Temporary contracts, financial uncertainties, competitive pressure: becoming a scientist today is a difficult challenge. Four early stage researchers tell us why they love their work nevertheless, which obstacles they are facing and how they are overcoming them.
“Stay hungry. Stay foolish”. What served Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, as a motto indeed sounds like a manual for entering the world of science. If you start out with passion, persistence and a spark of craziness, chances of success might be good. But these qualities are by no means a guarantee for success.