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Please note, these salary figures are intended as a guide only. Salaries depend on factors such as experience and qualification levels, level of responsibility, job location and type of organisation – it’s always worth checking with the employer. Apprenticeships may include an employer paying for a Higher Education qualification. 

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    Laboratory scientist apprentice

    Kasia makes lubricants to improve the performance of metal-cutting tools while also studying towards a degree in chemical science

  • Lewis smiling at the camera.

    Bionanotechnology PhD student

    Lewis is researching cutting edge ways to improve the treatment of diseases of the colon

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    Soil scientist

    Emma investigates the link between climate change and increased greenhouse gas emissions from the soil.

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  • Photo of computational chemist, Richard Lonsdale

    Scientific leader

    Richard uses digital technologies to design and select compounds for new medicines.

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    Senior principal scientist

    Misbah uses computers to predict which catalysts will be best at removing harmful pollutants from road-using vehicles.

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    Senior software developer

    Aruna writes, modifies and debugs code to improve the user experience of a database which is used by scientists to make new discoveries.

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