Physics graduates may wish to further their understanding of physics by working with organizations at the cutting edge of science. Exciting opportunities exist at CERN, the world's largest particle-physics lab, as well as other high-energy physics centres around the globe.
Investment has also grown in large-scale synchrotron facilities and other high-energy light sources such as free-electron lasers. These facilities have an almost constant demand for qualified physicists, and offer you the chance to contribute to ground-breaking physics research.
All major X-ray and neutron facilities employ instrument scientists, who are experimental experts, liaison officers and researchers rolled into one. Andrew Wildes from the Institut Laue-Langevin explains how he juggles his daily tasks.
What does it take to lead a lab with more than 2000 staff members and an annual budget in excess of €800m? As CERN celebrates its 60th anniversary this month, Sharon Ann Holgate finds out what's expected of the lab's next director-general.