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Rodolfo "Rudy" Magararu
Employer: Adnexus, A Bristol-Myers Squibb R&D Co.
Job: Lab technician
"Eighty percent of my job is with the preparation, the growing and harvesting of cells for the scientists. I come first thing in the morning, like at about 6 o'clock everyday, and I go and I start their jobs so that by the time they come in, half of their experiments are completed. It gives them more freedom to do the analytical part of their work.
"That makes me feel good, because if they discover something in this experiment, I know I am part of that experiment. It feels so nice, especially when the scientists come to you and say, 'Rudy, thank you.'"