1 June 2015

Day of Science and Careers Scotland

Organised by:

SCI's Scotland Group and SCI's Early Careers Support Sub Committee (ECSSC)

University of Aberdeen

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


Building on the successful annual event held in London, the Day of Science & Careers comes to Scotland for the first time this year.

The meeting is designed for Early Career People with a particular focus on providing information about the wide range of careers covered in the chemical, chemical-using and other science based industries. You may be surprised to learn that over 70% of people working in these industries work in SMEs (small and medium enterprises), so there are lots of opportunities beyond the large organisations you may have heard of so far.


Event Day

Event Section
Registration and Coffee
Welcome and Introduction Professor Jenny Mordue, University of Aberdeen, SCI Scotland Group, SCI Early Careers Support Sub Committee (ECSSC) and SCI Trustee
Entrepreneurship and Careers in BioScience SMEs Prof Andy Porter, Institute of Medical Science, University of Aberdeen
Starting Out in a Chemical SME Jordan Conway, SIRAKOSS, Aberdeen
Starting Out in the Oil Industry Dr Jamie Kerr, Clariant and past SCI Scholar
Questions and Discussion
Starting Out in Academia Dr Carol Munroe, Institute of Medical Science, University of Aberdeen
A Career in Big Pharma Beatrice Tilt, Regulatory Affairs Associate, GlaxoSmithKline
Questions and Discussion
Prof Jenny Mordue, University of Aberdeen, SCI Scotland Group, SCI Early Careers Support Sub Committee (ECSSC) and SCI Trustee 14:20-14:45 Job Applications: industrial, academic & meta academic Janice Montgomery, Senior Careers Advisor, University of Aberdeen
Skills for Industry Ronnie Palin, Skills Development Scotland, Glasgow
Questions and Discussion
Summing Up Prof Bob Tooze, Sasol Technology UK Ltd and Chemical Sciences Scotland
Drinks and Nibbles
Accessibility Grants

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Venue and Contact

University of Aberdeen

7th Floor, Sir Duncan Rice Library
University of Aberdeen
Bedford Road, Aberdeen
AB24 3AA

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As this is the first SCI event of its kind to be held in Scotland, we are delighted to offer this event FREE of charge, however booking is required.

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Additional Info
Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference 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.