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Freelancing science in 2008

08 Jan

I was pretty busy last couple of weeks which resulted in massive amount of unread items in Google Reader. The New Year came unnoticeable but brought a lot of changes to my scientific life and to this blog. First of all, “freelancing science” became real – as of the first of January 2008 I’m no longer an employee and have no plans to be one soon. While I’m going to hold one of my academic affiliations, it’s no longer a formal agreement that binds me to a single place. This will allow me to jump with others into pool called “open science”. If you wonder how am I going to make money, all I can say is that I’m wondering about that too :).

Second thing is that I plan write more about bionanotechnology here, as I hope to merge protein science in silico with nanotech at some point. Molecular machines, multimeric complexes etc. here I come.

I plan to explore even more the topic of molecular graphics, maybe in a form of a separate site. In times of “Ice Age” (or any current animated movie) most of modern scientific visualizations look like Windows 98 next to Apple’s Leopard.

So stay tuned and I wish you an exciting year of 2008. Mine is going to be exciting for sure.

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7 Comments

Posted by on January 8, 2008 in Career

 

7 responses to “Freelancing science in 2008

  1. Deepak

    January 8, 2008 at 14:35

    Congratulations!!! You are doing something that, while common in the tech world, is less common in our world. Looking forward to seeing the results 🙂

     
  2. freesci

    January 8, 2008 at 15:12

    Thanks Deepak. Lets see how it works in science – and if I can become an encouraging example 😉 .

     
  3. Melodee

    January 12, 2008 at 19:04

    Congratulations on taking a bold step! Going out on your own can be extremely rewarding (and a bit scary). Just don’t forget to enjoy the journey…

     
  4. freesci

    January 13, 2008 at 14:08

    Thank you, Melodee. Uncertainty of traditional career path scares me more than uncertainty of going on my own – even considering that the final end is better defined. 🙂

     
  5. Evan Roey

    November 24, 2009 at 12:47

    I think that freelancing is a very comfortable job, but sometime freelancing job also creates problems in your work.
    Freelancing Expert

     
 
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