27 November 2013

Yorkshire and the Humber Careers Options Seminar

Organised by:

SCI’s Yorkshire and the Humber Group

University of Sheffield

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Event overview

The aim of this event is to find out about a range of scientific career paths, both in and out of the laboratory. The talks will be followed by an informal buffet where you will be able to mingle and chat with the speakers.


Event Day

Event Section
Introduction - John Stanford (SCI), University Leeds
Technology Consultancy - Matthew Thornton, Net Composites Matthew did his degree at the University of Huddersfield and his PhD in Materials Science at the University of Nottingham. After working as a KTP Associate he moved to the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network where he was Polymer Sector Leader for six years. Matthew recently joined Net Composites as a Project Manager exploiting new composite material technologies.
Process Development - Simon Yates, AstraZeneca Simon gained his MChem from the University of York which included an internship at Pfizer in Process Development. After graduating in 2002 he moved to AstraZeneca as a Research Chemist in Chemical Development. In 2006 he took on his current role of Automation Leader.
Patent Attorney - Dan Woolaston, Harrison Goddard Foote Dan studied Chemistry at the University of Oxford and then remained there for a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. He then spent three years as a post doc in Paris and York and finally entered the patent law profession in Leeds in 2010.
Knowledge Transfer - Rebecca Wood, Chemical Industries Knowledge Transfer Network Rebecca started working for Chemistry Innovation in January 2010, following 11 years in R&D for Ciba UK / BASF after gaining a degree in Chemistry with Chemical Engineering sponsored by the Ciba undergraduate scheme. Becky has recently taken on responsibility for Sustainable Design within Chemistry Innovation.
15:05 - 16:00
Buffet (Room G14)

Venue and Contact

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield
Dept of Chemistry
Dainton Lecture Theatre 1
Western Bank
Sheffield S10 2TN
Please click here for a location map.

Simon Jones

+44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: simon.jones@sheffield.ac.uk

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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.