Find out how your wage packet compares with the results of the latest Royal Society of Chemistry pay and reward survey
Jobs in science centres and museums are hard to come by and competition is fierce. The work requires bright, enthusiastic and imaginative people, reports Emma Davies
Sarah Houlton tries to entice us into a career in the flavourings and fragrances industry
Setting up a business is daunting but can be very rewarding, says Charlotte Ashley-Roberts
'I enjoy a challenge', Nathan Lawrence, senior research scientist at Schlumberger Research, tells Emma Davies
Australia has a flourishing academic sector, and the weather's better than in the UK. What's not to love? asks recent émigré
Max Whitby made films about science for 20 years, then finally moved into the laboratory. He talks to Yfke Hager
Ana Belén Elgoyhen is one of the winners of the 2008 L' Oréal/Unesco Women in Science awards. Sarah Houlton meets her
Can the UK's Sector skills council for science, engineering and manufacturing (Semta)
solve the pharmaceutical industry's recruitment crisis?
Organic chemist Steve Wailes uses novel reactions in the fight against crop weeds. Susan Aldridge finds out more
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Adam Cohen moved from his bedroom electronics laboratory to become assistant professor at Harvard University within ten years. Yfke Hager finds out about his meteoric academic rise
Multitasking professor Bruce Logan says environmental engineering may help save the planet. Susan Aldridge meets him
A unique MSc course focuses on the cross-disciplinary know-how needed for a career in anti-cancer drug development. Joe McEntee reports
Steve Koonin's curiosity and drive to 'make a difference' led him from academia to one of the world's largest energy companies. Fiona Case meets him
From unlikely beginnings as a botanist, Mark Bell became hooked on formulation chemistry. Sarah Houlton finds out how this shaped a successful business
Adele Patterson is devoted to helping new chemists build their own careers but nothing will keep her out of the lab. Yfke Hager meets her
Joanne Ayre has combined a talent for science with a flair for working with people to develop a diverse business career. Yfke Hager meets her
Graham Ruecroft co-founded a firm that recently earned him his second RSC innovation award.
Adam Walker co-founded bespoke solvent company Bioniqs and is now its CEO.
As a teenager in a small Russian town, Andrei Khlobystov stood out for his desire to be a chemist. He is now making waves in the UK with his nano work, as he tells Yfke Hager
Nick Green loves the varied nature of his job as science policy manager at the Royal Society, which sees him talking to politicians and scientists. Yfke Hager finds out more
Craig Banks is passionate about his research. In his short academic career he has already co-founded a spin-out firm to make cannabis detectors, as Yfke Hager finds out
As a public awareness scientist, Samantha Tang is keen to encourage others to spread the wonders of science.
Yfke Hager finds out more