Long reads – Page 7

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    The plastics surgeon

    2013-11-05T00:00:00Z

    Sarah Houlton takes a ‘Peek’ at the career of polymer chemist Alice Matthews

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    Mind your own business

    2013-10-24T00:00:00Z

    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

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    The master plan

    2013-10-09T00:00:00Z

    Laura Woodward describes some simple strategies to manage your career and take control of your future

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    Ice cream inspiration

    2013-10-03T00:00:00Z

    Cesar Vega has united his love of food and science in his career at Mars. But he is also on a mission to teach the science of cooking, as he tells Emma Davies

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    Non-profit pharma

    2013-09-24T00:00:00Z

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

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    High unemployment in Europe drives brain drain

    2013-09-05T00:00:00Z

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

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    Access all areas

    2013-08-29T00:00:00Z

    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

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    Different strokes

    2013-08-16T00:00:00Z

    Carlos Gutierrez tells Yfke Hager why he’s devoted to supporting minorities entering science

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    Enabling Africa's women

    2013-08-14T00:00:00Z

    US project Coach is supporting African women to progress in science careers, Hayley Birch learns

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    Dealing with redundancy

    2013-07-31T00:00:00Z

    Facing unemployment can be frightening, but keep calm and consider your options before you carry on, says Laura Woodward

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    Building batteries that breathe

    2013-07-24T00:00:00Z

    Long before energy storage materials were in vogue, Peter Bruce saw their potential, as Emma Davies finds out

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    Learn to speak engineering

    2013-07-10T00:00:00Z

    Chemists and chemical engineers are two groups separated by a common science. Sarah Houlton looks at a course that’s bridging the gap

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    Beginner's guide to book writing

    2013-07-10T00:00:00Z

    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

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    Climbing the ladder

    2013-07-03T00:00:00Z

    Simon Perks gets some tips to help early career chemists survive in academia

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    Finding a job you'll love

    2013-06-26T00:00:00Z

    Laura Woodward gives some advice to job hunters looking for love

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    Going with the flow chemistry

    2013-06-21T00:00:00Z

    Elizabeth Farrant climbed to the top in big pharma, but now she’s working at a smaller scale, as Sarah Houlton finds out

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    Formulation and function

    2013-06-11T00:00:00Z

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

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    Making the masters choice

    2013-06-05T00:00:00Z

    Today’s chemistry graduates could find that those with an extra year of study under their belts are landing the best opportunities. Helen Carmichael reports

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    Reality microscopy

    2013-05-30T00:00:00Z

    Pratibha Gai talks to James Mitchell Crow about her life’s work, watching the secret life of atoms

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    Support from rent-a-lab

    2013-05-24T00:00:00Z

    As startups flourish and outsourcing increases, Labstract is stepping in to provide space, expertise and training for the new model of R&D, as Yfke Hager learns