Why choose a PhD?

shimiA full-time job working as a biochemical research specialist for a biotech company growing 60,000 liters of microalgae as feedstock for biofuel maybe a dream job for some people, and in bad economic times people may wonder why someone would voluntarily give up such a position.

But that is exactly what Ocean Scientist Shimi Rii did, and in the blog below she discusses what made her  give up a ‘dream’ job working for a biotech company and decide to return to university to undertake a PhD three years after finishing a Masters, which at the time she’d decided was the end of her university life…

Read Shimi’s article on Nature