30 November 2018

You're Hired 2018

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SCI's Fine Chemicals Group and Young Chemist's Panel

Glasgow, 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.
10.00 Registration and networking
11.00 Introduction and welcome
11.05 Careers in the AgChem industry: why and how?
Dr Liz Jones, Syngenta
11.25 Starting A Career With Opiates
Dr Paul Young, JM Macfarlan Smith
11.45 Career Management & Support for Researchers
Anna Selwood, University of Strathclyde Careers Service
12.05 Navigating academia - challenges and opportunities from an early career perspective
Dr Sarah Walker, University of Strathclyde
12.25 Careers for Scientists in a Contract Research Organization
Dr Emma Blackham, Sygnature
12.45 Lunch and exhibition
14.00 A career in IP - how I changed from lab-based research to become patent attorney
Dr Clara Orofino, Marks & Clerk LLP
14.20 A wealth of opportunities in Medical Communications
Dr Tamzin Gristwood, Oxford PharmaGenesis
14.40 From Bench-top to Board Room; My personal 5 Year Journey founding a University Spin-out Company
Dr Paul Colbon, Liverpool Chirochem
15.00 Careers in Life Sciences/Biosciences
Suzanne Robertson, Entrust People
15.20 Panel discussion
16.15 Closing remarks followed by wine mixer

Venue and Contact

University of Strathclyde

Technology and Innovation Centre
University of Strathclyde
99 George Street
G1 1RD

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1566

Email: conferences@soci.org

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Organising Committee
  • David Alker, SCI / David Alker Associates
  • Daniel Hamza, SCI / Sygnature Discovery
  • Fred Hancock, SCI
  • Elizabeth Jones, SCI / Syngenta
  • David Leese, SCI / Concept Life Sciences
  • Joe Sweeney, SCI / University of Lancaster
  • Sarah Walker, University of Strathclyde