I Twitted this awhile ago today:
— Svetlana Belkin (@Barsookain) April 24, 2014
and I thought I need to explain more in depth what my dream job is. Hopefully, what I write down is not that far-fetched for a job that exists.
What I want to do is to tie in my hobbies, computers, Ubuntu/FOSS, and the sense of community in these communities and what I do for them, and my degree that I’m getting, which is BS in biology with molecular and cellular biology as the focus. The closest thing that I have in mind is a Community Manager type of job, just like Jono Bacon is looking for. I want to use my other skills that I gained from being involved with the Ubuntu Community, mainly running a WordPress Blog, editing MoinMoin wiki pages, and driving projects. The only skills that I lack are the coding/scripting skills and command line but I’m willing to learn those.
Even though I manage a team in the Ubuntu Community called Ubuntu Scientists, the team’s aim is different then my dream job since it’s aim is to have a network of scientists that use Ubuntu/Linux and have resources to help them. Also, I hate to say this but I want to be paid for my work so I can have a living.
While money is the issue, it’s not the only one. The other major issue is I think I will not be happy if I was a lab tech or even (if I go for my Masters or PhD) as a researcher. I want to do both, community management and still work as a biologist.
If you have a position, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below. You may also make a connection with on LinkedIn.