1 . What is your position at Bioton?
I work as a Junior Technologist.
2. What do you do at Bioton?
At Bioton, I am responsible for implementation of and supervision over the manufacturing process for recombinant human insulin and its analogues. My duties also include ensuring that the manufacturing documentation is correct and up-to-date.
3. What was your path to your current position?
I started working at Bioton right after defending my master’s thesis at the Faculty of Chemistry at the Warsaw University of Technology. I was accepted into the position of Operator, where I learned the process flow and operation of as well as cleaning and maintenance procedures for manufacturing equipment. I have gained an understanding of the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) principles in practice and learned how important exercising due care care in every stage of the process is for the quality of the final product. Currently, I work as a Junior Technologist, which requires an even greater commitment on my part, as well as in-depth analysis of manufacturing processes.
4. What is the most important thing that you learned while working at Bioton?
The most important lesson I have learned from my work so far is that teamwork is the key to success. I believe that the commitment of each employee as well as common pursuit of a specific goal can lead to a synergy effect which translates into results.
5. What inspires you in your work?
What inspires me the most about my work is the opportunity to put my own ideas into action. Making improvements to a well-functioning manufacturing process is not easy, but when we succeed, it brings us a great deal of satisfaction that can propel us to continue working.
6. What advice would you give to people who are just starting on their career path?
I would certainly recommend being confident. Everyone should know their worth and strive to prove it in the job market.
You should also definitely not be afraid of working in different positions – performing unusual tasks can give you perspective, letting you see certain issues in a different light. This approach lets us become much more versatile, and problem solving becomes easier.