Tell us a bit about yourself
Hi there! My name is Christoph, I work as a Department Project Leader for Roche and I live in Arth, a small town on the lake of Zug. I also grew up in this area, and thankfully, central Switzerland is very near to the mountains and some nice cities (Lucerne, Zug, Zurich), so everything I enjoy doing in my spare time is pretty close by: skiing in winter, golfing or other sports in summer, eating out. On the occasional bad weather day, I also love to watch TV series, play poker or computer games.
I studied material sciences at the ETH Zurich and also did my PhD there, researching nano-patterning methods for biosensing applications. During this time, I had the opportunity not only to work on cutting-edge scientific projects, but also could travel a lot to see the world and meet colleagues around the world.
After that time, I started working for Roche in Burgdorf, a small site near Berne, where I was a technology project leader investigating innovations in the Diabetes Care Division before I changed to Rotkreuz two years ago.
In which Roche location are you currently working and what can you tell us about that location as a work environment?
I work at Roche Diagnostics in Rotkreuz and live in Arth, which gives me a very short commute, something I have come to appreciate very much compared to earlier jobs.
The Rotkreuz site has grown extremely fast in the last years and therefore, many new and modern offices and production buildings have been built. This gives a very “campus”-like feel to the site, which I welcome very much.
Today, over 2000 people from a great number of countries work here, which transformed the small, local Swiss roots of this site into the important international workplace it is today. The Rotkreuz site is the headquarters of many global functions of the diagnostics business, and also an important production site for many of our instruments.