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From an IMU Medical Biotechnology Degree to a Career of Choice in Singapore

20 May 2015

Lim Jiunn Jie started his medical biotechnology degree at the International Medical University (IMU) in 2008 and graduated in 2011. He is currently working as a Higher Laboratory Executive at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is involved in setting-up medical research laboratories, developing seizing control of research work, laboratory safety matters, procurement, and budgetary matters. Jiunn Jie chose Medical Biotechnology (MB) in IMU as he did not want to end up in a course that gives only theoretical knowledge. MB is a course that offers hands-on practical sessions every now and then, hence, prepared for him to join the working environment.

“I think in terms of interpersonal skills, IMU MB did help a lot. I was a class representative who enjoyed dealing with people. Communication etiquette in the last semester also prepared me to be not only a book-smart but a street-smart graduate.”

Chai Chean Nee Another alumnus from the same cohort is Chai Chean Nee. She did her Master’s degree in forensic science at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, after having completed her medical biotechnology degree at IMU. She is currently employed as an Application Specialist in Biomed Diagnostics in Singapore. She provides technical and instrument support for medical instruments that the company is dealing with. She also provides training to customers on the use of medical instruments purchased from the company.

“This position required me to comprehend the products with biological and medical knowledge. I also need to be familiar with laboratory practice. IMU has certainly trained me with good laboratory practice and also gave me adequate knowledge and ability in troubleshooting.”

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