Summary

A versatile and skilled microbiology professional with excellent experience in Research & Development, testing for pharma, cosmetic, food and other sectors. An assertive team leader with outstanding interpersonal, communications, negotiation and people management skills.

Objective

Seekinga challenging position with a world class, high-integrity organization where my

leadership, strategic planning and business development skills will be fully utilized

Work History

Work History
Dec 2008 - Present

Assistant Manager R&D

Anchor Health & Beauty care Pvt. Ltd
  • Microbiology lab plan and Setup, Recruitment & Training of microbiologists.
  • Analytical instruments Operation, Calibration and Validation.
  • Microbiological analysis of Pharma, Food, Water and Cosmetic samples.
  • Invitro & Invivo Research projects planning, Implementing and documenting for Health care, Skin care, Hair care, Home care and other products.
  • Quality Systems/Auditing the Lab
  • Preparation of SOPs/STMs for new methods and validation
  • Training & Demonstration of Technician Proficiency
  • Handling Contract Laboratories and Consultants 
  • Team management, Laboratory Operations and IQ, OQ, PQ.
  •  Supporting  Quality Control and trouble shooting manufacturing issues.
Mar 2007 - Nov 2008

Microbiologist R&D

Dabur India Ltd
  • Performing, Assigning, guiding, training and monitoring of Microbiologists in the following R&D work.
  • Evaluation of efficacy of preservative system of Hair, Skin and Oral care cosmetic products by in-vitro Bacterial challenge studies in the R&D trial formulations and final products manufactured.
  • Environmental monitoring of production areas and finding out source of contamination (Includes air monitoring, Floor & Surface swabbing, plate exposure etc.).
  • Bio-burden test for all products.
  • Antibiotic assays as per IP, USP, BP and AOAC by cylinder plate method & cup plate method (one level & two level assays), Turbidometric method.
  • Experienced in analysis of all microbiological parameters as per USP, IP, BP, EU, IS, ISO, AOAC, ASTM and WHO.
  • Determination of MIC (Minimum inhibitory concentration) of different herbal extracts & their synergies, which are active against dandruff, Acne, Odor and Plaque causing Microorganisms.
  • Planning, Implementing, documenting the In vivo - Clinical studies on Anti – Acne, Anti Dandruff, Antiplaque, Antigingivitis, Deodorant soaps, shampoos, Oral care products with natural herb al actives.
  • Antibiotic assays of different antimicrobial plant extracts, synthetic chemicals, Antibiotics for research and development of new herbal extracts and synergies, which has more potency with minimum concentration against broad range of microorganisms.
  • Calibration and validation of laboratory instruments.
  • Preparation of new protocols for validation of different herbal extracts and their products for Anti Acne, Anti Dandruff, Deodorant, Anti Plaque In-vitro studies.
  • Validation of methods and method development.
  • Bacterial challenge tests on disinfectants for antimicrobial efficacy determination of Homecare (Floor cleaners, Disinfectants, Kitchen cleaners etc) R&D trial samples.
  • R&D In-vitro & In-vivo studies planning, implementation and validation..
Jul 2002 - Feb 2007

Scientist

Vimta Labs Ltd
PHARMACEUTICAL MICROBIOLOGY
  • Antibiotic assays as per IP, USP, BP and AOAC by cylinder plate method & cup plate method (one level & two level assays), Turbidometric method.
  • Sterility testfor finished drug products, sutures and medical devices etc as per USP, BP, EPandIP.
  • Environmental monitoring of clean rooms and production areas and finding out source of contamination (Includes air monitoring, Floor & Surface swabbing, plate exposure etc.).
  • Bio-burden test for all pharmaceutical products.
  • Experienced in testing of Antimicrobial efficiency of the preservatives in the pharmaceutical products & Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)test for drugs.
  • Isolation and identification of microbial contamination in product and clean rooms by conventional microbiology techniques and by 16S rDNA Bacterial Micro sequencing 500 Kit for DNA sequencing.
  • Experienced in analysis of all microbiological parameters as per USP, IP, BP, EU, IS, ISO, AOAC, ASTM and WHO.
  • BET test (Bacterial Endotoxin Test) for Water for injections (WFI), raw and finished drug products by GEL clot method.
  • Microbial limit test for finished, raw products and water as per USP (United States pharmacopoeia), IP-1996 (Indian pharmacopoeia) and BP (British pharmacopoeia) etc.
  • Experienced in Validation of Methods and instruments.
  • ExperiencedinCalibrationof all laboratory equipment’s and validations.
  • Familiar with all quality policies as per ISO/IEC 17025, GLP, GMP, CGMP, USFDA, HACCAP and laboratory documentation and preparation of SOPs

