August 7-10, 2022. SEC Glasgow, Scotland.

Taking Care of Business – Post PhD Professional Journeys | ECR event at ICN2022

6 August 2022

Free to those registered for ICN2022.

Join us on on 6 August 2022 at the Wolfson Medical School, Glasgow University, for ‘Taking Care of Business – Post PhD Professional Journeys’, a day dedicated to Early Career Researchers, hosted by the British Society for Neuroendocrinology and organised by our ECR Representatives, Dr David Lyons and Dr Beth Coull.


About ‘Taking Care of Business – Post PhD Professional Journeys’

After all the hard work of getting a PhD, it’s not unusual to express a degree of anxiety about what to do next and how best to achieve it.

To help our early career researchers make informed decisions about that often daunting “next step”, the BSN has assembled a group of speakers – many of whom are current or ex-members – to discuss their professional journeys across a variety of research and non-research based careers. We have speakers who work in academia, industry, publishing and a number of other professions you might not have previously considered, yet nevertheless hold great store in your qualifications and expertise.

If you feel your career progression could benefit from a helping hand please join us at this informative and informal networking event where you’ll be able to make new friends and get valuable advice and encouragement as you begin your own journey… also there’ll be lunch… and snacks.



10.30 – Welcome and Coffee

11.00 – Session 1 – Traditional Career Paths – Academia and Industry

Dr Rebecca Dumbell
Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University

Dr Jody McIntosh
Clinical Trial Manager, Medpace Inc.

Dr Fiona Plain
Pharmaceutical Project Manager, Kyowa Kirin Int.

12.30 – Lunch and Breakout Discussions

1.15 – Session 2 – Alternative Career Paths Part I – Communications and Publishing

Dr Susan Jalicy
Medical Communications, Ashfield MedComms GmbH.

Mr Scott Rae
Academic Publications, Nature Publishing Group Ltd.

2.15 – Tea and Breakout Discussions

2.40 – Session 2 – Alternative Career Paths Part II – Research Funding, Charities and Policy Formulation

Dr Jennie Gabriel, Grant Officer
The Alzheimer’s Society

Dr Lourdes Valencia-Torres
Business and Public Policy Formulation, The Behavioural Insights Team/The Nudge Unit

3.40 – Tea and Breakout Discussions

4.00 – Close

How to get to the Wolfson Medical School

The Wolfson Medical School is located on Glasgow University’s Gilmorehill Campus located in the west end of Glasgow, 3 miles from the city centre.

How to travel to Gilmorehill Campus

Map of the Glasgow University campus with the Wolfson Medical School highlighted

PDF map – Wolfson Medical School is C8









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