Maria Vasseur Coronado

Research Associate at Scientia Terrae

I started working with Group De Ceuster for my Marie Curie scholarship in 2019. I started at DCM but switched to Scientia Terrae shortly after. There I started in the plant clinic as a Research Assistant.  After about 6 to 7 months I switched to the bacteriophages project. This year in January I became a Research Associate, of which I am very proud!

It is difficult to be away from family, but working in such a great family business, in such an interesting job makes it a lot easier!

I really like how my job has evolved at Scientia Terrae. When I started, the main focus was root analysis and routine work, now I get to focus on research and am involved in the development of new products. When I started at Scientia Terrae I always emphasized that my interest was to be involved in R&D, it is really nice that they held this into account in the evolution of my job.

The things I value most at Scientia Terrae are the integrity, the innovation, the work ethics and the respect. It’s a family company with open communication, where you get to be involved in interesting research and grow in the direction of your choice thanks to the internal mobility.

I often find it difficult to be away from my family and friends. But working at Scientia Terrae, where you are surrounded by great colleagues and get to work in such an interesting job, makes it a lot easier!