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#WorkersWednesday Part 7

It’s #WorkersWednesday! This means every wednesday, an employee of the Tentamus Group is introduced in this category.

Today we would like introduce the Chief Operating Officer/Business Developer of VelaLabs to you: Hello Markus “Max”!



You & Tentamus


1. Please introduce yourself briefly and tell us in which department you work.

My name is Markus ‚Max’ Roucka. After high school, I joined Biomin GmbH in the R&D department doing all kind of microbiological quality tests and fermentations. Almost five years later, I studied medical and pharmaceutical Biotechnology at IMC Krems. Since 2008, I’m working for Vela. I started as Senior Technician in the lab. After 1 year, I became the Head of Laboratory and since Dec 2016, I’m Chief Operating Officer and Business Developer and leading the Assay Development & Quality Control. VelaLabs is a one-stop service provider for GMP product analytics and supports their clients in the analytic of clinical sample testing (GCLP).

2. How does your daily workday look like?

Meetings meetings meetings, and some mails. 😉

3. Can you remember your first week here? How did you find it at your new workplace?

That’s a long time ago, but yes: I sat opposite Nici, who trained me in bioassays, flow cytometry and cell culture. We always ate ‘Wiener mürbe Kipferl’ (=kifli) together in the morning. I was also supported by Andreas Nechansky to be trained in SPR technology (Biacore). My first major project was together with a Swiss/Austian cooperation – for unfulfilled desire to have children – which placed successful biosimilar the market – thanks to our support in their clinical studies.

4. What do you like most about your job?

Working in cooperation with clients and creating solutions to their challenges. Also to work together with my colleagues for a successful company & its strategy.

5. What would you tell potential applicants?

Have a strong interest in what you are doing- show commitment and attitude. This working place should be a motivating place for you- since you are spending a lot of time here:)

6. What superpower would make your work more enjoyable?

5 hands – or the possibility to change the time



These 3 hashtags describe me best:

#happy       #motivated     #eagertolearn


My 3 hashtags to Tentamus:

#network       #safety     #chanceofmylife


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