My Main Tasks
My main tasks/skills are organisation, patience, motivation, competence and persistence are very important skills to do a Ph. D.
Keeping yourself motivated 24-7 is challenging and at the beginning I found the writing aspect quiet tough but once you get started it’s OK.
Who Influenced Me
I think my interest in biology for the leaving cert really steered me towards science based course in college so I have my Biology teacher Joe Carroll to thank for that. My uncle is also involved in microbiology research in the States so I suppose he influenced me to stay in research.
Absolutely, work hard play hard, I play tag rugby at least twice a week all year round and while sometimes work is required on the weekends I’m still able go out.
Most Useful Aspects of my Education
Composing a Literature review in third year of college and the Final Year Project as well as spending my summers working in the local North Cork Creamery lab has really helped me in my work today.
Useful Work Experience
Any lab based work experience would be of great help.
Don’t be afraid of making mistakes but be sure to learn from them.