What people that now work in Technical / Engineering have to say about their experiences.
What is your current job?
Lucia: Technical support for the users (scientists) of a big computational centre for scientific purposes.
What is your level of satisfaction with your current job?
Lucia: It depends: I like my daily activities a lot better than research, and I feel that I am learning a lot of stuff and being useful to people. BUT this job is paid as a 2-year post-doc, without any contract, just a stipend, and I am definitely not satisfied with this.
What qualifications were necessary for obtaining this position?
Lucia: Science PhD, knowledge of a bit of IT-stuff
What additional training did you complete in order to be able to perform your duties?
What was your last academic position before switching fields of work (i.e. PhD student, first/second post-doc etc)?
Lucia: PhD student/28 years old