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Tuesday 20th November 2018
The pharmaceutical analysis postgraduate research awards and careers symposium 2018
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Based on the great success of the inaugural meeting, JPAG presents the second pharmaceutical analysis symposium for postgraduate students and early career stage scientists. This will provide the opportunity for delegates to showcase their work and network with peers, academics and industrial scientists through oral and poster presentations. There will be a £1,000 first prize and £250 second prize for the best oral presentations as well as £200 first prize and two runner-up prizes of £100 for the best posters. Authors who submit an abstract that is accepted for presentation (oral or poster) will receive a complimentary registration.

In addition, there will be a Networking and Careers Fair with the opportunity to meet with big industry pharma and other key contacts and take advantage of the great networking opportunities.

This could be the event to provide a step-change to your professional career. Perhaps your future employer will be here.

There will be a presentation from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Careers Specialists Julie Franklin and Sarah Salter on “Job hunting in the pharmaceutical industry”. They will also conduct a “CV Surgery” for RSC members; these are one-to-one discussions for members to find out how to present a good CV. So be sure to bring your CV along!

Julie Franklin - Royal Society of Chemistry
Julie is a Career Management Specialist with the Royal Society of Chemistry. She is a chemistry graduate herself, a member of the RSC and Chartered Chemist. Julie initiated the RSC Careers Service back in 1997 after working with Essex Careers Service in a science role from 1993 until 1997. She left the RSC in 2004 to pursue her own career in Senior Management and has worked as a Professional Development Consultant for the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Julie has returned to the job she always loved the best, working directly with RSC members to support their career development. Julie is currently based in Cambridge but travels extensively throughout the UK, running careers events and presentations for RSC members and chemistry students.


Sarah Salter - Royal Society of Chemistry
Sarah is the Careers Executive with the Royal Society of Chemistry. She supports the Career Specialists across a range of projects and services, reviewing CVs and writing careers information for members. Before joining the Career Management team in 2017, Sarah worked at Cambridge Judge Business School coordinating and supporting one-year MBA students in their career development across a wide range of industries. Before changing careers, Sarah worked in the publishing industry for 10 years at Cambridge University Press and the Royal Society of Chemistry in a number of editorial, project management and sales roles. She has a BAHons English from Anglia Ruskin University, enjoys travelling and helping individuals in their career development.


The day’s event will finish with a free wine reception and further networking opportunities.

This could be the event to provide a step-change to your professional career. Perhaps your future employer will be here.



THE JPAG PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS & CAREERS SYMPOSIUM 2018

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

This is an opportunity to win a prize for your research work and meet your future employer all at the one event. It is a real chance to give your career a big lift to a new level.



Following the success in 2017 of the inaugural pharmaceutical analysis symposium for postgraduate students and early career stage scientists, JPAG announces the 2018 event. This will take place on Tuesday 20th November 2018 at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Piccadilly, in central London.

The symposium will provide the opportunity for delegates to showcase their work - either as an oral or poster presentation - and to network with peers, academics and industrial scientists. This is the time to showcase your work to a friendly, sympathetic audience. Presentations that have been given at another conference within the last 12 months are eligible. Free registration is available for all those whose abstracts are accepted.

The event will finish with a complimentary wine reception.

Prizes
The Geoffrey Phillips Analytical Science Award *, with a bursary of up to £1,000, will be awarded for the best oral presentation, and there will a cash prize of £ 250 for the runner-up. There will also be a cash prize of £200 for the best poster presentation and two cash prizes of £100 each for the runners-up.


* The winner of the Geoffrey Phillips Award is presented with a bursary of up to £ 1000 to enable the recipient to attend a relevant major analytical scientific conference in the twelve months following the presentation of the Award. The bursary is to cover the conference registration fee, travel expenses, accommodation and meals. Full terms and conditions may be found here.

Eligibility
Early career stage scientists with less than 10 years' postgraduate experience are eligible for all the prizes.

