PhD, in his early thirties, completed his PhD in 2006 in Canada, and was in a pre-tenure position at a North American university when he joined this study in 2010. PhD had completed two post-doc contracts in two different universities before joining the study. He his partner worked as a researcher in his lab, and helped him to work towards a good work-life balance, a constant struggle. He was granted tenure during his seventh year after graduating, and looked forward to his first sabbatical.
What struck us about PhD’s story was:
Marriage, commitment to exercise and trying to maintain a work-life balance.
Issues acquiring grant funding, commitment to teaching & supervision, Promising Young Scientist Award.
Academic career goals and receiving tenure.