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Nanotech's role in feeding the planet At the table Alok Jha, (Chair), science and environment correspondent, the GuardianKathy Groves, food microscopist, Leatherhead Food ResearchTerry Jones, director of communications, Food and Drink Federation Ian Illuminato, Friends of the Earth The challenge is clear: globally, we will need to feed two billion extra people by 2050. As politicians, industry and scientists turn their attention to the problem of world food security, many believe we will need to use every available tool to tackle this impending crisis. Veterinary Microbiology MSc On this programme, you will acquire an excellent grounding in molecular biology, immunology and microbiology relevant to the study of veterinary microbiology. This will lead on to the study of the complex mechanisms of host/microbe interactions that are involved in the pathogenesis of specific animal diseases, and will provide insights into diagnosis and interventions, such as vaccines, essential for disease control. The MSc has been designed to increase your understanding and development of critical and analytical skills, such that you may identify problems, formulate hypotheses, design experiments, acquire and interpret data, and draw conclusions.

Energy engineer: Job description An energy engineer is involved with the production of energy through natural resources, such as the extraction of oil and gas, as well as from renewable or sustainable sources of energy, including biofuels, hydro, wind and solar power. Energy engineers are focused on finding efficient, clean and innovative ways to supply energy. They work in a variety of roles including designing and testing machinery, developing ways of improving existing processes, and converting, transmitting and supplying useful energy to meet our needs for electricity. They research and develop ways to generate new energy, improve the efficient use of energy through reducing emissions from fossil fuels, and minimise environmental damage. Maths, Physics and Chemistry in Oceanography There is a wide range of opportunities open to those who study mathematics, physics and chemistry. Choosing one of these three subjects, taken to degree or postgraduate level, will offer the prospects of careers ranging from academia to zymurgy (the branch of chemistry concerned with fermentation processes in brewing!). In oceanography, the majority of jobs currently available are filled by people from mathematics, physics or chemistry backgrounds, sometimes as joint honours degrees with oceanography.

on-course The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and associations (EFPIA) represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe. It has a direct membership of 31 national associations and 38 leading pharmaceutical companies and is the voice of 2,000 EU companies committed to the research and development of new medicines, to be approved for marketing and use by regulatory agencies. Information gathered from pharmaceutical industry and other sources concerning their education and training needs will be displayed on on-course so that:

Student Work Experience Placements Abroad - IAESTE In an increasingly competitive job market, much has been said about the need to gain relevant work experience before graduation. IAESTE not only provides traineeship experience but also the valuable experience of working abroad. Work experience gained abroad enhances your independence and flexibility, communication and foreign language skills, and contributes to your personal and academic development. Employers know that if students have successfully overcome the challenges brought on by international work experience, they will stand out from the crowd at interview. IAESTE is open to degree level science, engineering, technology and applied arts students in the second year of study and above. The majority of traineeships take place in the summer months, although longer periods are also available.

Overview of the engineering and manufacturing sector in the UK Engineers are in demand and over the next few years there will be 1.86 million vacancies that require engineering skills What areas of engineering and manufacturing can I work in? There are a range of industries to consider: aerospace; automation and robotics; automotive; biotechnology; chemical; civil engineering; electrical; electronics; food and drink; marine; medical and pharmaceutical; metals, minerals and materials; nuclear; oil and gas; space.

Physician associate NHS Careers > Explore by career > Doctors > Careers in medicine > Physician associate Physician associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. They are trained to perform a number of roles including: taking medical historiesperforming examinationsdiagnosing illnessesanalysing test resultsdeveloping management plans. They work under the direct supervision of a doctor. Training Graduate Careers Special (Image: Steve Simpson) AS YOU prepare to don your cap and gown and wave farewell to undergraduate life, it's finally time to think about your future. And it's brighter than you might think. Yes, we are in times of austerity and, yes, there are 85 people competing for every place in the bigger graduate schemes.

Overview of the science and pharmaceuticals sector in the UK This is one of the largest and most important industries in the UK. Find out what it's like to work in a scientific career… What areas can I work in? Employment can be found in many areas of science, including: chemical; food science; forensic science; geoscience; life sciences (e.g. microbiology, pharmacology); marine biology; materials science; meteorology; nuclear; oil and gas; petroleum; polymers. Careers Biology offers a wide range of career options and opportunities for school-leavers, graduates, postgraduates. Whichever stage of your career you're at - from deciding whether to study biology at school, college or university, to working out what to do after you graduate - the Society of Biology is here to help. First of all, there's no such thing as a typical biologist. Entering a career in biology could take you in almost any direction you can think of, and to anywhere in the world.

Overview of the energy and utilities sector in the UK The energy and utilities sector continues to expand as the hunt for alternative sources of power is balanced by environmental concerns. Discover what it's like to work in the industry... What areas of energy and utilities can I work in? Employment opportunities in this sector can be grouped into: electricity and gas; exploration; extraction and mining; nuclear; petroleum; renewable energy; sewage services; waste management; water. Within these industries, there are many roles available to graduates, including: 10 types of scientist Science jobs are not all the same - Diana Garnham identifies 10 types of scientist. One of the Science Council’s key aims is to encourage more young people to consider a career in science. Research shows that the understanding of the careers available is generally poor and that the most common vision of a ‘scientist’ is someone who works in a lab in a white coat, probably undertaking research into something fairly obscure and distanced from everyday life. This is not surprising. Most publicly funded public engagement activity has focused around research and academia, and media coverage of ‘science’ is most commonly about research and breakthroughs.

Overview of the healthcare sector in the UK If you are interested in caring for sick people, improving people's lives or playing a part in the next medical breakthrough, there are plenty of opportunities to consider in the healthcare sector What areas of healthcare can I work in? Employment opportunities can be grouped into: allied health (e.g. physiotherapy, radiography, occupational therapy); ambulance service; complementary therapies; dentistry; healthcare science (e.g. clinical engineering, biomedical science, pathology); health informatics; health promotion; healthcare administration and management; medicine (doctors, surgeons, GPs); medical equipment sales; pharmacy; psychological therapies; medical research; midwifery; nursing; nutrition and diet; optometry and opticians.

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