MedSIR INSIDE OUT – Joan Cama
Today we are happy to spend a brief moment with Joan Cama, who joined MedSIR in May 2016 as our Financial and IT Department Manager.
MedSIR Newsletter Team (MS): Thanks, Joan, for spending some time with us here today.
Joan cama (JC): Thank you, it’s good to be here with you today!
MS: What brought you to MedSIR?
JC: Well, I had just finished a project in a multinational company, when I heard that MedSIR was looking for someone to implement a new software at the Financial Department. I had an interview with Maria Campos and she finally gave me the opportunity to join the MedSIR team. This innovative company was founded only 5 years ago in Barcelona, Spain which is an area, that together with nearby Valencia and Madrid and surrounding areas, represents a true international Hub for Clinical Research in Medical Oncology…whether breast, lung, GI, GU, or Lung cancer, top individuals and research groups populate this region. All together represented a huge motivation to apply for this job.
MS: What’s your opinion about the way we work at MedSIR? What do you think about working home-based? Is it possible for a financial man?
JC: MedSIR is a company with a special way of work. I would say different from the rest of conventional companies that we are used to. There’s no timetable, but it does not mean that employees can work fewer hours. We all should organize our schedule in order to achieve our own strict milestones, meaning that employee’s engagement is higher and therefore we work harder. At MedSIR it’s HOW we do things that sets us apart and we are convinced that our innovative and flexible way of working can really provide value to companies and their drug development programs, helping them to overcome this challenging landscape by bringing together the best and brightest ideas out there.
This organize-as-you-want-thing is extremely related with home working. In my opinion, it’s a good idea to reduce time on commuting but, in my case, I only work home-based when I need to finish some work without distraction. For a financial team member it’s obviously feasible to work home-based, however, I prefer to realize my daily tasks at the office hand to hand with my colleagues, not only those from financial department.
MS: Sounds exciting! What’s your favorite thing about your job? And the worst thing?
JC: The worst is always the same, every day new issues arises. And my favorite thing is to help the company to improve processes and the result it’s to grow profit.
Our trials stem from bright ideas coming directly from Expert Medical Oncologists in various tumor types, which guarantees that MedSIR projects are of very high scientific and academic interest. I have the pleasure of working in studies centered on Breast, Prostate, and Lung, just to give a few examples.
MS: Tell us about your hobbies. We know you love motorbike riding, is that what you do in your free time?
JC: It’s true, motorbike riding it’s exciting. This past year it’s been a bit complicated for me to organize, but I would like to plan soon my next experience: from Barcelona to Paris!. I only need to know how to convince my wife, which I guess it would be the most difficult part of the trip haha. Part of my loved motorbike, I also like reading, enjoy a good movie in the cinema and spend the free time with my family.
MS: Thanks so much for your time Joan
JC: It’s been a pleasure!