PIPS student profile

James Fryett

Institute of Genetic Medicine Newcastle University International Centre for Life Central Parkway Newcastle-upon Tyne NE1 3BZ

My PhD is non-CASE, meaning I will undertake a 3 month PIPS internship placement.

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When deciding on your internship, what did you want to experience and what did you hope to gain from that experience? 

I wanted to gain experience of a career outside of academia and to understand how I can still use my scientific skills/knowledge in a career out of the lab.  I also wanted to learn more about science funding and policy.

Did you get the experience you were expecting and did you achieve the personal development you had hoped to make? 

Yes- through this experience I learned more about the range of careers available to me.

Has the internship made you feel differently about potential career options and has it helped to put the skills from research into a broader context?

Yes- after this internship I am now more seriously considering a career outside of academia.


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