Chemistry was great – I found my degree very interesting as I love learning about all of the different mechanisms and I enjoyed the mathematical aspects to much of the physical chemistry.
What does this position involve?
I write manuscripts in various medical fields, including cardiovascular, infectious diseases, oncology and musculoskeletal diseases as well as writing posters in these topics. I assess clinical trial data and write about it in the form of abstracts, posters, manuscripts and review articles. I also drafting slide sets, write sales aids and product monographs. Attending large conferences and writing reports also makes up part of my work.
What do you most enjoy about your current role?
The science; finding out about new medicines or future medicines that are in development or are about to be approved for use; the variety of work; the teamwork; that it is office-based and that lab work is a thing of the past.
What did you most enjoy about your course?
The theory and the variety of subjects offered within chemistry were most enjoyable.
What skills/knowledge from your degree have you found particularly helpful in this role?
Writing up experiments and data and the love of science which I developed whilst doing my degree.
What advice would you give to students applying for the same course that you took?
Chemistry was great – I really enjoyed my degree. I found it very interesting as I love learning about all of the different mechanisms and I enjoyed the mathematical aspects to much of the physical chemistry. I was not so keen on the practical side of things. I enjoyed the lectures and felt that most of the lecturers were very knowledgeable. The social life is chemistry was fantastic too with plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded people and enjoy time outside work!