Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
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
  • Polymer synthesis
  • 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
06/2014 to Current Research & Development Chemist Rti International | Saint Paul, MN,
  • 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.
11/2013 to 01/2014 Chemical Lab Technician II Nutrilite | City, STATE,
  • 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.
2013 to 04/2013 Research Assistant Augsburg College | City, STATE,
  • 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.
08/2012 to 04/2013 Lab Manager/Assistant Augsburg College | City, STATE,
  • 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. 
11/2011 to 05/2013 Academic Tutoring Augsburg College | City, STATE,
  • Provided supplemental instruction to students in general and organic chemistry & facilitated study sessions for exams.
11/2009 to 10/2010 Academic Skills Student Tutor Augsburg College | City, STATE,
  • Provided supplemental instruction to students in (K-12) and assisted them with reading, math, and science.
Expected in May 2013 Bachelor of Arts | Chemistry Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN GPA: The 2012 Kekule Prize Synthesis Competition
Minor in Biology & Math
  • Recipient of Augsburg Stem/ NSF Scholarship & Minnesota Achieve Scholarship
  • Academics 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
Expected in 2013 Kekule Prize Synthesis Competition | Research Project Augsburg College , Minneapolis, MN GPA: 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 Outstanding Academic 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. 
  • Quick problem solver. 
  • Great organizational skills.
  • Enthusiastic people person. 

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