The fifth featured ‘day in the life of’ post is from Patricia who is the person behind the instagram phdfitclub_
A day in the life of Patricia (radiopharmaceutical research chemist):
I am radiopharmaceutical research chemist working in Denmark. I am Canadian and I completed my PhD in chemical biology 1.5 years ago. My research is centered on synthesizing, radiolabelling and evaluating new molecules that can be used to improve current methods of disease diagnoses and treatment.
9:51am: Working on making radioactive molecules often requires special equipment. We try to minimize radiation doses as much as possible so we make the robots do the work for us. These wires and tubes are behind a bunch of lead – keeps the radiation contained. This work is done at a controlled facility at the research hospital.
I hope you enjoyed reading about Patricia’s busy day, and enjoyed seeing what ‘life after a PhD’ can look like!