I test robots.
I work for a small Swiss company that builds robotic storage systems for the pharmaceutical industry. My job is to set up the robots and make sure they are working properly. I then train the customers to use them. My job takes me all over the world, Germany, Scotland, the US and Japan.
Robots eh Adrian? I have an idea. Can you create some robots to take over the US govt? Maybe we would finally have some intelligent beings and rational discourse in our governmental policy making for a change.
Somehow I landed a part time gig as an emergency shelter advocate for a non-profit that helps survivors of domestic violence (mostly women and children). Wasn't my intention, but I'm very happy to be there for now and the next few years as I look for another part time job and consider going back to school. I also volunteer way often then I should. From giving tours of house museums to teaching girls how to play guitar at camp... bleah. I still don't feel like I do much of anything though. :P
Research scientist, trained in molecular, cell and developmental biology.
I am involved in projects studying the factors that regulate two of the main cell types in bone- osteoblasts, which build bone, and osteoclasts, which resorb old or damaged bone. By understanding the basic mechanisms of how these cells are controlled we hope to be able to develop better diagnostic and therapeutic tools for bone regeneration, osteoporosis and for cancers that frequently spread to bone such as breast, prostate and lung.
that's awesome Eric. I don't have much of a science background, but I know enough to appreciate how valuable the foundational knowledge you are seeking to understand is to the advancement of society. Thank you.
I'm an automation and process control engineer. Science and demonstratable reality have been the source of a good and interesting living for me. After thirty years I still look forward to going to work every day.