Science communicator

Science communicators communicate science to the general public. They need to make scientific research understandable to people who may not have a background or career in science. Science communicators can be a science journalists or work in a university press office promoting the scientific research carried out by academics. They may deliver science shows or organise events at science festivals, schools or science centres or design and make interactive exhibits for science centres.

Attributes: creative, curious, logical

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Meta researcher

Meta researchers study research itself. They study research methods, reporting, reproducibility, evaluation, and incentives. They ensure, promote, and defend robust science, free from biases. They ensure all results from scientific investigations are evidence based.

Attributes: curious, patient, resilient

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Electrical Power Technician

Electrical power technicians work in nuclear, coal, geothermal or hydroelectric power plants. They are responsible for controlling and monitoring all of the electrical equipment. Electrical power technicians control the amount of power by maintaining the electricity and voltage throughout the power plant. Technicians also use computer systems to adjust power levels and are able to connect and disconnect them from their circuits.

Attributes: hard-working, logical, organised


Geomagnetists are a specialist type of geologist who study the magnetic processes of geological features and the Earth as a whole. They study the geomagnetism caused by the Earth spinning on its axis as it orbits the sun and the magnetic processes caused by mountain ranges, ocean trenches and shifting tectonics which effect on the geomagnetic field of the Earth. This research informs the understanding of formation of the Earth and other planets. It is useful in industry as studying the magnetic fields of the Earth can help predict where resources might be situated.

Attributes: self-motivated, patient, passionate

Chemical Physicist

Chemical physicists study reactions and how two fields can interact with each other. They examine the structure of chemical particles, such as ions, molecules and polymers and explain why certain enzymes function due to their molecular shape. They watch how particle structure is altered when it goes through various chemical processes, such as combustion or sublimation. Chemical physicists test other reactions including energy-flow or the states of quantum particles.

Attributes: collaborative, communicative, imaginative

Robotics Engineer

A robotics engineer is responsible for creating robots and robotic systems that are able to perform duties that humans are unable or prefer not to complete. They design and build robots that help to make jobs safer, easier, and more efficient, particularly in the manufacturing industry. Robotics engineers may work in the agricultural, military, medical, and manufacturing industries, developing new uses for robots, designing improved robots for existing systems, or repairing and maintaining industrial robots.

Attributes: resilient, curious, open-minded

Magnet Engineer

Magnetic engineers design magnets or machines and devices that use magnets. These may be used in computer data storage, compasses, doorbells and alarm systems, microphones and speakers, motors, electrical generators and electrical transformers. They are also used in medical equipment such as MRI scanners. After a magnet has been designed, magnet engineers define manufacturing processes and testing strategies then analysing test results and present them in the form of operating instructions and manuals.

Attributes: creative, committed, observant