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The STEM Hub

Live Career Talk Friday - Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Friday 19 March 2021 | 1.15-1.45pm

Online - Microsoft Teams Live

Cost: FREE


This session can be signed up to by students, and does not require a teacher to be present/sign up on their behalf! Therefore it should be easily accessible to students working remotely !

Join your students to meet STEM professionals and find out about possible future careers. Live career talk with Q&A.

This session will provide:

  • Career information from STEM professionals.
  • Insight into skills and knowledge in STEM careers.
  • Varied roles in STEM sectors.
  • Conversations where students can have their questions answered.

Alice is a research scientist at the Barts Cancer Institute, within Queen Mary University of London. Her research uses samples from patients who are registered on clinical trials to look for biological markers that will improve treatment. For her research, patient samples are collected, and then nucleic acids are extracted and examined using various techniques before analysis and data visualization. She completed a BSc in Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham and was the first person in her family to be offered a PhD, which she completed at Oxford University. Alice will be speaking about her routes into becoming a research scientist, what the job entails, benefits/challenges of the role, what grades/qualifications you will need, and then there will be time for a questions and answers.