After our previous post about sponsoring Newcastle University postgraduate Jennifer Wallis, we’re excited to announce she’s joined our Business Development team!
Jenny recently completed her EngD and has spent the last four years studying the synthesis of fluorescent dyes for use as imaging agents, potentially to help identify cancer cells. Her research, which was undertaken with EngD supervisor Dr Lee J. Higham of the School of Chemistry, was co-funded through the EPSRC EngD programme and ourselves.
Jenny commented: “I was very lucky to receive funding from High Force Research to support my EngD, which they co-funded alongside the EPSRC EngD programme. Without their support I would never have been able to continue with my research.
“As part of that EngD course, I undertook a number of business development modules – an area I find fascinating – and as a result I became interested in pursuing a career in it, so when I heard High Force Research was looking to expand its Business Development team, I jumped at the opportunity! I’m delighted to have joined such a highly-regarded business at this exciting time and look forward to working with Stella and the rest of the team to continue to grow the business further.”
Commenting on Jenny’s appointment, our Head of Business Development, Stella James said: “We’re delighted that Jenny will be joining the High Force Research team. Over the last eighteen months we’ve seen significant growth in our business and we’re proud to work with a range of organisations both in the UK and further afield – from universities to multinational corporations and specialist discovery, virtual and biotech companies.
“As pharmaceutical, biotech and fine chemical industries increasingly look to out-source a number of their activities, we want to make sure we’re well placed respond to their new business needs. Jenny will play a key role in this and her skills and experience will be a great addition to the team.”
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