R&D Product Development Life Science Research
I am a product developer in the Life Science Research area – just like Matthias Genenger. When I started out at OSIS in July, 2000, the Product development department was just being set up. At first I had 50% of my time reserved for product development, while I took care of sales, support and seminar activity the rest of the time. That changed rather quickly and I got involved with product development 100% of the time.
I have been the product developer with primary responsibility for our Cell* Life Science Family since 2003. Furthermore, I am tied into other projects as well. My main focus is on the device integration area.
My biology studies are a tremendous help during my workday. My diploma and my doctorate were completed in Göttingen, Germany. Before I joined OSIS, I was a postgraduate assistant at the University of Greifswald and was employed at the Charité Clinic in Berlin (anatomy/pathology division; specialty: high blood pressure research in kidneys).
The really exciting thing about my job is the diversity and varied kinds of tasks involved. I am busy with a wide range of current life science applications and developments every day. You have the opportunity of keeping pace with current developments with regard to applications as well as devices (microscopes, light sources, stages, etc). In addition, I find it exciting to be working in a globally oriented company where many of the staff are from different places around the world and where you can coordinate projects and other things with staff/cooperation partners from entirely different cultures. That's not always easy of course. But ultimately, we're all working towards a common goal and final result.