar 2024:

      I’ve had a variety of jobs after my PhD which I finished in 2012. To begin with I didn’t have any huge expectations but always wanted to do fascinating work. I worked from 2012 to 2019 in the same place and then after a short break, I joined the current university where I am working as an assistant professor of microbiology. Here as well, I did not have any expectations but I can see I progressed very rapidly in my current role and have been appointed to several prestigious positions across different microbiology societies. I think I always go with the thought that I need to make the best out of wherever I go and help those who can learn from my experience.