May 2016: Beyond the lab: developing your Industrial Biotechnology Career

Beyond the lab: developing your Industrial Biotechnology Career – Joint NIBB event, May 18-19 2016

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”The NIBB conference was a fantastic event, bringing together a diverse mix of early career and experienced researchers.  I came out of the event with renewed confidence of a successful career in industrial biotechnology”, Laurence Humphrey, Research Scientist at Bactevo.

May 18-19th 2016 saw over 100 early career researchers head to Manchester to take part in the Joint NIBBs ‘Beyond the lab: developing your Industrial Biotechnology Career’ training event, which was run in conjunction with the Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Board and Cogent Skills.

CBMNet sponsored 12 of its members to attend the event which involved presentations from a variety of industry, the KTN and BBSRC:

Basil Omar – What VE and PE companies look to fund

Caroline West – Marketing

Caroline West – Promotions

Caroline West – Values & Behaviours

James Donald – BBSRC Support for Skills Development

Jason King – Working for a start-up

Jenny Clucas – Skills Gap

Jenny Clucas – Solutions not problems

John Williams – Business Plans

Mark Sumner & Mena Chapman – Quality Mgmt & Control

Meeta Mistry – A Career of a Patent Attorney

Merlin Goldman – All slides

Philippa Furnival – Scale up and Production

Stuar West – Sales

Stuart West – working for a SME

Stuart West – Diverse range of market

Stuart West – Finance

Will Cannon – Working for a large Multinational

”A big message that I took away from the event is that it’s never too early to start thinking about future career paths. This event gave me a few ideas that I’m hoping to employ during my PhD years to really give myself a head start afterwards ” – CBMNet member Ravneet Kaur

“This experience was very useful and I really encourage all the early career researchers to participate in this course” – CBMNet member Ali Mulakhudair

‘‘Great content. I’ve come away with lots of ideas, fresh insight and new contacts” – CBMNet member Tim Eyes