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Since joining our company in 2013, Katia Felix, Head of Global Human Resources Projects & Initiatives, has seen Novocure grow and change in many ways. She is not afraid to bring her own ideas to the table to break new ground.

She believes her confidence comes from the supportive culture cultivated by the company’s leadership. Her leaders and peers trust her and readily offer help when needed.

“Innovation plays a role in our daily work, in every single aspect of our business. Being stagnant is not an option,” Katia said.

In her first years at Novocure, Katia felt a need to develop career paths for employees and to strengthen our training programs, to retain the talented people we attract.

“I think that our employees are our greatest assets,” Katia said. “If we provide our teams with the tools and respect they deserve, they will in turn provide excellent care to our patients, resulting in a  mutual gain. This approach has consistently guided my actions.”

After sharing her ideas with members of Novocure’s management team and her promotion to Associate Director of Global Strategic Development in 2018, Katia received the opportunity to implement the first career paths and training programs for employees.

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“Innovation plays a role in the work we do here daily. It plays a role in every single aspect of the business.”

Katia Felix, Head of Global Human Resources Projects & Initiatives

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“Even if I need to adapt and grow myself to initiate a broader change, I will embrace it wholeheartedly,” Katia explained.

In 2020, she supported the launch of a more comprehensive global career pathing initiative, before assuming the position of Head of Global Human Resources Initiatives. “Joining the Human Resources team provided me, once again, with a fresh opportunity to reimagine my role and carve out my unique journey within Novocure,” she said.

For Katia, innovation begins with an idea, which then develops by including others, and incorporating their feedback: “My roles at Novocure have shown me that fostering innovation and creativity depends greatly on collaborative dialogues based on empathy and inclusive decision-making, even if, for that, we need to slow down the process,” she said.

“I have learned to value multiple perspectives within a team, even when differing opinions are expressed. At the end of the day, we will focus on what is best for our patients.”

Katia also integrates innovation in her personal life as a mother of three sons and a grandmother of three girls. “For every stage of my children’s lives, I made a sincere effort to adapt to their thinking and ways of communicating,” she said. For example, Katia found new ways to spend quality time together. Now that she has grandchildren, she once again thinks deeply on how to communicate with them, building personal bonds across geographical and generational boundaries.

After more than a decade at our company, Katia’s enthusiasm is unwavering. She senses the positive impact her projects can bring to both her colleagues and our mission of extending survival in some of the most aggressive forms of cancer. She eagerly anticipates the promising future ahead for Novocure: “We’re all eager to contribute to the next chapters of our patient-forward journey,” she said.

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careers at Novocure

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our culture

working behind the scenes of our clinical trials
working behind the scenes of our clinical trials
With her colleagues, Alice Chen, Associate Director, Clinical Trial Management, has been managing our clinical trials from beginning to completion.
working behind the scenes of our clinical trials
‘we have the privilege to live our patient-forward mission’
‘we have the privilege to live our patient-forward mission’
Karin Gottwald’s passion for nursing was ignited at the age of nine. Today, she works for our company as a Senior Device Support Specialist with empathy and a smile.
‘we have the privilege to live our patient-forward mission’
enhancing awareness, scientific understanding of our therapy
enhancing awareness, scientific understanding of our therapy
Lamia Kalfane is determined to dedicate the remainder of her career to making the most significant difference possible in the lives of cancer patients.
enhancing awareness, scientific understanding of our therapy
enabling smooth starts
enabling smooth starts
Starting work in a new company can be challenge. At Novocure, our team of dedicated HR Specialists work diligently so that new employees have what they need for smooth starts.
enabling smooth starts
‘helping patients is what keeps me motivated’
‘helping patients is what keeps me motivated’
Empathy is one of Syed Ali’s greatest strengths. He uses the skill as Manager of the Financial Coordinators, a patient-facing team.
‘helping patients is what keeps me motivated’
making a difference as a business analyst
making a difference as a business analyst
Ana Sofia Pinheiro Nunes helps her colleagues improve their processes. She learned from her late mother that when facing challenges, courage makes all the difference.
making a difference as a business analyst
the foundation of trust
the foundation of trust
DeEtta Ard-McDonald, a Senior Territory Manager in South Chicago, draws on her long marriage as an example of unwavering trust that has shaped her life and led to her career at Novocure.
the foundation of trust
supporting patients in Israel
supporting patients in Israel
As our the first contact from Novocure for patients in Israel, Karen Huller aims to empathize and make a trusted connection.
supporting patients in Israel