analytical development research scientist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
  • Experienced and resourceful Analytical Development Research Scientist offering outstanding skills in experimental design, method validation/verification, method transfer and documentation for  FDA approval. 
  • Strong leader capable of managing technical personnel  and training teams in research procedures and mentoring for achievement.
  • Analytical Chemist  with more than  ten years of experience  working with  teams of scientists in advanced research projects in GMP regulated environments.
  • Extremely knowledgeable in overall laboratory function, maintenance, and project activities in relation to availability of resources and timelines
  •  Effective in  written and oral communication skills to provide clear and concise information based on scientific research findings to team members and clients.
  • Data Integrity and Lab Compliance
  • Experimental Designs and Equipment IQ, OQ, PQ
  • Method Development, Validation and Transfer
  • GMP Documentation, Protocol  and Report Writing
  • Quality Data Review and GMP Document Approvals
  • Writing/Editing/Revising Standard Operation Procedures
  • Expert Problem Solver and Troubleshooting 
  • Investigations and Corrective Action Execution
  • Team Leadership
  • Team Collaboration
  • Extensive Organization Skills and Time Management
  •  Project Risk Assessment and Critical Thinking 
  • SOP Implementation
  • Written/Verbal Communication
  • Skilled Technical Mentor
  • Good Documentation Practices
Work History
09/2013 to Current
Analytical Development Research Scientist Senseye Austin, TX,
  • Provided research and technical  leadership within the  Analytical Team on multiple projects and outsourcing to contract laboratories
  • Planned and organized laboratory personnel  of six on projects based on priorities, expertise and timelines
  • Developed, validated/verified and successfully transferred methods using HPLC and  GC  in-house or working with contract laboratories
  • Provided project updates and clarifications in team meetings
  • Worked closely  with quality and regulatory affairs to meet project technical document requirements that led to successful product  submissions
  • Collaborated with procurement, formulators and product supply for successful manufacturing of products within  scheduled  time 
  • Authored white papers, reviewed technical documents, laboratory notebooks and data packets per GMP, ICH, and good documentation guidelines
  • Mentored and supervised junior scientists in developing methods and troubleshooting 
  • Interviewed and recommended hiring of laboratory personnel
  • Frequently made presentations on technical issues and new technology trends 
  • Drafted and revised laboratory Standard Operating Procedures
  • Continuously utilized expertise and chromatographic knowledge including troubleshooting impurity identification and peak resolutions
  • Resolved conflicts between personnel on laboratory technical understanding, procedures,  and priorities
  • Provided feedback on laboratory  budget needs and lab associates development needs
  • Attended industry conferences to  get updated on new technologies and  analytical laboratory excellence based on agencies trends in industry data integrity
  • Proposed and implemented use of vapor safe HPLC waste solvent containers and use of secondary containers on benches to enhance safety in the laboratory
  • Successfully responded to regulatory agency incomplete letters

09/2010 to 09/2013
Research Scientist III Pae Government Services Inc Spokane, WA,
  • Developed, validated and successfully transferred  assay, impurity, and chiral  methods using HPLC
  • Authored analytical methods,  protocols  and reports for drug analysis-assay, impurities, chromatographic purity, and chiral analysis
  • Reviewed  laboratory notebooks and data per good documentation and GMP guidelines.
  • Proposed weekly discussions of SOPS for clarity and ease in following procedures 
  • Troubleshoot on  impurity methods and provided workable solutions
  • Mentored junior scientist especially on impurity methods 
  • Frequently presented on technical issues  and solutions in group meetings

10/2008 to 09/2010
Research Chemist Alpha Teknova Inc. Hollister, CA,
  • Performed method development and method validation using HPLC, UPLC/MS/MS.
  • Authored methods and protocols for drug analysis-assay, related substances and chromatographic purity for solid dosages.
  • Performed dissolution studies on solid dosages.
  • Provided in process and stability testing support
  • Routinely calibrated balances and pH meters
  • Performed tests using Karl Fisher, FTIR

05/2006 to 09/2008
Analytical Chemist University Of Colorado Colorado Springs, CO,
  • Performed target analysis of drug residues in biological matrices using HPLC, UPLC/MS/MS
  • Mentored and supervised veterinary graduate students
  • Organized laboratory reagents and solutions for experiments to be performed

05/2004 to 05/2006
Post doctoral Fellow Lemoyne College Syracuse, NY,
  • Developed a method for analyzing neurotransmitters in rat's brain microdialysate samples by use of HPLC-Electrochemical Detection
  • Analyzed  biological samples using LC/MS

07/2004 to 04/2006
Adjunct Instructor University Of Kansas Medical Center Pittsburg, KS,
  • Guided students on learning chemistry concepts and applications of problem solving skills in laboratory experiments
  • Used a variety of learning  strategies to improve instruction methods
  • Organized students into groups for efficiency in hands on laboratory experiments every week

