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A new ERA for European science?

26 January 2015 The Insider

The European Research Area has made scientists more mobile, but the picture isn’t entirely rosy, finds Andy Extance

Gig in Japan

14 January 2015 The Insider

Researchers looking to further their careers might consider heading to Japan. Helen Carmichael talks to scientists with first-hand experience

Better cleaning through chemistry

1 October 2014 The Insider

Chemistry World’s competition winner, Tessa Fiorini, investigates the complexities and chemistries behind seemingly simple products

Signing science

24 September 2014 The Insider

Helen Carmichael reports on a project that’s making sign language scientifically articulate

It came from the blog

21 August 2014 The Insider

Is blogging an innocuous pastime? Or could it help, or even harm, your career? Hayley Birch investigates

West side stories

28 July 2014 The Insider

A stint in a US chemistry lab is a rite of passage for many academics. Sarah Houlton talks to the chemists who went to the labs of opportunity

Masters of their art

25 June 2014 The Insider

Nina Notman meets the National Gallery’s team of analysts, putting masterpieces under the microscope and protecting them for posterity

Chemistry in close-up

23 April 2014 The Insider

Nina Notman talks to IBM’s atomic manipulation group, and the scientists who snapped the first molecular mug shots

China's foreigner investment

26 February 2014 The Insider

As China positions itself as a world-leader in research, western scientists are in demand. Vikki Cantrill talks to the chemists who have emigrated east

By royal appointment

17 January 2014 The Insider

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 brings UK science and industry together through its industrial fellowship scheme. Philip Robinson reports

The science of fiction

4 December 2013 The Insider

Nicola Davis talks to the scientists who lend their expertise to the entertainment industry

Opportunity on the island of innovation

30 October 2013 The Insider

Singapore is tiny, yet it has a vibrant research community. Those considering an eastward move should try this gateway to Asia, Helen Carmichael reports

Mind your own business

24 October 2013 The Insider

Many dream of being their own boss, but few make the choice, and fewer succeed. Yfke Hager gets some entrepreneurial advice from those who’ve made it

Non-profit pharma

24 September 2013 The Insider

Not-for-profit drug discovery is growing into a promising niche employment opportunity within the pharmaceutical industry. James Mitchell Crow investigates

High unemployment in Europe drives brain drain

5 September 2013 The Insider

Andy Extance finds out how economic woes in southern European countries’ are affecting young chemists

Access all areas

29 August 2013 The Insider

How do aspiring chemists with disabilities fare at university, and where can they get support? Helen Carmichael talks to staff and students at one university to find out

Beginner's guide to book writing

10 July 2013 The Insider

Thinking about writing a book? Before taking the plunge, heed the advice of those who’ve done it all before. Hayley Birch talks to the experts

Formulation and function

11 June 2013 The Insider

Working between the R&D lab and the supermarket shelf, formulation chemists turn prospects into products. Yfke Hager takes a look at their work

Admissions advice

15 May 2013 The Insider

With university places at a premium, Emma Stoye gets some tips on standing out and securing a place on the right course

Green means go for careers in chemistry

20 February 2013 The Insider

Yfke Hager takes a look at the growth in green chemistry jobs and talks to the chemists whose research doesn’t cost the Earth

CSIRO: a translation agency

25 January 2013 The Insider

James Mitchell Crow meets the scientists making a difference at Australia’s national science organisation

Tracking tomorrow's talent

18 December 2012 The Insider

Futuretrack has followed thousands of students on their path through university and beyond. Kate Purcell talks Emma Davies through the latest data on careers and job satisfaction

In defence of art

18 October 2012 The Insider

Careers in conservation aren’t just for art historians, discovers Hayley Birch

Write all about it

21 August 2012 The Insider

Chemists with a nose for news and a flair for writing may enjoy life as a science writer, reports Nina Notman

Your route to recruitment

11 July 2012 The Insider

Three recruitment agencies tell Yfke Hager their job hunting tips, and explain how they can lend a helping hand