DRA is growing further – new experts join our team

News • 29.08.2017

The autumn has started well at DRA. In August three new employees started here, so at present we are a team of almost seventy skilled and qualified experts. We are happy to welcome Elina, Sara and Aino to join us – please find their introductions below:

I am Elina Mäkiniemi, pharmacist (MSc Pharm). I came to DRA from a small pharmaceutical company where I worked as a pharmaceutical specialist. Previously, I have worked in a hospital pharmacy and as a ward pharmacist.
I came to DRA to strengthen the pharmacovigilance team but I also intend to deepen my expertise in regulatory affairs. It has been easy to become a part of this cheerful and motivated work community, and I look forward to getting into versatile and challenging tasks.

My name is Sara Rönkkönen, and as a recent high-school graduate I will bring young enthusiasm into this company. I have previously worked as a financial management assistant, salesperson, and as a sports coach. Here I work as an office assistant ensuring the overall orderliness and comfort of our facilities so that our consultants can focus on their work as efficiently as possible. I think DRA is a smoothly running, motivating company with pleasant facilities and an encouraging work atmosphere. It’s great to be a member of the DRA team!

I am Aino Öhman, translator (MA) and biologist (MSc). Before joining DRA I worked as a pharmaceutical and medical translator at another consultancy company and Turku University Hospital. During my career I have also worked with marketing and communications at a marketing agency and as a freelance journalist. What maybe is less known is that I have a little poet inside me: I have published poetry based on medical texts. Therefore, I am prepared to take on tasks that range from precise pharmaceutical translation to creative marketing materials. It is truly inspiring to have the opportunity to utilize my experience in versatile translation and communication tasks for the company’s clients. My job has started well, and I really enjoy joining the professional and positive team of colleagues at DRA.