Suvi KarjalainenClinical Laboratory Specialist – Clinical Lab
I joined Blueprint Genetics in 2017, and I am a part of our Clinical Lab team. As a Clinical Laboratory Specialist, I take care of a range of laboratory tasks and manage ordering of supplies and reagents. I have also had a key role in developing the order management system of our clinical laboratory. At Blueprint Genetics, I truly enjoy the variety of my tasks, the rapidly changing working environment, and the possibility to have an influence and create processes from scratch.
I trained as a biomedical laboratory scientist at the University of Applied Sciences of Helsinki. After graduation, I continued studying approbatur studies in microbiology (University of Helsinki, 2002) and specialisation studies in cell and molecular biology (Stadia University of Applied Sciences of Helsinki, 2005) alongside my work. Having previously spent 11 years at HUSLAB Virology department and 6 years at FRC Blood Service, I have strong experience working in very specialised clinical laboratories.
The best part about working at Blueprint Genetics has been the amazing Clinical Lab team. My colleagues are flexible, resilient and have incredible expertise in what they do – unlike I’ve ever seen before. The team always helps each other and offers back up if things don’t go as planned. The key skills of every individual is needed to complete the puzzle — together we always find new ways to improve.