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Antony Williams, the ChemConnector: A career path through a diverse series of roles and responsibilities

Citation:

Williams, A. Antony Williams, the ChemConnector: A career path through a diverse series of roles and responsibilities. Presented at American Chemical Society Spring Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 31 - April 04, 2019. https://doi.org/10.23645/epacomptox.8101106

Impact/Purpose:

Antony will provide an overview of his career path and discuss the various decisions that helped motivate his change in career from professional spectroscopist to website host and innovator, to working for one of the world's foremost scientific societies and now for one of the most impactful government organizations in the world. Presentation at the Spring American Chemical Society meeting April 2019.

Description:

Antony Williams is a Computational Chemist at the US Environmental Protection Agency in the National Center for Computational Toxicology. He has been involved in cheminformatics and the dissemination of chemical information for over thirty years. He has worked at a university as an analytical laboratory manager, at a Fortune 500 company (Eastman Kodak), in two successful start-ups (ACD/Labs and ChemSpider), for the Royal Society of Chemistry (in publishing) and, now, at the EPA. Throughout his career path he has traveled the world (at times over 250,000 miles in a year), has experienced multiple diverse international work cultures, and focused his efforts on understanding and balancing the needs of his employers with the often unrecognized needs of a larger community demanding access to data and open science. Antony will provide an overview of his career path and discuss the various decisions that helped motivate his change in career from professional spectroscopist to website host and innovator, to working for one of the world's foremost scientific societies and now for one of the most impactful government organizations in the world. This abstract does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT ( PRESENTATION/ SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 04/04/2019
Record Last Revised: 05/28/2019
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 345013