COSMETIC MICROBIOLOGY:

  • Evaluation of efficacy of preservative system of Hair, Skin and Oral care cosmetic products by in-vitro Bacterial challenge studies in the R&D trial formulations and final products manufactured.
  • Bacterial challenge tests on disinfectants for antimicrobial efficacy determination of Homecare (Floor cleaners, Disinfectants, Kitchen cleaners etc) R&D trial samples.
  • Evaluation of Invitro Antimicrobial efficacy study of Hand washes, Alcoholic and non alcoholic hand gels, Hand sanitizers, Disinfectant Sprays etc.
  • Invitro & Invivo studies planning, implementation and documentation for Hair, Skin, Oral and Home care products. Claim substantiation of different products.
  • Trouble shooting the Microbiology issues at manufacturing sites and coordinating with them in day today work.
  • Antimicrobial assays of different actives and Efficacy studies.
  • Environmental monitoring of production areas and finding out source of contamination (Includes air monitoring, Floor & Surface swabbing, plate exposure etc.). Bio-burden test for all products.
  • Determination of MIC (Minimum inhibitory concentration) of different herbal extracts & their synergies, which are active against dandruff, Acne, Odor and Plaque causing Microorganisms.
  • Antibiotic assays of different antimicrobial plant extracts, synthetic chemicals, Antibiotics for research and development of new herbal extracts and synergies, which has more potency with minimum concentration against broad range of microorganisms.
  • Calibration and validation of laboratory instruments.
  • Preparation of new protocols for validation of different herbal extracts and their products for Anti Acne, Anti Dandruff, Deodorant, Anti Plaque In-vitro studies.
  • Validation of methods and method development.

FOOD MICROBIOLOGY

  • Microbiological analysis of various types of food, Feed and Agro products ranging from meat, pets foods, export quality foods, cooked foods, sea foods, Probiotics (microorganisms blended liquids) etc. as per APHA (American public health association), ISO) International organization for standards, IS(Indian standards), BAM(Bacteriological analytical manual),AOAC (Association of official American chemists) etc.
  • Microbiological analysis of all milk and milk products.
  • Qualitative & quantitative analysis Aflatoxin in food samples by chromogenic kit method (ELISA) & TLC method.
  • Vitamin assays (B12, Folic acid, pantothenic acid, Biotin etc) by Turbidometric and cup plate method.
  • Familiar with food hygiene and sanitation requirements, and inspected many food industries as a food inspector.
  • Environmental monitoring of food and feed, canning industries (Collection of swabs and plate exposing).
  • Isolation, Identification, & Enumerationof all food contaminating microorganismsas per APHA, ISO, BIS, BAM, AOAC and Customer supplied procedures.
  • Method Validation, Calibration of all lab Equipments and SOP preparation. Trouble shooting the Contamination and identification of bacterial contaminant.

WATER MICROBIOLOGY

  • Microbiological analysis of all Natural, Ground, Surface, Raw, Treated and Packaged drinking water as per ISO (International organization for standards), IS (Indian standards): 14543 –1998, WHO (world health organization), BIS (bureau of Indian standards) APHA and EU European norms.
  • Bacterial challenge studies on water purification systems.
  • Cyanobacterial toxins (Microcystine) Quantification by ELISA method.
  • Quantification of Total Coliforms and E.coli by IS, ISO, WHO and APHA methods.
  • Bacterial Endotoxin test for purified water.
  • Isolation and Quantification of Listeria monocytogens, Campylobacter and Cryptosporidia from water and foods by ELISA KIT method.
  • Enumeration of lipolytic, proteolytic, Sulphat, Sulphite, Iron bacteria from water and waste water.
  • Isolation and Identification and enumeration ofall water contaminating microorganisms as per ISO, BIS, APHA, USFDA, BAM, USP, BP, IP et

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

MS office

Very good at presentation preparations using Power point Good at preparing excel sheets and calculations using excel formulas Good at using the MS-office for scientific data corelation and calculation. 

LIMS labvantage

Preparation of test parameters with specifications in LIMS. Preparation of report formats as a end user Quality cheking of the reports for errors and other issues. loding of sops and and other quality policies in the LIMS. expert in using the LIMS for all applications as a und user