18 January 2023

Afternoon of Science and Careers Scotland

Organised by:

SCI’s Scotland group

University of Aberdeen, UK

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


SCI's Afternoon of Science and Careers Scotland is a career event designed to showcase the wide-range of careers covered within the chemical and life sciences sectors. Speakers from industry and academia will present their career journeys, give insight into what a typical day in the life looks like within their current career position and offer advice when choosing your next career move.


This event will be of interest to final year undergraduates, post-graduate students (PhD and Masters) and early career researchers.


Wednesday 18 January 2023

Registration and Lunch
Welcome and Introduction
Welcome – Martina Chuckwuma-Ezike, University of Aberdeen Rector and Jessica Gomez-Banderas, SCI Scotland Group
Session 1: Careers in the Energy Sector - Chaired by Jessica Gomez-Banderas, SCI Scotland Group
Innovation Through Partnership - Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry
Dr Karen McArdle, The National Decommissioning Centre
Working As A Director of Environmental Programs
Shane Jakeman, Helix Robotics Solutions
Session 2: Sustainable Medical Devices - Chaired by Alisdair Mckibben, Careers Services, UoA
Searching For Sustainable Medical Devices
Prof Maiwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas, Heriot-Watt University
Comfort Break
Session 3: Early Career Journeys Post-PhD - Chaired by Dr Alan McCue, School of Natural and Computing Science, UoA
From PhD to Post-Doc to Lecturer
Dr Rebecca Walker, Department of Chemistry, University of Aberdeen
Skills I Didn’t Realise I’d Developed During My PhD
Dr Alison Hughes, SULSA
Session 4: How to Start a Business - Chaired by Prof Jenny Mordue, SCI Scotland Group
The Creation of Sirakoss
Prof Iain Gibson, University of Aberdeen
Summing Up
Prof Andy Porter
Drinks and Nibbles Networking Reception
Short Q&A sessions will take place after each speaker’s talk

Sponsorship Information

For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org.

Venue and Contact

University of Aberdeen

Science Teaching Hub
University of Aberdeen

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


This event is free to attend.

To enable us to control the number of visitors into the building, we are asking all delegates to pre-register in advance. 

For this reason, registration will close 24 hours prior to the event and only registered guests will be admitted.

All registrations will automatically receive a confirmation within 24 hours of registering for the event. Should you not receive written confirmation of your booking, please email conferences@soci.org.

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CPD Info

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

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Organising Committee

Jessica Gomez-Banderas, SCI Scotland committee