17 October 2013
University of the Sunshine Coast graduate Leroy Thompson has swapped his textbooks for a lab coat after securing a role at a Brisbane-based pharmaceutical research and clinical trial company.
Leroy, 24, of Woodford graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science on Thursday 3 October and is now working as a clinical laboratory and data assistant at Q-Pharm.
Leroy said his degree provided a strong foundation for work within the life sciences industry and specifically the clinical trials sector.
“One of the highlights of my degree was completing the Introduction to Clinical Trial Management subject,” he said.
“It provided me with nationally recognised accreditation for work in a range of fields including the field I now work in.
“I’m looking forward to building upon the skills I learnt at USC in this new role and to continue to work within the clinical trials sector.”
Leroy said there were a number of qualities which first attracted him to USC.
“The convenient location, the state-of-the-art facilities and the smaller class sizes were all drawcards for me,” he said.
“I enjoyed how approachable all the academic teaching staff are. As a student, you are full of questions, and I had no hesitation in approaching or asking them for guidance.”
Photo supplied by Silver Rose Photography.
— Jessica Halls