Day of Science & Careers


Monday 16 April, 12.00 - 18.30
SCI HQ, Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PS
Organised by SCI's Early Career Support Sub-Committee

This afternoon meeting will be of interest to all early career scientists, including both postgraduate students and industrialists.

It will consist of short talks by SCI Scholars on their research, followed by a series of presentations by both early career and more mature speakers on their career choices and experiences. Both academic and industrial careers will be covered. The day will conclude with an opportunity to network whilst enjoying a glass of wine.


12.00 Registration
12.30 Introduction (Professor Alan Heaton)
12.40 Scholar Presentations (Liam Ball, Univ. of Bristol; Philip Craven, Univ. of York; Erika Davies, Univ. of Cambridge)
13.40 Lunch
14.15 Starting Out in Academia (Dr Peter Griffiths, Cardiff University)
14.35 Starting Out in Industry (Dr Ben Wahab, Sheffield University)
14.55 Working in a small company (Dr Trevor Rhodes, Harman Technologies)
15.15 Careers in a Biosciences Multinational (Dr David Stock, Syngenta)
15.35 Tea break
16.00 Careers in Academic Translational Research (Dr Andy Merritt, MRCT and formerly GSK)
16.20 Career perspectives in the UK industry for PhD students (Dr David Barkel, Chemical Search)
16.40 CEFIC Skills & Communication Tips (Tim Reynolds, Intacomm)
17.00 Summing Up (Sir Geoffrey Allen, FRS, Formerly Research & Engineering Director, Unilever)
17.15 Drinks reception and networking

This is a FREE event.
Please book in advance to secure your place!