The bells are ringing, but I remain in a heat chamber. Today (14/12/18) was cold, but I found my skin melting in a 35 degree room. Fun. I promise!
Nothing new this week, but I planned to aid Henry in developing some of his literature using Mendeley, so I’m getting to work in other ways.
Now for Christmas Carols!
I have begun working away for Alison, the first of the PHD students I am assisting, and its great!
Not only am I learning lab techniques, but also knowledge! The heat chamber has become my permanent abode, and not because of the heat (which is a downside!). I start with Henry in two weeks, but for now I am looking after participants, taking their weight, measuring Glutamine and monitoring participants. Lets get cracking.
No really, I have begun toiling away in the lab under Chris and Ben, and already found opportunities. I have been asked to be used as an aid for two PHD projects, and will gain invaluable experience with the heat chamber and other stuff!
But for now, just being a lab hand is my fate. Its still pretty fun!
All good stories start at the beginning, with the hero unready and unknowing of their journey. This is no different, hunting for a placement that played to my specific skillset. Luckily, part of that skillset is prudence and diligence, so I was the first to begin a long and arduous process of paperwork. But in the distance, the light shone brightly.
I passed the paperwork of my university to the lab, and then back, and then to the lab again, and finally, completed it myself. fortunately, I survived the fearsome paperwork, and began in earnest!
I have been added to the lab’s Sport performance team, and will be assisting in developing the image of the lab, through it’s website, among other lab duties. Much like I am here. Fitting, isn’t it?
The learning begins now!
Welcome to a diary of my adventure as a lab assistant in Plymouth, assisting with P.H.Ds, Mres and general lab stuff!
Under this category, you will find a collection of information about random lab protocols, and spend your time trawling through my time in a very hot (or cold!) room!