5 April 2017

Day of Science and Careers Scotland 2017

Organised by:

SCI's Scotland Group

The University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


SCI's Day of Science & Careers Scotland returns for its third year and will take place at the University of Edinburgh, having been at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Aberdeen in previous years.

These events are designed to give information about the wide range of careers covered in science-based industries. Speakers from a range of industrial, academic and independent backgrounds will present their career pathway and offer insights in to what to look out for, and what to consider when choosing your next steps. There will also be a session on interview skills and CV writing, with plenty of opportunities to network with speakers and fellow delegates.

Please click here to download the event flyer.

In previous years this meeting has been very popular so early booking is advised.


Day 1 - 5 April 2017

Registration and Coffee
Welcome and Introduction Dr Tiffany Wood, Chair, SCI Scotland Committee and University of Edinburgh & Ms Susan Bird, University of Edinburgh
Science Based Roles
Innovation - A Genius Story Ms Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, Genius Gluten Free
Life as an Analytical Scientist in a Contract Research Organisation Environment Dr James O'Neill, Charles River Laboratories
Life in Wee-Pharma Dr Lynsey Howard, Lamellar Biomedical
Soil and Suitcases: my academic career pathway Dr Nicholle Bell, University of Edinburgh
Questions for the Panel
Where Science Meets Business
Academic-Industrial Partnerships David (DC) DC Van Alstyne, CEO of Scottish Bioenergy at Roslin BioCentre
Be Bold, Think Big Dr Elizabeth Fairley, Talking Medicines
From the Cleanroom to the Boardroom: the Rocky Road from Researcher to Entrepreneur Mr Alex Ward, Razorbill Instruments
Questions to Panel
Lunch and Networking in the Exhibition Area
The Business of Science
An Inventive Career Path - How a Physicist Ended Up in Intellectual Property Dr Kate Adamson, Marks & Clerk
The Nature of Scientific Publishing Dr Andrea Taroni, Nature Physics
Regulatory Affairs - When is a Medicine Not a Medicine? Mr Colin Brown, The Mentholatum Company
Marketing/Scientific Sales Speaker TBC
Questions for panel
Refreshment Break
Show you mean business
CVs:Maximising Your Impact Ms Susan Bird, University of Edinburgh
How to Prepare for a Job Interview Mr Daniel Younger, CY Partners
Questions for panel
Drinks, nibbles and networking
Accessibility Grants

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Venue and Contact

University of Edinburgh

Swann Lecture Theatre
Swann Building, The University of Edinburgh King's Buildings
Max Born Crescent
Edinburgh, EH9 3BF

SCI Communications Team

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7598 1594

Email: communications@soci.org


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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.