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PHYSICIST: Working At A Snow And Avalanche Research Institute

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Henning is a Physicist working at a snow and avalanche research institute doing snow physics. He describes his typical day and the career path he took which led him to study snow. He also talks about what he's learned about snow that he didn't know when he first started, like how it's actually very hot.

Degree: Physics
Job Title: Researcher in Snow Science

Job Summary: Physicists

Job Description

Physicists and astronomers study the fundamental nature of the universe, ranging from the vastness of space to the smallest of subatomic particles. They develop new technologies, methods, and theories based on the results of their research that deepen our understanding of how things work and contribute to innovative, real-world applications.

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Additional Info

Many physics and astronomy Ph.D. holders begin their careers in a temporary postdoctoral research position, which typically lasts 2 to 3 years. During their postdoctoral appointment, they work with experienced scientists as they continue to learn about their specialties or develop a broader understanding of related areas of research. Their initial work may be carefully supervised by senior scientists, but as they gain experience, they do more complex tasks and have greater independence in their work.

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$60,000 - $170,000
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10 to 20 percent
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Full-time
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Office, Travel, Indoor, Military
Personal qualities
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Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Mathematical skills

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