Nathan Jalal

Sr. Project Engineer II

Market: Philadelphia
Region: Northeast

Education:
B.S. in Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University

Background:
I have been with PF since October 2021 and have worked on projects in the Philadelphia / New Jersey markets. I started as a project engineer with absolutely no experience in the biotech / advanced therapies industry and worked my way to becoming a subject matter expert in multiple workstreams we support. I have been involved with and led CQV workstreams, process validation studies such APV and Smoke Studies, and quality operations including deviation investigation

What excites you about being a mentor?
I was fortunate enough to be placed in a position where I was able to train and mentor new PF members and I found it to be a very rewarding experience. Sharing my knowledge, skills, and even past mistakes to help a new team member grow and learn turned out to be something I am passionate about. I am a big believer in continuous growth, always looking to become better than what I was, and helping others on that path is something I want to be a part of. Becoming a mentor is about building trust and a relationship; training the next generation of leaders is something I want to be a part of.

What are you looking for in a mentee?
I am looking for my mentee to be a dedicated self-starter. Someone who is looking not only to build their technical skills, but also their professional skills. My mentee should be eager to face new challenges and won’t be afraid to ask questions. I believe the quickest way to become successful in this industry is to be inquisitive, be willing to accept feedback and want to strengthen your abilities in areas you want to develop, and be open to constructive feedback.

Hobbies/Fun Facts:
I am a big sports guy, primarily NBA, NFL, and European Soccer. My teams are the Sixers, Eagles, and FC Barcelona. I love rap / hip-hop, Kanye West is my favorite artist. The Office, Parks & Rec, and Brooklyn 99 are shows that I watch on repeat. Also a big MCU fan, though recently not so much.