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What Next for Your Career? The annual LMB CamAWiSE Careers Event 2019

  • 28th of June 12-2pm
  • Max Perutx Lecture Theatre, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Are you wondering how to best utilise your scientific skills? Are you planning your next step in academia or considering pursuing a career away from the bench? Would you like more information about different scientific careers from a diverse range of speakers?

The speakers will give their talks with the opportunity for questions, followed by a buffet lunch, which will provide time for networking and gaining advice about making that next step.

All are welcome and the event is free to attend, but please register here.


Emma Gleave

Emma Gleave – Senior Scientist, AstraZeneca

Emma completed her PhD with Andrew Carter on the structure of dynein before working as a postdoc with Meindert Lamers studying DNA replication. She decided that life in academia was not for her and in 2017 joined AstraZeneca at Alderley Park where she is now a Senior Scientist working in the protein purification group of Discovery Sciences.


Rebecca Aarons

Rebecca Aarons – Senior Research Funding Coordinator, Research Strategy Office, University of Cambridge

Becky has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Manchester and completed a successful postdoc at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University. However, she decided to move away from the bench and spent 6 years at the Wellcome Trust at first managing grant applications, then a portfolio of strategic projects, including the Trust’s interests in chemical biology, advanced imaging and an international structural biology consortium. She decided to take a slight career break to avoid commuting to London while her children were young and joined the LMB in 2013 as a part-time governance assistant. She left in 2016 to take up a role in the University of Cambridge Research Strategy Office, one of a team running the new Strategic Research Reviews. She has since been promoted to Senior Research Funding Coordinator where she is now responsible for the University’s relationships with a number of research councils and charities, coordinating internal selection processes for funding and facilitation of funding bids. She has 3 children under 9 and is still managing to work part-time.


Jenny Gallop – Group Leader, Gurdon Institute

Jenny Gallop

Jenny completed her PhD on endocytosis with Harvey McMahon at the LMB in 2005 before moving to Harvard Medical School with an EMBO fellowship in 2006 as a postdoc in Marc Kirschner’s lab. She returned to Cambridge in 2011 to take up a Group Leader position at the Gurdon Institute where she was awarded a Wellcome Research Career Development Fellowship and ERC Starting Grant. She is a member of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. Her work asks how actin is regulated by signalling at membranes and the molecular mechanisms of filopodia formation during embryonic development. Jenny has two young children and has successfully used flexible working and maternity policies in running her group while they grow up.

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