analytical research development senior chemist ii resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Skilled [job title]  with experience in the [industry]  industry. Familiar with [systems] .

Motivated [Job Title]  with solid experience managing all levels of large scale projects, including budgeting and administration.

Meticulous [job title] , excellent at juggling multiple tasks and working under pressure. Broad industry experience includes Healthcare, Finance and Legal.

Exceptional leader talented at [Skillset 1], [Skillset 2] and [Skillset 3]. Technically-savvy with outstanding relationship building, training and presentation skills.

  • Staff development
  • Process implementation
  • Self-motivated
  • Budgeting and finance
  • Team leadership
  • Client assessment and analysis
  • Extremely organized
  • Project management
  • Team liaison
  • Conflict resolution
  • Data management
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Risk management processes and analysis
Work History
Analytical Research & Development Senior Chemist II, 01/2009 to Current
Revlon IncCity, STATE,
  • Author method development, method validation, and analytical strategy reports and other relevant scientific information packages for internal and external use.
  • Supervise junior personnel on techniques and performance.
  • Project team leader in Method development and validation and complex technical investigations efforts.
  • Reviews, evaluates and modifies test methods and procedures, as needed.
  • Conduct internal laboratory audits for quality and safety.
  • Performs research on assigned problems and studies in support of the company's efforts.
  • Identifies, analyzes and suggests corrective actions to optimize R&D processes, technology and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Provides intra- and inter-departmental technical assistance and training.
  • Prepares and presents written and oral reports on research findings, project status, literature reviews, and technical issues that affect the business.
  • Provides formal and informal training to research staff as well as business staff on technical subjects, administrative procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Selects, recommends, and justifies appropriate instrumentation, computer programs, and procedures to achieve product development support objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating and managing contract research organizations (CROs) to support consumer product methods development/validation, characterization, lot release and stability testing.
  • Analyzed departmental documents for appropriate distribution and filing.
  • Developed new process for employee evaluation which resulted in marked performance improvements.
  • Initiated three key partnerships which resulted in 29% costs reduction.
Analytical Research & Development Chemist, 01/2006 to 01/2009
Revlon IncCity, STATE,
  • Developed and validated methods related to manufacturing and process technology without supervision.
  • Performed method transfer for various analytical techniques in-house as well as third party.
  • Perform wet chemistry techniques, i.e. titrations, extractions, etc.
  • Work closely with manufacturing and product development to identify projects needing support, and deliver on-time quality results.
  • Provided pilot in-process support for domestic and international sites.
  • Identified root cause for sampling issues, lead development and implementation of solutions.
  • Technical support for R&D activities.
  • Provided analytical support for Formulation Development.
  • Prepared analytical documentation including validation reports, test methods and experimental results.
  • Installed and calibrate analytical equipment.
  • Trained and supervised temporary technicians on techniques and performance.
Analytical Research & Development Scientist, 10/2003 to 12/2005
Cardinal HealthCity, STATE,
  • Supervised junior associates (2) while developed and validated HPLC and GC methods related to manufacturing, Claire, cleaning qualifications/validations, process technology and technical transfers with minimal supervision.
  • Conducted pre-formulation and analytical testing via HPLC, GC, dissolution, Karl Fisher, FT-IR and UV-Vis for internal or contracted products.
  • Performed method transfer for HPLC and GC chromatographic techniques.
  • Supervised and conducted stability studies for API and finished product for subgroup of associates.
  • Worked closely with project management, manufacturing, Claire, process technology, and quality assurance.
  • AR&D representative in project management meetings to identify projects needing support, developed service agreement, and delivered on-time quality results.
  • Provided manufacture in process support ­ method transfer and on site supervision.
  • Active involvement in formulating and implementing business strategy with project management.
  • Identified key issues, lead development and implementation of solutions.
  • Prepared SOP, and cGMP documentations adhering to the quality assurance and regulatory requirements.
  • Technical support for R&D activities.
  • Provided analytical support for Formulation Development.
  • Prepared analytical documentation including validation reports, test methods and experimental results.
  • Installed and calibrated analytical equipment.
  • Certified laboratory safety officer.
Analytical Research & Development Associate Scientist, 06/2002 to 01/2003
Cardinal Health, RTP, North Carolina, ,
  • Assisted with HPLC and GC method development and validation for API, finished product and process technology for NDAs, INDs, and ANDAs.
  • Generated and identified chemical standards for assaying finished products and intermediates.
  • Recruited and participated in company's Principles of Performance Management panel.
  • Established and implemented systems and procedures that maintained a safe work environment.
  • Certified proficient in quality data review, physical testing, including hardness, color, disintegration and moisture content.
  • Performed USP Dissolution Apparatus I, II, and III testing using automated and manual sampling techniques.
  • Assisted in TotalChrome Data system qualification for entire site of 5 separate buildings.
  • INSTRUMENTATION and TECHNOLOGY ICP-OES/ICP-MS IR Wet Chemistry Karl Fisher TotalChrom GC/GC-MS UV HPLC pH ChemStation.
PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS and RELATED COURSEWORK · Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) · American Society for Quality (ASQ) · Perfumery · Certified in cGMP Cleaning Validations · Certified in Good Manufacturing Practices · ASQ Certified Quality Improvement (Pending)
Masters of Science: Chemistry, Expected in 2003
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Greensboro,


  • Thesis: "Oxidation of Substituted Pyridinium Salts by  Aldehyde Oxidase" 
Bachelor of Arts: Chemistry, Expected in 1999
Huntingdon College - Montgomery, AL


Analytical Techniques

• ICP-OES/ICP-MS • IR • Wet Chemistry • Karl Fisher • TotalChrom
• GC/GC-MS • UV • HPLC • pH • ChemStation

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School Attended

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Huntingdon College

Job Titles Held:

  • Analytical Research & Development Senior Chemist II
  • Analytical Research & Development Chemist
  • Analytical Research & Development Scientist
  • Analytical Research & Development Associate Scientist


  • Masters of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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