ESTABLISHING AN INDEPENDENT CAREER IN CHEMISTRY
- Conference and networking day for early career chemists, 1–2 October 2012, University of Warwick
Conference name: Irène Joliot-Curie, together with her husband Frédéric, won the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1935 for synthesising radioactive elements. As the daughter of Marie and Piere Curie, wife of a famous scientist, and mother of two more scientists, Irène is often overlooked. However, in addition to sustained scientific success and passing her skills on to the next generation, she took a keen interest in the social and intellectual advancement of women being a member of Comité National de l'Union des Femmes Françaises and was actively concerned for world peace in a challenging world scene (nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1935/joliot-curie). She is thus a superb role model for us all. Some more information about Irène Joliot-Curie may be found at http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/collections/chemistry-calendar/september-12#otdic_content.
What: The University of Warwick and Imperial College will host jointly a 1 day conference to support postdoctoral chemists, especially women, as they plan for the next step in their careers. We have designed a programme where the experience of successful women can be shared. Speakers will include Lesley Yellowlees (President-elect of the RSC), Lesley Thompson (Director - Research Base, EPSRC), Joanne Thomson (Deputy Editor Chemical Science, Chemical Society Reviews), Rachel O'Reilly (Warwick), Tricia Hunt (Imperial).
Who: Postdoctoral researchers (female or male, but some of the content will be more relevant for women) who are considering moving to an independent career in academic chemistry.
When: 12.00 1st October – 13.00 2nd October, 2012.
Where: MOAC Doctoral Training Centre, top floor of Coventry House, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL.
How: To register please go to this page. Please consider registration a commitment to attend as we are limited for numbers.
Cost: The conference is free but you will need to cover your travel and subsistence costs. For information on travel and accommodation click here.