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What does a day in the life of a neuroscience researcher look like?

As my aspiration, I would like to request some information on what my future would look like. Is there the freedom to research topics of choice? Or do companies hire researchers to work on projects for them? If so, is there a way to get into your own lab for personal research? What were your topics for your post-doc work? And, how was the road to career from college? Was there a need for constant study, or could you actually have a bit of a social life outside of studies? Thank you #college-major #neuroscience #neurology


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Christine’s Answer

Hi Max,

While I'm not a neuroscience researcher, I do work as a consultant for the National Institutes of Health. You might consider opportunities there, particularly at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). There are opportunities to apply as an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellow as a student, post-bac, pre-doc, or post-doc.

You might also be able to identify a few researchers to reach out to at NINDS to ask them some of the questions you pose in this post.

Best of luck!

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Maria’s Answer

Hi
I hope this helps

Here is a great info link
https://www.aan.com/tools-and-resources/medical-students/careers-in-neurology/

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