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We are hosting a Career Day to showcase the range of scientific careers inside and outside of academia. There will be a chance to hear from professionals working across the industrial, policy, publishing and consultancy sectors, plus many more. In addition to a series of talks highlighting the different paths open to researchers, there will be hands-on workshops to develop important skills needed to get your next position.

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09:00-09:30 Registration and Coffee/Tea
09:30-09:40 Welcome
09:40-11:00 Plenary Session One: Scientific careers in and beyond academia
Publishing Dr Katie Ridd, Springer Nature. 'Me and My Editorial Career at Springer Nature'
Industry Dr Martina McAteer, Midatech Pharma. 'Transition from Academia to Pharma Industry'
University Research Support Dr Guillaume Pages, Research Services, University of Oxford.  'Career Options within Research Services'
Teaching in academia Dr Matt Simmonds, University of Lincoln. 'An Academic Career Survival Guide: How to Transition from Postdoctoral Scientist to Lecturer'
11:00-11.25    Morning Coffee/Tea
11:25-12:30  Workshop One (choose one of three sessions – see below)
Networking Lunch
13:25-14:30    Workshop Two (choose one of three sessions – see below)
14:30-15:50 Plenary Session Two: Scientific careers in and beyond academia
Research in Academia Professor Damian Tyler, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. 'From Learning Physics to Teaching Medicine - a Typical Career in Academia'
Regulatory Affairs Dr Clive Metcalfe, The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control. 'A Career in Regulatory Science'
Industry Dr Jan Jensen, Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford. 'A Career in the Pharmaceutical Industry - Good, Bad or Even Fun?'
Technology Transfer and Consultancy Dr James Groves, Oxford University Innovation. 'From the Lab to Technology Transfer. Technology What?'
15:50-16.00   Closing Remarks by Professor Leanne Hodson, Radcliffe Department of Medicine
16.00-17.00    Drinks reception


The following three workshops are available at workshop one and two. Please choose one per workshop session.   

a)    CVs and cover letters for industry

Lee Milligan, Senior Academic Relations Professional, R&D Recruitment, Novo Nordisk

b)    CVs and cover letters for academia

Claire Chesworth, Careers Service, University of Oxford

c)    Round table discussion

Careers outside of academia - Q&A with some of the speakers