Discover the DNA of…  Marcin Braams

GenDx is a global leader in molecular diagnostics for matching stem cell transplant patients with donors, and monitor success of transplantation. Our team consists of specialists, strategists, technicians, developers and creatives, all with different competences but with the same drive: to improve the quality of life of transplant patients worldwide. In this blog, we would to introduce you to the people behind GenDx. This time we are happy to introduce Marcin Braams.   

Marcin in a few words
Reliable, accurate, made for multitasking

What position do you fulfill?
Quality Assurance Associate
As a Quality Assurance Associate I am responsible for the quality of all the GenDx processes. In this position, I am continuously looking for improvements in our processes.

What motivates you in your work?
First of all, I really enjoy the work atmosphere at GenDx, the open door policy really makes it easy to interact with colleagues from different teams. This results in great teamwork within the company. I’m working with a diverse set of colleagues and each successfully completed project is a great motivation. A project is always a team effort and it gives a great feeling of satisfaction when the project leads to improved processes. Another thing that really motivates me is the variety of projects I am working on. Some projects are relatively small and completed easily in a short amount of time, while some projects can be really challenging and take months, or even years.

What achievement are you most proud of (work related)?
I started working at GenDx as a technician. During my time as technician, I had to make some choices which lead to the start up as my function as a Quality Assurance Associate (QAA). As QAA I’m involved in lots of processes which need to be improved, and I’m also co-responsible for certain processes. I’m really proud that I made that challenging choice at the time because it enabled me to work with lots of different people and new challenging projects.
I’m also proud of the people I’m working with. Most of the projects require “out of the box” thinking, a different mindset and a bird’s-eye view in order to uphold quality, implement improvements, and come up with new ideas.

What is your passion, besides your work at GenDx?
I really enjoy doing sports. I’m currently part of a triathlon organization and I’m also regulatory running with my brother or friends. I specifically like water-related sports like swimming, rowing or surfing.

What do people probably don’t know about you?
I have a strange habit of accepting challenges from my friends or challenge myself. This led to funny and strange events like running half a marathon on the beach, and getting a license to operate small boats or follow kite surf lessons from sunrise to sunset. My latest challenge, set by myself, is learning a fourth language on B1 level in order to communicate with friends who moved to foreign countries.