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Highly skilled scientist with over 20 years of experience who excels at problem solving, innovating methods, and getting results. Flexible and motivated, learning complex new skills when needed. Experienced in supervising employees and management of complex projects, experimental design and data analysis.



∙ HPLC and analytical chemistry                                               ∙ Extensive in-vivo and surgical skills

∙ Data analysis and statistical calculations                              ∙ Problem solving and experiment design

∙ Excellent writing and editing skills                                        ∙ Writing reports, SOPs, technical papers

∙ Lab management, training and supervising techs                ∙ Communication and people skills    

Work History

Sep 2013Present

Qa Lab Technician

Sun Products Corp
QA Lab Technician II,. Conducted analysis of chemical and physical properties of laundry and dishwashing products for QA approval and manufacturing process control. Took on increasing responsibilities regarding lab operations including paperwork and SAP review, equipment calibration and maintenance, hazardous waste management, lab safety circle training, and Soon To Expire Product(STEP) management. Learned advanced utilization of SAP related to QA and general operations. Wrote lab manual detailing procedures for common tests and operations. Created and validated a new HPLC method for analyzing new ingredients. Joined the Emergency Response Team and received CPR and advanced first aid training. Selected as department representative to plant Safety Committee.

Senior Scientist

Aciont Inc
Senior Scientist,. 8 years(2005-2013) Designed and oversaw GLP studies performed by CROs. Responsible user for radioactive facilities. Managed and maintained company laboratory. Co-investigator and supervisor for all in-vivo experiments. Assisted in the design and engineering of medical devices. Analyzed solutions and tissues for drug and metabolite content, issued Certificates of Analysis. Wrote and/or edited formal reports and documents FDA IND submission.

Sr. Research Specialist

University of Utah
Sr. Research Specialist, Cardiothoracic Surgery 5 years Reduced the rate of in-vivo experiment failure from 30% to 1% by improving research procedures and apparatus. Modified assays to better fit needs and available equipment. Operated and maintained clinical and research equipment including blood chemistry analyzers, UV/vis spectrometers, luminometers, and other general laboratory equipment.


MacroMed Inc

Consultant,. 1 year Designed and performed new in-vivo experiments to evaluate and optimize characteristics of novel drug delivery systems(ReGel). Documented, prepared, and reported data. Designed GLP studies for outside labs. Reviewed, tested, and compared competitive systems.


Sr. Research Specialist

University of Utah Dept. of Pharmaceutics

Sr. Research Specialist, 7 years Conducted experiments on a wide variety of drug delivery systems. Researched biocompatible, biodegradable, and nonthrombogenic polymers. Supervised surgical and radioisotope facilities. Created or modified analytical procedures. Trained students and other researchers in in-vivo, surgical, and other lab techniques. Managed several concurrent research projects. Performed or supervised all aspects of in-vivo research in the group.



University of Utah

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