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Jessica Claire
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Professional with 20+ years of diverse experience in clinical genetics and cancer research seeking a position as a senior research associate excel in a project management position within the healthcare industry. Offer outstanding team leadership, behavioral management, and conflict resolution skills. Exceptionally organized and disciplined; possess well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and direct others in a supportive, team environment. Coordinate with management, cross-functional teams and vendors in the execution of daily tasks and functions.
  • Strategic Planning
  • Risk Assessment
  • Process Improvement
  • Change Control
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Integrity
  • Training & Leadership
  • Reports Generation & Analysis
  • Problem Resolution
  • Team-Building Skills
  • Database Management
  • Performance Oriented
  • Attention to detail
  • Budget
  • Clients
  • Data analysis
  • Data processing
  • Database Management
  • Databases
  • Senior management
  • Team-Building
  • Leadership
  • LIMS
  • Director
  • Next
  • Personnel
  • Problem Resolution
  • Process Improvement
  • Processes
  • Protocols
  • Publication
  • Quality
  • Reporting
  • Research
  • Risk Assessment
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supervisor
  • Validation
Boston Medical Center Boston, MA,
  • Executes the process of DNA/RNA sequencing, array-CGH, EA, and genotyping experiments in efforts to provide accurate, high quality data utilized by collaborators to present findings of clinical significance, potentially impacting patient survival rates as part of the Moon-Shot Initiative at MD Anderson.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis; aided in the estimation of resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
  • Supports Project Manager in establishing milestones as needed for reporting to appropriate management levels and communicated budget and status milestones as defined for the project.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel; identified and resolved issues and conflicts within the project team, as well as project dependencies and critical path.
  • Assists program and project managers in developing and monitoring project schedules to ensure deliverables are completed on time and within the specified budget.
Harvard University Somerville, MA,
  • Served as liaison between managers, genetic counselors, and directors; coordinated experiments to achieve clinical genetic confirmation and ensure the accuracy of patient test results before case closures.
  • Formulated quality reports by analyzing and summarizing information, failed processes, and corrective action plans.
  • Re-assessed a variety of protocols regarding clinical genetics and supported the development of associated tools for process improvement.
  • Maintained documented results and advised director and clinical laboratory supervisor on proper course(s) of action to ensure accurate results regarding STAT cancer patient cases.
  • Assisted in DNA extractions, quality checks, data analysis, and synthesis of information which became part of the National Institute of Health Bone Marrow Project publication.
  • Responded to clinical data queries from coordinators, clients, and genetic counselors.
  • Monitored databases for patient information accuracy and adherence to regulatory guidelines regarding the College of American Pathologist & Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) as well as cost containment.
  • Key Accomplishments:.
  • Enlisted by the Laboratory Director to head research and development, including the validation of a new cancer genetics testing procedure before its official launch.
  • Identified areas for process improvement, resulting in a 3.0% decrease in turnaround time.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT I, 01/2008 to 02/2010
Human Genome Sequencing Center HGSC Baylor College City, STATE,
  • More than 2+ years’ experience in next-generation sequencing (Roche 454).
  • Consulted with supervisor to discuss alternatives and redirection regarding research activities, projects, sample preparation, and data generation during staff shortages to meet strict deadlines.
  • Experienced in using LIMS for quantitation, data handling, sample retrieval, and entry of research results.
  • Operated and maintained DNA array robot used to collect DNA for primer design use.
  • Prioritized a strict attention to detail, while taking initiative, resolving issues, and working independently to meet priorities under regulated or adverse conditions.
  • Filed and maintained records and entered and coded data for electronic data processing.
  • Key Accomplishments:.
  • Recommended by senior management to join the next –generation Roche 454 Life Sciences biotechnology team.
Education and Training
Masters: Project Management, Expected in 2016
Villanova University - Villanova, PA
Masters of Healthcare Administration: , Expected in 2009
Texas Woman's University - Houston, TX
Bachelor of Science: , Expected in 1998
Phillips University - Enid, OK
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  • Texas Woman's University
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