An in­ter­view with

Cia­ra Con­way | Lab Ma­na­ger & Ap­pli­ca­ti­on Spe­cia­list

“Breakth­rough in­no­va­ti­on oc­curs when we bring down boun­da­ries and en­cou­ra­ge di­sci­pli­nes to learn from each other.”

– Gyan Nag­pal

1) What is your role at Plas­mi­on?

Ori­gi­nal­ly, I was brought on as part of the sa­les team at the end of 2022, but quick­ly mo­ved into Data Ana­ly­tics and Lab Ma­nage­ment. In the­se ro­les, I help con­tri­bu­te to our Re­se­arch and De­ve­lo­p­ment in both lab and soft­ware ap­pli­ca­ti­ons.

2) What skills do you bring from your pre­vious work that help you here?

With pre­vious ex­pe­ri­ence both as a syn­the­tic che­mist and bio­in­for­ma­ti­ci­an, I help bridge the gap bet­ween the wet lab and com­pu­ta­tio­nal lab to im­pro­ve in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal work­flows th­rough au­to­ma­ti­on.

3) What is spe­cial about Plas­mi­on as a com­pa­ny?

What makes Plas­mi­on so spe­cial is the abili­ty to ex­plo­re and re­se­arch new ap­pli­ca­ti­ons. We are gi­ven the free­dom to be crea­ti­ve in our thought pro­cess and how we ap­proach the so­lu­ti­on to a pro­blem. Ad­di­tio­nal­ly, we are ex­tre­me­ly sup­port­i­ve of each other and the ide­as or im­pro­ve­ments peo­p­le sug­gest, which makes the working en­vi­ron­ment far more en­joya­ble.