24 April 2024

SCI Day of Science and Careers 2024

Organised by:

SCI’s Yorkshire and the Humber Group

National STEM Centre, University of York, UK

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Prices start from £0


SCI's Day of Science and 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.


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


Wednesday 24 April 2024

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Kathryn Oliver, Macomics Ltd
Careers on an Oleochemical Manufacturing Site
Jonathan Townend, Cargill
Session 1: Chair: Kathryn Oliver
Green Chemistry in industry and academia
Helen Sneddon, University of York
So, how did I go from Chemistry Academia to Data Consultancy?
Dave Carbery, SnapAnalytics
SCI BrightSCIdea and interactive session
Bryony Parker and Josie Partridge, SCI
Lunch and networking
Session 2: Chair: Bryony Parker
Journey from a researcher to a funder’s perspective
Kay Yeung, EPSRC
My career from Laboratory research scientist to Open innovation manager
Andy Smith, Johnson Matthey
From Scientist to Lawyer – A Career as a Patent Attorney
Amelia Barton, Appleyard Lees
Refreshment break and networking
Session 3: Chair: Robert Ives
Embracing being thick: Research in sustainability for industry and academia
Dan Day, Croda
Doing what you enjoy – Plant trials and design of experiments
Paul Brooks, Synthomer
Panel Discussion with Q&A – Career transitions
Closing remarks
Robert Ives, University of York
Networking reception and opportunities for informal discussions
Event close

Venue and Contact

University of York

National STEM Learning Centre
Heslington, York
YO10 5DD

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Organising committee

Dr Robert Ives, University of York
Kathryn Oliver, Macomics Ltd
Dr Robin Harrison, Synthomer

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


This is a free event. 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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