University of Abertay, Dundee
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
Medical Technologist 1
Favourite thing to do in my job: Look under the microscope
I work in Microbiology where we collect data for various clinical trials to make sure the drugs are working and safe
I work in the Microbiology department at Quintiles.
A typical day in Microbiology consists of three phases for myself. Since we are a small team, we all have defined roles that determne how we organise our day. In the morning, we read plates that were cultured the day before and enter the results into a computer. These results are then faxed to all doctors. I am in charge of stocktake and ordering, so this is what I do before lunch. After lunch, we process all samples that have come in from different parts of Europe.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Straight-talking, patient and chilled-out
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Pastry chef in France
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
white water rafting
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
A husband, a new house and a new car