• Question: what skills benefit your job?

    Asked by Pedro to Candace, Jenn, Matthew, Sahra, Sharon on 12 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Sahra Uygun

      Sahra Uygun answered on 12 Mar 2017:

      Curiosity, attention to details, hard-working 🙂 Also, communication skills also help.

    • Photo: Xueyuan Jiang

      Xueyuan Jiang answered on 12 Mar 2017:

      I find writing and maths extremely helpful. Hard work and discipline also make my life/work easier.

    • Photo: Matthew Bainbridge

      Matthew Bainbridge answered on 13 Mar 2017:

      Genetics, coding, and statistics (I wish more schools taught statistics earlier, it’s super important).

      Oddly enough, English is super important, too. Scientists (usually) have to write a LOT. papers, grants, whatever. I hated English in school, and I wish it hadn’t taken me 10 years after school to learn good grammar and communication.

      Scientists often have to give talks as well, so being a good public speakers is useful as well.

    • Photo: Jennifer Hintzsche

      Jennifer Hintzsche answered on 14 Mar 2017:

      Genetics, Coding, Communication. You aren’t a good scientist if you can’t explain your experiments to everyone!

    • Photo: Candace Lewis

      Candace Lewis answered on 14 Mar 2017:

      Critical thinking! Research methodology and design are important in any area of science. Additionally, the ability to critique the data and make appropriate interpretations while acknowledging the limitation of your study. No biological, psychological, or behavioral research is perfect. It is always important to remember this in interpretation.