International Women and Girls in Science Week
Monday 11th February marks the beginning of International Women and Girls in Science Week, a global initiative to remove the stereotypes and social and cultural restrictions, limiting access to education and funding for research, preventing women and girls from scientific careers and reaching their full potential.
As a global diagnostic company, Randox Biosciences fully support this campaign to increase and promote the participation of women and girls in science. Throughout this week we will be talking to our female scientists that are working within Randox Biosciences to gain an insight into their role and showcase the massive contribution that women have in science.
We took this opportunity to talk to our very own Michaela Murphy, to gain an insight into her role and showcase the contribution that she has on our team. See what she has to say about her contribution to science and her thoughts on the importance of Women and Girls in Science!
What is your job title?
I work within Randox Biosciences as a Business Development Executive.
How long have you been working with Randox Biosciences?
I joined Randox Biosciences in September 2017.
What does your job involve?
My job involves the generation of new business, managing current customers and promoting Randox Biosciences products and services to serve diagnostic, pharmaceutical and research markets.
In my role I am tasked with finding new business development opportunities within the Pharmaceutical industry with an extra focus on biotechnology companies. I also support the Life Sciences product group within the US market.
What is your background in Science?
I studied Microbiology in Queen’s University Belfast and whilst at Queen’s completed a one year industrial placement in a QC Microbiology lab. After completing my degree I moved to the United States and took up an internship within a Biotech Start Up in Boston.
How did you know a science-related career was for you?
I received a toy microscope for my 9th birthday complete with safety goggles and a white coat…it fit just right!
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I think this job really scratches my curiosity itch! I love hearing about the innovative research that other companies are working on and then working out how Randox Biosciences products or services could bring the research project further.
It’s great to get out to the market and meet potential customers and work out tailored solutions together.
What advice would you give to other females pursuing a job in the science industry?
Don’t limit yourself to the opportunities that are out there with a career in science- I always envisaged I would be working within a lab setting either through academia or industry and it was only through a few happy accidents I found myself in business development. Be open to anything that comes your way!
Join the campaign with us on Twitter and LinkedIn to help promote Women and Girls in Science using the hashtag #WomenInScience
At Randox we are offering exciting opportunities for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals to join our expanding company. If you are interested in joining our innovative and rapidly expanding international company, make sure to check out Randox Careers for our current opportunities.