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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Detail-oriented and highly effective at keeping a laboratory running smoothly and efficiently. Knowledgeable about managing supplies, equipment and facilities. Pursuing new professional challenges with the opportunity to make a positive impact on laboratory operations and research success.

Work History
02/2020 to Current
Fermentation Research Associate Green Plains Renewable Energy Atkinson, NE,
  • Chemical and stock solution inventory management
  • Preparing stock solutions and up to 200L big batch media for multiple projects.
  • Setting up, turning over and preventative maintenance for Sartorius (Ambr250), Solaris and Finesse tanks.
  • Seed vialing
  • Sampling tanks and plate preparation for analytical submission.
  • Experience using pipets, centrifuges, shakers, incubators, spectrophotometers, micro plate readers.
01/2019 to 02/2020
Research Operations Associate The Reformation Chicago, IL,
  • Ordering, processing and receiving lab consumables and supplies for all lab departments such as fermentation, bioanalytical, chemistry, lab operations, protein & strain engineering
  • Updating on hand quantities with increased lab usage and creating standing orders through multiple vendors
  • Organizing lab equipment and inventory to maximize lab workflow for scientist and research associates
  • Preparing liquid media, agar plates, buffers, antibiotic stocks and glassware
  • Experience using autoclaves, pipets, liquid handlers, incubators, shakers, spectrophotometers, micro plate readers.
  • Preparing chemically competent cells for protein & strain engineering
  • Performing heat shock transformations
  • Helped developed a batch media tracking and QC system
  • Troubleshooting and maintaining lab equipment
  • Decontaminating and shipping out lab equipment for preventative maintenance and repair
  • Training staff on equipment protocols and proper usage of robots
  • Coordinating and communicating with contractors and staff with equipment repairs
  • Writing and editing standard operating procedures
  • Inoculating flask media with yeast strains for bioreactors
  • Ordering parts and building fermentation glassware assemblies
  • Keeping track of chemical and stock solution inventory for fermentation
  • Making control and complex batch medium for Ambr250, 1L, 20L and 30L bioreactors
  • Experience with setting up, harvesting and turning over bioreactors
  • Executing weekly, monthly and quarterly maintenance for Ambr250
  • Ordering and expediting chemicals to a pilot plant location for a trial 300L scale up run
  • Helped with upscaling control batch media processes by ordering parts, consumables and doing a trial run
11/2017 to 11/2018
Assistant Store Manager The Reformation Melrose, MA,
  • Manage daily operational tasks and drive sales for a 13 million dollar store
  • Deliver excellent customer service with a high degree of professionalism
  • Managing and scheduling up to 107+ employees including stock, cashier, sale supervisors and sales associates
  • Recruit, interview and hire potential candidates that meet the store and company needs
  • Organize confidential files and records for past and present employees
  • Provide feedback through continuous training, coaching, counseling to improve employee performance by development plans
  • In charge of women's department by analyzing business reports and merchandising according to stock levels to increase profits
  • Performed loss prevention and safety store audits
08/2008 to 11/2017
Assistant Store Manager Stony Brook University Commack, NY,
  • Managed daily operational tasks and drive sales for a 3 million dollar flagship store
  • Organize confidential files and records for past and present employees
  • Collect and verify new hire paperwork for accuracy for smooth on boarding
  • Traveled to multiple store locations to train Managers, Assistant Managers, Sales Leads and Associates
  • Process yearly compensation merit increases for staff
  • Create schedules for up to 30 employees
  • Process and ship inventory stock to other store locations and/or distributing center
  • Interpret financial and product data into weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly sales reports for submission
01/2017 to 03/2017
Instructional Support Technician California State University East Bay City, STATE,
  • Checking, ordering, and replenishing basic consumable lab supplies
  • Preparation of all media and solutions used in lab exercises for classes such as introductory to biology, microbiology, hematology and medical microbiology
  • Determined in consultation with the faculty about amounts and details of supplies required for each lab
  • Proper storage and maintenance of necessary bacterial cultures; periodic evaluation of viability, traits, and antibiotic sensitivities of bacterial cultures; accurate records of bacterial stock characteristics and locations
  • All chemicals and reagents properly stocked, labeled, and potential hazards labeled
  • Proper cleaning and disposal of bio hazardous materials generated in labs
  • Care and maintenance of equipment used for microbiology labs
  • Managing and developing federal work study lab assistants and student volunteers
  • Determined viability and quality control with old bacterial stocks
  • Determined contaminants using API testing
  • Worked with a total of 200+ bacterial species
  • Preparation of annual biology department plant sale raising $2,500
Expected in 2018
Bachelor of Science: Microbiology/Biomedical Laboratory Science with a minor in Chemistry
California State University East Bay - Hayward, CA
  • Alchemist Club President 2014 – Recruiting members, gathered canned goods for the Alameda County Community Food Bank, Gathered teddy bears for the Stanford Children’s Hospital for Valentines day, In charge of communication within all club members for events such as tutoring sessions and fundraising

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  • California State University East Bay
Job Titles Held:
  • Fermentation Research Associate
  • Research Operations Associate
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Instructional Support Technician
  • Bachelor of Science

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