28 March 2019

Day of Science and Careers London 2019

Organised by:

SCI's Early Careers Committee

SCI, London

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


SCI's Day of Science & 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 in to what to look out for, and what to consider when choosing your next steps.

This event will be of interest to students in physical & biological sciences and engineering.

10.15 Registration
10.45 Welcome and Introduction
Professor Alan Heaton, formerly Liverpool John Moores University and Chair, SCI Early Careers Committee (ECC)
11.00 Presentation by Meeting Sponsor
Part 1 Science Based Industry, Chair – Professor Alan Heaton, ECC
11.10 Starting Out in Academia
Professor Joe Sweeney, Lancaster University
11.35 Starting Out in Industry
Dr Jean-Marie Cols, Bioquell
12.00 Networking
Dr Alan Baylis,  Nuvistix Innovation
12.25 Interactive activity
Tim Reynolds, Intacomm and ECC
13.30 Lunch
Part 2 Industry Based Science, Chair – Dr Inna Baigozina-Goreli, ECC
14.15 Working in a Chemical SME
Dr Trevor Rhodes, Harman Technology
14.40 Working as a Student and Employee in Big Pharma
Robert Law,  GSK
15.05 Working in a Bioscience SME
Sharon Williams, Prometica Biosciences
Part 3 The Business of Science, Chair – Dr Kevin Back, Pfizer and ECC
15.30 A Career in Biology as an Academic
Steven Harte, University of Greenwich
15.55 Biology Careers in the Agrochemical Industry
Dr Robin Blake, Compliance Services International
16.20 Refreshment break
Part 4 Show You Mean Business, Chair – Tim Reynolds, Intacomm and ECC 
16.40 Scientific Journalism
Clive Cookson, Financial Times
17.05 Scientific Marketing and Sales
Dr Nathalie Huther, Arcinova 
17.30 Top Tips for Successful Job Applications
Richard Carruthers, Imperial College
17.55 Summing up
18.00 Networking reception

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 7598 1594

Email: communications@soci.org

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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 conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.