4 November 2015

'You're Hired!' Careers for Chemists in New Company, Contract and Charity Sectors - SOLD OUT!

Organised by:

 SCI's Fine Chemicals Group and The Royal Society of Chemistry

Welwyn Garden City

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UK jobs for doctoral chemists considering industrial research are no longer predominantly offered by multinational pharmaceutical enterprises (Big Pharma). Instead a wealth of excellent opportunities now exists among new smaller companies (SMEs), the contract research sector (CROs), and charity funded organisations (Third Sector).

The meeting will bring together speakers from SME, CRO and Third Sector organisations to present the range of opportunities within this sector. It will also enable companies to better describe the differences in working for a large organisation versus a smaller one. Many of the speakers will have experience across sectors and be able to describe the pros and cons of each. They will also be able to describe the attributes they look for in potential employees.
The topic of on-going professional development will also be discussed, along with the various sources of support that are available to help in keeping ones knowledge up to date.
This meeting is aimed at PhDs/Post Docs in the chemical sciences interested in roles in the bio-medical sector along with scientists from SMEs and CROs engaged in the field.

There will be ample opportunity for students to meet and discuss their own individual thoughts with speakers and other company representatives, many of whom have had to make similar decisions during their careers. There will be an opportunity to network with representatives from a number of relevant recruiting organisations.
Venue and Contact


Broadwater Road, 
Welwyn Garden City 

A location map can be found here.

SCI Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

It is free to attend this event. 

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Organising Committee

David Witty, SCI/Convergence Pharma
Dave Alker, SCI/Dave Alker Associates
David Lathbury, SCI/Astute Chemical Development Consulting Ltd
Pascal Savy, SCI/Charles River Laboratories 
Steve Pleasance, Royal Society of Chemistry
Jessica Brand, Royal Society of Chemistry


An exhibition will run alongside the conference during refreshment breaks, for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit, especially those with current or likely future job vacancies.
For further information and prices please email conferences@soci.org.

Train travel: BioPark is a ten minute walk from Welwyn Garden City's mainline railway station.
Please note: There are no parking facilities available to delegates.