This weeks meet the team, we meet Jarrod

Name: Jarrod Parker

Company Role: Quality Supervisor

Favorite quote:

“Everything is impossible until it is done.” – Robert Heinlein

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books/Movies?

What a Great Punk (podcast), The Sopranos, or anything from David Attenborough.

What is something in the Bio-Medical your field have to deal with that you want to fix?

There are currently no mandatory standards governing the formatting of machine-readable codes used to create barcodes and QR codes for medical products. Regulation in this space would help to standardize the machine-readable barcoding framework and remove inconsistencies and incompatibilities in this space.

What do you do at Surgical Biofix?

At Surgical BioFix I work with the Quality team to ensure the implementation of our Quality Management system and liaise with services providers and testing laboratories.

What are your credentials/experience, for working in your position?

I completed my bachelor’s degree in early 2020. The final unit of my degree was an internship with Surgical BioFix, which gave me valuable industry experience and insight into working in a GMP-accredited facility. Following this, I was hired by Surgical BioFix as a Quality Technician, where I was trained in our quality system and the regulatory bodies that govern our industry.

What do you like about working at Surgical Biofix?

I like the problem-solving aspect of my job, where I’m challenged to use my critical thinking skills to devise solutions to issues that arise in Quality and Production.

What’s your background?

I grew up on the Sunshine Coast and moved to Brisbane in late 2015 for university. Here I studied Biomedical Science at the Queensland University of Technology where I gained an appreciation for scientific reasoning, human physiology, infectious diseases, and microbiology.

What are the values that drive you?

I strive to give my best effort for every task I am working on.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

I enjoy getting outside when I can, you can usually find me riding my bike or skateboard around Coorparoo, going to the beach with my partner, or relaxing with my cats.

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