What is your current position?
Marketing Manager at Absolute Antibody Ltd - a small biotechnology company specialising in antibody sequencing, engineering, and recombinant manufacture.
What do you do in your current position?
As a marketer in a small firm, my job is highly varied. It involves sponsoring and attending conferences worldwide, writing marketing materials for different audiences, managing our digital marketing strategy and web content, helping to handle our public relations and advertising, and staying active on our social media platforms. There are always miscellaneous jobs that come up too - like designing the new business cards or choosing the company freebies!
What career path have you taken to reach your current position?
I did a research internship at Absolute Antibody's manufacturing laboratory as part of the St Andrews Masters in Biochemistry (MBioChem), and re-joined the company on the business side of things after graduating in 2016.
Is there any advice that you would give to students thinking about their future career?
Talk to as many people as possible and ask them about their careers. Many will be happy to answer you, and you'll be exposed to ideas and thinking that you might not have gotten by yourself.