Why i decided to become an Early Stage Researcher?
I was working in an organization before becoming an ESR. I did my internship at Deutsche telekom, so i was aware of the industrial perspective of a research, and I wanted to accelerate my technical technological knowledge so that I could cope up with the theoretical and practical aspects of research. That is the reason, I applied for the ESR position, to add more knowledge content to my profile. This knowledge comes from beneficiaries and partner organizations involved in the program as well as the recruited ESRs. They are from different domains and countries. It makes the program multidisciplinary very dynamic and has good international disclosure.
And during my first year, i had the impression that i was right. My host institution is Neostrain. And NeoStrain is a leading company in the measurement technologies for the construction industries in Poland. And i choose my host institution in an industry because it gives the perfect combination to further my education, but at the same time fascinated by the real job world. It gives me a new perspective on research, but it’s not completely dissociated from the university world. And i am really thankful to the unique structure of a Marie-Curie, because it gives me to integrate into the academic world as well, and i have the same training as those who develop their careers in a university. And Secondments at BAM was really a unique experience that let me discover new things, new researcher and get close to these more than ever before. It was also interesting that the intended deliverables are always different and tailored to benefit both me and the host partner.
And here are some of my first-year milestones: