As many others, I guess, after the undergrad I found myself immersed in the everlasting dilemma between the private companies and the public research, fields that move somehow in parallel in Spain. In that moment, through a professor and friend, I received an offer for a research contract at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Continue reading Public research in Spain
Yes, yes, you read it well. I’m a nanodoctor. But we can’t forget I studied physics. Last year, attending an international workshop on Nanomedicine in Malaga (Spain), I had the chance to flip through a lot of resumes of people working in nanomedicine and I realized then that a lot of them were physicists. Continue reading Nanodoctor
I am a postdoctoral researcher in an American university working in Particle Physics Theory. When I started my PhD in Spain I had no f*** idea what was this job about or which are the usual stages in a researcher career, so I’ll try to explain it now that I know. I hope it will be useful for others. Continue reading Particle physicist
Did you know the Spanish politician Javier Solana studied Physics and he was actually was a Professor on solid-state physics at Complutense University (Madrid)? He has published more than 30 articles. Continue reading Did you know that Javier Solana studied Physics?
Reading the previous posts, I have realized how (relatively) old I am and how hard is to summarize 24 years of work experience (or I should better say burden).
After graduating in physics in 1986, and following a professor advice, I had an interview with Electronic Traffic S.A. (ETRA S.A.) and on August 1st of the same year I started working in the R&D division of this Spanish company based in Valencia dealing in traffic control systems production. Continue reading University IT-manager
This work, as in any university, involves teaching and research. In my case there are few physicist coworkers, due to the degree courses that this university offers. Precisely because of this, although people graduated in this university are usually preferred as professors, in the case of physicists the easier way is to get the PhD in a university where the undergrad in Physics is offered. Continue reading Professor in private university