It’s a good job that our HR Manager Clare Bye relishes a challenge. We grew so quickly during 2011, with new assignments from existing clients, together with new business wins that finding a clutch of new talented, motivated recruits became Clare’s top priority. So after ploughing through CVs, holding preliminary telephone interviews, followed by first, second and third round interviews, we are delighted to introduce the newest members of our team.
Deepali Gupta has a PhD in Bioinorganic Chemistry from the International Max Planck Research School in Dortmund, Germany and an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise from Cambridge University. More recently, Deepali worked as a Business Analyst for the Wellcome Trust working in the Technology Transfer department on the DBT-Wellcome initiative on R&D for affordable healthcare in India. Deepali is fluent Hindi and German
Krishnaa Mahbubani was born and raised in Hong Kong and speaks Cantonese and Hindi . She holds a Masters in Chemical and Process Engineering from the University of Sheffield. Krishnaa is currently writing up her PhD from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, her thesis is titled:‘ Vehicles for the Oral Delivery of Live Bacteria’ .
Rachael Burcher holds an MEng in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University and has worked for the last 14 years in industry, for AstroZeneca, Merck and more recently as Lead Engineer at Wyeth Biotech.
Katarzyna (“Kasia”) is from Poland and has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Cambridge University where her research area was on modelling and prediction of crystal structures. Kasia obtained an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Silesia University in Poland. After completing her MSc degree Kasia worked for Novartis (London) and GSC (Ware). She also studied HPLC and GC methods at Greenwich University (Chatham).
Helen Atherton has a PhD from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. Between 2008 and 2010 Helen spent two and a half years as a post-doc at the University of Oxford. Her project was focussed on assessing cardiac metabolism in vivo using MRI.
Andrew Dadd has a PhD in Chemistry from Nottingham University. Andrew started his career as a research chemist, before moving into the scientific instruments industry. More recently he has held a product management role at Biochrom Ltd (a manufacturer of UV Visible spectrophotometers), a European sales role at Synoptics Ltd (a manufacturer of gel doc and Western blot imaging equipment) and a customer support role at Bio-Chem Fluidics Ltd (a supplier of fluidics components used in many types of instruments), before joining us.
Commenting Jenny Brown, a Director with Oakland said: “I am delighted to welcome the latest additions to our team and also to congratulate them. Winning a career offer from Oakland is no easy matter. We have exacting standards and a clear idea of the type of candidate who will ‘fit’, both with us and crucially with our clients and part of that is the essential blend between nationalities, international languages and technical skills.”