Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Accomplished Chemist with experience in analysis and interpretation, chemical testing and meticulous documentation. Operational oversight of plant production and delegation of responsibilities, projects and tasks. Purchasing and quality control related to inventory management of materials and equipment.
08/2015 to 08/2016
Industrial Chemist L'Oreal Raw Materials/ Bulk Laboratory City, STATE,
  • Instrumental analysis, wet chemical testing of cosmetic chemicals used (skin and hair) production lines.
  • Conducted odor evaluations of fragrances.
  • Analysis by melting point, drop point, FTIR, GC, XRF, UV, RI, Specific Gravity, Karl Fisher, Saponification, Hydroxyl, Cloud point, Iodine Value, Chloride Content, Acid & Amine Value, Identification of Sterols, Peroxide Value.
  • Assisted with the troubleshooting of varied batch investigations.
  • Testing of finished goods, production, sub-contractor materials.
  • Running of USTM methods.
06/2015 to 08/2015
Analytical Chemist Laboratory Liquid Light City, STATE,
  • Responsible for analyses & evaluation of samples submitted to the Analytical Lab, as well as other sample requests; Ion Chromatography numbers, K+ values, pH, Trace components, Waste disposal.
  • Documentation and presentation of analytical data using MS Office, Excel, lab notebook.
  • Basic instrument maintenance: 6890 GC, Gerstel MPS, 1260 HPLC, 6230 TOF LC/MS, 7890A GC, 7697A Headspace Sampler, Dionex AS, Dionex AS-AP.
  • General wet chemistry, titrations, sample preparation.
2015 to 04/2015
R&I Analytical Chemist Laboratory L'Oreal City, STATE,
  • Responsible for analyses of routine Antioxidant evaluation samples submitted to the R&I Analytical Chemistry Department, as well as other sample requests i.e.
  • Salicylic Acid, Benzyl Peroxide.
  • Independently completed routine analyses of Antioxidant samples.
  • Followed and adhered to L'Oreal and United States Test Methods (USTMs), objectives and standards.
  • Completed assigned projects in a timely manner to meet prioritized schedules.
  • Maintained complete and accurate data and laboratory notebooks.
  • Kept supervisor informed of any problematic assays and completed analyses as directed by supervisor.
  • Data entry into Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), lab notebook, Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN), and/or commercial software as needed.
  • Followed all safety guidelines.
  • HPLC analysis, using Empower software, and ability to independently recognize problems and make repairs.
  • Use of (Varioskan Flash (HTS), GC, HPLC) in antioxidant testing: SOAC, SORAC, ORAC, HORAC, NORAC.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
06/2013 to 11/2014
R&D Analytical Chemist International Flavors And Fragrances City, STATE,
  • Purification, isolation, profile characterization, and reproducible methodologies for new, and/ or previously discovered molecules using distillations (cutting fractions), ageing rxn's, high temp and pressure- blending, N2 blankets, some work in/with process engineering, SOP creation, olfactory panels, record keeping, some work in flavors, upkeep of Agilent - 6890N's, 7890A's, 5890 Biotage- Isolera One, Parker-Balston H2-1200 generators.
2003 to 2011
QA/QC Instrumental Analyst Kerry Ingredients & Flavours City, STATE,
  • Instrumental analysis and interpretation of essential oils, flavor raw materials, fragrance items, finished batches, oleo resins, distillations; use of BATF alcohol methods, GC, GC/MS, SPME, chiral separations.
  • To ensure continuous operations of plant production, scheduling shifts and duties.
  • Detailed laboratory notebook record keeping and data entry of results, preparing charts, graphs and reports.
  • Purchased and installed a refurbished Agilent GC and developed several new operation programs saving the company ~20-25% of the cost and resulted in running ~50 samples of material within an 8-hour shift.
  • Responsible for the ordering/inspecting raw materials, all laboratory equipment, chemicals, and other needed supplies researching and negotiating, receiving quotes for purchases.
  • Oversaw repairs, troubleshooting, calibration, set-up, system integration chemicals ensuring products met specifications.
  • Member of the safety committee, ensuring lab's compliance with standards and regulations.
2001 to 2003
Industrial Chemist L'Oreal City, STATE,
  • Instrumental analysis, wet chemical testing of chemicals used for R&D purposes, and large scale cosmetic (skin and hair) product production.
  • Conducted evaluations and experimentation of materials to ensure continuous operations of several production lines maintaining a safe work environment.
  • Improved chemical and product traceability while detailing laboratory notebook record keeping and data entry of results.
  • Monitored product quality and calibrated titrators, NaOH solutions, HCl solutions, AgNO3 Solutions, IR, FTIR, GC, Karl Fisher, spectrophotometer.
Expected in 2002
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry
Ashford University - ,
Expected in
Hewitt-Packer Piscataway, NJ - HP6890 Troubleshooting & Preventative Maintenance 1999 EAS Somerset, NJ - Troubleshooting & Preventative Maintenance 1998:
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Expected in 1997
Associate of Science: Biology
Middlesex County College - ,
Expected in
Rettberg Associates Hands on HLPC - 32 Hour course 1994:
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Gedus Networks Non-Profit 2010 - Current American Chemical Society 1995 - Current North Jersey Technicians Affiliate Group 1994 - 2000 North Jersey Chromatography Group 1992 - 1999
Acid, antivirus, AP, attention to detail, Basic, calibration, charts, Chemistry, Content, clients, Data entry, Documentation, experimentation, Flash, FTIR, GC, graphs, Hard drive, HP, HPLC, inspecting, interpretation, inventory, laboratory equipment, Notebooks, Laptops, LIMS, Laboratory Information Management System, Mainframe, materials, Excel, MS Office, MS Office Suite, Windows 7, Windows, Window 7, negotiating, NMR, Perkin -Elmer, process engineering, quality, quick, receiving, record keeping, repairs, researching, safety, sample preparation, SAP, scheduling, soap, SOP, supervisor, system integration, telephone, Troubleshooting, UV, Vista, Composition

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  • Ashford University
  • Middlesex County College

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  • Bachelor of Science
  • Hewitt-Packer Piscataway, NJ - HP6890 Troubleshooting & Preventative Maintenance 1999 EAS Somerset, NJ - Troubleshooting & Preventative Maintenance 1998
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  • Rettberg Associates Hands on HLPC - 32 Hour course 1994

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