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Physics Jobs in Nuclear physics and Particle physics.

  1. Sep 2, 2009 #1

    PrincePhoenix

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    What jobs can one get after doing a PhD in nuclear physics or particle physics except for lecturership? Where are they used?
     
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  3. Sep 2, 2009 #2
    There are many fields of the private industry that are looking for physicist. I will drop the ones outside the physics field.

    With a doctorship in nuclear physics, you can definitely work in a nuclear power plant. You can also work for nuclear power plant designer (Westinghouse, GE, Mitsubishi, Areva, ...). You could also find a job in the field of nuclear fuel, either in the mining for uranium, or into recycling of used fuel. To get on the other side, you could find a job at the government, for the licensing authorities.

    These are the jobs that come to my mind just like that. I am sure by searchin a bit, I could find some more for you. As you can see, the nuclear field is very active. And I only talked about the nuclear fission, where there are other jobs in nuclear fusion.

    Cheers
     
  4. Sep 2, 2009 #3

    PrincePhoenix

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    What about particle physics?
     
  5. Sep 3, 2009 #4
    Having done my PhD in nuclear applied physics, I know less about particle physics. I believe you might be a little bit more stuck on pure research.
     
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