25 September 2019

An Afternoon of Science and Careers

Organised by:

SCI's Scotland Group

The Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


SCI, with the University of Aberdeen, will showcase a diverse set of careers around the chemical and life sciences. Hearing from early career people, providing networking possibilities and a look at the skills required for kick starting your career.

The Afternoon of Science and Careers will be held on the 7th floor of Sir Duncan Rice Library on Wednesday 25 September. It will encompass themes of Pharma & Bio Business, Energy, Patent Law and Skills Requirements, with speakers from large and small companies and academia.

Attendance to this event is free but please register in advance for catering purposes.



This event will be of interest to students in physical & biological sciences and engineering.

12.45 Registration and Lunch
13.30 Welcome
Sarah Walker, Chair of SCI Scotland Group
  Session 1: Experts in Pharma – Chair, Prof Jenny Mordue
13.40 Working in a Pharma spinout company
Dr Caroline Barelle, Elasmogen
14.00 From Academia to the Pharmaceutical Industry: A Chemistry Perspective
Dr James Sinclair, TauRx
14.20 Refreshment break
  Session 2 – Experts in the Energy Industry, Chair, Dr Alan McCue
14.30 Working in a Multinational Oilfield Services Company
Eva Peytcheva & Paula Gomez Bartolome, Halliburton
14.50 Working in an SME
Jenni Michie, Read Cased Hole Ltd
15.10 An academic career in marine systems and energy
Professor Beth Scott, School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
15.30 Refreshment break
  Session 3 - Skills for Business, Chair, Alisdair McKibben
15.50 Working as a patent attorney
Jo Bradley, Marks & Clerk LLP, Edinburgh
16.10 Skills for the Future
Dr Ronnie Palin, Skills Development Scotland
16.20 Panel discussion- Industry trends and soft skills
16.40 Summing up
Dr Liz Rattray, Director of Research and Innovation, University of Aberdeen
16.50 Networking reception


University of Aberdeen

King's College,
AB24 3FX

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7598 1594

Email: conferences@soci.org

This is a FREE event, but please register in advance for catering purposes.

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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.