07/2000 to 04/2004
Research Assistant Louisiana State University City, STATE,
  • Designed experiments  for chromatographic and fluorescence analysis
  • Collaborated with other scientist in research, manuscript writing and publications
  • Efficiently worked with all associated technology and software applications for sample analysis
  • Wrote research reports for publications in journals
Expected in May 2004 to to
Ph.D.: Analytical Chemistry
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
  • Dissertation: Tuning Amino Acid Based Polymeric Micelles for Enhanced Enantiomeric Recognition of Chiral Compounds, Analysis by Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography, Fluorescence, Atomic Force Microscopy; Mentor, Dr. Isiah M. Warner
  • African Student Organization Representative
  • Recipient of Research Assistant Scholarship

Expected in 1998 to to
Master of Science: Chemistry
Moi University - Eldoret, Kenya
  • Thesis:   Fluorescence Study of Effect of Additives on Aggregation Phenomena of Triton X-102 Surfactant Micelles; Mentor,  Dr. Pius Kipkemboi

Expected in 1995 to to
Bachelor of Science: Mathematics and Chemistry
Kenyatta University - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Minor in Mathematics
  • Coursework included Communication Skills,  Classroom Psychology, Education Management and Administration.
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • National Organization for Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NoBCCHE)
  • Sigma XI

Coetzee JF, Gehring R, Claire-Sang J, Anderson DE. "Effect of sub-anesthetic xylazine and ketamine ('ketamine stun') administered to calves immediately prior to castration" Vet Anaesth Analg. 2010 Nov; 37(6):566-78.

Morris, K. F., Becker, B. A., Claire, J., Almeida, V. K, Froberg, A. L., Larive, C. K. 'Using NMR Spectroscopy to Develop Insights into the Intermolecular Interactions Underlying Electrokinetic Chromatography' Anal. Chem 2005, 77 (13) 254A-263A.

Akbay, C., Claire, J., Gill, N., Agbaria, R., Warner, I.M. "Novel Anionic co-Polymerized Surfactants of Mixed Achiral and Chiral Surfactants as Pseudostationary Phases for Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography" J.Electrophoresis 2004,25, 758-765.

Claire, J., Jernigan, T., Morris, K., Warner, I. M. "Enantioselectivity of Structurally modified poly (Sodium Undecenoyl-L-Leucinate) by Insertion of Triton X-102 Surfactant Molecules" J.Electrophoresis, 2004, 25, 2720-2726.

Claire, J., Rezik, A., Morris, K., Mwongela, Numan Abdulqawi, S., Simuli, L. Fletcher Kristin A, Warner, I. M. "Influence of Polydispersity on Enantiomeric Recognition of Chiral Compounds" Langmuir 2004, 20(16); 6887-6895.

Claire, J.,Shamsi, S. A, Morris, K., Warner, I. M. "Counterion Effects in Polymeric Amino Acid Based Surfactants: Effect on Physical Properties and Enantioselectivity" Langmuir 2003, 19, 7173-7181.

Claire, J.,Rezik, A., Morris, K., Billiot, F. H., Williams, A., Chatman, T., Warner, I. M. "Enantioselectivity of Alcohol-Modified Polymeric Surfactants in Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography" J. Electrophoresis 2003, 24, 2499-2507.

  • Managed multiple projects from inception to completion including analytical method development, validation and transfers 
  • Interim manager for Analytical Development Team : Delegated and strategized on tasks among full time analysts and contractors  in a time crisis and met deadlines in the priority list
  • Served as subject matter expert in responding to FDA questions and internal audits regarding laboratory  GMP compliance on operation procedures and processes
  • Coached and mentored junior analysts in resolving difficult technical challenges and recommended areas of training or literature that would  enhance the needed  skill or information
  • Successfully led  the Analytical team in addressing compliance events relating to instrument qualifications, method validations and analytical test results
  • Evaluated analytical development  project activities based on availability of budget resources, expertise  and set timelines, contract laboratories


  • Dec 2016: Leadership Silver Award, Bayer HealthCare
  • May 2016: Leadership Silver Award, Bayer HealthCare
  • Dec 2015: Flexibility Platinum Award, Bayer HealthCare
  • Nov 2015: Flexibility Silver Award, Bayer HealthCare
  • May 2010: Employee of the month, Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • June 2009: Perfect Attendance, Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • Nov 2003: Excellence in Research and Chemical Productivity, Louisiana State University, Department of Chemistry


Additional Information


2016 Pittcon Conference: Short course training on  Analytical Excellence - Assuring data integrity and laboratory compliance, impurities in pharmaceuticals,  Coaching as leadership tool;  Atlanta, Georgia

2015 Axion Analytical Labs: Practical Gas Chromatography Training;  Chicago, Illinois


  • Making Science Make Sense: Volunteer in advancing science literacy in the community through hands on and inquiry based learning;
  • Center for Advanced Professional Studies-Blue Valley School District: Volunteer  in providing high school students with deep scientific and professional industry experience;
  • Friends of the Valley: Board Member: Advocating for clean water and food security for disadvantaged communities in Kerio Valley, Kenya;
  • Kalenjin Community in Kansas City: Youth Leader: Mentoring students and youth within community, empowering them  on social, educational, technological and scientific knowledge and information to better serve the nation and be responsible citizens;


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School Attended

  • Louisiana State University
  • Moi University
  • Kenyatta University

Job Titles Held:

  • Analytical Development Research Scientist
  • Research Scientist III
  • Research Chemist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Post doctoral Fellow
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Research Assistant


  • Ph.D.
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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