Meet Namrata Mehta, Associate Consultant - Application at Roche Diagnostics India


Tell us a bit about yourself

When I was a child, I always aspired to follow the footsteps of my brother Dr. Virsen J. Ruparel, who not only served the diseased patients and their families but the entire medical fraternity with utmost humility and dedication. Hence, soon after my D.M.L.T, I joined the Molecular Medicine group, where I was responsible for various diagnostic assays during my extensive tenure of Nine years. It was during this tenure that I completed my Masters in Microbiology (by Research) through Mumbai university affiliated RLS.

My associations with Roche Diagnostics India that is helping me to constantly tread on my ideal’s path.

Whenever I manage to sneak away some spare time from the daily chores of office and home, I get into dress designing and doing some hand embroidery and art work on sarees and dresses. And when my siblings Khyati and Harshad Ruparel catch me with my hobby, they advise me to switch from Medical world to Fashion world ;)!

Where did you study?

Thanks to the extensive support of my family I was privileged to receive education from some of the finest school (Auxilium Convent, Wadala) and colleges. I completed my graduation in Microbiology and Biochemistry from S.I.E.S College, Sion; and post that I completed my Masters in Microbiology. Additionally, I have also done my Diploma in Medical Lab Technology from Medical college of L.T.M.G Hospital, Sion.

What can you tell us about the location you work at?

Since mine is more of field work, I do not commute to the same place or route daily. But whenever, I am not on field or not on tour, my commute to office is very smooth and pleasant…special thanks to the pick and drop facility by my husband Nikhil Mehta. We commute together on bike through the greenery of Aarey colony. Commuting together not only makes my journey comfortable but we also get more time together from the hectic routines.

Why did you decide to join Roche?

During my tenure of nine years as a Research Scientist, I always heard of Roche as a synonym for “Accurate disease diagnosis and prognosis”. Hence, when the time came to turn tables from being in laboratory and work towards patient care to being associated with multiple labs and partner with them for Best Patient Care and management; then there was no other name and place better than Roche.

What is your current job?

In Roche, my core responsibility is to extend technical and scientific support to the Molecular Diagnostics and Applied Sciences end-users. Along with the routine training and troubleshooting related support, I also assist the end-users in developing new parameters and protocols for their specific needs, thus offering customized solutions from to various laboratories. Since I cater to the entire western zone of India, I get tremendous opportunities to meet lot of researchers, understand their projects and offer solutions from Roche that will help them in transforming their hypothesis to real laboratory data. Additionally, I get ample chances to work hand in hand with the Sales and Marketing colleagues to conduct educational programs such as CMEs, workshops, seminars and other scientific gatherings.

What makes it such a great job?

Apart from the work culture, the respect and value that I get from my colleagues, it’s the smile that I get to see at the end of the day on the faces of our patrons makes me feel good about being associated with Roche.

Can you pick at least three of the attributes of Roche and explain in detail what they mean to you?

  • Products
    The entire product range from Roche Diagnostics has been so well tailored for “Quality with Cost-effectiveness”.  Roche products truly keep up to the vision and mission of Innovation, thus making a mark in the lives of not only patients and their families, but also the clinicians, researchers, laboratories, hospitals and the entire scientific community.
  • Respect
    Being associated with Roche is in itself a matter of pride and respect at the work place, and is also extended at the customer sites. Roche’s constant strive to always be customer focused and deliver what the customer needs in terms of value, quality and satisfaction has gained respect also for the individuals who are associated with Roche. And this respect is visible from time to time in the trust and faith that the customers show in us.
  • Organizational stability
    Since decades and decades over, Roche has been the Global leader in the world of Diagnostics, and this in itself depicts the Organizations stability even for the years to come. Roche’s constant endeavors made towards Innovation to keep up with the drastically changing and upcoming new diseases alongwith companion diagnostics and Personalized Healthcare focus has strengthened the stability further.

Please complete the following sentence:

Roche is a great place to work because… it is ROCHE. The name Roche itself means “The Best” and it covers all the reasons one can have to be associated with Roche.

How would you describe the people working here?

The work culture in Roche is extremely nurturing for the simultaneous growth of the company as well as the employees. At Roche, respect and value is constantly extended to individual ideologies and difference to create bonding and team work and demonstrate that “Together We can and We will”!!!

What would you advise job seekers who want to join us?

“If you want to be the Best then you have to be with the Best….and that’s Roche!!!”

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