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1 May 2015By Sarah McLusky

Sarah McLusky profiles a sixth form student on the hunt for protein biomarkers

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Tara McKernan: Wastewater treatment scientific officer

1 May 2015By Katrina Kramer

Tara tells Katrina Krämer how her curiosity about chemistry helps her keep rivers clean

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Abigail Storey: Scientific glassblower

1 March 2015By Katrina Kramer

Katrina Krämer talks to an art school graduate with the skills that make chemistry research possible

Neelum Munir

Neelum Munir: Chromatography sales specialist

1 November 2014By Hayley Simon

Hayley Simon meets a chemist who built a successful career after some early setbacks

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Amy Styring: Chemist and archaeologist

1 January 2014By Emma Stoye

Archaeology is more than just digging. Emma Stoye meets Amy Styring to excavate the facts

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Nicola Dinsdale: Flying the chemical flag

1 November 2013By Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson finds out about the chemistry behind aerospace engineering and life as a ‘test tube pilot’

Francesca Burgoyne

Francesca Burgoyne: Education executive

1 January 2013By

Philip Robinson introduces you to RSC ChemNet’s new team member

Jess Ham

Jess Ham: Winner of the Bill Bryson Prize 2012

1 November 2012By

Philip Robinson talks to the creator of comic chemistry cartoons

Judith Gegory

Judith Gregory: Procter & Gamble

1 July 2012By

Judith Gregory is a senior perfume chemist at Procter & Gamble. Josh Howgego finds out about her work, career and finely tuned nose

Nicola Gray

Nicola Gray: Assistant analyst

1 May 2012By The Mole

Nicola is a PhD student from the Drug Control Centre at King’s College London. She will play an important role during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games this year

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Emma Shiells: Picture editor at the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

1 March 2012By The Mole

Emma works on magazines and books, sourcing scientific illustrations and photographs

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Claire Wagman: Formulation scientist at Unilever

1 January 2012By

Clare works on improving the formulation of hair care products. She tells Josh Howgego what it’s like to work on products that are seen on supermarket shelves

Josie Harries

A day in the life of an ink development manager: Josie Harries

1 November 2010

Josie Harries has been working for Domino Printing Sciences for five years and has been an ink development manager there for the last year. She talks to Laura Howes about her typical day

Clare Herd

A day in the life of STEM ambassadors coordinator: Clare Herd

1 September 2010By Laura Howes

Clare Herd has spent the last 3 months working as the local STEM ambassadors coordinator at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum. She talks to Laura Howes about her typical day

Jessica Kershaw

A day in the life of a trainee patent attorney: Jessica Kershaw

1 May 2010By Tom Westgate

Jessica Kershaw has spent the past four months as a trainee patent attorney for Carpmaels & Ransford, London. She talks to Tom Westgate about her typical day

Farrah Bhatti

A day in the life of a committee specialist: Farrah Bhatti

1 March 2010By Tom Westgate

Farrah Bhatti is a committee specialist on the House of Commons’ Energy and Climate Change select committee. She talks to Tom Westgate about her typical day

Celia Gitterman

A day in the life of technical editor: Celia Gitterman

1 November 2009By Tom Bond

Celia Gitterman has spent the past four years working for the Royal Society of Chemistry as a technical editor. She talks to Tom Bond about her typical day

Donna Palmer

A day in the life of project manager: Donna Palmer

1 May 2009By Rachel Bolton-King

Donna has spent the past three years working as a project manager at Pera. She talks to Rachel Bolton-King about her typical day