Michael Faris

Michael Faris

Interest

Outdoor activities:

-hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, camping, and more

Home DIY repair:

-Electrical, plumbing, construction, tile, landscaping

Objective

Seeking career in industries specializing in analytical biochemistry in Research and Development or Quality Assurance departments. Interested in hands on laboratory work utilizing spectroscopic and separation instruments for analysis of samples. Considering future education for M.S. in Secondary Education and Ph.D. Prefer to remain in the Northeast but will consider relocation for the right career.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Present

Adjunct Professor

Marywood University

I am teaching Principles of Biology lecture and General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Lab.

Aug 2008 - May 2011

Graduate assistant/ PT faculty

University of Scranton

-Supervise and conduct experiments using the scientific method-Bacteria cultivation for educational testing-Dissection of plants and animals.

-Lecturing, grading, and guidance for students

-Fall and Spring, perform as graduate assistant; during Intersessionand Summer, perform as PT faculty.

Aug 2007 - Oct 2008

Assistant Manager

FYE

-Assist customers with purchases/sales and solving conflicts .-Assist manager with training, scheduling, and inventory placement.

-Cash handling and shift opening and closing

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - May 2011

M.A.

University of Scranton

-GPA: 3.73

-“Determination and Quantitation of Carotenoids in Setophaga ruticillaFeathers.” Thesis defended and approved by the University of ScrantonChemistry Department. © April 2011http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/p15111coll1and CISOPTR=798and filename=799.pdf

-National Association of Biology Teachers 2011-Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemical Honor Society Member 2011

Aug 2004 - May 2008

B.S.

University of Scranton

-GPA: 3.51 cum laude

-“Spectral Reflectance of Carotenoid-based Plumage Patches and Individual Fitness in Northern Michigan American Redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla)” LVEES (Lehigh Valley Evolution and Ecology Symposium) and University of Scranton’s 8th Annual Celebration of Student Scholars: May 2008

http://academic.uofs.edu/faculty/smithr9/Faris.pdf

-Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society Member 2008

-Volunteer Service: University of Success Program 2007-08

Skills

Skills

ICP,AA,NMR,IR

-Academic use of various instruments for analytical use. -Quick to learn

MS Office

-Word, Excel, PowerPoint used on a daily basis -40 WPM -PowerPoint used to defend thesis -Excel used to manage data and grades

HPLC, GC, GC-MS, UV-VIS

-Auto-sampler and manual injection experience. -Various compounds analyzed for research and academic purposes. -Troubleshooting, maintenance, and servicing when needed. -Writing SOP's

Certifications

Certifications
Aug 2010 - Aug 2013

Standard First Aid

American Red Cross
Aug 2010 - Aug 2011

CPR/AED-Adult

American Red Cross