Senior research and project professional dedicated to continuous process improvement in the face of rapidly evolving and changing markets. Extremely results-oriented and proactive in addressing and resolving problems. Dependable manager bringing experience and capabilities to meet tight deadlines. Enthusiastic team player with a strong work ethic and advanced complex problem solving skills. Scientist with several years experience in field, office, and lab settings, with a strong focus on clinical and environmental laboratories. Extremely knowledgeable in overall laboratory function and maintenance. Scientist seeks to improve the scientific community by performing accurate research and complying with all laboratory safety protocol and standards. Offers knowledge of laboratory equipment, safety practices, and biohazard disposal. S KILLS Effective leader and supervisor Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Staff training/development ELISA assay Exceptional interpersonal communication Chromatography Analysis of impact Multidimensional Electrophoresis Consistently meet goals Proficient in PCR Deadline-oriented Free energy calculations Budget management Nucleic acid base flipping Employee scheduling Metal binding Efficient multi-tasker RNA transcription Organized UV and Vis Spectrometry Detail oriented Standard methods
Scientific Advisor, 07/2013 to 03/2014 Jetaire Aerospace, LLC – Fayetteville, GA
Jetaire is a leading provider of complete avionics and electrical system solutions including engineering,.
design, integration, certification, manufacture, and modification.
Oversaw intellectual property validity matters Reviewed product data against project requirements Conducted technical reviews and reports Provided GAP analyses for problem solving Generated resolutions and contingencies to emigrate risk Wrote various communications and marketing materials Addressed deficiencies in programs Proofread technical information and contract/proposals Ensured compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations Assigned tasks to associates, staffed projects, tracked progress and updated managers, partners and clients as necessary Partnered with CFO to create and revise annual budgets for proposals.
Senior Research/Project Scientist, 01/2012 to Current
Committee for Action Program Services - Analytical Training Laboratories, LLC Milledgeville, GA.
CAPS-ATL provides training and research opportunities for secondary/postsecondary students and.
educators in the area of analytical and forensic science.
Manage and coordinate projects in a team environment Implement analytical/forensic chemistry programs Partnered successfully with the City of Milledgeville, investor, and sponsors to produce STEM Forensics Academy Generate contract leads worth $500,000 Increase revenues by 35% Increase credibility and client awareness by developing technical/non-technical marketing collateral and presentations Develop and execute marketing and general business solutions resulting in increased company exposure, customer traffic, and contracts Provide training to scientists Merge art designs with chemical concepts Troubleshoot and problem solve to reduce company's risk Design learning applications in an environment of inclusivity/diversity Advance the interest and understanding of science to diverse populations Initiate pathway programs through scientific competitions Plan and manage meetings Create and maintain collaborative partnerships Negotiate contracts Engage potential investors Collaborate with local, state, and federal officials Communicate complex ideas to the masses Define overall strategies Manage resources and priorities Prepare and present findings to internal and external audiences Draft and prepare business and project proposals Retain in depth knowledge about Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) Encourage and empower young scientists Network with various members of the community at large Promote positive reinforcement Build and maintain team concepts.
Spearhead cross functional initiatives to achieve stakeholders goals & objectives Strengthen company's business by leading implementation of program enhancements for various school districts.
Clinical & Environmental Laboratory Manager, 08/2010 to 11/2012
Battelle Memorial Institute – Atlanta, GA Georgia
The National Children's Study is led by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the NIH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The National Children's Study is a multi-year research study that will examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of more than 100,000 children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21.
The goal of the Study is to improve the health and well-being of children.
Managed day-to-day technical operations and study issues and obstacles Developed and implement study management plans Served as a subject matter expert Acted as primary project contact for the lab Increased staff lab knowledge by 100% Ensured the use of proper study tools and kits for training and study procedures Conducted surveys with care to meet and exceed client's expectations Maintained in-depth protocol knowledge Complied with standard operating procedures, policies, and processes Inputted and maintained electronic updates for IMS platforms (i.e.
LIMS) and database Implemented improvement protocols Collaborated with study team and other functional groups Ensured facility operates in compliance with regulations Drafted and developed quality systems for the laboratory (i.e.
