Careers and Academic Liaison

Chair: Vicky Marriott

The objectives of the Careers and Academic Liaison Committee (CALC) are to promote careers for statisticians and programmers within the pharmaceutical industry, through school and university activities and establishing links with relevant professional groups. By working directly with schools and universities, and via our external Careers website, we provide information to individuals interested in careers as either statisticians or statistical programmers within the industry.  Our activities include: 
  • Developing and running interactive workshops for schools
  • Giving careers talks at universities
  • Attending and organising regional and national careers events
  • Raising awareness of general issues such as cuts to MSc funding and changes to A level mathematics and statistics curriculum
  • Working with other organisations such as the Royal Statistical Society (RSS)

We are always on the lookout for people to help with our initiatives, for example running a workshop in a school, giving a university careers talk or writing a profile about working in the industry. If you are interested in becoming involved in any of our activities and can spare even just a little bit of time, please get in touch with any of the committee.

If you have any careers related questions please feel free to contact us at


The committee meet 4 times a year to discuss current topics and agenda items.  


Name Company  Role
Vicky Marriott
CROS NT Chair 
Amanda Darekar Pfizer MSc Careers Event
Cheryl Turkington Amgen School Events sub-team, University prizes
Emma McEntee PAREXEL MSc Careers Event, Social Media sub-team
Gail Lynn      PPD Website/social Media Sub-Committee Lead
James Lay-Flurrie GSK Website and Social Media, PhUSE
Jemma Greenin Eli-Lilly Minute taker, School Events sub-team
Katharine Thorn Eli-Lilly School Events Lead
Kim Hacquoil GSK MSc Funding
Rachael Poole Quanticate PhUSE Collaboration
Rhian Jacob Roche MSc Careers Event
Tomas Rouse AstraZeneca MSc Funding
Xinyi Zhu GSK MSc Careers Event

Committee Resources

Committee resources can be found here.

Public Resources

CALC maintains a Careers Centre website, which contains information and resources for use by schools, universities and individual students.

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