29 November 2017

You're Hired 2017

Organised by:

SCI's Fine Chemicals GroupYoung Chemists' PanelYorkshire and the Humber GroupEarly Careers Committee

Huddersfield, UK

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In the global chemical process sector there are many very empowering and well paid jobs, in industry and academia, but the competition for these jobs is significant. However, to be successful and join, stay on and move up the salaried ladder is a manageable challenge in which luck is only a minor element. It does involve evaluating the motivation and goals of both yourself and your prospective employer. But, with this preparation, job interviews can be less daunting and job offers more probable. This event is aimed at that preparation, it will describe many job roles, from the viewpoint of both recruiters and the recruited, that can help you evaluate your own goals. The talks will include a broad review of the sector, a HR view of recruitment and the perspective of job holders describing their roles. It will allow networking with industry, learned societies and academia, to understand what an employer will want to see from their job candidates, that will make the difference between getting the offer and not the rejection letter.

This meeting is aimed at PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, and early careers researchers.


Day 1 - 29 November 2017

Registration and refreshments
Introduction and welcome
Plenary: Changing face of industry in the UK Sharon Todd, SCI
What is it like to start your own business? Paul Colbon, Liverpool ChiroChem
Drug discovery in the not-for-profit sector Steve Andrews, Alzheimers UK
Refreshment break
What is it like working in a CRO environment? Rebecca Harvey, Concept Life Sciences
Getting a job in big pharma - a new hire's perspective Caroline Gehin, AstraZeneca
From Science to Sales: a commercial role in chemistry Tim Jones, Biotage
Careers in the AgChem industry: why and how? Kenny Ling, Syngenta
Taking the next steps to develop your career David Smith & Neil Raval, CCMR Consulting
Hidden roles in universities and the support PhDs/Post-Grad/Alumni can expect from a careers service Jess Shilton, University of Huddersfield
Lunch and networking
Breaking into a career in industry Dan Younger, CY Partners
SCI - where you can meet science and business Karen Hobbs, SCI
Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Wine mixer
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Venue and Contact

University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield
3M Buckley Innovation Centre
Firth Street

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Attendance to this event is free of charge. However, places are limited.


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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.