Results-oriented research and development (R&D) Chemist adept at developing new methods and products, generating intellectual properties and providing technical solutions.
Advanced chemical research
Experienced in assay & method developments
Expert in Enzyme linked immuno sorbent assay (ELISA), High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and Validation
Proficient in minitab, R, mathematica, logger pro, and labview
knowledgeable in the LIMS (Laboratory information management systems)
Skilled in MS 2015 office suite
Mastered the use of Graphpad prism and Softmax pro
Research & Development ChemistJul 2014 to Current Neuroscience/Pharmasan - Osceola, WI
Utilized chemical compounds & chemical processes to create a new product and technology.
Employed chromatography, ELISA, and urinalysis techniques.
Conducted both qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Developed and validated methods that assess patients' biochemical and physiological health.
Under minimal supervision, applied statistical analysis to data to make assertive decisions, adjustments, and recommend experimental designs for the next steps.
Wrote procedural documents and SOP's (Standard Operation Procedure) for the newly developed methods.
Provided clear, accurate, and concise verbal and written communication with team members and supervisors.
Chemical Lab Technician IIDec 2013 to Feb 2014 Nutrilite - Buena Park, CA
Utilized chromatography, spectroscopy and spectrophotometry techniques.
Coordinated all phases of product development, including formulation, experimentation and documentation.
Extracted niacin, niacinamide, and pyridoxine from vitamin and food products.
Drafted reports on all test and research results.
Reported Results in the Starlims Software.
Research Assistant Jan 2013 to May 2013 Augsburg College - Minneapolis, MN
Studied the thermodynamics of the "water-lock" polymer: sodium polyacrylate (SPA) to utilize it for drug encapsulation.
Applied an equal-cube model to the Flory-Rehner-Peppas swelling model of cross-linked polymers to calculate cubic volumes of water contained between cross-linked linear polymer chains at the cube vertices.
Performed analytical procedures and method validation using self-built disposable osmometer, viscometer, FTIR, H-NMR, and wet chemistry to study the permeability of SPA, determine the ratio of water to polymer, and to determine the capacity of SPA to 'water-lock' in different water to polymer ratio solutions.
Lab Manager/AssistantSep 2012 to May 2013 Augsburg college - Minneapolis, MN
Assisted undergraduate students in general and organic chemistry labs.
Coordinated all personnel involved in testing labs.
Trained students on Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Nuclear magnetic resonance, and Mass spectrometry.
Academic TutoringNov 2011 to May 2013 Augsburg College - Minneapolis, MN
Provided supplemental instruction to students in general and organic chemistry & facilitated study sessions for exams.
Academic Skills Student TutorNov 2009 to Oct 2010 Augsburg College - Minneapolis, MN
Provided supplemental instruction to students in (K-12) and assisted them with reading, math, and science.
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry May 2013Augsburg College - Minneapolis, MNGPA: The 2012 Kekule Prize Synthesis Competition
Minor in Biology & Math
Recipient of Augsburg Stem/ NSF Scholarship & Minnesota Achieve Scholarship
Coursework * Advanced Organic Chemistry * Biochemistry * Biostatistics * Calculus I, II, & III * Chemistry I-II * Developmental Psychology * General Psychology * Genetics * Human Anatomy and Physiology * Medical Terminology * Microbiology * Physical Chemistry * Plant Biology * Probability and Statistics * Public Speaking * Quantitative and Analytical Chemistry
Kekule Prize Synthesis Competition , Research Project 2013Augsburg College - Minneapolis, MNGPA: Minnesota Achieve Scholar 2009-2010
Dean's List Honor Roll (Semester GPA of 3.5 or Higher
4-(1-hydroxyethyl)-benzoic acid was formed in a two-step process involving reduction and oxidization.
The methyl group of the starting material (4-methylacetophenone) was oxidized to a carboxylic acid with the use of potassium permanganate.
The ketone group of the intermediate product (4-acetylbenzoic acid) was reduced to an alcohol with the use of sodium borohydride.
Produced a high yield of a decently pure product, finishing the research competition in fourth place.
Recipient of the “ Dean's List Honor Roll certificate for OutstandingAcademic Accomplishment" for 5 semesters (2010-2013).
Recipient of the Augsburg Stem/NSF Scholarship awarded only to 5% of students (2012-2013).
Developed new methods, which increased production and is currently being processed to publish.
Youth volunteer at Saint Cloud's Boys and Girls Club (2006-2007).
Attended leadership club with student council (2006-2009).
Volunteered as a canvasser to raise money for the ACS (2007-2008).
Interpreted for the non-English speaking Somali community (2006-2008).
Volunteered at the Saint Cloud Hospital (2007-2009).
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Caregiving Skills: exercise therapy support, general housekeeping abilities, grooming & bathing, medical terminology knowledge, respiratory equipment familiarity, and documentation procedure expert.