Chemical analysis of rocks and minerals.
Analytical chemistry (using TGA,DSC,GC-MS, HPLC, XRF, XRD, IC, TOC, FTIR, SEM and more).
30+ years in analytical chemistry, 4 years in latest job.
MPhil, CChem MRSC.
Contacted by a recruitment agency I enrolled with following a voluntary redundancy.
What are you most proud of in your career?
Staying in continuous employment despite 4 compulsary and 1 voluntary redundancy. Being adaptable. I have worked for 13 different companies (the majority being 'blue chip') in 7 different areas(food/environment/pharmaceuticals/academia/microbiology/construction/mining).
The delivery of the work and the team of people I share it with.
Paperwork for the sake of it!
Be a team player. Be attentive to details. Be adaptable.
Consider science as a vocation. Only do it because it really interests you. If you want a top-notch salary, go be a stock broker or apply to Sales and Marketing.
Attempting to block up a hole in a pressurised (15 p.s.i) tank full of Guinness while inside a Ship's hold. Getting saturated from head to foot in stout and having to be 'rescued' by the Ship's First Officer.