A highly motivated and determined newly graduated student from Nutrition and Health Science, with excellent research skills earned from carrying out a final year project on "The Prevalence of Escherichia coli in Raw and Pasteurized Dairy Milk" and from working in Quality of milk research laboratory.
preparation and analysis of milk and cream samples to determine Trichloromethane (TCM) levels using GC. TCM is a chemical residue that can be formed when chlorine based detergents are used in the cleaning process of bulk tanks.
The analysis of protein, fat, lactose, total solids and somatic cell counts in milk samples using the FOSSomatic and Milkoscan FT 6000.
Daily reports of all samples analysed and prioritizing samples that have high inconsistent counts.
Analysis of bulk tank samples for Total Bacteria Count (TBC) and Thermoduric using 3M Petrifilm machine.
Recording all results of all tests on excel software.
Plating of quarter samples from the cow on blood agar plates for the identification of mastitis.
preparation of agar and broths.
Maintenance of all laboratory equipment.
Excellent time management
Work well under pressure to meet strict deadlines
Confidently use of Word and Excel
Chemstation software (Agilent GC)
Strong interpersonal skills
Work well as a team or individually
Bachelor of Science: Nutrition and Health Science Cork Institute of Technology - Cork, Ireland