14 October 2020

Day of Science and Careers 2020

Organised by:

SCI's Early Careers Committee and Yorkshire and the Humber Group

York, UK

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Synopsis
SCI's Day of Science & 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.
Attendees

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


Programme
Wednesday 14 October
10.00
Registration and refreshments
10.30
Welcome and introduction
Prof Alan Heaton, formerly Liverpool John Moores University and Chair, SCI Early Careers Committee (ECC)
10.45
Presentation by SCI
Ian Bradshaw, SCI

Session 1 - starting out
11.00
The transition from postdoc to PI: challenges and lessons learned
Dr Lianne Willems, University of York
11.25
Chemistry at Dr Reddy’s: Making medicines affordable
Dr Robert Davidson, Dr Reddys
11.50
Interactive activity
13.15
Lunch and networking

Session 2 - Industry based science
14.00
Growing a career in industry through crop protection
Dr Niall Thomson, Syngenta
14.25
Working for SMEs in chemistry: Growth in small spaces
Dr Alex Kerr, Micropore
14.45
Big Pharma: Opportunities for chemistry Graduates at AstraZeneca
Dr Oliver Ring, AstraZeneca
15.15
Refreshment break and networking

Session 3 - Science and business
15.45
A career as a Patent Attorney
Dr Dan Woollaston, HGF Limited
16.10
Biotech Start-ups and Venture Capital: A career outside of academia
Dr Jonanthan Matlock, Unit DX
16.35
Careers in Publishing with the Royal Society of Chemistry
Dr Ellis Wilde, RSC Publishing
17.00
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Dr Nathalie Huther, Arcinova
17.25
Summing up
17.30
Networking Reception

Venue and Contact

SCI

Heslington
York
YO10 5DD

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


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Exhibition and sponsorship

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


Organising Committee
  • Prof Paul A Clarke, University of York
  • Prof Alan Heaton, Educational consultant