Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Susanne and I am originally from Magdeburg in Germany. I work as a formulation scientist at Roche. I studied pharmacy in Germany but this was not what I thought I would be doing when I was a child. When our teacher asked us in primary school what job we would like to do when we grow up, I answered that I wanted to be a landscape gardener. As the years passed and my interest in mathematics and science grew, I finally decided to study pharmacy, like my mother who works in a pharmacy.
In the last year of my studies the opportunity arose to do some research in a medium-sized pharmaceutical company and this fascinated me. I went on with my studies and finished my PhD thesis in 2002, before joining Roche the same year as a formulation scientist. Since that time, I have worked on a number of new chemical entities with the aim of developing a formulation that helps patients worldwide. In my spare time I like being with my family, hiking, visiting museums and working in the garden. I especially love spending time in the garden as there I can do my own thing and fulfil my dream of being a landscape gardener.
In which Roche location do you currently work and what can you tell us about that location as a work environment?
I currently work in Basel, in a new building that was constructed recently. I love living in Germany, where I originally come from, but at the same time I am happy about the opportunities theDreiländereck - the region where Germany, France and Switzerland meet – has to offer. My kids go to school in Basel, and when I pick them up on Fridays we occasionally stay in Basel for the afternoon. The kids love the zoo and the various parks around the city, and from time to time we visit museums together.