Meet Austin Tolson

2 mins 23/09/21
Author name: met_ra_ric

Meet the Scientist: Austin Tolson

Meet the Scientist: Austin Tolson

How long have you been with Metrics Contract Services?

Four years.

What is your role?

Senior Analytical Scientist

What accomplishment/project/area of work is your specialty or makes you proud?

I’m most proud of continued improvement of the current reference standard process in the QC FP department, specifically finding ways to utilize in house API materials versus USP standards for cost efficiency.

Are there any special organizational strategies you use to be efficient at work?

To-Do Lists. It’s generic and cliché, but having a list of priorities to accomplish each day and being able to check them off or reorganize helps to keep me accountable to myself and my management team.

What are your team’s latest achievements?

Continued and constant adherence to GMP compliance.

How do you think those accomplishments might impact the contract pharmaceutical industry and the industry at large?

Adherence to GMP compliance allows for an increase in right first time when meeting QC release target dates, which in turn enables our team to continue positive client relationships and maintain patient safety.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Knowing that what I do, although it may feel small, has a direct impact on patient safety and can/has potentially added to making a patient’s life better.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received from one of your mentors/colleagues?

“Imagine your day as four sections (morning, mid-morning, afternoon, and evening) and focus on making it through each section of the day successfully and purposefully. If you fail during one portion of the day, you still have three remaining portions to redeem yourself. The whole day is not lost to one failure.”


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