True mumblings, from a junior doctor...

Next steps in research

So what now then?

You work hard. You get your PhD in clinical research. You fancy doing more. You work hard again, but this time on your own time only.

You eventually get the opportunity to take the next step up. You apply. You interview. You are lucky enough to get the job.

Now you're a lecturer. What the hell are you meant to do next?

Research, obviously. But what and how. That's the key, as you need to start making your own waves, making your own noises. Pushing your own agendas.

So how do you do it?

Well, first part is making a game plan - what do you want to investigate? Then, how do you want to do it? What is the boss going to allow you to do? How long will it take. How much will it cost. Where is the money coming from.

Once you've answered all of these tricky questions, you merely have to do it.

That's easy.


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