I have been wanting to post this for a while but haven't dared. Many of you know this already. But I have signed stuff now, so it's (mostly) official.
I'm a post-doc! Yay!
(By the way, that's good) (Also, by the way, no it doesn't mean I've submitted my thesis - that's a whole different matter that we won't touch on here). It does mean that my funding woes are over for the next 18 months, that I have an NHS ID card, a new project in addition to my thesis, a new desk in the Post-Doc office, a Salary(!), a Pension(!!!), and other such exciting things.
New project is very similar to thesis project, but monitoring adults in the Emergency Department (ED), which is what the cool kids call Casualty these days, and trying to spot which ones are really unwell and are deteriorating. I get to wander round the ED once a week collecting the data from the monitors (hence the ID card), and there's lots of interesting little research avenues to explore.
Other good things to have happened this week include the arrival of my free iPod nano (in orange), from Swansea, which I won at the Science Festival for filling in a questionnaire, which was a pretty good return on about 5 minutes of my time. Especially as I filled it in because I wanted to actually give them feedback rather than because I wanted to win an iPod. Because, let's face it, no-one ever wins those things. Oh, right...
Did I mention that I have a salary now? Yay salary!