Lab Sciences Careers Day

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Lab Sciences Careers Day

WIT’s Laboratory Sciences Careers Fair took place on Wednesday, 7 March 2018


The first inaugural Laboratory Sciences Careers Day was held on March 7 2018. The organisers were delighted to welcome over two dozen companies to the event, especially the sponsors Eurofins, Sanofi, GSK, Aphex, Medentech, EPA, SensL, Sarstedt, and EirGen Pharma.

A wide range of interesting speakers

The day kicked off with an excellent keynote address by Dr Jonathan Derham of the EPA, who shared perspectives from his myriad of experiences in science. The following networking session allowed representatives from industry employers to engage directly with graduates from our Applied Biology, Pharmaceutical Science, Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science, and Physics for Modern Technology programmes.The graduates and employers really enjoyed their exchanges, and many valuable links were made. Each employer also received a Laboratory Sciences Careers Day Graduate Handbook containing information on over 80 students, including a short biography and contact details, allowing for easy recruitment.

Finally, breakout sessions were held for each of three disciplines (Biology, Pharmaceutical Science, and Physics), with talks given by individuals working in these fields. The speakers, who ranged from lab scientists to entrepreneurs to teachers, really gave the students a flavour of the wide variety of options open to them as they graduate with a lab science degree.

Succesful collaboration

One of the organisers, Nabla Kennedy, praised the collaboration for this event. "We would like to thank everyone involved in making the day such a success, most of all the industry speakers and representatives for engaging, and in particular our sponsors, without whom the day could not have happened. We would also like to thank our student committee for all their hard work getting the booklet together, and the staff committee for their help in organising the event. Huge thanks as well to the AV and Arena staff for their assistance. We look forward to next year’s event."


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Lab Sciences Careers Day schedule 2018

Time

Activity

Speaker

9:15 am Introduction  
9:20 am

Address by the Head of School of Science & Computing

Dr. Peter McLoughlin
9:30 am

Plenary Address by the Head of EPA Climate, Research and Resource Use Programme

Dr. Jonathan Derham
10:10 am

Networking session with tea/coffee

 
12:00 pm

Breakout sessions for Pharmaceutical Science, Applied Biology/Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science and Physics for Modern Technology

 
13:30 pm

Lunch for industry representatives and speakers

 

Breakout sessions: 12.00-13.30 pm
Applied Biology/Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science

Time

Speaker

Company

12:00 pm

Tierney O'Riordain

Pfizer

12:15 pm

Colin Clarke

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT)

12:30 pm

Terese Keohane

Fastnet - The Talent Group

12:45 pm

Helen Roberts

Sanofi

13:00 pm

Erica Owens

CBS Secondary School New Ross

13:15 pm

Questions


Pharmaceutical Science

Time

Speaker

Company

12:00 pm

Will Gough

GlaxoSmithKline

12:15 pm

Rachel Walsh

Bausch + Lomb

12:30 pm

Emma Walsh

Sanofi

12:45 pm

Kevin Walsh

Aphex

13:00 pm

Aoife Sullivan

Avondale Community School, Rathdrum


Physics for Modern Technology (running order TBC)

Time

Speaker

Company

 

Lorraine Currivan

ORM-EPA

 

Paul Duggan

Bausch + Lomb

 

Marco Kuntzsch

UPMC/Whitfield

 

Colin Barry

SensL 

 

Daniel Vagg

Parameter Space

Companies that attended in 2018

Cpl Pfizer
UPMC Whitfield Bausch + Lomb
Ipsen medentech
Eurofins EirGen Pharma
Sanofi Collins McNicholas
Fastnet Recuitment gsk
MSC LENNOX
West IAS LABORATORIES
aphex j donohoe
EPA Hartley People
Parameter Space PMBRC
Sarstedt SensL

sponsors and speakers lab sc. careers day

lab sc careers day attendees

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