This is the event that was cancelled at Kings and is being rescheduled at Birkbeck and UCL.
LBN Career Track presents:
“Careers in Life Sciences: Bench & Business”
Friday 26th March 2010
Birkbeck College, Bloomsbury, London
As a world renowned centre of excellence, London and the UK produce some of the best talent in the world in the life science sector. Following BSc, PhD or Post-Doc there are a multitude of career paths available to scientists – these can be at the lab bench or moving into the business side.
LBN Career Track was established with LDA support in order to provide graduates, PhD students and Post-Docs with some hands on information about various careers, what the day job is, how to get started and so on.
But it’s not all about skills! Employers told us that job applicants would be more employable if they understood more about the drug discovery process, industry trends and pressures, international perspectives and business awareness, so we try and address this also to provide a rounded forum, not a simple careers fair
12.30 Doors Open
Knowing your market
13.00 Welcome from the chair, Tony Jones, Director, London Biotechnology Network
13.15 Building a successful career in R&D
Dr Alan Palmer, CEO MS Therapeutics
13.40 How can universities help industry and what role do scientists play?
Dr Tony Jones, London Biotechnology Network
14.05 Packaging science for commercialisation – A patent attorney’s career
Dr Richard Williams, Partner, Harrison Goddard Foote
14.30 Lessons from science careers events – Project Management: A transferable skill that is key to success
Anita Howard, CEO, Ya-Ya Events
14.55 – 15.30 Refreshment break
So what are the jobs really like?
15.30 Working in a small biotech company – is it really like being in Academia?
Dr Chris Johnson, Senior Researcher, Plasticell Ltd
15.55 Making internships work for you
Dr James Gazzard, Royal Veterinary College
16.20 Where science meets finance
Dr Fraser Campbell, independent bio-finance consultant
16.45 Closing remarks and Q&A
This event is kindly hosted by Birkbeck College and sponsored by London First and London Development Agency
Places are limited and require pre-registration we would be grateful if you could register by email to Tony Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible