Julia Kobel: Employee Spotlight

Today’s Employee Spotlight is on Julia Kobel, one of our talented medical writers. Read our Q&A with her below. 

Where are you from?  

Lexington, MA  

How long have you worked at Synterex?  

6 years  

What is your favorite thing about the company?  

It’s a small company, so everything is much more personal. My colleagues are very friendly, and I love the interactions with everyone, it feels like family. 

How did you end up in the world of medical writing?  

When I was 16 years old, my mom drove me around in a neighborhood of pharma companies where I dropped off my (brief) CV, asking them if they might have openings for a summer intern. I eventually got hired by one of them for some administrative work, and, through my time there, learned about the different positions in pharma. I had always enjoyed writing and science, and medical writing seemed like a great mix of the two. I was hired as a Medical Writer as my first job out of college.   

What do you enjoy most about your job?  

Interacting with clients from all different regions and backgrounds. Each of them is a wealth of interesting information.   

What accomplishment (professional or personal) are you most proud of?  

In 2013, I packed up my life in the U.S. and moved to Basel, Switzerland, where I completed a very challenging master’s degree in Pharma Technology and worked in Regulatory Affairs at the Roche headquarters office. While not exactly medical writing, this taught me about health authority regulations on a global scale and provided me with a well-rounded perspective of the drug development process.   

What are some of the hobbies/interests you’re most passionate about?  

I love to travel and learn about other countries and cultures. I also love spending time outdoors, especially hiking in the mountains.  

If you are interested in joining the Synterex team, see our open positions. 

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