Neil S is a Senior Scientist at Pfizer. He had wanted to be a scientist since he was about six years old - "I think it's just from being sick as a child, having the chickenpox, having the flu, feeling really unwell and wondering why this was and what is the cause and what's going to make us better."
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DescriptionChemical scientists analyse and research physical aspects of chemical structure and change within substances and develop chemical techniques used in the manufacture or modification of natural substances and processed products.
QualificationsEntrants usually possess a degree. Entry may also be possible with an appropriate BTEC/SQA award, an Advanced GNVQ/GSVQ Level III, or other academic qualifications. Further specialist training is provided on the job. Some employers may expect entrants to gain professional qualifications.
- Develops experimental procedures, instruments and recording and testing systems;
- Conducts experiments to identify chemical composition, energy and chemical changes in natural substances and processed materials;
- Analyses results and experimental data;
- Tests techniques and processes for reliability under a variety of conditions;
- Develops procedures for quality control of manufactured products.
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