Nanotechnologists design and build devices and materials on a tiny scale.
There will be
3% more Nanotechnologist jobs in 2023.
In your local area
You could be working in:
Your day-to day duties may include:
You’ll usually need a degree or a master’s qualification in nanotechnology or a related course, and experience of working in a laboratory. Some employers may also expect you to have a PhD.
Courses related to nanotechnology include:
Nanowerk has a list of relevant undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It also has a database of nanotechnology companies and research laboratories, which will be useful if you’re applying for work experience.
Starter salary: £13,000 to £14,000 (PhD student)
Experienced salary: £36,000 (university lecturer)
These figures are a guide.
You’ll usually work Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You may need to work occasional evenings and weekends to meet deadlines. In industry, you may work on shifts, which can include evening and weekend work.
You’ll work in a laboratory, where you’ll use specialist scientific equipment, like microscopes.
You’ll be expected to wear protective clothing like a lab coat and safety glasses.
You may work on projects with scientists in other countries, so may need to travel overseas.
With experience you could work your way up to a management role.
You could also move into a teaching or lecturing role.
IT skills and the ability to work with scientific technology.
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