Yesterday was my first day in my new post at The University of Manchester; I have taken up an exciting new position as laboratory technician and join a team with John, Jon and Pete. I had been at the University of Southampton since 2009, initially as a PhD candidate, then as a laboratory technician, so it was a difficult farewell after all those years. I do, however, return to the department where I read my undergraduate degree in Geography (in 2006!), and I’m looking forward to the opportunities the new post in Manchester presents.
So far I’ve seen well-appointed laboratories that seem to be very busy! Over the next few weeks I’ll be taking over some day-to-day running of some of the facilities, and developing a plan with John and the team for some improvements over the next few months. You can find out more about the laboratories here.