Meet our Outstanding Colleagues: Amanda
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Ph.D., Field Applications Scientist, Netherlands
“I have really enjoyed becoming a part of the company and teaching our customers more about the technologies NanoString offers and how to apply them to push their research forward.”
WHY did you choose a career in life sciences?
I realized quite early that I really loved biology (thank you, national geographic and GATTACA), and this really shaped my entire trajectory to a career in science. I studied Human Biology at UCSD and went on to get my Ph.D. there, working on an inherited Neurodegenerative disorder. From there, I moved to the Netherlands to do a post-doc on an inherited neuromuscular disorder, after which I made the switch to the biotech industry. What makes me love my career in science is that there is always something new to learn.
My journey to joining NanoString began with a chance encounter on LinkedIn with a job posting for a Field Application Scientist. I read over the posting and, based on all the qualifications, thought to myself, “they are looking for me!” I then dug a bit more into NanoString’s platforms, and I knew I had to become a part of the NanoString team. The technology got me excited about science, and I love interacting with scientists, so the job was a perfect blend of both. I think that enjoying and being interested in what you work with is extremely important.
Since joining NanoString, I have really enjoyed becoming a part of the company and teaching our customers more about the technologies NanoString offers and how to apply them to push their research forward. NanoString is a wonderful community of people that comes together for many reasons.
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