I have just read this blog piece by my friend Dr Bill Wilkinson who has resigned as a researcher in Cardiff University. It’s a bit depressing but very personal and very honest. On a more positive note he is starting teacher training and sounds excited about that.
Reading Bill’s piece reminded me of another piece penned by a Cardiff University Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr Kayleigh Dodd. It was entitled “I am a research scientist, and that’s why I drink”. Again it’s a bit depressing and cynical but it’s funny and very well written. It got 245 comments and was widely read.
These two stories illustrate the challenges of being a post-doctoral researcher. They make for good reading. Thanks to both Bill and Kayleigh for sharing the stories.