Welcoming Our New Starters (Remotely) - October 2020
Things at Random42 have been a little different since March. As with many companies in the UK and across the world, our teams have had to adapt to working remotely during these unprecedented times. Team members who have joined Random42 in recent months have had to adapt quickly to a new team and a new job, as well as a completely new way of working.
Whilst we are currently unable to welcome these new team members in person, we would instead like to welcome them ‘remotely’ by sharing a little about each of them.
Introducing the newest additions to our team…
Jordana Griffiths – Scientific Account Executive
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science – University of Sussex
MRes Biomedical Science – University of Southampton
PhD Cancer Immunology – University of Southampton
Jordana completed her PhD in Cancer Immunology at the University of Southampton where she studied novel therapeutics which harnessed the power of the immune system to combat cancer. Following this she took up a postdoctoral position at Anthony Nolan researching how to improve stem cell transplants before making the move to Random42, here she is responsible for script development and providing scientific project support across all therapeutic areas. In her spare time, Jordana likes to get lost in a good book and go exploring for new places to eat.
Mariette Odabashian – Scientific Account Executive
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences – University of Southampton
PhD Haemato-Oncology – Queen Mary University, Barts Cancer Institute
Mariette completed her PhD at Barts Cancer Institute in London with her research centered around the genetic evolution of blood cancers. During her PhD she was able to attend several international conferences where she was able to present her work to scientists and clinicians in the Hematology field. Following her PhD she undertook a post-doctoral position that focused on the mechanism of checkpoint inhibitors in Leukemia. During her post-doctoral position, she contributed to several published research papers. Mariette’s role at Random42 includes developing scientific scripts and storyboards across a range of therapeutic areas. Outside of work her interests include baking, cooking, travelling, and going to the theatre.
Eseelle Hendow – Scientific Account Executive
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Materials Science – The University of Manchester
MSc Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering – University College London
PhD Cardiovascular Biomedicine and Regenerative Medicine – University College London
Eseelle completed her PhD in Cardiovascular Biomedicine funded by the British Heart Foundation at University College London. Her research focused on combining stem cell therapy with tissue engineering strategies to treat ischemic cardiovascular diseases. After her PhD she worked as a Research Fellow, focusing on developing a platelet therapy for use in emergency medicine settings. During her time in academia, Eseelle became passionate about communicating complex biological concepts to the public and developed this interest through public engagement and public health programmes. At Random42, Eseelle is involved in scriptwriting and provides scientific project support across all therapeutic areas. Outside of work Eseelle can be found searching for the best coffee and food, she also loves to cook and bake, watch movies and travel.
Ana Duta – Junior Graphic Designer
BA (Hons) Graphic Design – Coventry University
Ana has worked as an in-house graphic designer and as a freelancer for the past two years, with experience mostly in print design, recently focusing more on motion graphics. Ana’s role at Random42 includes designing 2D assets for production and marketing. During her spare time, she likes to play games, watch films, and read books. Ana also studies astronomy/astrophysics part-time, as that’s one of her biggest passions other than design.
Alice Purssell – Account Executive
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine – University of Nottingham
Alice graduated from the University of Nottingham, after completing a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. As an Account Executive, Alice supports the Sales and Marketing Team aiming to attract new clientele and maintain strong relationships within the biotech and pharma industries. Outside of work, you’ll either find Alice running around a lacrosse pitch or scouting out the best coffee shops in London.
Claire Okolo – Junior Project Manager
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science – University of Westminster
Claire graduated from the University of Westminster with a degree in Biomedical science, integrated with an industrial placement. Her research involved the design and production of a recombinant antibody for the therapeutic application in Follicular Lymphoma. Before joining Random42, Claire had a brief stint in the agency world and prior to this, she worked at St Thomas and St George’s Hospital as a Trainee Biomedical Scientist. She is the key point of contact for clients and manages the workflow through the science and production teams. Outside of her professional life, Claire is a very creative individual playing several instruments including the piano, drums, and violin, she has also spent some time on runways across Europe during the years as a catwalk model. You can find Claire in the gym during her spare time.
Tilly Palmer – Account Executive
BSc (Hons) Biological and Medical Sciences – University of Liverpool
Tilly studied Biological and Medical Sciences at the University of Liverpool, specialising in Tropical Disease Biology and Global Health. Since graduation, she chose to volunteer overseas in Tanzania before gaining valuable experience in scientific market research. Now at Random42, Tilly works in developing client partnerships, both creating and maintaining strong relationships with external agencies. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking up new recipes for her friends and being by the sea.
Steven Ramsbottom – Mid 3D Generalist
BA (Hons) Games Art – University of Bolton
Steven studied Games Art at the University of Bolton. He has a background in marketing, doing 3D modelling and animation for major tech and engineering companies, including giants Samsung and LG. Steven joined Random42 to get away from technical engineering clients, and into more creative and inspiring abstract work. Steven enjoys being in a room full of amazing talent to learn from, and he says that’s definitely on the cards here. Outside of work Steven enjoys hitting the gym and hitting the pub in equal measures. It is all about balance.
If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our Jobs page.