A science life for me

An ongoing podcast series exploring the career path to becoming and developing as a scientist. What does it mean to work in the science world and what are the career possibilities?

Finding the right chemistry in collaboration and wine

Finding the right chemistry in collaboration and wine

Emma Sherman, a soon-to-be PhD graduate from the University of Auckland, describes how a passion for chemistry, collaboration and exploration have helped her become an award-winning scientist as part of Plant and Food's Viticulture and Oenology group. Emma received the 'Enology Best Paper' award at the American Society of Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) National Conference in June 2018.

 
Growing passion into a career

Growing passion into a career

University of Auckland Ph.D. student, Tom Saunders, recounts his experiences of diversity in science, love at first sight (with a parasitoid wasp), and the importance of following your passions and creating your own opportunities. He also discusses why he thinks it is important to have an online profile to assist you in the early stages of your career in science.

 
Leading science

Leading science

Chief scientist at Plant & Food Research, Richard Newcomb, talks about his science career journey from a young bug collector to leading the science. Richard also talks about his role as Chief Scientist and the general challenges in working in science.

 
Choosing your path

Choosing your path

Molecular biology postdoctoral scientist and new mum Dr Jessica Rodrigues, talks about her journey into science, the choices and opportunities that are available early in your science career, and Brad Pitt. Jessica was recently awarded a Rutherford Foundation New Zealand Postdoctoral Fellowship.

 
The road to science

The road to science

Research associate, Scigester and mini monster truck enthusiast Blue Plunkett talks about his journey into science, the importance of science communications and some advice on heading towards a science career.

 
Bitten by the science bug

Bitten by the science bug

Bio-protection postdoctoral scientist, Jay Jayaraman, discusses his science journey and the 'bang for buck' potential of plant science discoveries

 
It is a science life for me!

It is a science life for me!

Swapping microphones for this podcast, research associate and scigester Brogan McGreal talks about her journey into science and some tips for those thinking about a career in science.

 
At home in the lab

At home in the lab

Research Technologist and 'scigester' Di Brewster discusses her career path, the opportunities available to budding scientists, and the thrill of unlocking mysteries and making your mark.

 
The science business

The science business

It's not all about the lab. A science career can mean finding new business opportunities for science and managing science projects. As Business Analyst and Molecular Biologist Nitish Anand has found.

 
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