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About the Recruiter Spotlight Series

The Recruiter Spotlight series provide an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with industry. The seminars take place over lunch (some virtually, others in-person) and each one focuses on a different company.  You will hear from the recruitment team on what skills the company is looking for and learn about the specifics of their recruitment process as well as roles available. Scientists who work at the company may also share their perspective on what it is like to work at the company. These seminars are particularly suited to post-doctoral researchers who would like to expand their career options outside of academia and will allow you to meet and chat with representatives of leading companies.


Past Seminars


Evotec is a global leader in providing end to end shared R&D for drug discovery and development projects by providing solutions on a stand-alone basis or through holistic, fully integrated capabilities. Evotec works through partnerships to deliver medicines that matter with a focus on capabilities in PanOmics, iPSC technologies and Biologics. The company is disease agnostic, but recent collaborations show success in oncology, neuroscience and kidney disease. Evotec employees a range of scientists including chemists, biologists and computation scientists as well as those supporting operations including project management, alliance management, finance, legal and business development.

In this talk, you will hear about what it is like to work at Evotec, transitioning from academia to industry and transitioning to out of the lab careers, as well as what roles are generally available and what skills are in demand at the company.

RECRUITER SPOTLIGHT: oxford nanopore, 29 june 2023

Oxford Nanopore makes a novel generation of DNA/RNA sequencing technology that provides rich data, is fast, accessible and easy to use. Nanopore's goal is to disrupt the way that biological analyses are currently performed, and open up new applications that have a profound, positive impact on society.

In this seminar, you will hear from Dr James Graham, Director of Protein Sequencing at Nanopore on what it is like to work at the company as a scientist, what types of roles are available and what skills are in demand. James did his DPhil and a post-doc at the University of Oxford.

Recruiter Spotlight: UCB, 30 November 2022

UCB is a global biopharma company whose ambition is to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases, allowing them to live the best life that they can – as free as possible from the challenges and uncertainty of disease. That commitment comes to life in UCB's research and development activities across neurology, immunology and other areas where their expertise, innovation and ambition align with unmet needs.

Recruiter Spotlight: Finnegan, 18 October 2022

Finnegan is a full-service IP firm with experts in every technology covering industries such as life sciences, chemistry, chemicals, industrials, and materials. The company employs scientists to work alongside law experts.

Recruiter Spotlight: AstraZeneca, 14 September 2022

AstraZeneca is a global research-based biopharmaceutical company with a major UK presence. Its purpose is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. AstraZeneca's main disease areas are oncology, biopharmaceuticals and rare diseases.

Recruiter Spotlight: Reciprocal Space, 5 September 2022

Reciprocal Space is a London-based design and animation. The studio merges scientific and design expertise to create bespoke visuals for companies in the biotech, medical and pharma sectors. These are used in communication with clients, patients and investors.

Recruiter Spotlight: GSK, 18 May 2022

GSK is a global biopharma company with a purpose to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together. GSK prioritises innovation in vaccines and specialty medicines, maximising the increasing opportunities to prevent and treat disease. At the heart of this is GSK's R&D focus on the science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies, and their world-leading capabilities in vaccines and medicines development. GSK focuses on four therapeutic areas: infectious diseases, HIV, oncology, and immunology.