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Discover Chemistry
[Name, Organisation]
What do chemical scientists
do?
Research
Invent
Prove
Sample Analyse Detect
Investigate
Calculate
Measure
Test Observe
Discover Create Experiment
Examine
Learn
Monitor
Interpret
Synthesise
Study
I’m a chemical scientist
You may like to include a
photograph of yourself at
work
- An example of a
typical day
- The best thing about
your job
- A problem you have
solved
- An interesting project
you have worked on
Careers in chemistry
Agricultural chemist
Marine chemist
Biochemist
Chemical engineer
Formulation chemist
Atmospheric chemistForensic scientist
Materials scientist
Food scientist
Environmental chemist
Analytical chemist
Industrial chemistToxicologist
Computational chemist
Polymer scientist
Medicinal chemist
Crystallographer
Life in the Lab
•
Labs are everywhere!
•
No two labs are the same
•
Chemists often concentrate on a
specific area of chemistry
•
Research can have a big impact
outside the lab
Life in the Lab – Day to Day
•
Team player vs. lone ranger?
•
DIY – experimental design and risk
assessment
•
Keeping notes
•
Technology rich and poor
•
The ‘uniform’
Routes to study chemistry
14-16 study
GCSEs /
Standard Grades/
Intermediates
NVQ/SVQ level 1-2
16-18 study
Higher Education
Postgraduate
A Levels (AS and A2) /
Highers and Advanced
Highers
Undergraduate degree
(BSc, BA, MChem,
MSci)
Masters (MSc, MA)
Baccalaureate
(International / Scottish
/ Welsh / AQA)
HND, HNC
PhD/MRes
BTEC
Foundation degrees,
Access to HE courses
PGCE/PGDE
NVQ/SVQ level 3
NVQ level 4
NVQ level 5
Study whilst working
Intermediate
apprenticeships
Advanced
Apprenticeships
Higher
Apprenticeships
Part time and distance learning courses
How much could you earn?
Vocational routes
You don’t
have to go
to
university..
Apprenticeships
Part-time study
What else can I do with a
chemistry qualification?
Transferable
skills
Practical
Analytical
Numerate
Problem
solvers
Creative
Good
communicators
Team workers
What else can I do with a
chemistry qualification?
Advise on
science
policy
Help
people
protect
their ideas
Analyse
data for
reports
You
could…
Sell
scientific
equipment
Become a
science
writer
Darren Smyth - Patent Attorney
•
Darren helps companies protect new products by
writing patents
•
Patents give companies a monopoly on their
product for 20 years
•
Patents can be for a wide range of products such
as drugs, foods, batteries and plastics
•
Darren uses his scientific knowledge every day
•
He also has to communicate complicated ideas
How can the Royal Society of
Chemistry help me?
Cutting-edge chemistry
Help with your studies
Inspiring events
Lab and university visits
Further study and career advice
How can the Royal Society of
Chemistry help me?
Thousands of resources to help you learn chemistry like the Visual
Elements Periodic Table, Chemistry in your Bathroom, and
Mechanism Inspector!
How can the Royal Society of
Chemistry help me?
 Top of the Bench
 Bill Bryson Prize for
Science Communication
 International Chemistry
Olympiad
 Schools’ Analyst
Competition
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