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Forensics is a glorified area of science. This in large part owes to TV and movies. For everyday folks, the word “forensics” conjures up images of murder scenes, flashing police lights, fingerprints, and telltale bloody weapons. The realities are a bit less glamorous, but this field has been highly rewarding for me because of the many challenges and discoveries it presents.
I got into forensics because I grew up watching detective movies and was fascinated by Sherlock Holmes’ intellect. I knew movies weren’t reality and so I pursued the science behind it. I studied biochemistry and explored different types of research within that vast field.
Science is in fact a social profession.
Our fellow scientists are our collaborators, our competitors, our supervisors and our reviewers, and the scientific conference is arguably the most important means we have to meet and interact with each other.
A clinical protocol is the framework of a trial, outlining how the trial will be conducted and providing all the necessary guidelines for the study team.
Publish or perish.
It’s a saying that pops up again and again in science. Your publication record is the measure that everyone – from colleagues to funding agencies – uses to judge your quality as a researcher. Aside from helping to get you your dream research grant or university position, making sure that you get the process of publishing your work off to a good start as early as possible will help you to:
Careers in clinical research can be financially rewarding and offer solid stability in the job market. An Indeed.com found the average salary for clinical research associates (CRAs) in the US was $95,000, though some earn over $125,000.