Lena Scherer

Master's degree candidate

Why did you choose FMC Data Solutions?

I was looking for a company where I would have the chance to make a real difference for patients and improve their quality of life. I was eager to work in a department where new ideas were generated and where projects in data science and the application of new hardware technologies could be easily tried out and developed.

What are you currently working on?

I am currently writing my master’s thesis at FMC Data Solutions about the possibilities in the field of sensor technology and image processing, which are unused, yet promising for improving the quality of life of dialysis patients in the long term. I will dive deeper into this topic in my subsequent doctoral thesis. I also participate in creating an app that helps us to understand how patients are feeling.

What do you particularly like about your work?

We often work across departments and thus deal with a variety of questions. Each of our projects has a new approach and has the potential to really make a difference. We not only deal with the underlying technology, but also with the people who use the dialysis machines. Each project gives us the freedom to gain our own experience and make independent decisions – but at the same time, it also encourages communication, both within our team and beyond.

What do you need to bring along to work in this job?

An interest in new topics, creativity, the ability to develop innovative ideas and the willingness to accept challenges. Good organization and coordination are essential to keep track of all the different projects. Independent work and a good command of English are also important in order to coordinate with colleagues worldwide.

What would your advice to applicants be?

If you have lots of ideas about what tomorrow’s medical care should look like and are interested in simply trying out new approaches, this is the right place for you. Especially the combination of hardware and data science, the continuous exchange and involvement of patients offer many possibilities to really change something and to think ahead.