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[*] posted on 8-6-2017 at 12:20


I'm a research technician in a university biology lab. Most of my day is spent on bioinformatics, but I sometimes get to spend time at the bench, pipetting very small amounts of liquid back and forth from tiny tubes. I also have several fruit fly species and subspecies I keep alive.



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[*] posted on 17-8-2017 at 07:42


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[*] posted on 17-8-2017 at 10:48


By qualification (and the first 20 odd years of my career, I'm a chemist.
My job title is "knowledge analyst" and I work for a bit of the government that doesn't like me to mention it on the web.
It's nothing exciting and you have heard of it- they are just a bit shy.
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[*] posted on 17-8-2017 at 13:49


ex Chem math teacher. now mainly consultant IT customised programming

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[*] posted on 17-8-2017 at 16:21


Exploration geologist in Western Australia: using geological, geochemical, geophysical, historical and any other available data to search for that mostly elusive precious yellow metal.
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[*] posted on 17-8-2017 at 16:49


Quote: Originally posted by barbs09  
Exploration geologist in Western Australia: using geological, geochemical, geophysical, historical and any other available data to search for that mostly elusive precious yellow metal.

What, yellowcake?
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[*] posted on 17-8-2017 at 17:53


I work a lab position for a company making highly purified enzymes. I have also become the go-to guy to ask chemistry questions to since most of the employees are so bio-focused that they can't troubleshoot badly behaving reagents.
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[*] posted on 17-8-2017 at 18:04


j_sum1, sorry should have been more specific, gold. Although Carnotite, a Uranium ore, is not overly rare in some of the nearby inland salt lakes.
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[*] posted on 17-8-2017 at 18:05


Design sawmill machinery
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[*] posted on 17-8-2017 at 18:25


Retired. Started as a Ph. D. bench chemist at a major pharma company in 1975, went west to join the biotech revolution in the late 1980's and had a great time with the excitement of several start ups. Ended my career as a senior executive responsible for everything from new lead discovery to process research with a large biotech company. The worst part was always having to deal with the green eye shade guys. But it was great fun with the "youngsters" in the labs, though. Now it is back to the test tubes and beakers and having to wash my own glassware but I love every minute of it.

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