Health and Safety Officer: James Osborne
Academic life before OIST:
- studied Chemistry at University of Birmingham
- worked for a year in industry as part of my studies
Unit at OIST:
Chemistry and Biochemical Engineering Unit under the supervision of Prof. Fujie Tanaka
I study chemistry, because:
I enjoy the practical aspects of the subject and the lab I’m in. I’m also hoping to pursue a career in the chemical industry after the PhD so continuing to study chemistry seems pretty important for that.
In Okinawa, I like to:
head out to all the food and drink places around Okinawa.
Also really keen on films, gaming, comics/manga and art books (admittedly not Okinawa-centric but we do have access to Amazon Japan and all the not-at-all overpriced stuff on there).
I am the Health and Safety (HANDS) Officer, because:
H&S stuff is pretty essential in my work day-to-day. Someone also thought it was a good idea to nominate me for this position so I thought I’d give it a go (plus the role is one of the less intensive/ more laid back positions in the council).