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Title: Careers for Physicists


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Careers for Physicists
  • Dr Claire Conway
  • Careers Adviser for Researchers

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UK employment of Physics PhDs graduating between
2003 and 2007
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Using your subject directly
  • In academic institutions
  • In research institutes or agency/government
    laboratories
  • In large industries
  • In small companies

4
Using your subject indirectly
  • Science consulting and market research
  • Science policy
  • Science administration
  • Science communication
  • Science publishing
  • Technology transfer
  • Intellectual property and patents
  • Manufacturing
  • Technical sales and marketing..and many more!

SCIENCE ALTERNATIVES Career briefing www.careers.o
x.ac.uk/students/occupations/
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Moving away from science
  • DPhil many transferable skills. These probably
    include
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Time and project management skills
  • Numerical ability
  • IT skills
  • Communication skills, e.g., presentation
  • Drive, determination and perseverance
  • Attention to detail

6
Professional institutions can be great sources
of information (and inspiration)
  • Institute of Physics www.iop.org.uk
  • Royal Astronomical Society www.ras.org.uk
  • Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
    www.ipem.org.uk
  • European Physical Society www.eps.org
  • American Institute of Physics www.aip.org

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  • Institute of Physics www.iop.org.uk gt
    careers

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Examples all seeking Physics PhDs advertised in
last 2 months
  • Laser Scientist, Radiantis (Spain)
  • Scientist, Siemens Magnet Technology
  • Graduate Development Programme, EADS Astrium
  • Physicist, Ballracing Developments (motorsport
    simulation)
  • R D, Samsung Electronics

10
Other jobs websites for Physicists
www.brightrecruits.com (from the Institute of
Physics) www.newscientistjobs.com www.jobsinscie
nce.com/ http//tiptop.iop.org/ (dynamic jobs
list for physicists) http//www.phdjobs.com/ sc
iencecareers.sciencemag.org (US and international
jobs from the journal Science) www.aps.org/career
s/ (from the American Physical Society)
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Occupations Finding Information
  • www.prospects.ac.uk
  • -Occupational profiles
  • -Prospects Planner careers guidance system
  • Careers Service
  • -Career briefings
  • -Occupational files
  • What do PhDs do? - www.vitae.ac.uk
  • Review job advertisements
  • Professional associations e.g., IOP
  • Talk to people (networking)

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Resources for moving forwards Careers Service
  • www.careers.ox.ac.uk
  • Section specifically for DPhil students
  • Information Room
  • Reference and take away materials
  • Talks and presentations occupational, employer
    and careers skills
  • Workshop
  • Future Focus careers skills workshop for DPhil
    students
  • Careers discussions
  • 15/45 mins
  • Plan/structure your approach, identify options,
    CV feedback, interview preparation

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Resources for moving forwards websites
  • www.skillsportal.ox.ac.uk
  • www.apprise.ox.ac.uk
  • www.prospects.ac.uk
  • www.vitae.ac.uk
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