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MMU General talk 2011 - online

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This is an online presentation given remotely to students at Manchester Metropolitan from the Royal Society of Chemistry

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MMU General talk 2011 - online

  1. 2. Why Chemistry?
  2. 3. Enjoyment Job prospects Challenge Rewarding Interesting Good degree Flexibility Make a difference Research
  3. 4. Further Study? <ul><li>Masters </li></ul><ul><li>PhD </li></ul><ul><li>Post Doctoral Research Associate </li></ul><ul><li>www.findaphd.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.jobs.ac.uk </li></ul>
  4. 5. Careers from Chemistry
  5. 6. Jobs directly related to chemistry <ul><li>Analytical chemist </li></ul><ul><li>Biomedical scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Food technologist </li></ul><ul><li>Forensic scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Materials engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Medical physicist </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assurance manager </li></ul><ul><li>Product development scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Toxicologist </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Safety adviser </li></ul><ul><li>Molecular modelling </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research – tissue typing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Geoscientist </li></ul><ul><li>Marine scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Soil scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Water quality scientist </li></ul><ul><li>PhD/Postdoctoral research/lecturing </li></ul><ul><li>Crystallographer </li></ul><ul><li>Research scientist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmaceuticals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fine chemicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fragrance / Flavours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polymers </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Science Writing </li></ul>Some examples we came up with… Law/Government The RSC HE Finance
  7. 8. Stage 1: How involved in science do you want to be? ‘hands-on science’ using your scientific knowledge using the skills from your degree or PhD

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