1. Briefly describe the type of institution in which you are employed or are familiar with (academic, pharma, biotech, reference lab etc) and the nature of your job.
I work at a small biotech company hence I wear many “hats” at my current position. As a Tech rep., I work with our current/potential customers to guide them through the process of best microparticle or nanoparticles products. If trouble finds its way in experiments, I aid in troubleshooting protocol by conducting similar tests internally. In addition, I help set specifications for custom products as well as evaluating the new products.
2. What would you consider your area of expertise?
I am experienced with variety of Flow Cytometers and Spectrofluorometers as well as other analytical instrumentation.
3. What areas do you feel comfortable discussing, i.e. academic success criteria, work-life balance, surviving in industry, how to negotiate etc.?
As a recent graduate, I am comfortable discussing the processing of landing the first job and transitioning from backpack to briefcase. I would be happy to give tips on how to negotiate, how to communicate with upper management, and how to prioritize work load.
4. In general, how available are you?
I am available weekends for face-to-face time and always by email!