Principal investigators are people, too

Recognising that fact could help researchers in their journey through their graduate studies, says one second-year PhD student

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During my academic journey, I have been exposed to many different research fields, principal investigators (PIs) and laboratory environments. Not all of those environments have been perfect for my research, but all have taught me a lot.

I remember a period of six months during my master’s studies when every research-related discussion ended with a defeated feeling. I was told to re-evaluate and repeat experiments almost continuously, and research started to become a chore.

To find out how Amanda dealt with this, read the full blog on the Nature Careers Page: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00413-5

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