We Are Randox | Scott Paulin’s Journey to Antarctica
Randox employees are adventurous and strive to live a healthy life full of laughter and excitement. So, we do our best to encourage individuality and value these vibrant employees! Here’s Scott’s story of his Journey to Antarctica.
Recently, Scott Paulin, a member of the Randox Clinical Chemistry R&D and manufacturing team from our Apprentice scheme told us about his time exploring the harsh terrains of Antarctica, intensely studying human response-based research before he joined Randox.
Scott sat down with us to tell us his story. Here’s what we talked about:
“My postgraduate degree involved me travelling to Antarctica on a 3 month expedition as part of a multi-disciplinary support team to conduct some novel research. The study aimed to profile stress and immunological responses in athlete’s skiing 500 miles before finishing at the Geographical South Pole. The ultra-endurance race was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Captain Robert Scott’s ill-fated attempt to become the first man to reach the South Pole. The finding from the research study have since provided useful insight into the physiological stress and responses associated with an Antarctic ultra-endurance race and nutritional counterstrategies to help maintain immune responses, function body weight and reduce stress markers. A number of papers have been published in peer reviewed journals.”
After Scott’s exciting journey in Antarctica, he began to tell us of life when he returned home, where he found it difficult to settle back in to normal life:
“Following the completion of my MRes, I found it difficult to gain employment in the science industry in Northern Ireland. Now, I am participating in the apprentice scheme at Randox where I am working in Clinical Chemistry R&D and manufacturing which has provided me with invaluable experience and allowed me to continue working in a laboratory setting. I am hopeful of securing a full time role at Randox in the near future and hope to build a career within the company.”
Randox’s propensity to invite only the most motivated, and forward-thinking young minds to join our team meant Scott was given the opportunity to continue his journey with us! If you’re looking for a career in Business, Science or Engineering, let Randox be the next step in your adventure!