Welcome to the Physics Jobs and Careers Blog. Your physics degree is a valuable commodity–more so than you think! You will be surprised to learn that most physicists are not academics. A physics degree can lead you towards an exciting and rewarding career. This blog was created to help students, professionals, and physics job seekers not only find jobs and careers in physics, but also to open dialogs on topics such as what to expect as a graduate student or post-doc, how to land an academic careers and whether or not academia is right for you.
While our focus is on physics and physics related jobs, we welcome comments and posts from all science types. You don’t need to be a member of the American Physical Society (click here to join!), or even a be a physics major to join this forum.
Approximately once per month, members of the CCPD will post a brief article discussing some aspect of life as a working scientist. Most of our posts will pertain to the job search process, but we also have a number of articles penned regarding mid-career transitions, tenure and promotion, and transitioning from bench-top to administration.
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About the image….You are looking down the barrel of a DNA triple helix in salt water. The DNA is in solid (opaque) licorice bonds, the ions are translucent and the water is space filling but transparent. The illumination effect was obtained by putting a light source in a nearby ion which had the effect of lighting it up almost from inside the helix. Complements of Prof. B. M. Pettitt, University of Houston.