Work-life balance: Lab life with kids : Naturejobs

This article on the Nature Jobs website gives an insight intp the every day struggles of a scientist with a family.

We all know that reasearch can be incredibly stressful and good time management is essential. Many of us struggle to organise ourselves, but scientists with children have to juggle their experiments around emergencies, childcare, school and family engagements. This, coupled with the pressure of early career research can lead to all manner of problems and stress, and it’s something men and women alike have to think about.

Many employers are flexible when it comes to workers with children, with working from home and remote experiments becoming more available, and his article gives us a glimpse into how some parents are managing their work-life balance.


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