Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary
  • Highly skilled Scientist with extensive experience in new product workflow and assay development along with performing fundamental research and providing technical support within the biotechnology industry. 10 years of experience in genomics with expertise in next generation sequencing (NGS) field. Core competencies include:
  • Effective Communicator
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Team Player
  • Technical Depth and Breadth
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Technical Writing
  • Excellent Presentation Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Academic
  • Approach
  • C
  • Cost Reduction
  • Customer support
  • Data analysis
  • Designing
  • Product development
  • Functional
  • Good Laboratory Practice
  • GLP
  • Ink
  • Innovation
  • Inventory
  • Novel
  • Optimization
  • PCR
  • Personnel
  • Presenting
  • Presentations
  • Printers
  • Process Development
  • Progress
  • Protocols
  • Read
  • Research
  • S5
  • User manuals
  • Troubleshoot
  • View
  • Workflow
  • Lab Operations
  • Research design
  • Conducting Assays
  • Technical Writing
  • Experimental design
Work History
Research Assistant, 03/2018 to 05/2018
Rogers Memorial HospitalBrown Deer, WI,
  • Perform experiments using mouse models with high HDL levels, tissue harvesting, flowcytometry, genotyping, PCR, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, 4C-seq and HiC assays, data analysis and visualization, literature searches, writing SOPs and protocols for reference by new users, maintaining lab operation and inventory.
Scientist II, 01/2015 to 01/2016
Eurofins Scient.Rahway, NJ,
  • Core member of the Clinical Sequencing Division, designing and executing wet-lab experiments and presenting key findings to the core product development groups to meet product launch deadlines and advancing workflow procedures.
  • Supported IVD product development efforts for the Ion Chef and Ion S5 platforms for Clinical use by early 2017.
  • Implemented the DOE approach to troubleshoot and optimize the sample prep process, which resulted in a no cost solution and an on-time release of the Hi-Q view PGM kits in June 2016.
  • Accurately recorded, analyzed and summarized experimental data, wrote progress reports and proposed optimization strategies.
  • Contributed to writing verification reports, user manuals and training documents, while actively collaborating with cross-functional units.
Scientist I, 01/2009 to 01/2013
Wuxi ApptecMiddletown, DE,
  • Integral member of the Technology Innovation group, a multi-site team of accomplished scientists, focused on identifying emerging disruptive technologies for DNA sequencing by collaborating with academic labs and start-ups.
  • Also worked with the Assay Development, Cost Reduction and Process Development groups in the past, improving sequencing performance while adhering to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).
  • Worked on early stage technologies such as the Polonator adapting the Illumina sequencing chemistry for integrating into the development pipeline.
  • Researched and implemented improvements to the sequencing chemistry on the GS FLX+ platform, which led to longer read lengths (up to 1000 bp) and higher signal per base on the launched instrument.
  • Authored technical documents for internal users and colleagues about improvements to the assays and presented research findings to cross-functional teams, R&D groups and external collaborators.
  • Supervised research associates by setting goals, expectations and day-to-day activities, developed test plans, and guided in data analysis and presentations.
  • Trained interns, research associates, technical and customer support personnel on all aspects of library preparation, emulsion PCR and sequencing workflow using the 454 systems.
Sr. Research Specialist, 01/2005 to 01/2008
GartnerBoston, MA,
  • Independently performed in vitro experiments, including qPCR, ELISA, Western Blots, Cytokine panel screens using Luminex and in vivo procedures using rats and mice, to identify novel molecular biomarkers for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension (PH).
  • Statistically analyzed and interpreted the data and presented the results to both internal and external stakeholders.
Master of Science: Bioengineering, Expected in 2004
Engineering Three-Dimensional Functional Freeform Structures Using Ink-Jet Printers.
Bachelor of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, Expected in 2002
  • Facilitated the development, verification and validation of the Ion Torrent S5 sequencing system, the simplest, fastest and most affordable sequencer in the market, in the 3rd quarter of 2015.
  • Developed a mathematical equation based on empirical findings to calculate the pH of consumables, saving ~2 hours per day for each lab member, contributing to the company’s key goal of PPI implementation.
  • Invented a method to compact isothermally amplified single stranded DNA into distinct "nanoballs" for sequencing that resulted in a patent publication in Aug 2013.
  • US20130217023 A1.
  • Performed fundamental research to improve sample prep workflow by significantly reducing the on-chip amplification time from 10 hours down to ~2 hours.
  • This work resulted in a patent issued in Apr 2017.
  • US 9,624,519 B2.
  • Conducted a DOE (Design of Experiments) for increasing HIV amplicon generation in low viral load (
  • Developed RNA fragmentation and cDNA library construction protocols for the cDNA Rapid Library Preparation Method Manual released for the GS FLX Titanium platform in 2009.
  • Set-up an experimental model to assess unique biomarkers and genetic modifiers involved in acute lung injury at Johns Hopkins University.
  • This work led to co-authorship on 4 papers published in peer- reviewed journals and 5 conference abstracts.

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