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Careers Day

A mini-symposium designed to integrate business and academia

The OUBS organises a Careers Day symposium - an information event aimed at undergraduate and graduate students in biochemistry and other life sciences. The event is open to all staff and students at the University of Oxford.

This event is planned for Tuesday 23rd February 2016

For further information about Careers Day, please contact us

Alumni Careers Day
Tuesday 23rd February 2016
10:00 to 17:00 followed by drinks reception on lower ground floor
Main Seminar Room, New Biochemistry
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1000 – 1030 hours Tea and coffee, all welcome

1030 – 1035 hours Welcome remarks by Mark Sansom, Head of Department

1035 – 1100 hours ‘How I escaped the bench but stayed at the cutting edge of science’ Christine Whyte – Senior Technology Transfer Manager, ISIS Innovation, Oxford St Hugh’s College, 1987

1100 – 1125 hours David McCormick – Managing Director Interactivepharma Oriel College, 1999 Title tba

1125 – 1150 hours ‘From the Bench to Publication’ Ann Le Good, Senior Editor, Springer Nature Publishing Group St. Hilda’s College, 1990

1150 – 1215 hours ‘Want an interesting and varied career? Start with a biochemistry degree’ Emma Palmer Foster – EJ Palmer Consulting – Corporate Strategy, Investor Relations & Communications St. Hugh’s College, 1985

1215 – 1345 hours Lunch, Lower Ground Floor, Meet the Alumni and all welcome (registration required, see above)

1345 – 1415 hours ‘European pharmaceutical law; from policy making with medicines regulators to advising industry’ Sarah Faircliffe – Legal Director, Bird & Bird’s International Life Science Group, St Hugh’s College, 1984

1415 – 1440 hours ‘A Biochemist’s Guide to Discovering New Drugs’ Katy Gearing – Director, Head Biological Sciences Department, GlaxoSmithKline, St. Catherine’s College 1982, St. Cross College 1986

1440 – 1505 hours ‘Science to Finance and back again’ Bridget Harris – Head of Finance, Academy of Medical Sciences, St Hugh’s College, 1982

1505 – 1530 hours ‘From the Lab to a Helicopter’ Edward Norris-Cervetto – Doctor with A&E, John Radcliffe and Air Ambulance, Pembroke College and Corpus Christi College, 1997

1530 – 1600 hours Tea and coffee, meet the Alumni and all welcome

1600 – 1625 hours David Lancaster – Patent Lawyer, Merton College, 1999, Title tba

1625 – 1650 hours ‘Art and Science: Biochemistry in the Pleasure Dome’, Robert Wicks – Founder and Managing Director, Westerham Brewery Co. Ltd, Trinity College, 1983

1650 – 17:00 hours Closing remarks

1700 - onwards Award winning beers, courtesy of Robert Wicks’ Brewery, Lower Ground Floor – ALL WELCOME

(registration required, see above)





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