Focused Scientist with over eight years of trained and sharpened skill sets. Highly effective at following USP methods and GMP practices with strong proficiency in developing testing methods and validation. Accomplished in raw material, microbiological specimens, finished product identification and testing methods. Proficient in laboratory computer applications with a strong knowledge of statistical process control and practiced in instrument monitoring and analytical method performance. Versed in bio-analytical method development, validation and pre-clinical sample analysis. Motivated and inspired to invent innovative products and streamline processes. Adept at laboratory management and extensively trained in safety and equipment maintenance providing technical solutions. Excellent record of accomplishment of oral and written communication skills. Dynamic team builder and leader, providing project stewardship.
Proficient on MS suite of products (Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Quality Control Chemist Supervisor January 2005 to March 2007Alacer Corporation － Forrest, CA
Product testing and support activities for plant quality assurance, to endure compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practice and company quality standards and procedures Qualitative and quantitative microbiological analysis of raw materials in process of bulks and finished products, aseptically avoiding microbiological cross contamination and providing microbial ID expertise Investigate testing abnormalities and implement corrective action on a wide variety of routine environmental sampling of pharmaceutical manufacturing areas Conduct investigation and implement effective CAPAs and review product COA results and provide IND guidance as they relate to microbiological testing Monitor trends, log information, prepare reports, demonstrate results, and satisfy deadlines Accountability for 8 personnel; providing leadership and direction Supervise all regulatory compliance activities, inspection of raw materials and products throughout the production process Key contributions: Successfully designed and implemented new methods to retrieve information on raw material status Introduced procedures that eliminated redundancies, improved efficiency, and increased the production load Background of achievement in supporting all levels of management and delivering monthly projected activity presentations within business related audiences Recognized for upholding an organized workplace that thrives on safety, integrity, and continuous quality improvement.
Senior Laboratory Technician Supervisor January 1999 to January 2003University of Southern California Hospital － Los Angeles, CA
Proficient and trained in aseptically handling infectious bio-waste and conducting sterile testing.
Analyzing physical/chemical raw materials and finished products Highly versed in microbiology techniques including rapid release methods, supplies, terminology, equipment, qualifying environmental processes, calibration, air/surface monitoring, water testing, genus and species identification Qualitative and quantitative microbiological analysis, susceptibility testing, microscopy, incubating, molecular procedures, immunodiagnostics and critical utility monitoring Inoculating specimens to isolate, identify, and cultivate cultures of bacteria and microorganisms.
Processing, monitoring, and identifying trends in data collected for specific research studies Stability of instrumental and microbiological methods for special samples using wet chemical and major instrumentation such as NIR, FTIR, UV-Visible, GC, ICP, Gradex and HPLC Outstanding physical and mental dexterity supervising 8 interns Evaluated, interpreted, and reported laboratory results demonstrating true ability to prepare technical reports and conduct investigation on failed tests Key contributions: Administered the relocation of the microbiology department to a new advanced adjacent facility Implemented new superior quality methods approved by USC microbiology laboratory inspection committee.
Relationship Manager September 2014 to CurrentBank of America － Glendale, CA
Analyze and execute daily account transactional activities delivering superior customer service.
Reinforce staff and corporate partners; delegating structured meetings and daily customer concerns Delivering superior bank ordinances preventing fraudulent activities.
Determine bank's appropriate course of action based on risk, loss, and marketing outcomes.
Consult with business partners to assist in recovery efforts; evaluating internal risk management control.
Senior Agent March 2007 to September 2014AFLAC － Los Angeles, CA
Establishing and delegating new account activity Structuring group orientations and meetings to improve and administer health benefits Consistently updated on recent health codes and medical practices Heavily versed in cancer, catastrophic events, accident, renal failure, diabetes Official representative for orchestrating and meeting face to face with all company executives Analytical evaluation and risk management practices, documenting for compliance and audit reviews Directly conducting company related calculations and deductions.
Bachelor of Science : Microbiology Clinical Laboratory Setting Healthcare Management, June 2003CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LOS － ANGELES, CALIFORNIAGPA: Honors Academic Achievement AwardMicrobiology Clinical Laboratory Setting Healthcare Management Honors Academic Achievement Award
Master of Science : Biological Sciences, 2016CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LOS － ANGELES, CALIFORNIABiological Sciences
Fluent in English, Armenian, Spanish (Conversational)