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Society for Endocrinology BES 2010

Young Endocrinologists Session

Alternative careers for basic and clinical scientists

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The ‘darkside’ – pharmaceutical industry for endocrinologists

Porter John

For most trainees there is a well-worn path to a consultant post in the NHS. There are however alternatives to this career path- either temporarily or long term. I am one of a number of endocrinologists working in the pharmaceutical industry as medical advisers, clinical research physicians, and medical directors. I will describe my pathway from training in paediatric endocrinology to the industry. I will consider some of the challenges and differences from working in the NHS....

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Clinical biochemistry: one foot in the lab

Knox Susan

Clinical biochemistry is a branch of laboratory medicine in which chemical and biochemical methods are used to detect changes in the composition of body fluids (e.g. blood) as a result of disease. The results of biochemical tests may be of use in screening for disease, diagnosis, monitoring treatment and assessing prognosis. This presentation will focus on the role of the clinical biochemist, who works as part of a team including chemical pathologists and biomedical scientists...

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Government agencies – scientific roles in the civil service

Thatcher Natalie

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is an independent government department set up to protect the public’s health and consumer interests in relation to food. The Agency has a vision of ‘safe food and healthy eating for all’.The work of a scientist, I my case a toxicologist, at the FSA is varied and requires us to develop a number of skills Eating is not risk free and it is very important for the safety of the public to assess and minimise that...