Question: What is the most satisfying part of your job?
anon answered on 16 Jun 2021:
It depends on the day, I think! Some days being able to quickly and easily process a large group of samples and generate really nice results is really satisfying, other days it can be getting poor DNA out of a sample that has been tricky and uncooperative. I really like experiencing the collaboration between different teams and being able to learning from the experience of so many people who are experts in their field (however small, some folks are incredibly niche). I also like opening ample tubes for the first time and seeing what’s inside – the information I get doesn’t include pictures, so getting a colourful insect or unusual marine organism is great.