Abstracts
Abstracts for oral or poster presentation should relate to the analysis of drugs in all forms. This is interpreted very widely and includes:
• method development
• the novel use of techniques
• pharmaceuticals
• material science
• ADME
• forensics and enforcement
• process chemistry
• therapeutic drug monitoring
• in silico prediction
• excipient characterisation
• formulation and development
• any other related drug topic


The closing date for submission of abstracts is Friday 31st August 2018.

» More details are found by clicking 'Abstracts' on the blue tabs above.


Networking and Careers Fair
There will be several opportunities to meet one-to-one with representatives of the major pharmaceutical companies and other organisations to discuss your possible career with them, as well as networking opportunities during the coffee and lunch breaks.

It is not necessary to submit an abstract to attend the Careers Fair.

There will be a presentation from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Careers Specialists on 'Job hunting in the pharmaceutical industry'. They will also conducting a 'CV Surgery' for RSC members; these are one-to-one discussions for members to find out how to present a good CV. So be sure to bring your CV along!

This could be the event to provide a step-change to your professional career. Perhaps your future employer will be here.


Registration and concessions
The delegate fee is £35. Complimentary registration is available for all those whose abstracts are accepted.
» To register, click on the REGISTER NOW button below.

Student bursaries are available and details can be found below:
» Information on travel bursaries can be downloaded here.

What did delegates say about their experience of the 2017 symposium?
• The symposium provided an opportunity to learn more about pharma and current developments.
• The careers fair was excellent and informative.
• The opportunities to speak to careers advisors were very useful.
• The company representative gave tailored advice and asked for a CV.
Companies and organisations attending the event were: Almac, AstraZeneca, Envigo, GlaxoSmithKline, MHRA, Mylan and Pfizer
SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT FOR AN ORAL OR POSTER PRESENTATION

The closing date for submission of abstracts is Friday 31st August 2018.

Abstracts submitted for oral or poster presentation should relate to the use of analytical measurements in the characterisation or quality control of active substances and drug products. These include:
• method development
• the novel use of techniques
• pharmaceuticals
• material science
• ADME
• forensics and enforcement
• process chemistry
• therapeutic drug monitoring
• in silico prediction
• excipient characterisation
• formulation and development
• any other related drug topic


1. Abstracts should include the following: Abstract title, Authors and affiliations (with the presenting author underlined), Objectives or Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions and References. The abstract, including references, should not exceed one page of 12-point text.
2. Abstracts must communicate a clear scientific message and contain quantitative or qualitative data. Abstracts which promote any product or service will not be accepted.
3. All necessary approvals must have been obtained, including those from industrial sponsors, where appropriate, prior to submission. Any research communicated that required ethical approval must state that approval has been obtained from the relevant local ethics committee.
4. To submit an abstract, click on the SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT button below and complete the details. This will generate an e-mail. Attach the abstract to the e-mail as a Word document attachment and send the e-mail. The abstract will be acknowledged upon receipt and will be reviewed for acceptance.
5. By submitting the abstract the author agrees that the abstract will be made available at the event, and also on the JPAG website.
The corresponding author will be notified of the outcome soon after the submission closing date.

» A sample abstract can be downloaded here.


Oral presentations
Presenters will be allowed 15 minute for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions.

Poster presentations
Posters should be prepared for presentation for display on a poster board 1800 mm high x 900 mm wide (portrait format) and preferably in A0 size. Posters must be clear and self-explanatory. Lettering must be readable at 2 metres (suggested minimum height of characters 8 mm, minimum line width 0.7 mm). Posters should be put up using Velcro (supplied) by 10.30 h on the day of the symposium and taken down by 17.00h. The presenter should be available at the poster board during the lunch and refreshment breaks.

» SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT
Careers Fair and Networking
As well as the presentation and awards, the event will host a Careers Fair and give all delegates the opportunity to meet with big industry pharma and other key contacts. This could be the event to give your career a lift to the next level and meet your future employer.

So, even if you do not have any work to present on this occasion, there will be great networking opportunities.