MOU, SOP, OPP) Analyzed 75% of all survey responses for QA/QC purposes Recognized quality issues through database analysis, site views, and audits to suggest corrective action and report finding to upper management Examined over 70 data collection activities Created accurate and precise reports for client and team performance Extracted data to perform statistical analysis caseload content for study project Collaborated with other non-profit, private, and government agencies Developed strategic partnerships with colleges, universities, and medical communities Maintained communication with local and state stakeholders, government officials, church leaders, law enforcement, business directors and civic organizations Established a workforce by recruiting, hiring, and training more than 30 staff members Improved team morale by implementing lunch & learn sessions Supported staff development Managed a caseload of over 200 clients Oversaw all equipment purchase priorities based on budget allowances Created, monitored, and reconciled more than 500 purchases and payments Monitored equipment function daily Helped build a client pool of more than 100,000 clients Focused in on customer/client service Scheduled client meetings and schedules.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS Staff Development: Trained and certified more than 30 staff members in all study protocols and proper procedures Customer Service: Ensured superior customer service to more than 200 clients by understanding my clients, having empathy for their situations, customizing my approach to each one, perfecting the process and repeating it over and over again Staffing: Worked directly with Human Resources to streamline hiring and onboarding process Leadership: Served as the subject matter expert in the areas of clinical and environmental data collection and laboratory procedures Research: Completed biophysical research, which led to a better understanding of drug and metal binding site in tuberculosis PRESENTATIONS 1: (Panelist), Georgia Leadership Conference, Emory University.
Leveraging your success through mentors, networks, and sponsors.
Atlanta, Georgia, September 26, 2014) 2: (Speaker), National Children's Study, Oconee Regional Medical Center.
Cord Blood Collection.
Milledgeville, Georgia, April 3-7, 2012) 3: (Speaker), National Children's Study, Baldwin County, Georgia Study Location.
Milledgeville, Georgia, November 9, 2011) 4: (Speaker), High Achievers Program Job Club.
How do I get there.
Milledgeville, Georgia, November 15, 2010) 5: (Speaker), 37th Annual National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Conference, Technical Area: Biochemistry.
Free energy calculations of metal binding in Tuberculosis: potential drug binding targets.
Speaker), 21st Annual Conference Super Computing 2009 (SC09) Conference, (Portland, Oregon, November 14-20, 2009).
Master of Science: Biochemistry, 1 2006 Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL Biochemistry
Ph.D: Computational Biophysics (Chemistry), 1 2010 Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL Computational Biophysics (Chemistry)
BA: Chemistry and Spanish, 1 2002 Georgia Southern University - Statesboro, GA Chemistry and Spanish
6: (Speaker), 1st Annual Florida State University Shared-High Performance Computing Competition, Tallahassee, Florida, October 4, 2009) 7: (Speaker), 35th Annual National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Conference, Technical Area: Biochemistry.
Molecular Dynamics and Free Energy Calculations of Human Ras p21: The Wang-Landau recursion with metadynamics approach.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 16-23, 2008) 8: (Speaker), 34th Annual National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Conference, Technical Area: Biochemistry.
Structural Investigation of mutated spliceosomal U2-snRNA-intron helices: Importance of an RNA base triple in the spliceosomal core.
Orlando, FL, April 1-7, 2007) drug binding targets' by Conference: Proceedings of the 37th Annual National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Conference, Technical Area: Biochemistry.
Atlanta, Georgia, March 29 to April 2, 2010.
4: Steiner, Julia, Roycik, Dru, Nelson, Joycelynn D.
and Dillon, Stephanie.
Lab manual for the BCH4053L course, designed for the undergraduate senior Biochemistry major students at FSU (2009): http://www.chem.fsu.edu/chemlab/bch4053l/index.html 5: Nelson, Joycelynn D.
and Greenbaum, Nancy.
2007, 'Structural Investigation of mutated spliceosomal U2-snRNA-intron helices: Importance of an RNA base triple in the spliceosomal core' by Conference: Proceedings of the 34th Annual National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Conference, Technical Area: Biochemistry.
Orlando, FL, April 1-7, 2007.
6: Nelson, Joycelynn D.
and Greenbaum, Nancy.
Structural investigation of mutated spliceosomal U2 snRNA- intron helices: importance of base triple in spliceosomal core.
Florida State University, 2006.
Tallahassee: Florida State University, 2002.
7: Nelson, Joycelynn D.
and Dillon, Stephanie.
Chemistry 1020L Laboratory Manual, designed for undergraduate freshmen general chemistry for non-majors at FSU (2005): http://www.chem.fsu.edu/chemlab chm1020lmanual/index.html 8: Greenbaum, Nancy.
2005, "Role of a conserved pseudouridine in U2 snRNA on the structural and electrostatic features of the spliceosomal pre-mRNA branch site" in H.
Grosjean (Ed.), Fine-tuning of RNA functions by modifications and editing: Topic in Current Genetics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg pp.