​Meet Cheng-Yuk, Principal Scientist I at Pleasanton, CA

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Tell us a bit about yourself.

I received my Ph.D. training in Chemical Engineering at UC Davis, but instead of pursuing a career in processing plant , my research passion has always been in biotech sector. Currently I am a principal scientist I in Assay development at Roche Molecular Diagnostics.

Why did you decide to join Roche?

Before joining Roche, I was developing several assays at a mid-size IVD diagnostics company. I quickly realized the company didn't have the experience and expertise for FDA submission. Wanting to make a different in patient outcome, it was an easy decision to join Roche.

My work helps Roche to….

... transform technology into diagnostics solution our patients can trust. In particular, my background in chemical engineering and molecular biology help me trouble shoot technical issues and efficiently reduce time to market.

How would you describe career development at Roche?

I will say my career development at Roche is dynamic and limitless. Since I joined 2.5 years ago, I have acquired new technical skills and sharpened my project management experiences. More importantly, I was able to apply my expertise in cross functional teams, from research, development, to product care. My effort was recognized by management and I was promoted after within the first six months.

How would you describe the culture and work environment at Roche?

It is truly a diversified environment. From the interdisciplinary education to the multi-cultural workforce, I strongly believe our collective experiences and passion will drive the innovation engine to develop the next meaningful diagnostics solution for patients.

How would you describe working at Roche in three words?

Challenging. Rewarding. Dynamic.

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