If you're thinking about your next career move, Physics World Careers is an annual guide that offers valuable careers advice, insightful case studies showcasing possible career options, plus a comprehensive employer directory. And jobseekers with a background in science, technology, engineering or mathematics can explore all the latest opportunities on Physics World Jobs, a recruitment website from the publishers of Physics World.
Luz Ángela García, a cosmology postdoc in Bogotá, Colombia, on her journey into physics and astronomy as a woman from South America
Ask me anything: Jim Al-Khalili – ‘I find quantum mechanics endlessly rewarding, fascinating and frustrating’
Careers advice from Jim Al-Khalili, professor of theoretical physics at the University of Surrey and award-winning science communicator
Training for your future
Sam Lavery describes how getting involved in the physics community helped him both academically and personally
Engineer, physics teacher, science communicator and education consultant Steve Bullock talks about a career of bold choices, sideways jumps and obstacles overcome
Why do many science graduates lack the skills that industry is looking for? Sean Ryan and Veronica Benson explore the problem
City University of Hong Kong wants to scale and diversify its PhD physics programme by recruiting a new generation of rising stars from all over the world
University College London’s MSc in space science and engineering offers graduate physicists a unique opportunity
Physics World Jobs
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Careers in medical physics
Medical physicist and entrepreneur Maryellen Giger on how she established the use of AI in breast cancer imaging
Linax Technologies founder Marco Carlone on creating an online learning tool that trains and teaches medical physicists
Career development: stand out from the crowd
Dalmeet Singh Chawla delves into the pros and cons of self-citations, as well as the possible benefits of the s-index
Andrew Hirst details what employers want to know from your CV and gives his top tips on how to tailor your CV to a specific role
Despite talk of skills shortages, most graduates in scientific disciplines take jobs outside science. Patrick White and Emma Smith reflect on why this is and what it means for the ...
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Video showcase: physics graduates share their stories
Physics World Careers
The 2021 edition of Physics World Careers is packed full of advice for early-career scientists. Including a range of valuable advice, informative case studies and recruiter profiles, it demonstrates the variety of jobs that use a physics degree.
Jony Hudson is a research engineer working on the development of artificial intelligence at DeepMind
Materials scientist Arnab Basu, head of radiation-detection technology developer Kromek, on spin-offs, COVID-19 and the future
Troels Schönfeldt talks about his career change from particle physics to co-founder and chief executive of Seaborg Technologies
The American Physical Society's National Mentoring Community helps students from under-represented minorities find the right support and mentorship
Erik Bakkers is professor of advanced nanomaterials and devices at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands
Carol Marsh is deputy head of electronics engineering at aerospace engineering company Leonardo
Caitlin Duffy says it is more critical than ever to consider your next career move despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic
The science writer and theoretical physicist gives her advice to physics graduates
TTP’s multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers work with a diverse client base to invent, design and develop new products and technologies with lasting commercial impac...
Joe McEntee talks to surface scientist Karen Syres about striking a balance between teaching and research
- Particle and nuclear | Workshop NuFact 2020 21—26 June 2021 | Cagliari, Italy
- Quantum | Conference WE Heraeus Seminar: Collective Effects and Non‐Equilibrium Quantum Dynamics 2021 27—30 June 2021 | Bad Honnef, Germany
- Optics and photonics | Conference 2nd International Summit on Optics, Photonics and Laser Technologies 28—30 June 2021 | Kyoto, Japan