Meet Nusheen Ditta
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I was born and raised in London, UK. I moved to Vancouver Island 15 years ago and spent ten years living on the island. During my time there, I worked for an international Clinical Research Organization in the Clinical Data Management department. Eventually, I took a career break to spend time more time with my growing young family and ended up living on a farm raising sheep, goats, and chickens and growing my own crops for several years. Four years ago I moved with my family to the Greater Toronto Area and returned to working in the Clinical Data Management department for another major international CRO. During the early years of my career I worked for various research laboratories, hospitals and government organizations in the UK specializing in the areas of DNA profiling and Gene therapy.
What is your current position at Roche Canada?
I am a Study Data Manager in the Mississauga office and work in the Product Development sector of the organization on various oncology clinical trial studies within the Biometrics division.
What can you tell us about your work environment at your location?
I work in a very supportive and talented department. Our ideas and thoughts are considered important and we are encouraged to voice them in many different forums and venues. We represent a varied cross section of society and diversity is embraced. We all have unique talents and skills that encourage both individual growth and that of the department. I feel I positively contribute to the work I do, and I am often provided with stretch assignments and I am continuously learning. No two days are alike for me at Roche, nor do I feel my career development is stagnant!
How would you describe Roche as an employer?
Roche is a fantastic employer, one of the very best that I have had the privilege to work for in my career to-date. They seek and hire the best talent across all the functions. Roche considers their employees as their most valuable asset and our professional and personal growth is a priority. We are consistently engaged in future developments both within Roche and with external organizations and partnerships. We are encouraged to seek new opportunities across the globe and explore beyond our own role within Roche. I’m proud to be a part of this great organization and look forward to a prosperous career with them.
How would you describe the people working here?
The people working at Roche are warm and welcoming. It’s just like belonging to one great big “Roche” family. You feel a sense of belonging and we work in a stimulating and enterprising environment. I feel we all count and make a difference.
How is your job connected to “doing now what patients need next”?
I am responsible for the quality of data that is collected during a clinical study. As a study data manager, I am part of team working towards improved drugs which will make a substantial difference to a patient who is struggling to survive with a disease or illness. The drugs Roche develops aim to improve on existing drugs already in the market with regards to efficacy and safety. As a Roche employee, I believe we are constantly striving to improve the quality of patient’s lives with new and innovative medicines.