Annual Conference University Day 2017

Wednesday, 11th October 2017

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The PhUSE European Annual Conference 2017 will incorporate a University Day, where undergraduates, post graduates and educators will be invited to attend on the Wednesday of the conference, and to learn about the career options available within the industry.

The purpose of the University Day, continuing in the spirit of PhUSE, will be to engage in a dialogue between Industry and Academia. Industry will provide the students an opportunity to explore careers in this sector and will provide some guidance to the educators on our needs as employers, with the below objectives:

  • To connect students, educators and the industry through interactive sessions
  • To raise awareness of software usage within analytics in this sector, with a specific review of market insights in the UK, positioned as a global leader
  • Preparing students for future interviews and expectations of hiring companies
  • Software demonstrations and real-life work experience.



  • Welcome and Overview - James McDermott, Chair of the University Day, PhUSE

  • Market Introduction - Mark O'Brien, Warman O'Brien

Warman O'Brien recruitment will provide a broad overview of the life sciences industry, the job market and the different specialist areas.

  • Hands-on Industry Software Experience – Ali Dootson, d-Wise

Supported by SAS, Medidata, Cytel and d-Wise this hands-on session will provide attendees with the opportunity to perform industry processes utilising a variety of software widely used in life sciences.

  • Market Networking Session – James Gallagher, Novartis

Participate in a networking challenge where attendees will have the opportunity to liase with current employers within the industry.

  • Market Awareness and Readiness – Ross Farrugia, Roche

Discover key skills required within the industry and key market insights to prepare yourself for work.



The University Day is free to attend. However, in the case of it being oversubscribed we may have to limit attendance based on suitability for the event and on a first come first served basis.

A password is required to register, this was included in the invitation letter, or please contact the PhUSE office.

University Day registration includes free PhUSE 2017 membership.



James McDermott

Chair of the University Day, PhUSE


Ali Dootson

Industry Practice Session Lead

James Gallagher

Market Analysis Session Lead     

Abigail Hay

Delegate Engagement Lead    

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