21 June 2016

Our last spotlight was getting to know our business development team this time we think it would be a great to learn more about our lab team. Darren, our Laboratory Manger joined Aptamer Group at the beginning of the year moving from The Binding Site. This time the spotlight turns to him.

Hi Darren, so tell us your day to day activities in the Aptamer Group headquarters?

Since joining Aptamer Group, my main focus centres around the completion of customer selection projects, ensuring that protocols are followed by all members of staff and that any obstacles are overcome.

You joined the team with Casey, what have you enjoyed the most so far?Are there any particular aspects of the role that you enjoy the most?

I’ve really enjoyed working in a small team where everybody has to contribute and work hard; helping each other out to achieve the goals that have been set. I have a great team around me, we have become good friends as well as colleagues which is a great motivation and makes working here a fantastic experience.

Are there any particular aspects of the role that you enjoy the most?

The main aspect of the role that I have enjoyed the most since joining is the challenge of setting up and optimising various protocols, learning about several new techniques along the way. Learning new skills is something I am very keen on!

Finally, if you weren’t working in the life sciences sector, what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t working in the life science sector I would quite enjoy pursuing a career in veterinary science as I have a very keen interest in animals.

Thanks Darren, it’s been a pleasure chatting to you and learning more about life in the Aptamer Group Labs!

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