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Nanofilm president inspires at Industry Week

Nanofilm president Scott Rickert, a Foresight Participating Member, advises firms on how to integrate near-term nanotech into their products in a piece on the Industry Week site. He also gives advice on nano-jobs, which should not have nanoscale salaries:

“According to National Science Foundation estimates, the US will need 800,000 to 1 million nanotechnology workers in the next decade. Fortunately, the first nanotechnology salary survey I’ve seen will be out sometime in February at smalltimes.com. Like all industries, nanotechnology salary is governed by a number of variables – location, education, experience, even the prestige of the hiring organization. If you want to develop your own yardstick, you’ll find fodder at the nanotech job websites: tinytechjobs.com, nanovip.com, workingin-nanotechnology.com. Maybe add some data from industries that have salary surveys that overlap with nanotech, like engineersalary.com.”

Nanodot readers who are positioning themselves for the jump to full-time nanotech will want to monitor these sites for appropriate positions in either near-term nano businesses or long-range R&D on more ambitious nano-projects such as productive nanosystems. —Christine

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