One Nucleus November 2020 trainingNews

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ON trainingNews Welcome to the November edition of the One Nucleus trainingNews. Typically, November is known to be a sombre month with the transition of Autumn to Winter, yet this month we have had fireworks, World Science Day, incredible progress on a Covid-19 vaccine and antibody cocktails and the hustle and bustle isn’t stopping just yet! This edition will help you to fill some of those gaps in your diary with events and courses you won’t want to miss, inform you of recent One Nucleus member appointments, some fantastic career opportunities within the sector and and some interesting Learning & Development hot topics... Enjoy! If you want to get involved or have a chance to be featured in the newsletter please contact and for hot off the press updates, follow our @OneNucleus Twitter and LinkedIn accounts!

Upcoming Events 2020 28 November RAREfest20 register 30 November My Question is… Networking Lunch Meeting register 01 Dec R&D Challenges Involved in Repurposing Drugs for COVID-19 register 02 December SLAS and One Nucleus Webinar Series: Turn Your Lab Automation Plans into Action – Part 3 register 02 - 04 December Virtual Partnering: Infectious Diseases register 10 December GENESIS Digital 2020 register 14 December RSSL: Leadership and Influencing Skills register 2021 27 - 28 January Online Introduction to Drug Discovery save the date 22 - 26 February ON Careers Conference save the date

Our Training Course Portfolio Introduction to Drug Discovery: From Idea to Clinical Candidate Online The Introduction to Drug Discovery course provided by One Nucleus has helped many Pharma, Biotech and associated companies and organisations ease the process. The course focuses on the science and process underpinning successful small molecule drug discovery. We have adapted this course into a 4-module online course, with training materials being delivered to you. Introduction to Managing Life Science Projects Online This course is aimed at somebody who has been newly appointed as a project manager, service organisation account managers, or specialist staff who may need to add the management of a project to their current role. This course has been developed by One Nucleus in Partnership with PTI Informa, you will be given a link to their online portal within 3 working days before the course start date. Presentation Skills for Scientists Online This one-day course, unlike many presentation skills courses, is designed specifically for the practising scientist. We cover all aspects of verbal scientific communication, asking delegates to present their own research in a conference format prompting feedback on style and content. Because of our expertise in both science and communication skills, we help to solve common problems (such as nervousness and voice control), as well as those unique to scientists presenting the results of their research. Biological Safety: Management and Practice (IOSH Approved) The course is predominantly aimed at those fairly new to the role and mostly focuses on work at ACDP containment levels 1 and 2 and work with GMOs. However, experienced BSO will also benefit from the course. The course will develop your confidence and competency to perform your role as a Biological Safety Officer more effectively. This is a 2 day intensive course. Biological Masterclass The Biological Masterclass one-day course provides an essentail update in knowledge of current legislation and best practice for those who have previously completed the accredited Biological Safety Officers or Biological Safety: Management & Practice course. This masterclass is designed to remind you of what you once knew (but may have forgotten!) about biological safety so it assumes a certain basic knowledge.

Lab Health and Safety If you are a laboratory safety representative or laboraty worker, this is the course for you! This one-day intensive course is all about health and safety in the laboratory setting. Using lots of practical examples and scenarios from different laboratories, participants will learn about health and safety legislation and the principles of safe working as it applies to them. As this course is deisgned to be as relevant to participants own working environments as possible, a small amount of preparatory work is required before attending The Safe Use and Management of Lab Gases This one-day workshop is designed to enable Laboratoy Managers and Supervisors, Store Managers and Facilities Managers to effectively identify and control compressed gases safely. The workshop uses real life case studies and introduces delegates to tools and techniques to identify work patterns that create risk. Delegates are taken from fisrt principles to in-depth modules on a range of topics all fully supported with checklists, audit tools and documentation to check complience in accordance with current Codes of Practice and Pressure Systems Regulations. We have worked hard to adapt most of our training courses to be delivered digitally and in-house, tailored to your companies specific needs! For more information view our full training course portfolio here or contact

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Training Topics If only someone told me back then... Dr Julie Warner, Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Boyds

If only someone had told me that I am not a salesperson in the traditional sense before I started my first graduate job as a medical sales representative. I thought it was the perfect marriage of business and science, but it just didn’t suit me. I was at a loose end and ended up going back to university to do a PhD (which I hadn’t been keen on previously as I DID know that I wasn’t the strongest bench scientist). However, without that experience, I don’t think I would have ended up in regulatory affairs. I wouldn’t have finished my PhD and tried an academic research career (again, ill-advised – see above…); I wouldn’t have gained resilience after being made redundant from by first research job in industry when my employer ran out of money, and I wouldn’t have had to re-evaluate what I WAS good at. Without any of this, I wouldn’t have admitted that I enjoy reviewing data and interpreting and presenting it in a logical, coherent way much more than I enjoy “business”. I wouldn’t have found a strand of business that focuses on scientific quality and rigour, one which allows me to be at the cutting edge of medicine, and work with hugely talented people on advanced therapy medicinal products with significant potential to help save someone’s life or make it better or more tolerable. So, while I wish someone had stopped me from signing that employment contract back in the day, I’m actually glad that they didn’t. Even when I’ve had a tough day, I remember that I could still be out on the road, spending most of my day alone, with very little opportunity to make a significant difference for patients (which we all are at some point).

