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Life Sciences Principal Consultant Career Q&A with Courtney

Courtney, life sciences principal consultant, shares his career story at Clarkston, detailing how his project work has evolved throughout his career at Clarkston and what he believes makes a good consultant.

How long have you been with Clarkston?
I’ve been with Clarkston a total of 6 years.

What is your role at Clarkston?
I am a principal consultant in the life science industry.

Tell us about a new skill you’ve developed recently?
I recently managed a project to integrate one of the leading Scientific Data Management Systems (SDMS) with LabVantage LIMS. It was my first experience with both technologies.

If you had to choose, which of Clarkston’s core values do you feel resonates with you the most?
I feel that Brilliant Client Service resonates with me because I have the genuine interest in serving clients and colleagues to create shared success.

How has your work changed post-COVID?
Mostly from working half-time remote and onsite and now to full-time remote.

Which internal initiatives, communities, or projects are you involved in at Clarkston?
LIMS Forum, Black Steward Network, Quality & Compliance Community

What advice would you give to someone starting at Clarkston?
The sky is the limit for you. Anything is possible. If you put the work in and focus on your goals, you can achieve anything no matter where you come from.

Tell us about a memorable experience you’ve had while working with a client.
All of my memorable moments and experiences at Clarkston include witnessing my clients experience success due to the efforts of everyone involved to deliver on some of the most challenging projects in the industry.

In your experience, what qualities make someone a good consultant?
A good consultant is committed to delivering on client’s expectations and seeing it through. They take their job very seriously, are dependable, and are very passionate about how they do their job and the results that achieved.

What drove you to accept Clarkston’s employment offer? 
I worked with a few consultants from Clarkston early on in my career that spoke very highly about the company.

Learn how you can develop your career at Clarkston here.