Chemistry for chemistry’s sake

In case you’ve been lax in your chemistry-doing this week – get to it! It’s National Chemistry Week, after all!

The theme for this year is ‘the many faces of chemistry,’ which seems to actually refer to the many different careers that chemists have. People often think that being an editor is a pretty unusual job for a chemist, but at least we still spend our time thinking about science even if we’re not doing actual experiments. Surely there are more unusual ways people are using their chemistry talents – what interesting jobs do you all have or want that would benefit from having a chemistry background?

Catherine (associate editor, Nature Chemical Biology)