After receiving her PhD from the University of Leicester in Molecular Pharmacology, Rajendra joined the Division of pre-clinical Oncology, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Nottingham as a postdoctoral fellow, building expertise in cancer cell biology, model development, in vitro, in vivo, imaging capabilities and molecular pharmacology. In 2005, Rajendra took the role of Project & Business Manager of the Preclinical Oncology Services (PRECOS) contract research business unit and lecturer/assistant professor in 2008. Rajendra was pivotal in the commercialisation of the unit and eventual spinout of PRECOS Ltd in 2010, acting as Chief Operations Officer, Board Director and co-founder. Following the merger with Crown Bioscience in 2013, Rajendra led Crown Bioscience’s European site as CSO & General Manager. In 2018, Rajendra became Global Head of Scientific Communications for all platforms at the company. Rajendra is a member of the American Association of Cancer Research and British Association of Cancer Research and has authored over 40 abstracts and publications.