Competency in MatLab, Python, Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, & Access
Fluency in silicone and other polymer formulations.
Stability samples, raw material, in process and finished pharmaceutical product.
Technical reports and documentation.
Calorimeters & viscometers
Karl Fisher Titration, dissolution tester, analytical balance and melting point apparatus.
HPLC, GCMS, FT-IR, AA, UV-Vis, pH meter,
Good knowledge of wet chemistry techniques.
SOP, cGMP, GLP, DEA regulation and MSDS
Knowledge of FDA regulation, GMP/GLP/, Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma.
Fluency in chemical methods, (stoichiometry/solution preparations).
Served as a chemist leader at American Environmental Testing Laboratory for 2 years.
Provided assistance on recycling initiatives that saved clients hundreds of thousands of dollars annually while minimizing waste and environmental pollutants.
Received National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant. Studied methods for using palladium to catalyze the synthesis of carbon-carbon molecules for pharmaceutical applications.
American Environmental Testing LaboratoryBurbank, CAAnalytical Chemist05/2012 to 07/2017
Prepared and analyze purgeable total petroleum hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds for water,
soils to determine chemical or physical properties, composition, structure using gas chromatography/mass
spectra, spectroscopy or spectrophotometry techniques.
Extensive experience in the operation, calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment and analytical
instrumentation within the environmental laboratory.
Led a team of researchers, including 2 chemists and 3 lab technicians to complete projects in the areas of
environmental and hazardous waste sampling.
Conferred with scientists and engineers to conduct the analysis of research projects, interpret test results.
Prepare standards, test solutions, compounds, or reagents for laboratory personnel to conduct tests and cleanup to remove interferences.
Par Pharmaceutical and Endo International CompanyIrvine, CAChemist II09/2008 to 04/2012
Conducts laboratory analyses: finished product testing, stability testing, raw material testing, cleaning verification
testing and manufacturing in-process testing.
Buffer/solution & standard preparation
Operating analytical instruments: HPLC, UV-Vis, FT-IR, GC, dissolution tester, melting point apparatus, viscometer, Karl Fischer titration, pH meter and analytical balance.
Detects abnormalities during performances of tests and reviews.
Perform lab methods transfer and participate in method validation/verification studies.
Provides general laboratory support such as routine instrument cleaning/preventative, maintenance/calibration,
sample receiving, chemical inventory, document filing and housekeeping.
Performs assigned work in a timely and safe manner conforming to regulatory, company and compendiaI
requirements within pharmaceutical manufacturing setting.
Calhoun VisionPasadena, CAManufacturing Chemist02/2006 to 07/2008
Formulation preparation of silicones in support of manufacturing line
Evaluation of new incoming materials
Analytical chemical testing of Calhoun products, in particular, the light adjustable lens including the
following methods, GC, SEC (GPC), UV/Vis, FTIR, viscosity testing and refractive index determination
Instrument maintenance GC, SEC (GPC), UV/Vis, FTIR
Perform method lyopphilization and purification to concentrate large volumes of dilute sample and preserve a perishable material.
Record keeping, including GMP level notebook keeping and GMP laboratory record keeping
Verification of other laboratory personnel's data and results.
Applied Physic & Chemistry LaboratoryChino, CAChemist10/2000 to 12/2005
Analyzed organic & inorganic compounds to determine chemical / physical properties using gas
chromatography and spectroscopy
Performed calculations related to testing to convert raw data into final sample results and evaluated results
to ensure that they met reliability standards.
Prepared planning documents, data quality assessment, data interpretation and reporting.
Induced changes in composition of substances by introducing heat, light, energy and chemical catalysts for
quantitative or qualitative analysis.
Initiated assays, moisture determination, wet chemistry and titrations.
Maintained laboratory instruments to ensure proper working order and troubleshoot malfunctions when
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science:Chemistry/ MathematicsUniversity of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Associate of Arts:Business ManagementOrange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Sharp problem-solving, solid organizational and active listening skills
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
Attention to details, energetic work attitude & seasoned in conflict resolution
Work independently, adhere to strict professional guidelines and confidentiality protocols.
Teacher of Chemistry ( Organic & Inorganic) and Mathematics ( Pre-algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus).
Respond well under the pressure of deadlines in order to complete work with accuracy and efficiency.
Good verbal and written communication skills as well as good computer skills.