Enabling Careers and Developing Staff – Do Digital Conferences Offer a New Dawn? Tony Jones, Chief Executive Officer, One Nucleus

Every good employer is taking a proactive approach to supporting personal and professional development of their staff. The trends seem to suggest that much more control is being passed to the individual staff member, enabling them to define their aspirations, development needs and progression path. Far from being a distraction beyond compliance and technical training approaches of the past, employers increasingly recognise the value in terms of performance, staff retention and business reputation. There are an array of training options available but an area often overlooked is the value of informal training that everyone picks up through their daily lives.

As we approach our annual Genesis conference, this recent blog focusses on the role industry conferences can play in supporting the development of employees and those looking to develop their career plan. The enforced shift to a digital format brings even greater potential value as it reduces the barrier to entry in terms of time, cost and flexibility. We know not everyone learns in the same way, so the flexibility of on-demand options to fit around experiments, meetings and homelife can enable this and the move to a digital format offers that option like never before. Perhaps 2020 is the time to make the shift and view Genesis, designed to make participation cost effective and valuable as you would expect from the UK’s leading not-for-profit membership group and the benefits to consider include: • Broad insight from the conference sessions covering advances in R&D science & technology, future opportunities, investment trends, collaborations and international perspectives • On-demand sessions that are pre-recorded and available for all delegates during and post-event • Fees for the digital event from as low as £90 + VAT per delegate • Access to the 1-2-1 partnering and network app for those wishing to meet new contacts and seek greater details on topics of interest • For employers enabling their staff to attend, an opportunity for those staff to be ambassadors of your company in the minds of your peers Registration starts from as low as £90 + VAT to access content from >100 speakers and panellists on topics across the Life Sciences field via

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Careers & Opportunities Recent Member Appointments Inivata welcome Peter Collins to the team as their new Chief Business Officer see more Mission Therapeutics appoints Dr Suhail Nurbhai as Chief Medical Officer see more Sir Nigel Shadbolt joins BenevolentAI as a Non-Executive Director see more Christopher Good has been appointed as Cell & Gene Therapy Logistics Director at Biocair see more Bicycle Therapeutics appoints Dr. Dominic Smethurst as Chief Medical Officer see more

Vacancies Cell & Gene Therapy Logistics Specialist see more Biocair is currently recruiting additional roles for the dedicated Cell & Gene Therapy team, to include the addition of a new study manager. This role’s main purpose is to deliver the highest quality service in the industry through set up and management of daily operational tasks completed by the Cell & Gene Therapy Logistics team whilst also taking an active role in the ongoing development of Biocair’s services in cell & gene therapy logistics to ensure the highest levels of customer care, quality & satisfaction. Lab Manager see more OMass Therapeutics is inviting applications for a lab manager position, focused on managing the laboratories on their Oxford site. The companyy offers a thriving team and creative environment for a well-suited candidate to become an integral part of our future vision. Press Officer see more The Wellcome Sanger Institute is looking for a creative individual, driven by delivering quality and public relation materials, to join them as a Press Officer in their Communications team. You will tell the story of the Sanger Institute’s science, and also the work of the Wellcome Genome Campus, to the media and public. You will work across diverse areas of science, creating content for use in conventonal communications, social media and other initiatives. Associate Microbiologist see more Infex Therapeutics are looking to appoint a scientist at the ‘Associate’ or ‘Microbiologist’ grade (depending on experience) to support their expanding portfolio of antibioticdevelopment programs. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of bacterial antibiotic resistance and be motivated to get involved in developing new antibacterial agents to overcome this global problem, and/or an understanding of viral infectious disease. Group Leader, Target Validation and Disease Positioning see more This is an exciting opportunity with Cancer Research UK available for a talented and ambitous drug discovery scientist to join the Therapeutic Discovery Laboratories in London as a Group Leader in the Target Validation and Disease Positioning (TVDP) team. The TVDP team is comprimised of highly skilled cancer cell biologists and immunologists working across the entire drug discovery pipeline and alliance portfolio. To view more vacancies like this, visit

Careers Conference 22 - 26 February 2021 This careers conference will be a chance to fill knowledge gaps and share practice amongst academia and industry. Whether you are thinking about a career shift, unsure if you are researching and developing yourself to the best ability, recruiting the best possible talent or just looking to improve your networking skills... we want to help create an enjoyable and informative experience for as many of you as possible. We would love to hear your thoughts about what topics you would like to be included in the conference. To select and vote for your favourites, click the link here. To find out more about the sponsorship opportunities available or for any other enquiries, please contact for more info.

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