2017 – APRIL: Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Careers Fair

Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Careers Fair

12 April 2017 | University of Sheffield









“I just wanted to say thanks for organising the event yesterday – it was great to have the 1-2-1s and catch up with some of the others there.”

Dr Matthew Hodges, Strategy & Business Development, Oxford Biotrans Ltd

“The most interesting part for me was the 1-2-1 talks with representatives of the industry and the academia as it allowed me to ask them specific questions that I had. I also found very interesting the talks from the industry because they helped me understand how important transferable skills are and what kind of jobs I could do in the industry.”

CBMNet Early Career Researcher

Eight Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy jointly funded the Careers Fair specifically for our Early Career Researcher members. The day started with an exhibition with lots of IBBE companies, followed by presentations from companies, including GSK, CHAIN Biotech, Unilever and CPI, showcasing the careers they have available.


After lunch, pre-booked 1-2-1s took place between ECRs and industry representatives.

“I enjoyed the 1 to 1 interviews, and found them helpful and that they improved my confidence.”

CBMNet Early Career Researcher

“The careers fair was a valuable experience, for which I thank you for arranging. It was especially valuable to speak with representatives from UCB Pharma and GSK. The talks were interesting, specifically from Fujifim Diosynth and CPI, who I hadn’t heard of before the fair. The event has certainly broadened my horizons.”

CBMNet Early Career Researcher

Take a look at the event brochure hereYou can watch the company presentations here:

You can download the company presentations here:

Unilever          Centre for Process Innovation          Green Biologics Limited          TeeGene Biotech          FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies          GSK          Ingredients 2 Connect          Neem Biotech          UCB Pharma          NNFCC          CHAIN Biotech

“Thank you very much to @CBMNet_NIBB @PHYCONET for organizing such amazing yesterday event & the reps for the advices!”

CBMNet Early Career Researcher