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Industry Overview:

As the legendary theoretical physicist Richard Feynman might say if he were alive today, there’s plenty of room both at the bottom and at the top of this high-pressure, high-reward field.

A wide range of skills must come together to help create new materials and devices, so it’s vital that nanotechnology workers are not only multi-disciplined but also able to communicate effectively with specialists from other fields. The required skills include Research & Development, production, manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Information Technology and Quantum Mechanics, as well as an understanding of the bottom line, marketing and the need to meet consumer demands.

In addition, firms must deal with numerous government agencies; some appreciate and fund nanotechnology efforts while others oversee environmental and regulatory matters. Ropella, a longtime recruiter in numerous fields, knows how to find the people best suited for nanotechnology.

Common Applications:
  • Surface science
  • Theoretical physics
  • Organic chemistry
  • Semiconductor physic
  • Mechanosynthesis
  • Nanoparticles
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With over 25 years as a top technology industry recruitment agency, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their search to find highly qualified professionals. As talent acquisition specialists, we excel at attracting, recruiting and building relationships with potential candidates. Our executive search consultants stay abreast of current industry trends making Ropella a knowledgeable, efficient and effective partner for recruiting top technology talent.

A proven executive search firm, Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage by providing customized and strategic talent solutions. We leverage our industry expertise, proprietary smart search system and global network to deliver exceptional results quickly for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.


The typical positions, roles and/or functions our search consultants serve include:

Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
Marketing (such as market research, market analyst, consumer research, public relations, social media, communications, product management).
Manufacturing (such as operations, production, engineering, plant design, process development, pilot plant, scale up).
Research & Development (such as exploratory research, discovery research, synthesis, analytical, applications development, new product development, formulations, compounding, quality control, environmental, regulatory, health and safety).
Administration (such as procurement, supply chain, logistics, human resources).
Business Management (such as general management, executive, manager, director, vice president, c-suite and board member, commercial development, merger, acquisition, joint venture).
Venture Capital / Private Equity (such as administration and finance, commercial development, executive level management, human resources, mfg., marketing, r&d, sales)
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The process that Ropella employs clearly works and we are very impressed that you didn’t just talk the talk, as they say.  Eric, you came through with exactly what we were told Ropella would do and that is very pleasing in this day and age when everyone seems to be disappointed about something!

Director of Food Safety & Administration, PCQI
Phoenix Aromas & Essential Oils, LLC
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