Pharmacology graduate looking for entry-level job.
25 years • Nottingham
I am a life science graduate from the University of Cambridge with a good understanding of the drug development process. I aim to establish a career in clinical trials within the pharma/biotech industry.
University of Cambridge
Cambridge Hands On Science (CHaOS) is a student-run science outreach organisation based at Cambridge University, which runs science outreach events in schools and at public events around the country. I regularly volunteered with CHaOS as a science demonstrator. This involved demonstrating a science-based activity, demonstration or experiment to small groups of school children (aged between 8-14) or families. Doing this allowed me to develop my verbal communication skills, explaining complex ideas to a non-technical audience. I also developed my problem solving skills and ability to think on my feet by adapting my activity or explanation of it according to the knowledge level of the audience. I spent the 2015/16 academic year on the committee as evaluation officer and biology coordinator. My roles on the committee involved maintaining the equipment and supplies, and checking the risk assessments for, the biology experiments. I also wrote questionnaires and collated and analysed the feedback from visitors to the events. In addition I led a team of student demonstrators at several events and conducted venue safety risk assessments for these events.