Ruby Javed-ghaffar

  • Manhattan Beach CA

Management/Leadership

Work History

Work History
Jun 2007 - Jul 2015

Forensic Toxicology Consultant

Self-employed, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Expert in Forensic Toxicology.
  • Provide professional analysis regarding forensic toxicology matters including review of laboratory data and reports, explanation of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic parameters related to drug toxicology, review of laboratory SOP's and quality control/quality assurance standards as set by national laboratory guidelines such as CLIA.

  • Prepare detailed expert opinion reports for matters involving drugs of abuse and non-abuse cases which outline the meaning of drug results including the analysis of laboratory procedures in the reporting of results as set by national guidelines and laboratory SOPs.

Jan 2015 - Jul 2015

Operations Manager and Trainer

Amenzone Fitness, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Manage the daily operations of fitness facility including current/new class development, facility maintenance, staff scheduling and productivity, member satisfaction and new client recruitment.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with participants by interacting with them during group fitness classes and new member signups.
  • Promote and execute fitness center programs and techniques unique to the facility.
  • Develop safe and effective exercises for all members based on physical skill level and injury.
  • Lead monthly team meetings with staff.

 

Feb 2010 - Mar 2013

Senior Scientist

PSYCHEMEDICS CORPORATION, Culver City, CA
  •  Oversaw activities of the accessioning, screening, extraction and confirmation departments.

  • Operated as a document custodian and certifying scientist for all chain-of-custody and data collection from the laboratory testing departments.

  • Provided leadership in the oversight of analytical techniques and methods within the initial screening and confirmation departments.

  • Performed research and development regarding new analytes in the immunochemical and drug extraction areas.

  • Implemented and helped direct field and clinical research studies involving drug testing matrices.

  • Administered and interpreted drug hair test results for client preparation including laboratory data packages.

  • Interacted effectively with science-and information technology-personnel to maintain procedures and equipment in a forensically acceptable manner.

May 2005 - May 2007

Chief Forensic Toxicologist/Lab Manager II

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Wilmington, DE
  • Managed planning, implementation, and evaluation of analytical work conducted by Toxicology, Arson, and Controlled Substance laboratory units including drugs of abuse testing; ensured compliance with applicable forensic standards as well as state and federal laws.

  • Interpreted test results from qualitative and quantitative analyses of biological and non-biological specimens and prepared reports.

  • Informed Pathologists on progress of analytical tests.

  • Developed long-and short-term lab objectives and policies; modified methods, techniques, and procedures.

  • Planned and directed programs to improve laboratory services, protocols, methods and procedures in addition to accommodate changing regulations.
  • Interacted with laboratory users and various sate/federal agencies to review laboratory capacities, on-going projects and completed work.
Jun 2004 - Apr 2005

GC Screening and GC/MS Analyst II

NATIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES, Willow Grove, PA
  • Reviewed expert service cases and wrote brief summary reports for laboratory director.

  • Developed analytical methods for drugs and potentially toxic compounds in specimens.

  • Independently reviewed, released, and interpreted MS results.

  • Assisted Toxicologists and client support services with questions regarding case reviews and samples prior to finalizing reports for clients.

  • Wrote and reviewed analytical SOP's, documented and reviewed QC data, and assisted in employee training.

  • Validated reagents, controls, and calibrators. Entered results in LIMS and generated reports for review.

  • Participated in monthly Toxicology and Forensic Science roundtable discussions.

May 2003 - Aug 2003

Teaching Assistant, Pharmacy

MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE CENTER, High School Science Quester's Program
  • Served as group leader directing first laboratory program for high school students to learn concept of dosing and metabolism in Pharmacology/Toxicology.

  • Delegated lab responsibilities to doctoral students. 

Jun 2002 - Aug 2002

Teacher, Gift of Life Program

MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE CENTER
  • Supervised six Saturday morning classes for high school students interested in science behind organ and tissue transplants.

May 2001 - Dec 2001

Senior Intern for Microbial, Musculoskeletal, and Proliferative Diseases

GLAXOSMITHKLINE PHARMACEUTICALS, Collegeville, PA
  • Constructed signature lacZ reporters for antibiotic mode of action studies in Staphylococcus aureus.

  • Utilized molecular techniques and assays using bacterial cells including Escherichia coli, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae.

  • Participated in several research projects to support reports FDA. Presented research findings to senior management.

Education

Education
Aug 2000 - May 2004

Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Toxicology

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Dissertation: "The Involvement of Phospholipid- and Cyclic AMP-Dependent Protein Kinase Activity in Mediating the Expression of Morphine Antinociceptive Tolerance"

GPA: 4.0/4.0

Aug 1999 - May 2000

Basic Health Science Pre-Medical Certificate in Physiology

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Aug 1995 - May 1999

Bachelor of Arts Degree

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Major: Sociology; Minor: Biology

Skills

Skills

  • Effective Leader
  • Results-oriented
  • Dependable
  • Efficient multi-tasker
  • Staff training/development
  • Conflict resolution
  • Energetic personality
  • Organized
  • Budget development
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Skilled motivator
  • Consistently meet goals
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication
  • Customer/client-service-oriented
  • Employee scheduling
  • Client account management