- science skills
- maths knowledge
- knowledge of engineering science and technology
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- knowledge of physics
- analytical thinking skills
- persistence and determination
- the ability to think clearly using logic and reasoning
- the ability to use your initiative
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently
Your day-to day duties may include:
- creating devices and materials on the nanoscale - 0.1 to 100nm in size
- operating scientific instruments to separate and analyse your products
- performing experiments to test the nanotechnology you have produced
- maintaining production and experimental equipment
- using computers to interpret data
- preparing learning materials and planning lectures
- giving lectures to students and leading workshops
- planning research schedules and overseeing staff in a laboratory
- writing reports and articles
- ordering materials, chemicals and stock for your laboratory
You may need to wear protective clothing.
You could work in a laboratory.
With experience you could work your way up to a management role.
You could also move into a teaching or lecturing role.
You can find out more about careers in nanotechnology through Nanowerk.