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What valuable skills can you develop by studying chemistry?
research and development chemist
health and safety adviser
medical laboratory scientist
How else could you use your skills?
technical sales executive
computer systems analyst
marketing and sales manager
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Research chemists explore and invent new products and processes
As a medicinal chemist, I use my knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry and physiology to find solutions to health-related problems.
MChem in Medicinal Chemistry.
Every day is different – a stimulating and demanding career
My work really is never the same two days in a row – every day is unique.
My main tasks include:
•preparing and teaching chemistry lessons
•marking and assessing work
•managing the science department, liaising with the heads of other departments and monitoring standards achieved by staff and students
•supporting teachers and technicians
•administration (and inevitably discipline).
BSc honours degree in Chemistry. PhD in Chemistry.
PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) in Chemistry and Science.
As well as technical knowledge, good communication skills are vital
I wanted a career that would draw on my science background and would also make use of my good communication skills.
Working as a patent attorney is challenging and uses all my skills.
I am involved in:
•providing protection for inventions by writing and prosecuting patent applications
•liaising with inventors from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
•advising clients on their patent strategy.
BSc (double honours) degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry.
PhD in Bio-organic Chemistry.
Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property. Patent Agents’ Practice, advanced level examination. European Qualifying Exams (to become a European Patent Attorney).
A chemical science qualification is a good training for a career in marketing; employers value the key skills of numeracy, problem solving and communication that are an integral part of all chemistry courses
Marketing project manager
Marketing is about identifying the needs and goals of a customer and producing a product that satisfies those criteria.
My job involves:
•market research, product design and pricing
•promotion and distribution of the final product
•working with people in different countries and coordinating activities across departments.
Every day brings different challenges!
Masters degree in Chemical Engineering. Advanced Certificate in Marketing from the CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing). Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the CIM.
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