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Viktoria Kahr BSc

Viktoria Kahr rates job opportunities in the field of biomedical science as very good.

 

Key data

Job description: Biomedical Scientist
Company: LKH-Univ. Klinikum Graz
I work in: Graz, Austria
I’ve worked here since: 2013
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What I do:

  • Measuring and assessing blood counts
  • Implementing and assessing clinical chemical laboratory parameters and coagulation analyses
  • Carrying out, analysing and assessing serum protein electrophoresis tests

Why I love my job:

  • Humanitarian background
  • Independent processing of patient samples
  • Involvement in diagnostic procedures and diagnostic findings

Important skills in my job:

  • Accuracy
  • Flexibility
  • Commitment

My biggest accomplishment so far:

For me, being appointed as a Process Manager in the field of haematology was a great success.

How I found my current job:

I heard there was a vacancy from a job advert and submitted an official application in the form of an application letter.

What I learned for this job during my studies:

During the course, we learned about theory and practice in the fields of haematology, haemostaseology, clinical chemistry and immunology and were trained in accurate work and quality assurance.

Job prospects in my field:

I would rate the job opportunities for newcomers as excellent due to the wide range of practical training provided during the course. In general, the medical and natural sciences sector is offering a growing range of job opportunities.

I am:

  • reliable
  • ambitious
  • a team player

About my job:

Since I have always been interested in the fields of medicine and natural sciences, it was clear to me that I should pursue a career in this sector. After completing secondary school, I came across the course in Biomedical Science which really appealed to me with a duration of six semesters and a strong practical slant. Fortunately I received an offer of employment with the Dr. Schenk Laboratory in Graz, near to where I live, shortly after graduating. In the future, I could imagine working at a laboratory for reproductive medicine after completing my Master’s degree.

I would really recommend future students to spend a semester abroad!

I am currently studying:

The Master’s course in Clinical Embryology at the Uni for Life. It is a part-time course lasting four semesters.

I am continuing my studies because:

Since the world of work is always changing, affecting the medical field in particular, further education has become essential to gaining the required level of professional expertise. I became interested in reproductive medicine following my semester abroad where I studied pre-implantation diagnostics in Brussels. That’s why I opted for clinical embryology.

How I make studying compatible with my job:

The course is easily compatible with a job because attendance is regulated. There is one ‘attendance phase’ per semester. The remainder of the work takes the form of seminar papers and e-learning from home. I should also mention that my employer has been very supportive in this regard.