Ify | Associate, Graduate Leadership Development Program
Born almost three months premature, I grew up passionate about healthcare and cutting-edge technologies to create better health outcomes. My attraction to Thermo Fisher Scientific was simple: the chance to make a positive impact through problem solving.
As an associate in the Graduate Leadership Development Program, which spans two years and includes three eight-month rotations, I get to solve critical business problems across multifunctional teams. I enjoy learning how to be a site leader, addressing challenging problems that include enhancing colleague retention, creating a plan of action, addressing capacity and space issues in response to exponential growth and contributing to shaping the culture of the site - something that benefits our colleagues.
I’ve also had the chance to work with very talented colleagues across many different businesses, including those who provide instrumentation for water analysis, diagnostic tools for antimicrobial susceptibility testing and electron microscopy for obtaining extremely high-resolution images of proteins and viruses. One of our cryo-TEM (transmission electron microscope) instruments, the Thermo Scientific Krios, was instrumental in determining the shape of the spike proteins for the SARS-CoV-2 Virus. It is ultimately rewarding to know my work could potentially contribute to getting our instruments into the hands of more scientists and lead to more scientific breakthroughs.
Our Mission - to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer - is represented across various innovative technologies and tools throughout our businesses. Every day, I get to be part of an extraordinary team with minds committed to solving some of the world’s toughest challenges.