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International Women’s Day…Introducing Maeve: 8th March 2017

Wednesday 8th March marks International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Throughout this valued day, we will be catching up with a few of the fantastic women here at Randox Biosciences to gain an insight into their role and showcase the massive contribution they have on our team. First up is Research Scientist, Maeve Higgins…

Hi Maeve! How long have you been working for Randox Biosciences?

I have worked for Randox Biosciences for 6 months within the Molecular R&D team.

Can you tell me a little about your position and what you do on a day-to-day basis?

Molecular diagnostics is a really exciting field and means that my role varies on a daily basis so no two days are ever the same! To give you an idea, a ‘typical’ day would involve carrying out DNA extractions, running PCRs or carrying out biochip array analysis with our proprietary technology. In order to comply with regulatory requirements, paper work also needs to be finalised on a daily basis as experiments are completed.

What do you enjoy the most about your job?

I enjoy constantly being challenged and having no two days the same. I regularly get the opportunity to learn new skills and improve upon my current knowledge. The team that I work within are friendly and supportive, making every day enjoyable.  Also, we are continually researching and developing new products so it is highly beneficial for me as I am gaining experience in a variety of areas.

What is your proudest accomplishment at the job?

Seeing the release of completed products definitely gives me a feeling of accomplishment. I love being involved in the development of new products from the initial stages, from research right through to development and market release. It is great knowing products I worked on are being sold into the industry, working to improve diagnostics and health worldwide.

Do you have any advice for other females interested in pursuing the same line of work?

 Working in a science related field has opened up so many doors for me and it does not end with just biology, chemistry or physics as it can allow you to branch out into engineering, marketing, scientific writing and many other opportunities.

Watch this space as later today, we will be catching up with our USA Team Leader in Business Development, Rachel Fullerton.

 Join the campaign with us on Twitter and LinkedIn to show your support for International Women’s Day with the hashtags #IWD2017 & #InternationalWomensDay.

If you are interested in joining our fantastic and growing team, make sure to check out Randox Careers for all our current opportunities.

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