A leading international molecular solutions firm looking for a global regulatory expert with a
focus on companion diagnostics.
An IVD start-up looking for a strong commercial leader to drive the first commercialisation and adoption of their products, in addition to building out a sales organisation across the US.
The EMEA business unit of a leading precision medicine firm looking for a strategic marketer to transform their marketing team and build a strategy for years to come.
From the minute I started learning about the Diagnostics industry, I was hooked. To the general public the Diagnostics industry impact isn’t as obvious as Pharmaceuticals but the impact it’s having, and the impact it will have in the future is incredible. Precision medicine for example, is the concept that you can be tested to see how you will best respond to treatment to make a truly personalised patient journey is something I’m proud to do my part in.
I recently partnered with a Canadian IVD firm on a search for an International Business Manager to establish a distribution network in Europe. I worked closely with both the company and my candidate to navigate the logistics of hiring in a country half way around the world. This involved in-depth understanding of local laws and regulations. I supported both sides to a successful conclusion over the space of just a few weeks.
My best resource for staying up to date is my network, I make sure I’m constantly engaging with them to learn about emerging technologies. Hearing the true professionals discussing their passion is amazing. Websites like GenomeWeb and Biopharma Guy are also essential to my success.
I am extremely passionate about antibiotic resistance and the global fight against it. If I was to pick a company to work for it would have to be a company driving innovation in this space. I don’t think I could pick just one, I’d love to work for Day Zero Diagnostics, Pattern Bioscience, Selux Diagnostics, Cytovale or Immunexpress. All companies making incredible strides in the space, with the future to save millions of lives in the future.
Do your research! Of course its important to evaluate how you are treated during the interview process and what they can offer you in terms of growth, but also make sure to dig into the company on a wider scale. It’s important to understand the potential of their technology and how they plan to introduce it to the market.
Creativity, flexibility, patient focus, hunger for knowledge.
Honesty and effort. I’m not going to place every candidate I speak with and I don’t claim to, but I offer as much advice, guidance and market knowledge as I can. I pride myself on relationships that add value to both sides. When it comes to clients I try to be honest about any challenges of the role and aim to be as consultative as possible using data and experience to back myself up.
Antibiotic resistance is an area of the market I am extremely invested in. Accurate pathogen identification (ID) and antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) together are essential to fighting this global health crisis. Whereas before it took days to get results companies are now utilising AI and deep learning to make it faster and more accurate than ever before. This technology will genuinely save lives for generations to come.
John Lennon, Jurgen Klopp and Michael Caine.
A few years ago I went to Vietnam to stay with a friend who was living there at the time. All my travels up to this point had been throughout the western world so it was a complete culture shock. I was blown away by their way of life, their respect for life and each other, their traditions and their food. I truly hope I get to go again one day.