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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

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Laura Finnegan, Process Development Engineer

Laura Finnegan, Process Development Engineer

Laura Finnegan is a Process Development Engineer. She studied a Bsc Hons in Chemistry from UCD and an Msc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering from Imperial College London. 

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Who are the people who most influenced your career direction?

Laura Finnegan, Process Development Engineer

Innovation and improving the quality of lives. 

Describe a typical day?

Laura Finnegan, Process Development Engineer

Generally, my days consists of attending meetings, collaboration with other team members or cross functional teams, working closely with Quality and EHS teams for approval and guidance on ongoing projects, providing support for new product and process introductions, ensuring that all activities are documented in accordance with the Stryker new product development procedures. Data tracking, analysis and presenting current work. 

What are the main tasks and responsibilities?

Laura Finnegan, Process Development Engineer

Organisational skills are important to keep track of fast moving projects. Good communication skills are also essential to ensure smooth running of projects and to build relationships across multi-functional teams. 

What are the main challenges?

Laura Finnegan, Process Development Engineer

Working in a fast-paced environment can also be challenging at times. It is an environment that demands high productivity at high standards. 

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