Transferable Skills Seminar – PhD Job as a Corporate Researcher

Event | December 02, 2016

Finished Dec 02 2016

This transferable skills seminar is targeted at international researchers (Master’s and PhD students, and postdocs). The seminar will be conducted in English.

Learn about how PhD holders are contributing to society as corporate researchers. The lecture will be given by Dr. Ben Johnson, who is based in Singapore and is the Technology Development Manager in Asia for Cambridge Consultants. Cambridge Consultants is a half-century old company specializing in innovative product development engineering and technology consulting. Consultants work from their laboratories in Cambridge, UK, and Boston, USA,and have all the skills needed to help client companies or institutions create an innovative concept. Consultants guide their clients the entire way, from a product’s conception to its manufacturing. Finally, they also help their clients maximize their product portfolio and technology roadmap.

This seminar will cover the following topics, and will include a Q&A afterwards: 

・ History of Industrial Innovation

・ Typical examples of significant innovative products

・ Innovation process in a corporation (from embryonic stage to roll-out)

・ How R&D is conducted in the industry (in-house and outsource)

・ Career as a corporate researcher (in-house and outsource)

・ Introduction of Cambridge Consultants (history, global organization, customers, opportunities, etc.)

■ Lecturer

Dr. Ben Johnson (CEng)

Technical Development Manager (ASIA), Cambridge Consultants

・Supports clients in the Asia Pacific region across all their markets.

・Chartered Mechanical Engineer, over four years R&D experience working on next generation low emission engines, including his PhD, which focused on characterizing and controlling crankcase aerosol emissions.

■ Place

Conference Hall, Meeting Room #2

■ Seminar date

12/2/2016 (Fri) 10:30-12:00

■ Eligibility

Hokkaido University graduate school students and postdocs

■ Application deadline

12/01/2016 at 23:00

■ Max participants


■ How to register

You must be registered in the Hi-System. If you are not yet registered, please do so here. After you are registered in the Hi-System, please apply directly to the event here. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “申し込む/Apply”. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within three business days, please contact I-HoP (contact details below).


I-HoP : International Human Resource Development Program,

Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development, Hokkaido University



Please refer to the following flyer:

coporate researchers transferable seminar