Do your job with passion! Whether you are cleaning benches or performing highly complex scientific experiments.
Agata joined our Nutristasis Unit at St Thomas’ Hospital as Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) and over a period of 8 years, worked her way to gaining her Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration. She is now a Principal Clinical Scientist. Along the way, Agata gained her PhD and also supervised one BSc and three MSc students. She is now gaining an international reputation in the field of carbon metabolism.
“What really drove me to achieve was being fascinated by the very many scientific achievements of Dr Martin J Shearer and Dr Dominic J Harrington who directed me and ‘opened’ my door to science”.
Her advice to MLA’s starting out in the field is:
“Do your job with passion! Whether you are cleaning benches or performing highly complex scientific experiments. Be proud of your job. Innovation is at the heart of what we do so remember that good ideas are always considered and often implemented. Never be afraid to share your opinions.”