TLF ID R9381
This is an edited sound recording of Australian medical scientist Ian Frazer outlining some of the joys and frustrations of a career as a medical researcher. One advantage, he says, is that researchers know that many people may benefit from the work they themselves are enjoying, but he warns against a career as a research scientist for anyone who cannot handle routine minor disappointments. Frazer also warns that researchers need to constantly monitor the work of others in the same field. The recording was made in February 2008.