Dr. Paul Ferguson FRSC CChem

Associate Principal Scientist, AstraZeneca Separation Science

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) brings a major stake holding in the inaugural CHEMUK 2019 event, which includes a ‘2-day hosted Skills & Careers Clinic’ running on the show floor, and is both pre-bookable 1-2-1 consultations or available as a drop-in on the day.  Full details can be viewed on the CHEMUK website – covering both graduate scientists & undergraduate/postgraduate attendees.

Complementing this are daily 30 minute RSC-hosted ‘Skills Development/CPD’ feature sessions,  as part of the 2 day speaker programme

Sessions will be designed to cover the  journey of certification, and the benefits that accrue for both the individual and for organisations, in terms of driving performance/personal & organisational success.

Discussion will be given to skills development at each career stage, with a focus on the competencies that are required for various levels of professional qualification, ultimately leading to Chartership ensuring organisational success now and for the future.

Daily guest speakers, drawn from AstraZeneca  will discuss how their organisations have focussed on skills development , providing invaluable ‘case study’ insight to benefits accruing.

RSC daily ‘guest’ speakers


Case Study – Royal Society of Chemistry and Astra Zeneca

Join our case study sessions and find out how Astra Zeneca have achieved accredited status for their internal company training schemes and discover their professional development best practices.

Royal Society of Chemistry accredited organisations nurture professional excellence and technical skills within their workforce. By investing in professional recognition and providing clear frameworks for development they demonstrate a commitment to employee progression. Covering a range of disciplines and career stages our registered and chartered awards can help all chemical scientists achieve their potential.

Find out how investing in accreditation, has helped Astra Zeneca recruit and retain talented chemical scientists, attract customers and display competence to regulators, and through achieving Chartered status, supported their staff to build personal confidence and professional credibility.

Each session will be followed by a panel Q&A, providing you with an opportunity to uncover how you could improve your own professional development and recognition or implement opportunities for your staff at your organisation.

If you are looking to develop consistently high professional practice standards across a range of technical and transferable attributes, join our keynote sessions.

Dr Paul Ferguson FRSC CChem, Associate Principal Scientist, AstraZeneca Separation Science

Bio: Dr Paul Ferguson has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1999.  He is a separation science specialist at AstraZeneca, working on the development of small molecule oncology compounds.

In partnership with the RSC, Paul has been part of the team involved with the development and successful accreditation of AstraZeneca for several schemes including Chartered Chemist, MRSC and Registered Scientist. He also acts as an assessor on behalf of the RSC for Chartered Chemist applications outside his company.

Paul is a past winner of the Desty Memorial lecture prize (2002), a Fellow and Chartered Chemist in the RSC and is a visiting lecturer at Kings College London.  He has organised or co-organised a number of meetings for The Chromatographic Society, his first being the ChromSoc 50th birthday celebration meeting at Pfizer in 2006 and the latest being the 2018 ‘Grass Roots” chromatography educational event held in the Lake District developing young and novice academic and industrial chromatographers.