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We asked Caitriona Jackman from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Caitriona Jackman

Planetary Scientist

Smart Futures

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  Caitriona Jackman
If you are considering full-time scientific research, try to get a work placement in a university department so you can see first hand what it’s like. It’s a relatively relaxed, flexible environment, but there is a certain degree of self-motivation needed. 

So I would say you need to be able to push  yourself and be proactive in terms of setting up collaborations with other scientists etc.
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Tullow Community School

Office Administration


Course Code:  5M1997
Award Code(s):  5M1997
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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5M1997