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Demystifying ‘careers in industry’ with Dr Caroline Barelle

This interactive session with the MHLS entrepreneur in Residence, Dr Caroline Barelle, will provide attendees with a better understanding of careers in industry, busting some myths along the way.


December 8, 2021
WWIEM Basement Seminar Room
13:00 - 15:00

*This event was postponed due to storm Barra preventing travel for the facilitator. It will be rescheduled during another visit to NI of the Entrepreneur in Residence in 2022*


The aim of this interactive session is to discuss careers in industry (big pharma, biotech, spin-out company…) with the MHLS entrepreneur in Residence, Dr Caroline Barelle, busting some myths along the way. Attendees should gain a better understanding of the world of Research and Development outside of academia and feel better prepared to potentially transition to this sector.

Dr Caroline Barelle will:

  • Provide an overview of her career so far, in academia and across the life sciences sector
  • Challenge the myths associated with working in industry or as an entrepreneur
  • Share tips on the skills, experience and values companies are looking for, to help postdocs translate their academic achievements into the ideal candidate profile for industry

The session will be carried out in an informal atmosphere, enabling attendees to interact freely with Caroline, by asking questions and discussing the various topics covered.

Caroline is CEO and founder of Elasmogen, a company that discovers and develops soloMER biologics for the treatment of inflammatory diseases and cancer. Before establishing Elasmogen, she successfully led teams at Wyeth and subsequently Pfizer in Global Bio-therapeutic Technologies progressing early platform technologies to late-stage clinical development. Prior to this she was Alliance and Programs Manager at Haptogen Ltd and a key part of the acquisition team that successfully exited the business to Wyeth Inc. She has been awarded a prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellowship, is a doctoral graduate from the University of Aberdeen in Biochemistry and an MBA (distinction) from Robert Gordon’s University, Business School. Caroline is a member of the Enterprise Skills and Strategy Board, is a Senior Associate for the Entrepreneurial Business School, Edinburgh and Entrepreneur in Residence for Queen’s University Belfast.


This career event is taking advantage of Caroline’s visit to Northern Ireland and will take place on-site, taking the necessary safety precautions to limit the spread of Covid-19, taking into account PHA guidelines, University guidance and WWIEM/room restrictions.

Attendees will notably be seated according to physical distancing recommendations and required to wear a face-covering. Catering won’t be allowed in the room.


This event is open to all research staff at Queen’s, regardless of their Faculty

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