Where and what is your current position?
In my current role, I analyze genomics data, write manuscripts, and supervisor junior trainees.
Is your current career path as you originally intended?
No, I was planning to become a professor.
How does this job relate to your graduate degree?
The statistical and machine learning concepts that I was taught during grad school have proven to be directly applicable to my current genomics research.
What motivated you to pursue graduate work at UBC?
Primarily, I was motivated by the prospect of conducting interesting and innovative research.
What did you enjoy the most about your time as a graduate student at UBC?
The thing I probably enjoyed the most was meeting inspirational people at conferences.
What are key things you did that contributed to your success?
I set up an efficient schedule to release more publications.
What is your best piece of advice for current graduate students preparing for their future careers?
Do internships at different places to find your true interest, even if it delays your graduation a little.
How did you find out about/obtain your current position?
I found out about my position on the current PI's website.
What challenges did you face in your graduate degree, or in launching your career?
Learning to demonstrate my skills and knowledge more effectively.
How are jobs normally posted and filled in your organization or industry?
Jobs are usually posted on the lab website, and filled based on skill match.
What do you like and what do you find challenging about your current position?
The scale of the data is larger than neuroimaging, and the field is much bigger, hence more competitions.