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Katrien Lemmens, Senior Medical Director at ImCheck

Updated: May 11, 2023

· When did you join ImCheck?

I joined Imcheck as senior Medical Director Aug 1st this year, so 4 months ago now.

· Why did you choose to work for ImCheck?

My main driver for joining was that I never worked for in biotech company before. Having worked in academia and in big Pharma before, I had the impression a biotech environment would combine the best of worlds for me. And so far, I feel I was right.

· What have you learned and what are you still learning at ImCheck?

Imcheck's academic spirit is certainly alive and well. Everyone has to take responsibility and be proactive as we are a small group with many smart and experienced people. Unlike in larger companies, you cannot hide behind large silo departments. It's challenging but rewarding.

The lines of communication are short. There is no hierarchy. I would say: The work is organised more organically, from the bottom up rather than the top down.

That's what I like best, because you can get things done faster and everyone's contribution is important and valued.

· What are the advantages and disadvantages of working for ImCheck?

As a remote worker and not a native “Francophone” I wondered how my integration would go, and I must say it is easier then expected. Again here, the familial atmosphere helps a lot and I feel it every time I come to Marseille. The only downside to my visits is that there is always something too nice (and sweet) to eat. So, I always need to rum some extra miles to burn the calories 😊.

· What would you say to someone who wants to join ImCheck?

In summary, I can only say I am happy I joined Imcheck. I feel the companies’ values are aligned with mine. Ambition, innovative thinking, proactiveness and setting the bar high go hand in hand with open-mindedness, support, familial atmosphere and kindness. The latter I really felt and valued when my father died. In this type of environment, I feel I can learn a lot and develop on a professional and personal level. And most importantly, I feel motivated to do so.


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