“What I like at AC Immune is the diversity of projects with different targets and modalities, and the people’s friendliness and the will to achieve great things together.”
There were three key reasons why I joined: one, AC Immune was expanding operations further into new biologic entities (NBE) such as antibodies, which always brings challenges but also opportunities. Two, AC Immune was developing a completely new role, recognizing a need for a specific expertise. Three, this new role involved working as a client with CRO’s and CDMO’s, interacting with colleagues in clinical and regulatory teams, as well as aspects of project management, project leadership, and strategic planning.
Previously I worked as a scientist in method development and product characterization for biotech companies in the UK and Switzerland. I received my PhD from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. Throughout my career I acquired skills in analytics of monoclonal and bispecific antibodies, fusion proteins, and other similar molecules. But I also developed keen interest in the application of statistics and process improvement methodologies.
After working in Poland and in the UK, I found it relatively easy to settle in Switzerland. I really enjoy living here, closing on my 6th year now. With the country being so cosmopolitan, most people are quite open and understanding of foreigners, even if you don’t yet speak the local language!