Early Career Scientists Symposium

Sep 01. till Sep 01.

Early Career Scientists Symposium

An opportunity for Early Career Scientists to hear from speakers from a diverse range of career paths.

01/09/20172017-09-01T09:00:00 - 01/09/20172017-09-01T20:00:00
09:00 - 20:00
Diamond House, Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire

Early career scientists have developed a wealth of both generic and specialist skills opening a large number of possible career paths both within and beyond academic research. One of the problems that most PhD students, postdocs and other early career scientists find however is a significant lack of careers advice about the breadth of opportunities open to them.

The postdoc committee at Diamond Light Source has organised this careers symposium on the 1st September with speakers from a diverse range of career paths, who will discuss their careers and give their advice on finding the best opportunities. There will be discussions and panel sessions to discuss different careers areas as well as a career fair over lunch and some relaxed networking opportunities with a glass of wine and dinner in the evening.

Provisional programme

Friday 1st September 2017
09:30 Coffee & Introduction
09:45 Toby Murcott - Science Journalist, Ketoe Communication
10:15 Helen Walker – Instrument Scientist, ISIS
10:45 Errin Johnson – Head of Electron Microscopy, Dunn School Bioimaging Facility
11:15 Coffee break
11:30 Phil Merchant – Patent Attorney, Boult Wade Tennant
12:00 Kate Wittering – Senior Scientist, Johnson Matthey
12:30 Margot Cooper – Medical artist, Founder of Limbs and Things
13:00 Lunch & Careers Fair
Oxford Biomedica | Zeiss  |  Science Council  |  IoP STEM Futures  |  Prospect  |  Boult Wade Tennant Government Operation Research Service
14:30 Discussion Panel 1A: "Is moving to industry a one way process?" Discussion Panel 1B: "Strategies for acquiring a permanent position"
15:15 Discussion Panel 2A: "What compromises should you be willing to make?" Discussion Panel 2B: "Negotiating a better position"
16:00 Coffee break
16:15 Peter Dowding - Principal Research Scientist, Infineum
17:00 Russell Cowburn - Director of Research, Cavendish laboratory
17:45 Speed Networking & Drinks
18:45 Dinner


Registration is now closed. 
If you have any questions please contact: events@diamond.ac.uk

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