Highly motivated, dependable, and detail oriented lab personnel with experience in a research and manufacturing environment seeking to continue developing a professional career in the biotechnology field.
Bachelor of Science : Biology, December 2007NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY － Boston, MA
R&D Microbiologist March 2011 to CurrentCovidien － Mansfield, MA
Developed and optimized assays to assess the efficacy of prototype formulations.
Supervised and trained assigned lab technicians to ensure proper usage of BL2 laboratory.
Managed laboratory supplies, equipment and perform monthly safety audits.
Propagated and maintained microbial cultures (BL1 and BL2 organisms) for research studies.
Performed various assays including bioburdens, BACs, MIC/MBC, fluorescent cell staining, Proliferation Assays, Heparin Assays, and Micro BCA Protein Assays.
Authored and revised SOPS, test methods, and reports.
Awarded "Employee of the Month" by Kelly Scientific Services.
Environmental Laboratory Technician May 2010 to March 2011New England Testing Laboratory － North Providence, RI
Performed bioburden water testing on client's samples to determine water quality.
Prepared media and other chemical reagents for laboratory use.
Conducted BOD5 analysis of wastewater to determine the organic quality of water from treatment plants.
Constructed a cross departmental work scheme to increase the efficiency of data collections in LIMS.
Appointed lead role in managing two weather projects for a multi-million dollar client.
Laboratory Technician June 2009 to September 2009Unilever/Breyers Ice Cream － Framingham, MA
Inspected and analyzed raw material, intermediate & finished for biological and chemical contaminants according to SOPs.
Conducted bioburden test on equipment parts to monitor and ensure safety limits are met.
Performed pH, viscosity, and fat extraction tests on raw materials.
Determined and corrected the root cause of contaminants through the use of HACCP.
Laboratory Research Technician January 2008 to August 2008Biomodels － Watertown, MA
Applied basic animal husbandry and colony management on small rodents.
Induced oral mucositis on hamster models using acute radiation, fractionated radiation, and chemotherapy with systemic administration of topical analgesics, opiates, and antibiotics as therapy.
Assisted in oncological studies using various cell lines with well characterized in vitro cytotoxicity profiles.
Administered drugs (topical, IM, IP, and SC), withdrew blood via cardiac or femoral vein, and harvested tissues and organs.