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Jobs For Nuclear Physicists

  1. Feb 2, 2014 #1
    What jobs can a Nuclear Physicist get that involves actual research? I am interested in the field and wish to do a PhD in it however, I don't really want to stay in academia (low pay, publish or perish etc.). So are there any industry jobs a Nuclear Physicist could do? Other?

    Also if possible could answers be relevant to the UK/Europe.
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  3. Feb 3, 2014 #2


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    There is very little pure research in any field which is not academia or academia-like. Even in biotech companies where there is more research than in physical science-oriented companies there is higher pay but still the publish or perish pressure.
  4. Feb 3, 2014 #3
    Though so. I think that settles it that I am going in to either superconductors or photonics. Maybe biophotonics.
  5. Feb 3, 2014 #4
    Is that because you think there are more industry positions available in those fields?
  6. Feb 3, 2014 #5
    Not particularly. I am just narrowing down the fields that i would enjoy doing postgrad in There must be some good job opportunities in those fields though?
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