At the time of filming, Dr Kemper was a lecturer in the School of Physics & Astronomy at The Unviersity of Manchester. She is currently on one year's unpaid leave from her position in Manchester to allow her to take up a post as Associate Research Fellow with Academia Sineca, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Taipei, Taiwan.

Dr. Ciska Kemper transcript (PDF)

  • Question 1

    How did you get your last job?

  • Question 2

    What was the application/interview process?

  • Question 3

    What other jobs did you apply for?

  • Question 4

    What are the highlights and lowlights of your current job?

  • Question 5

    What do you spend your time doing in your current job?

  • Question 6

    Have you had a mentor (formal or informal) or any other personal support?

  • Question 7

    What was the best advice you have been given?

  • Question 8

    How have you developed your academic profile/got known in your field?

  • Question 9

    What setbacks have you managed to overcome and how?

  • Question 10

    What lucky breaks have you had?

  • Question 11

    Anything you would do differently in your career?

  • Question 12

    How do you balance work and private life?

  • Question 13

    Any advice to early career researchers?