After we make a sale, our project management team steps in and works with our customers to make sure they have the best experience with our automation solutions. We rely on Pavel Tsinberg, Global Project Manager, and his team to maintain communication with our customers and assure their success. Pavel joined Biosero in 2021 and earned his MS in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
What do you do at Biosero?
As part of the project management office, I work with a team to communicate with the client after the sale is made. Project managers are the external face of the company. We act as quarterbacks on Biosero projects and ensure that everyone is in alignment and all the key deliverables are met. My job is to oversee all of our projects both as a program and as an individual project. We currently have about 50, and I make sure that we deliver on all requirements and that each project runs on time.
How did you get on this career path?
I spent 20 years working as a bioengineer. My last job before switching careers was director of R&D at a startup. As a director, I was working less in the lab and more on higher-level projects. Eventually, my group was tasked with managing other groups’ projects, and I realized I was good at that. Working at Biosero is a good fit for me because I get to stay in biotech but I’m not responsible for the actual development.
What brought you to Biosero?
For me, it’s important to go to bed at night knowing that I contributed to something and seeing how Biosero impacts cancer research and COVID screening, even though we are not responsible for doing the actual research, it feels good by proxy.
What’s one thing you wish more people knew about laboratory automation?
It doesn’t take away from people’s jobs. This is a question that comes up a lot when I talk about my job. I don’t think anyone has lost a job when we introduced automation. It allows people to spend more time doing cerebral work.
If you could automate anything in your life, what would it be?
I would automate my chores specifically cleaning the house, making the bed, and folding the laundry
What’s your best career advice?
Don’t be afraid to ask for mentorship. Reach out to people with more experience and ask for career advice. Finding someone who is interested in mentoring you for a couple of years is invaluable.
What was the first thing you ever wanted to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a chef. For the first 10 years of my life, I lived in the Soviet Union. Every year, the school would ask kids what they wanted to be when they grew up. When you are a top student academically, you are supposed to say things like doctor or astronaut. I said a chef and my parents had to come to school to be chewed out by the principal. My parents apologized to the school and then went home and doubled their efforts to teach me how to cook.
What’s something your colleagues don’t know about you?
Outside of cooking, my other career choice was to be a dance teacher. Prior to COVID shutting everything down, I was teaching swing and blues dance part-time on weekends. I love choreographing and teaching people how to dance.
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