Catarina Caetano is a former Advanced Research Assistant, DNA Pipelines.
“The secondment enhanced my perception of how faculty laboratories work. I now better understand the research process, experimental design and how decisions are made.
“By using very different methods to the ones I use in my everyday job, I also got a lot more experience, which was great to build my CV.
“I’m glad I got the opportunity, it was challenging at times, but it felt really good to be part of such an interesting project. Due to the complexity of the project, sometimes I felt a bit lost, so having this responsibility to help and do well really pushed me out of my comfort zone, which was very positive.
“I would recommend it to other technical staff at Sanger who want to learn or practice something new, as well as collaborate and see different ways of working.”