08:45 Registration for delegates and speakers.

09:15 Welcome Prof Dave Lambert, Director of Postgraduate Research, College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology.

09:15  Presentations on Career Pathways.

Chair: Prof Dave Lambert.

09:20  Following an Academic PathwayDr Richard Rainbow, Lecturer, University of Leicester.

09.45 Career progression-Academic to non-academic – Dr Christopher Bruce, Biological and Chemical Safety Officer, University of Leicester Safety Services.

10:10 Medical Writing: A Career OptionDr Alison Macintosh, Principal Medical Writer, ICON Clinical Research, (

10.40 Biotechnology YES 2016 – University of Leicester Participants 2016.

11.00 Exhibition and Refreshments.

11:30  Parallel Workshops.

How to get a Job - Karen Sylvester, Careers Service, University of Leicester.

Winning Grants and Fellowships - Dr Don Jones and Dr Karl Herbert, College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, University of Leicester.

Building a Successful Academic CV - Dr Naomi Irvine, Researcher Development Team, University of Leicester.

13:00 Networking Lunch.

Each speaker and workshop facilitator will host a table for delegates to ask questions and network.

14:15  Presentations on Career Pathways.

Chair: Dr Karl Herbert

14:15   Research Management in the Public Sector – Dr Rob Hardwick, Research Manager, BBSRC.

14:45  From Research to Commercialising Research - Dr Josef Walker, Consultancy Manager, University of Leicester.

15.05   Paths to a Career Dr Shailendra Singh, CEO, Cellomatics Biosciences.

15:35 Close.


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