Albert, in his thirties, completed his PhD in 2008 in Canada, and was in the midst of his second year of post-doc work when he joined this study. Prior to the post-doc, Albert held a fellowship at a biotech company, where he decided that he wanted to pursue a career in academia, as academia would allow him to make discoveries through research. Albert was married, and welcomed his second child during the fourth year of post-doc work.
What struck us about Albert’s story was:
Balancing child work with work and the birth of his second child.
Wide range of academic activities and an interest in teaching.
Consistent desire to work in academia.