• Question: hello are you still at collage or are you working now and what do you work as if you don't mind .

    Asked by 499nch29 to Alex, Andrew, Delma, Julia, Simon on 8 Dec 2015.
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      Delma Childers answered on 8 Dec 2015:

      Great question! I’m done studying in school, so I’ve got my PhD. I’ve gone on to the next step for scientists, which is a postdoc. So now I work for a more senior PhD scientist and we’re getting an experiment ready to go to the space station (it’s about bacteria mining rocks in space!). I also help mentor students who are working on their PhD in the lab and I teach some students in college who are studying for their bachelor’s degree.

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      Alexander Finch answered on 8 Dec 2015:

      I’m finished at University now and I’m full-time at work. I’m a satellite engineer normally, which means I help design and build satellites to go into space. It’s fun!

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      Julia Attias answered on 8 Dec 2015:

      Hi @499nch29,

      My work is based at University, so its a little confusing :p

      I am at University, but “working” as a PhD researcher (scientist). So I research with the gravity-loading countermeasure skinsuit at King’s College London (but will be doing studies at the European Astronaut Centre and other universities), and it is my job to do that.

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      Andrew Winnard answered on 8 Dec 2015:

      Like Julia said – being a PhD student is not a clear answer. Julia and I are really lucky that we are employed to do our PhDs so its like a normal job 🙂 I also get to teach at the university. As well as my PhD I also have a job at the UK Space Environments Association, which all about getting space scientists to work together so we can do more fun space research in the future 🙂