Paul R. Koepnick

Work History

Work History
Aug 2015 - Present

Landscaper/ Manager of Technology

Tiplok Home Services

In charge of day to day maintenance and functioning of all software , applications and technology.

Assist in professional landscaping, gutter services, snow removal, and home service repair. 

May 2014 - Jun 2015

General Contractor/Carpenter 

LJS Builders

Provided professional level home building and contracting services including roofing, cement, siding, flooring, and general construction.


Apr 2014 - May 2014

Account Executive

Ignite Chicago
  • B2B Sales/Marketing/Promotions
Apr 2013 - Apr 2014

President and Manager

Veterinary Students of Illinois LTD
  • Established and maintained policies and procedures to address operational and long-term goals, including cash handling, pricing standards, loss prevention, book buyback, and customer relations. Establish and maintain controls for sales, accounts receivables, and payables
  • Oversaw and participated in the physical inventory of merchandise and data entry into computer. Meet with auditors to provide information for accuracy of inventory on an annual basis. Provide Comptroller with supporting documentation necessary for year end audit.
May 2010 - Aug 2012

Research Specialist

University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Performed research on inconsistencies in the composition and delivery of milk replacer in bovine dairy calves, surgical colic due to pedunculated lipomas in 308 horses, and post-operative ileus in 83 horses associated with non-small intestinal lesions.
  • Responsible for client coordination, development of study design, and protocol for the analysis of data.
  • Used SAS and R statistical models to interpret results.
Jun 2012 - Sep 2012

Health Consultant

PIC International Group
  •  Performed health assessments and researched pre-weaning mortality rates for 3, 500 swine farm. 
  • Managed assigned PIC commercial performance validation trials to ensure experimental protocols are followed resulting in accurate data collection at the farm and in commercial pork processing plants.
  • Assisted the PIC Validation and Technical Services team with in-field implementation of projects and trials designed to increase the success of our customers.
Mar 2011 - Aug 2011

Toxicology Animal Technician

Covance Inc.
  • Assessed and documented clinical observations, body weight data, food consumption data, environmental data, and other data on the appropriate data collection system
  • Performed study management, data organization, QA audit response, internal and external client communication skills, and quality check procedures.
  • Ensure that a study is conducted according to protocol, SOPs and government regulations.
  • Performed  basic dosing techniques and restraint procedures.
  • Learned advanced dosing and clinical sampling techniques.
Aug 2009 - Aug 2010

Research Assistant

University of Wisconsin Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences
  • Studied the virulence effects and signaling partners modulated by Brucella melitensis light-sensing histidine kinase.
  • Proficient in molecular biological laboratory techniques
    • DNA cloning and vector preparation 
    • Plasmid construction
    • Yeast 2 hybrid systems
    • PCR
    • Quantitative RT-PCR techniques.
    • Protein isolation and immunoblotting techniques.
    • Florescent and confocal microscopy. 

Internships & Presentations

USDA Smith-Kilborne Internship-Cornell University/ Plum Island Animal Diseases Center

  • One of 30 students selected internationally 
  • Trained in risk analysis and government emergency management protocols for domestic and foreign infectious diseases and public health. 

Presenter at the 10th AAEP Equine Colic Symposium 

  • Surgical Colic due to Pedunculated Lipomas in 308 horses.

  • Post-operative Ileus in 83 horses Associated with Non-small Intestinal Lesions.

Measurable Results

Education

Education
Aug 2011 - Feb 2013

University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Aug 2006 - Dec 2010

B.Sc

University of Wisconsin

Biology