Dedicated chemist with strong analytical skills, proven leadership and training aptitude
demonstrated through ten years of analytical laboratory experience.
Strong aptitude for advanced independent troubleshooting and demonstrated ability to effectively
communicate with clients, customers, and project staff with responsiveness and attention to detail.
Strong technical knowledge base
Agilent 1200, 1260, 1290 LC systems
Agilent 6410 and 6490 QQQ instrumentation
Familiar with ChemStation and MassHunter software platforms
Advanced troubleshooting skills
Instrumentation including XRD, FTIR,
Raman, IC/MS, QTOF
Excellent leadership and communication skills
TS Security Clearance (active)
Associate Chemist, 07/2016 to CurrentMRIGlobal － Charlottesville, VA
Performed manual extraction techniques on complex environmental matrices focused on the detection of nucleic acids and protein targets.
Analyzed samples with real-time PCR and qPCR using CFX96.
Updated SOPs and creating technical documents to streamline reporting processes
Prepared organizational structure for integrating laboratory documents into Agilent's ECM platform and trained staff.
02/2011 to 07/2016
As LC-MS/MS task lead, responsible for maintaining Agilent LC-MS/MS instruments including routine preventive maintenance and advanced troubleshooting beyond normal repairs to include electronics.
Enhanced program capabilities through performing method development and refinement in
complex environmental matrices using LC-MS/MS and IC/MS instrumentation.
Trained entry-level government personnel on LC-MS/MS in preparation for operation in remote location
Operated LC-MS/MS and IC/MS instrumentation in remote, offsite location in a high temp, high fidelity mobile laboratory with focus on fast turn-around-time.
Assistant Chemist, 05/2007 to 02/2011MRIGlobal － Kansas City, MO
Provided sample preparation and analysis support on federal and industrial programs
involving product chemistry using Agilent GC and Waters LC systems.
Performed chemical analyses of agricultural products for companies seeking registration in
compliance with EPA guidelines, including identification and quantitation of impurities.
Managed a small team providing repository support for National Cancer Institute programs.
Compliant with GLP/cGMP quality environment.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science:Chemistry,2007Truman State University － Kirksville, MO, USA
Master of Business AdministrationRockhurst University － Kansas City, MO, USA
2008-2009, no degree obtained
Agilent － Chicago, IL, USA
Agilent Q-TOF LC/MS Techniques and Operations for Large Molecules, June 2014
Agilent － Santa Clara, CA, USACustom 3-day Overview and Troubleshooting QQQ Course, Doug Martin, September 2009