23 March 2022

SCI Day of Science and Careers 2022

Organised by:

SCI’s Early Careers Committee

STEM Centre, York, UK

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


SCI's Day of Science and Careers is an annual career event designed to give information about the wide-range of careers covered in the chemical, chemistry-using and other science based industries. Speakers from a range of industrial, academic and independent backgrounds will present their career pathway and offer insights into what to look out for, and what to consider when choosing your next steps.


This event will be of interest to final year undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers in chemical & biological sciences and engineering.


Wednesday 23 March 2022

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Robin Harrison, Synthomer
Session 1 - Starting out
The transition from postdoc to PI: challenges and lessons learned
Dr Lianne Willems, University of York
A day as a Medicinal chemist
Dr Stefano Levanto, Charles River
Interactive activity
Lunch and networking
Session 2 - Industry based science
Working for SMEs in chemistry: growth in small spaces
Dr Alex Kerr, Micropore
How to kick-start your career in the CRO sector (and why you should)
Dr Sarah Major, Evotec
Growing a career in industry through Crop protection
Conor Whitehouse, Syngenta
Refreshment break and networking
Session 3 - Science and business
A Career as a Patent attorney
Dr Dan Woollaston, HGF Limited
Biotech start-ups and venture capital: A career outside of academia
Dr Johnathan Matlock, Science Angel Syndicate
Careers in publishing with the Royal Society of Chemistry
Dr Ellis Wilde, RSC Publishing
From bench to business development
Dr Nathalie Huther, Nanoform
Summing up
Networking reception and opportunities for informal discussions
Event close
Accessibility Grants

SCI accessibility grants are available to support SCI members with disabilities, long term health conditions, those who require a carer, and members who are nursing parents to attend SCI events. Download an application form to apply for a grant.

Venue and Contact

STEM Centre

YO10 5DD


Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Booking Process/Deadlines

Booking terms and conditions

CPD Info

SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.

Accredited cpd Centre - The CPD Standards Office - CPD Provider 41057 - www.cpdstandards.com


Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Organising Committee

Prof Alan Heaton, formerly Liverpool John Moores University and Chair of the SCI Early Careers Committee
Prof Paul Clarke, University of York, Member of SCI Membership Committee, SCI Early Careers Committee and Chair of the SCI Yorkshire and Humber Regional Interest Group