Becoming a Pharmaceutical Research Scientist

Careers guidance20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
An understanding of working at a large pharmaceutical company.
An insight into the day-to-day of an analytical scientist, good and bad.
Some routes into the industry that are less traditional.
Eleanor DickinsonHost: Eleanor is a Biochemical Mass Spectrometry Expert at the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. She studied for a degree in Biochemistry before completing a PhD in Chemistry. She then worked in a research laboratory in Copenhagen, Denmark before returning to the UK to work at GlaxoSmithKline.

How do life saving medical treatments get researched, created and tested? In this class, Ellie will talk through a day in the life of a research scientist at a large pharmaceutical company, the journey she took to get there and some of the alternative routes into the industry. Ellie will also discuss skills they utilise every day in the job covering some of the highs and lows. This is a great class for students which a passion for chemistry or an interest in exploring a career they may not have discovered. 

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

Suitable for all ages, especially those interested in a career in Chemistry.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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