Chemists: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:21)
Bill Tuszynski is a sales rep for four different companies. He works with technicians to identify customer issues.
Chemists: Career Beginnings (02:33)
Tuszynski's interest in science began in childhood. He majored in biochemistry and pursued a PhD because it was easier than getting a job.
Chemists: Keys for Success (02:20)
Tuszynski explains the importance of being able to admit when you are wrong or don't know something and how having people skills increases your chances of success.
Chemists: Education and Certification Requirements (02:25)
Tuszynski talks about professional certifications for the lubrication industry. He recommends a bachelor's degree as a minimum.
Chemists: Workplace Atmosphere (03:51)
Tuszynski works from home and travels about 25% of the year to out-of-town clients and trade shows. He describes his atypical workday.
Chemists: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:58)
Tuszynski recommends finding something you like and cultivating people skills.
Chemists: A Day on the Job (02:39)
Tuszynski outlines a laboratory chemist's typical planned workday. Being in the commercial area of the chemical industry, his workday is more flexible.
Chemists: Industry Goals and Services (05:03)
"Basic science is no longer the main objective of big companies." Tuszynski explains how industry goals have changed over the last 40 years.
Chemists: Industry Challenges (01:31)
The chemical industry, largely due to societal pressure, is more cognizant of how its products affect the environment. Tuszynski says plastic bags are more carbon efficient than paper bags.
Chemists: Looking at the Future (01:04)
Tuszynski sees a future with more bio-derived products as companies are making chemicals via biological pathways. He discusses 3D printing and the timelag between invention and commercial success.
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