Linda Zhang


Objective: To obtain a position in industry utilizing my strengths in communication, teamwork, passion for learning, and resourcefulness. Seeking positions in product development or consulting. Highlights: - 5 years research in basic sciences and engineering, with experience in managing students, scientific presentations, technical writing, GLP/GMP. - 2 product development projects with working knowledge in Product Life Cycle, Six Sigma Metholodogy, Prior Art Analyses, Invention Disclosures, FDA Medical Device Regulations. - Strengths in teamwork, energy, teaching, and communication at all levels, from working with customers to exchanging ideas with technical scientists.

Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2009 - Present

Research Associate

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
Lipid Disorder and Metabolism - Improved sensitivity and specificity of bioassay by optimizing Design of Experiments (DOEs) and experimental variables. - Developed hamster model to study cholesterol absorption in gut applying techniques in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Animal Physiology.
Apr 2009 - Nov 2009

HS Private Tutor

Brighter Futures In Home Tutoring, Inc
- Privately instructed 6 students in Chemistry, Algebra I/II, Geometry, Biology, and ACT prep.
Apr 2009 - Nov 2009

Consultative Sales Associate

Foot Solutions
- Consulted 100+ customers in lower extremity disorders and imbalances, delivering personalized solutions and providing first-rate customer service, increasing sales by $700 per sales day. - Analyzed prior art, designed and constructed prototypes for a novel orthotic design, collaborating with USAF nanotechnology company NanoSperse.
Jun 2008 - Feb 2009

Research Student at the Cole Eye Institute

Cleveland Clinic
- Obtained skills in small animal handling (rodents) and in molecular biology techniques such as PCR, Westerns, ELISAs.
Sep 2005 - Dec 2008

Research Assistant

Case Western Reserve University
Cardiovascular Biomaterials - Engineered functionalized nanoparticles that satisfied two key specifications (in vitro) for effective platelet substitute: platelet adhesion and aggregation. - Developed colorimetric assay that detected successful synthetic chemical conjugation, bypassing detection difficulties of Mass Spectrometry. - Published one paper and two abstracts. - Directed 4 undergraduate projects.
Jun 2002 - Aug 2004

Summer Student Scholar

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
Human Genetics - Obtained laboratory skills in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, genetic engineering. - Published two papers.


2010 - 2011

Adult College

University of Cincinnati
2005 - 2008


Case Western Reserve University
2001 - 2005


Northwestern University