Jessica Steinlechner

Jessica Steinlechner

Co-Chair

Election statement

I am an experimentalist working on the development of mirrors and coatings. I have been a member of the LSC since 2005, when I started my diploma project at the AEI in Hannover, where I also did my PhD. Following this I moved to Glasgow as a postdoc, and I currently work jointly between Glasgow and Hamburg. I strongly believe that the junior members of the LSC are the most important part of the collaboration, and that protecting their interests and providing appropriate training, mentoring and support is crucial for the future of the LSC. Moving country and now working in two countries in parallel, and supervising students at both places, gives interesting insights into the issues facing students and postdocs at different places. Balancing a career in research with having young children, I feel I have a good appreciation of many of the challenges of the early stages of a research career. I am very enthusiastic about promoting stronger links between students at institutes around the world, with more opportunities for mentoring, developing research opportunities and learning about the collaboration and how their research fits in to the wider picture.

I am an experimentalist working on the development of mirrors and coatings. I have been a member of the LSC since 2005, when I started my diploma project at the AEI in Hannover, where I also did my PhD. Following this I moved to Glasgow as a postdoc, and I currently work jointly between Glasgow and Hamburg. I strongly believe that the junior members of the LSC are the most important part of the collaboration, and that protecting their interests and providing appropriate training, mentoring and support is crucial for the future of the LSC. Moving country and now working in two countries in parallel, and supervising students at both places, gives interesting insights into the issues facing students and postdocs at different places. Balancing a career in research with having young children, I feel I have a good appreciation of many of the challenges of the early stages of a research career. I am very enthusiastic about promoting stronger links between students at institutes around the world, with more opportunities for mentoring, developing research opportunities and learning about the collaboration and how their research fits in to the wider picture.