After completing an MSc in Drug Discovery, I knew I wanted to develop my career in drug development, so when the opportunity to join Beacon arose, a preclinical and clinical trial database, then a small start-up within Hanson Wade, it was the perfect fit.
With the chance to work in a small, dynamic team, I was offered the opportunity to learn, grow and progress fast, both professionally and personally.
As a researcher, I was rapidly able to gain subject expertise within the targeted oncology therapy space, traveling and presenting at international conferences and training and managing a fast-growing off-shore research team.
Most recently I transitioned back to the research team as interim Director of Research and Operations. Before this I spent 3 years working as product manager, where I built processes which influence the strategy for new Beacon module launches and customer joy product development.
When I first started at Hanson Wade (five years ago now!) I was immediately introduced to a vibrant working environment, surrounded by the smartest and most inspiring group of people. Lunchtimes and work socials are where I got to know most waders, many of whom I know get to call friends!