Self-motivated chemistry and microbiology professional with exceptional problem solving and operational skills. Familiar with R&D and product development environments Profile Versed in biotechnology applications, bench chemistry techniques and microbiological methods. Functions in the lab as well as tackles administrative duties. Accomplishes required tasks in a timely and efficient manner. Effectively communicates with managers, colleagues, and subordinates.
Quality Control Analytical Chemist, 01/2012 to Current Grifols Biologicals Inc – Los Angeles, CA
Carry out laboratory analysis of pharmaceutical samples at different stages of manufacturing including stability testing, to ensure acceptable quality.
Responsible for training of others on routine analysis, safety, compliance, troubleshooting, and all laboratory processes.
Measure sample proportions, reaction rates, and other chemical properties of products in order to reproduce and synthesize large quantities of new artificial product.
Perform preparation of reagents, materials, and equipment used in microbiological and chemistry testing in sterile environments, such as HEPA hoods.
Initiate/complete test records, review test record results for accuracy, perform investigations as needed, and report/approve results.
Maintain sample logs on a daily basis to ensure timely testing and tracking of all samples and maintain Instrument Usage and Calibration Logs based on instrument usage during the preparation and testing of samples.
Perform microbiological (AML) and endotoxin (LAL) testing on water samples,.
Quality Control/Quality Assurance Laboratory Ass, 03/2010 to 03/2012 Natren Inc – Thousand Oaks, CA
Create, update, and maintain Standard Operating Procedures/ Control documents as required.
Take on short and long term research studies including method development/modification and new product/process development.
Responsible for performing microbiological analytical laboratory sample testing of products to ensure product safety, potency, and efficacy.
Maintain proper inventory of all raw materials, functional ingredients, lab supplies, and equipment/instruments to ensure that they are in working condition.
Initiate and conduct investigations of aberrant and/or invalid laboratory results and final write-up of reports.
Creation and execution of cGMP/CFR, GLP and GDP training.
Document control of Standard Operating Procedures, employee training files, equipment validations, test records, COA*s, MSDS, laboratory notebooks, and all associated documents.
Assist and conduct in-house compliance audits to meet GMP standards and SOP procedures.
Monitor product shipping, packaging, and production lines to p.
Clinical Laboratory Technician, 02/2007 to 03/2010 Esoterix/LabCorp Inc – Calabasas, CA
Responsible for employee scheduling, leadership, and training of others on required lab techniques.
Taking over as a lead technician while the department supervisor is absent to ensure adequate lab flow.
Responsible for handling and testing specimens for the steroids and peptides chemistry department in accordance to policies and procedures.
Accountable for efficiently training other employees in preventative maintenance on equipment function, proper document entry, and carrying out a successful assay.
Excellent communication with supervisors and clinical lab scientists to ensure accurate test results.
Compliant in accordance to biohazard safety, CLIA/CAP, GCP, GLP stipulations and standard operating procedures.
Ability to troubleshoot laboratory equipment when necessary.
Responsible for carrying out both quantitative and qualitative assays that extract a specific hormone from plasma, urine, or saliva.
The basis for the assay is to measure levels of hormone in patients and determine if certain treatmen.
Bachelor*s of Science: Biological Sciences Biomedical Sciences Spanish, December 2006 University of California - Riverside, CA