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
Venue and Contact
Attendance to this event is free of charge. However, places are limited.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.