Why did this senior scientist move from Dundee to Dublin?

George Penman explains why he moved to Dublin from Dundee, Scotland, to work in Genomics Medicine Ireland.

Have you ever been so interested in a company that you would move country to work there? After visiting Dublin to find out more about Genomics Medicine Ireland (GMI), Scottish scientist George Penman decided to do just that.

He told Siliconrepublic.com about the challenges he faced in shifting his career to Ireland, and the things that he has enjoyed the most along the way.

Where are you from and what’s it like there?
I was born in Inverness in the north of Scotland, but most of my upbringing was in Dundee. Dundee is situated on the east coast of Scotland and is a small, compact city. It was a great place to grow up and had a very good medical sciences university.

How long have you been in Ireland?
I have lived in Ireland for almost two years now. I’ll have been here for two years on 1 November.

What prompted your decision to move here?
In my previous role, I was in a position where I thought there was not much more to learn. It has always been my major deciding factor for switching roles. If I feel that I am not growing or expanding my knowledge, I want to move on.

When contacted about the role in GMI, I was intrigued by the idea and decided to come across for a visit and see what was going on. After finding out a bit more, I decided to make the move across.

Read George’s full interview here: https://www.siliconrepublic.com/people/genomics-medicine-ireland-trading-places-george-penman