To obtain a research position which contributes to the development of science and provides a challenging learning environment Thorough knowledge of inter-departmental grant programs in hospital environment Extensive lab and clinical experience with a variety of sampling and data analysis methods including Western Blots, Animal Surgery, eCRFs and SPSS, among others Strong dedication to efficiency and teamwork with keen sense for detail-oriented work processes Self-motivated and enthusiastic with positive work ethic Excellent stewardship and relationship management skills
Research Study Coordinator, 2007 to 2011 UT MD Anderson Cancer Center – Houston, TX
Assist in the execution of research projects under the supervision of the Principal Investigator.
Responsible for development and execution of protocol related paperwork (including screening, eligibility confirmation, participant randomization, registration of participants on institutional databases, tumour measurements, response and toxicities, drug accountability, IRB/sponsor correspondences and regulatory binders, internal/ external study audits ) with prompt reporting using electronic and hard copy forms of data storage.
Developed, maintained and improved recording spreadsheets.
Data collected using all Clinic Station documentation, including dictations, outside correspondence, nursing notes and patient diaries.
Identified abnormal test results and referred them to the Clinical Research Nurse for further review.
Work with monitors and IRB to show accurate documentation and resolve all outstanding queries in a timely manner.
Function as intra- and inter-institutional liaison with clinical/medical personnel as well as investigative staff through oral and written communication.
Review budget with investigative staff helping to answer any questions or concerns.
Assist Principal Investigator in preparation of posters and abstracts for publications and scientific conferences.
Attend continuing education classes for both professional growth and team building, and played integral role in implementation of co-worker recognition (GEM) program and new hire binders.
Other duties as required (i.e. data analysis, literature reviews, etc.).
Admissions Counselor/ Recruiter, 01/2006 to 01/2007 Texas Chiropractic College – Pasadena, TX
Provide individual in-person and telephone counselling.
Assists in recruitment, registration, and admissions scheduling of all doctoral candidates.
This requires effective verbal and written communication with the prospective and other admissions staff.
Conduct assessments of student's academic history and monitor enrollment participation and attendance.
Provide accurate and timely feedback on enrollment activities through verbal or written reports when appropriate, including incidents when conducting assessments, and other project related issues.
Performs accurate data.
entry and coding.
Assists in the development of procedures for dealing with problematic doctoral candidates.
Assists in the formatting of enrollment protocols.
Gives presentations when needed, and assists admissions staff in the preparation of presentations for formal and informal meetings.
Other duties as required (i.e. data analysis, literature reviews, etc.).
Research Technician II, 01/2005 to 01/2006 University of Texas Medical – Galveston, TX
Assisted in the execution of research projects under the supervision of the Principal Investigator.
Responsible for obtaining and recording experimental data and assist in maintaining the lab.
Acquired experience with animal surgery.
Conducted immuno-precipitation and western immuno-blot.
Responsible for maintaining accurate records of experiments in a permanent notebook, calculating experimental results and graphing data as required.
Acquired familiarity with SigmaPlot and Adobe Photoshop.
Helped assemble manuscripts and make figures to communicate scientific results; maintain lab reagents, replenish commonly used items, and trouble shoot equipment problems as they arise in the lab and order replacement expendable items in advance of their depletion.
Functioned as first point of contact for new and existing clients while maintaining all client and employee files.
Designed and implemented data entry and tracking systems.
Coordinated interviews, scheduling, and logistics for clients and caregivers.
Responsible for recruiting and tracking clients, administering surveys, conducting in-person & telephone interviews, reviewing and extracting data from personal charts, scheduling caregivers, monitoring supplies, preparing, entering and verifying enrolment data, conduct personnel interviews, process applications and reference checks, conduct service and sales calls to clients and other administrative functions as deemed necessary.
Research Assistant II, 01/2002 to 01/2004 University of Texas Medical – Galveston, TX
Assist in development and testing of cognitive assessments materials, as well as assisting in testing.
Functioned as intra- and inter-institutional liaison with clinical/medical personnel as well as investigative staff through oral and written communication.
Assist with project recruitment tasks (including screening, eligibility confirmation, participant randomization, and registering participants on institutional databases), data collection, and administering interventions (per protocol).
Data collection involving administration of questionnaires and medical records review.
Research Assistant I, 01/2002 Texas Medical – Galveston, TX
Performed data entry and analysis of multiple projects working with department's statistician.
Wrote SAS programs to compare 1990 and 2000 US census reports.
Maintained primary responsibilities for data management activities including data retrieval, and data entry into computerized databases.
Assists with descriptive and exploratory statistical analyses and design of validation studies for the comparison of the 1990 and 2000 US census reports, and the brain bank project.
Design, implementation, support, maintenance of data systems including management of data transfers to other worksites, sponsors and end-users.
Research Technician II, 01/2000 to 01/2002 University of Texas Medical – Galveston, TX
Performed routine and non-routine research assignments and experiments for Impulsivity study.
Also plans, coordinates, provides setup and conducts standard research experiments following general technical instructions.
Prepares biological assays and conducts quantitative and qualitative analysis.
Makes modifications to research procedures as determined by Principal Investigator.
Maintains records of all tests performed and data collected and provides preliminary analysis of results.
Assists in the compilation and tabulation of data and analysis of final data.
Ensures the accurate assembly, calibration, operation and modification of a variety of laboratory equipment as defined by appropriate guidelines.
Maintains lab for animal and environmental safety compliance.
Maintains lab inventory of supplies and equipment.
Performs literature searches as outlined by the Principal Investigator and related duties as required.
Bachelor of Science Degree: Marine Biology, 2005 Texas A&M University at Galveston - Galveston Island, TX Marine Biology
SOCRA Certified 2011*:
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