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Precisionary Employee Spotlight: Meet Chloé Halfhide – Lead Scientific Applications Specialist

Published on February 13, 2024

Precisionary Employee Spotlight

In this edition of our Employee Spotlight series, we are delighted to introduce you to Chloé Halfhide, our Lead Scientific Applications Specialist at Precisionary Instruments. Chloé plays a pivotal role in assisting researchers with their inquiries, offering solutions, and ensuring they get the most out of our innovative products. Let’s delve into her journey and her experiences at Precisionary Instruments.

Chloé’s Role at Precisionary Instruments

Chloé holds the position of Lead Scientific Applications Consultant at Precisionary Instruments. Her responsibilities encompass providing quotes, facilitating repairs, and addressing any queries related to slicing and troubleshooting. She is a familiar face at our company’s booths during conferences and events, where she engages with researchers and shares her wealth of knowledge.

Chloe’s Inspiration and Career Path

What inspired Chloé to pursue a career in this field? Her journey began while she was completing her graduate degree in neuroscience. At the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference, she met with representatives from Precisionary Instruments, sparking her interest in working in the industry. Staying in touch with these individuals eventually led her to her current role. Chloé is passionate about staying abreast of research developments and learning from researchers in various fields, making her role as a Scientific Applications Consultant a perfect fit.

Precisionary Key Responsibilities and Projects

Chloé’s day-to-day responsibilities involve reaching out to researchers interested in our machines, providing them with essential quote information. She also follows up with researchers participating in our demo machine program, ensuring they have a smooth experience and addressing any troubleshooting needs. Additionally, she assists researchers with older models, facilitating the repair process for them. Looking ahead, she is excited to explore the operation of a tissue embedding center as part of her ongoing projects.

Finding Fulfillment at Precisionary

The most fulfilling aspect of Chloé’s role at Precisionary Instruments is undoubtedly helping researchers troubleshoot their slicing challenges. She relishes the opportunity to meet researchers at conferences, putting faces to the names she’s corresponded with via email. Hearing how researchers enjoy using our machines and how her support has contributed to their research endeavors is deeply rewarding for her.

Chloe’s Career Milestones and Achievements

A significant milestone in Chloé’s career occurred when she attended the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference as a representative of Precisionary Instruments. This experience marked a transition from her days as a graduate student searching for job opportunities at the same conference the year before. It was a tangible reminder of her professional growth and the dynamic nature of research.

Advice for Aspiring Professionals

For those aspiring to work in a similar role or industry, Chloé advises making connections and reaching out to individuals within your field of interest. She highlights platforms like LinkedIn as valuable tools for connecting with researchers and gaining insights into their experiences. One memorable story from Chloé’s time at Precisionary Instruments involves meeting a long-time customer who praised the ease of use and exceptional slicing results achieved with the Compresstome. The customer’s excitement and positive feedback about their experience, particularly how it benefited their undergraduate students, left a lasting impression.

Future Vision and Exciting Initiatives

Looking to the future, Chloé envisions herself in a leadership-forward role as Precisionary Instruments continues to grow and evolve. She plans to assist and train new team members working in sales, contributing to the company’s continued success. Exciting initiatives on the horizon at Precisionary Instruments include Chloé’s upcoming project, where she will delve deeper into the operation of a tissue embedding center. This venture aligns with the company’s commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions to the scientific community.

Outside of work, Chloé enjoys a diverse range of interests, including reading, watching movies, and spending quality time with friends and family. She is an active member of an art group that meets weekly, engaging in creative activities such as writing and drawing prompts to enhance her artistic skills.

Connect with Chloé Directly!

As a final note, Chloé invites you to meet her in person at the ATS and SfN conferences this year. If you’re attending, make sure to visit the Precisionary Instruments booth to say hello. She looks forward to showcasing our products and connecting with fellow researchers.

Have you interacted with Chloé or experienced Precisionary Instruments’ support in your research endeavors? We’d love to hear your stories, questions, and comments. Feel free to reach out and let us know how we can assist you better. Your insights are invaluable in advancing the field of scientific research. Whether you’re curious about our company or Chloé’s role, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you on your research journey. Thank you, Chloé, for your dedication to supporting researchers and contributing to our mission at Precisionary Instruments. We appreciate all that you do, and we look forward to seeing your continued success in your role.

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