International postdoc – part two

Once the bureaucratic seas have been successfully navigated, working in China has been nice. The stereotype of people working 12 hour days and taking meals at their desk is not the case in my lab at least. People arrive at approximately 9, leave at about 5:30 and eat lunch at one of several canteens. It’s rather more congenial than my PhD days, where many people were so time stressed that they ate in the office.