Name: Jolieke Schuurmans
Alcami Site: Weert, Netherlands
How long have you been with Alcami?
I joined Alcami in 2008.
What is your role?
I am the team lead for the quality control group at Alcami's Weert, Netherlands facility. Key tasks of the team are raw material testing, stability monitoring program and validation studies.
Part of my work includes support in high end analytical techniques such as Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) and QTOF.
ICP-MS is a technique used for the determination of elemental impurities conformance to guideline ICH Q3D. HPLC-QTOF is a quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry used for accurate mass determination of compounds. The accurate mass is, in combination with NMR, used for elucidation of structure of impurities.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The thing I like the most about my job is working with my team and colleagues to meet customer expectations and overcome challenges. We are setting a high standard for our analytical results. Making connections with people and solving analytical puzzles makes my day.