Delegates at the event will be given the opportunity to meet one-to-one with representatives from a number of companies to discuss potential career opportunities and to discuss your CV, so make sure you bring plenty of copies along!
There will also be a presentation from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Careers Specialists on 'Job hunting in the pharmaceutical industry'. They will also conduct a 'CV Surgery' for RSC members which are one-to-one discussions for members to find out how to present a good CV.

Register for this event today.
» To register, click on the REGISTER NOW button below.




The Careers symposium, running alongside the Postgraduate Research Awards, is a great venue for representatives of your company to meet early career scientists who are looking for advice on how to progress their careers. You will have the opportunity to meet postgraduate students who are carrying out innovative research, of whom are planning their future careers and may be interested in your company.

If you are looking to appoint the best researchers for your company in the near future, this event could provide an excellent opportunity to meet some of the brightest early career scientists and learn about their research work. There will be opportunities for discussions in an informal environment, and to provide advice about career development in the pharmaceutical industry.

JPAG would like to invite your company to attend this symposium and gain the opportunity to meet with some of our brightest students, potentially high quality employees, and offer advice about career development. You will be able to send up to four delegates (subject to availability) who will be able to advise students on career opportunities.

The event is open to all students, some of whom will be presenting their research work and competing for awards. Delegates will be able to meet informally with leading pharmaceutical and analytical equipment companies to discuss career opportunities in industry and receive advice on career progression.

Gaining access to potentially high quality recruits is important, so we hope that you will choose to attend.

If so then please register now:
» REGISTER AS A CAREERS ADVISOR

Alternatively if you would prefer to discuss the event further then please send your enquiry by email to events@jpag.org

Also, if you have early-career scientists in your organisation who you think might qualify for entry for the award then please encourage them to submit an abstract.


FOR RESEARCHERS

Q. When will the event start and end?
A. Arrival and registration is at 08.30 and the Careers Fair starts at 09.00. Posters can be viewed from 09.30 and the symposium starts at 11.00 with a Keynote address.
The symposium ends at 17.50 with the announcement of prize winners followed by a wine reception and further opportunities to network.
The meeting closes at 18:30

Q. How will the Careers Forum work?
A. There will be a number of 'stations' staffed by careers advisors

Q. What is the timetable? Does it take place at the same time as the presentations at the symposium?
A. The Careers session will take place between the plenary and oral sessions, so you will not have to miss these sessions to attend

Q. How long do I have with each person?
A. We expect you to have 10 minutes with each careers advisor

Q. Do I need to bring copies of my CV?
A. We recommend that you do so

Q. What is expected of me before I am interviewed?
A. Prepare a few questions for the careers advisor in advance; be prepared to give a short statement of your particular skills

Q. How many and which organisations will be present?
A. These details will appear in advance on the JPAG website. Last year we had the following companies: Almac, AstraZeneca, Envigo, GlaxoSmithKline, MHRA, Mylan and Pfizer

Q. How many career interviews can I have?
A. Depending on demand, you should have the opportunity to meet up to five Careers Advisors

Q. Are there any relevant web sites of the organisation concerned that I can look at before I come?
A. Please watch for details on the website

Q. If I can't meet them on the day, how can I get in contact with them after the event?
A. Please watch for details on the website

Q. Will I be offered a job?
A. There is no guarantee that you will receive a job offer. Before finishing the discussion with the careers advisor, be sure you understand what the arrangements are for any follow-up contact

Q. Can I claim free registration?
A. Free registration is available to all those whose abstracts are accepted; prior registration on-line is required

Q. Can I claim a travel bursary?
A. Travel bursaries are available for all those who are giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster, based on a submitted abstract; some additional travel bursaries may be available and will be awarded in the order of receipt of registrations

Q. I wish to submit an abstract; how do I do this?
A. Click on this link to submit an abstract


FOR CAREERS ADVISORS

Q. As a Careers Advisor, how do I register my interest in the Careers Forum and who can I meet?
A. See the information on the 'Careers Advisors' tab. Then register here.


For any other questions, please contact us at events@jpag.org
Click the REGISTER NOW button below to make your registration.
We look forward to seeing you at the event.





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