Skip to main content

Nusheen Ditta

Senior Study Data Manager
Hoffmann-La Roche (Roche Canada)
Nusheem Ditta
Nusheem Ditta
Location Now
Education Pathway
School Subject

Nusheen Ditta is a Senior Study Data Manager for Hoffmann-La Roche (Roche Canada).

About me

I was born/grew up in: I was born in London, UK and grew up there too.

I now live in: Greater Toronto Area, Ontario

I completed my training/education at: I completed my BSc in Biochemistry, and MSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of London, UK.

What I do at work

As a senior data manager at Roche, I am responsible for a number of things. These include management of projects, stakeholders, and vendors. I am also involved in a variety of activities related to the development of new drugs. I make sure that we collect the right data, at the right time in order to make decisions. I work as part of a team of people who are all experts in areas related to data collections, analysis, use and storage. 

I use my science background to help me understand the scientific development of different pharmaceutical drugs in cancer research and treatment. STEM helps me to break down a problem and analyze the possible solutions to come up with the best resolution. I am a team player and work in an environment where collaboration is very important

My career path is

I have always wanted to work in a science related field. At first I did research in a laboratory environment. I worked in Government, hospital and private research facilities for five years. After a while, I realized that I wanted to change direction.

I did not know what Clinical Data Management was when I applied for my first position but I was curious to learn more. I stumbled into this area of work by chance and have remained in this field for the past 17 years. The field has evolved so much that I feel as if I am doing a new job every few years. I have the passion and drive to learn more and more, as we discover new information about different diseases. This is really an exciting area in which to work.

I am motivated by

I like the technical and scientific aspects of my work. I enjoy the fact that every day brings different activities. I also like the fact that as technology advances the way I work changes. I am constantly learning and evolving in my role. I enjoy project management that makes an impact on bringing a new drug to market.

How I affect peoples’ lives

I find my career to be fulfilling because I am working on the next generation of cancer medicines that are personalised to individual patients. I enjoy being at the forefront of drug development and cutting edge science. When I work on a successful drug, and it is available for the patients, I see the impact it has on their life and health. It is very rewarding to help others live a life where their disease no longer controls them.

Outside of work I

I am artistic; art is my hobby and I enjoy painting, mosaic work and knitting. I find this helps me to use the other side of my brain and nurtures my creativity. I do volunteer for an organization as well. I go to the gym regularly to keep healthy and I play basketball.

My advice to others

Please consider that there are so many new fields opening up as we become more technically advanced. Explore your options by speaking to people who are in your field of interest. Try to volunteer and do CO-OPs to expose yourself to careers that you may find interesting. Ask your family, friends and school to help you connect with these individuals. Read newspapers and online articles to gain knowledge of current affairs.

When I was a student, I enjoyed:
  • Art
  • History
  • Literature & Language Arts
  • Home Economics
  • Science
When I was a student, I would have described myself as someone who:
  • Enjoyed doing things on my own
  • Enjoyed working with my hands
  • Was motivated by success
  • Liked being given specific instructions
  • Liked reading
  • Felt great satisfaction in getting good grades
  • Always knew what I wanted to do

Related Topics

Explore Career Profiles

  • Kim TallBear headshot

    Kim TallBear

    Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Society, Faculty of Native Studies

    I teach university and do research on science and technology from an Indigenous perspective.
  • Mahesh Rachamalla in his lab wearing white lab coat

    Mahesh Rachamalla (he/him)

    Graduate Student (Toxicology)

    My research will help find solutions for protecting aquatic species from the effects of heavy metals.
  • Dr. Molly Shoichet headshot

    Molly Shoichet (she/her)

    Professor and Research Team Lead

    I teach undergraduate students in engineering and I lead a research team in biomedical and chemical engineering.
  • Kaitlin Guitard working on site of an aquaculture setting.

    Kaitlin Guitard

    Water Quality Technician

    I monitor the sea water at salmon farms for harmful plankton and jellyfish.
  • Devon Hardy headshot

    Devon Hardy (she/her/elle)

    Program Director

    I run a non-profit program that supports environmental sustainability in the arts.
  • Mike Bryan on walkway over fish tank

    Mike Bryan (he/him)

    Hatchery Technician

    I work at a fish hatchery in the aquaculture industry.
  • Megan Coles headshot with blurred buildings and landscape in the background

    Megan Coles

    Pediatric Nurse

    I care for the inpatients admitted to the medical-surgical units at my local children's hospital.
  • Nicole Redvers headshot

    Nicole Redvers (she/her)

    Associate Professor and Director of Planetary Health

    I carry out Indigenous health research and support Indigenous communities and organizations in their health research needs.
  • Gabriel Hould Gosselin headshot take outside in arctic setting

    Gabriel Hould Gosselin

    Research Associate

    I support teams that collect data on the melting permafrost layer in the arctic.
  • Rhiannon Cooper headshot taken outside with trees and plans in the background

    Rhiannon Cooper

    Epidemiologist

    I monitor the patterns and trends of infectious diseases across the province.
  • Khashayar Farzam headshot

    Khashayar Farzam (he/him)

    Emergency Medicine Doctor

    As an ER doctor, I take care of any patient who comes through the hospital door for literally anything!
  • Peter Vlasveld headshot

    Peter Vlasveld

    Intermediate Software Developer

    I write backend code for web apps that help in Cyclica's drug discovery efforts.
  • Andrea Brack recycling at work

    Andrea Brack

    Environmental and Regulatory Team Coordinator

    I lead a team of environmental professionals at a large petrochemical manufacturing facility.
  • Pamela Power photo taken outside in winter with trees in background

    Pamela Power (she/her)

    Water Resources Specialist

    I provide technical review of projects that may affect water resources to ensure your community’s rights and interests are being considered and protected.
  • Sara Knox headshot

    Sara Knox (she/her)

    Assistant Professor (biometeorology)

    I study ways to restore and protect ecosystems to help fight climate change.
  • Samantha Yammine

    Samantha Yammine (she/her)

    Science Communicator

    I create and share engaging science content on social media.
  • Corey Nislow headshot

    Corey Nislow (he/him)

    Professor and Genomics Research Chair

    I study how drugs work and how an individual’s genetic makeup can affect their response to drug treatment.
  • L. Creighton Avery looking at specimen using a microscope in her lab.

    L. Creighton Avery

    Osteoarchaeologist

    I examine human skeletal remains from archaeological sites to learn about their lives.
  • Yetong Dong headshot wearing lab coat

    Yetong Dong

    Research Assistant/Graduate Student

    I am studying to become a scientific researcher.
  • Portrait de Andrea Goldson-Barnaby

    Andrea Goldson-Barnaby

    Head of the Food division

    I teach and do research on the topics of Food Chemistry and Food Processing.