Brynn in Regulatory
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am originally from Canada and studied microbiology (BSc Hons) and neuroscience (MSc) at the University of Saskatchewan. I then moved to the UK to study an MPhil in developmental neurobiology (MPhil) at the University of Cambridge.
I’ve since completed a PhD in the Department of Haematology at the University of Cambridge, where my thesis investigated self-renewal pathways in leukaemia stem cells.
Away from work and study, I’m an active triathlete and have completed four Ironman challenges.
In which Roche location are you currently working and what can you tell us about that location as a work environment?
I currently work in Welwyn Garden City. The building was built in 2005 and amenities are state of the art with an open office work environment that is spacious and full of light. There is a shuttle service that connects the site to the town centre where there is easy access to trains in to London and Cambridge. Many different cultures work together in Welwyn – it’s an international community. But everyone has a good sense of humour and brings unique perspectives and strategies to problem solving. Someone is always willing to help.
What is your current position at Roche and what makes it a great job?
I am currently a regulatory scientist in the drug regulatory affairs department. It’s a great job because I get to see the positive impact that our medicines have on patients.
What also makes it a great job is that I get to work with a diverse range of people who specialise in many different areas of the business, meaning I get to see how different directorates and departments operate.
Why did you decide to join Roche?
I was impressed by Roche’s innovative medicines and commitment to research and development. We are an international leader in oncology drugs and I can apply my background and studies in cancer to questions that arise in regulatory affairs. The company also invest heavily in the personal development of their employees.
Roche is a great place to work because . . .
We make a difference to the lives of patients and it has a strong pipeline of new medicines and a friendly, respectful working environment.