What an Early Career scientist needs to know about life in Chemical research or industry

What an Early Career scientist needs to know about life in Chemical research or industry

SCI’s Early Career network is aimed at people in the early stages of their studies or research in university and industry. It is an ideal way to learn about the experiences of others who have embarked on a career path which you may be looking to follow. The network aims to provide insight on steps for career development by providing access to scientific and business knowledge, through people sharing their varied experiences at tailored events, workshops and through case studies.

The case studies showcase our early career scientists who have drawn on experiences to provide a glimpse of what to expect from a scientific career. Read on to find out what steps they took to propel them into their respective areas of work or study, and also how SCI membership could help you build on your scientific career.

They cover a variety of scientific areas, but each one offers up information that you may find useful as you think about venturing into a scientific career, or your next steps to take if you are already working or studying in science.

The case studies are grouped according to their technical areas of interest. Click the link above for more information.

Our new year pledge

Our #WISEnewyearpledge:
We pledge to introduce more female role models in STEMM outside of academia and host cross-campus events.

WISE@QMUL’s mission as a society is to raise awareness of gender biases in the STEMM sectors and to give women the confidence and supportive network to pursue top leadership roles in both academia and industry.

We believe this discussion should not remain closed within QMUL so we are opening our free membership to all interested parties from academia and industry. Of course, men as well as women are welcome to join us.

Our two key goals for 2014 are to:
(i) introduce female role models in STEMM outside of academia to highlight the diversity of career paths open to women with STEMM training; and
(ii) build links to WISE groups at other institutions and companies in the region in order for us to host successful cross-campus events.

We have an exciting line-up of guest speakers at our events this semester, including:

Full details will be released shortly, so sign up for our free membership to be the first to receive the latest news. And don’t forget to follow us on twitter too: @WISEQMUL.

If you have links to a local WISE group and would like to collaborate with WISE@QMUL please get in touch via our contact form. We are open to all suggestions for events and sponsorship.

Inspired? Tweet your own #WISEnewyearpledge now!

15th May 2012: London Hopper Colloquium

The London Hopper Colloquium 2012 will be held on 15 May 2012 at the BCS London Office.

Booking is now open for women at all levels across the UK who are building a career in computing research.  This exciting event is free to attend!

  • Hear speakers talk about computer microscopic imaging in biology, high performance computing, the ups and downs of starting companies, and how to negotiate.
  • Enter the poster competition if you are an RA, Masters or PhD student
  • Have fun with interactive demos from G.Hack, a women-only hacking club founded by QMUL students
  • Meet and network with researchers in computing and electronic engineering
  • Students may also be interested to enter the poster competition, there are 3 prizes worth £75 each to be awarded for the best posters.

Register at the BCS website.

17th Nov 2010: “My Experience in Industry – Gender Roles and Gender Wars”

WISE@QMUL will be hosting a lunchtime seminar in the Informatics Hub on Wednesday, 17 Nov. from 12:30-1:30. The Hub can be accessed on the 3rd floor of the Computer Science Building or the Fogg Building or from the stairs and lifts leading to the Bancroft Road Teaching Rooms.

Lunch will be provided but please e-mail wise [at] qmul.ac.uk to book a place.

Dr. Tijana Timotijevic will give a talk on “My Experience in Industry – Gender Roles and Gender Wars”. She is a biomedical and electronic engineer with a career spanning IT, telecommunications and most recently, biomedical engineering, in a variety of roles (researcher, engineer, manager) and sectors (corporate, public, non-for-profit).

Information from Industry Panel

Here’s more information if you’d like to know more about what was discussed at the Interested in Industry Panel or how to contact our knowledgeable panellists:

Tracy Bussoli
t.j.bussoli [at] qmul.ac.uk

Kevin Byron
k.c.byron [at] qmul.ac.uk
ESD: http://www.esd.qmul.ac.uk/
KEEN: http://www.keenstudents.com/

Adam Daykin and Martine Harvey
a.daykin [at] qmul.ac.uk and martine [at] dcs.qmul.ac.uk
QM Innovation:http://www.qmul.ac.uk/business/index.html

4th Mar 2010: Interested in Industry?

Are you a PhD student or early careers researcher interested in commercialising your research or working with industry? QMUL provides funding along with training and support. Come participate in a panel discussion to learn how you can get £1500, a 3 month scholarship, patent your research and more.

Senior Common Room Bar, 4 March at 3:30 pm
All are welcome, food and drink will be provided.

Dr Tracy Bussoli is the Careers Adviser for Researchers at Queen Mary University of London. She can help you to identify and articulate the different skills that are required to move into different industry sectors. She offers CV and interview advice and supports researchers in their attempts to build effective networks within industry and/or academia.

Dr Kevin Byron spent twenty five years working in research in industry and during this time he supervised a number of PhD (CASE) students and has also been external examiner for eight PhD vivas. For the last four years he has been involved in research skills training for postgraduate researchers at various higher education institutions and is currently the enterprise education coordinator at QMUL. He is author of ‘The Creative Researcher’ booklet recently published by Vitae.

Dr Adam Daykin has 11 years experience of technology commercialization. In his current position at Queen Mary Innovation, the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) of QMUL, he is the Senior Technology Transfer Manager for the Department of Science and Engineering. In the last 2½ years in this role he has assisted in setting up 4 QMUL spin-out companies. He is currently a non-executive Director for four companies, two of which are software companies. Prior to QMI he spent 3 years at NHS Innovations London Ltd, the TTO representing NHS Trusts in the London region, and was Intellectual Property Manager at Weston Medical Group Plc, a medical devices company.

Ms Martine Harvey works for Queen Mary Innovation Ltd as a Business Development Manager. Her work involves forming relationships with business, sourcing funding, mentoring enterprise schemes, orchestrating collaborations and assisting academics with proposals. She has worked for a global telecommunications company and also managed her own business in the US. She has an MPhys degree in Physics with Astrophysics and an MSc in Microwave Communications which was funded by industry