To mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science female young researchers working in the MEDEA Network, share their motivation in developing a career in science, and their expectations for their future as women in Science.
Actually the young researchers of the MEDEA Network are composed by 27 % of women researchers. Here the experience of some of them:
“The Medea project matches my strong interest in Science and gives me the possibility to integrate my scientific knowledge in the industrial field and to approach the research to our day-life needs. I think achieving successful results in industrial research can boost my professional growth”.
“Every day I am dealing with interesting challenges, especially when working in a laboratory one has to think of many different parameters in order to make an experiment work. The biggest advantage for me is the fact that you learn something new everyday. Working in physics gives me also the opportunity to investigate a domain that I love and be in the frontier of knowledge.”
“After master’s programme, I was searching for a platform to learn Attosecond Physics and perform electrondynamics measurements on amino-acids which ended up in website of MEDEA network. I was fascinated by work packages of network, looking forward to collective research efforts of ESR’s and pioneer scientists in the field. The quote in the job advertisement that application from female candidates are strongly encouraged was impressive from a applicant’s point of view at that time and now I am really happy as part of MEDEA.”