I work as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
My PhD allowed me to immerse myself in a field completely new to me. I was able to learn specific techniques in the field, as well as learn about the work other groups around the world were doing in my field. I reached out to a group in Nova Scotia as I wanted to collaborate with them. During the 3 months I spent as a visiting graduate research assistant in the Dasog group I teamed up with a PhD student who was also studying the same reaction, and this allowed me to produce my best work. I was then invited to rejoin the group as a Postdoc when I finished my PhD. I have developed skills which are key to succeeding in the work that I do. They are not only transferable to other lines of work, but can also be complementary, allowing me to approach problems in another field from a fresh new angle.