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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Program Manager with 14+ years of experience in the agricultural industry working with data analytics, plant breeding, customer relations, and project management. I excel at working in a fast-paced environment as a passionate servant leader dedicated to meeting the demands of a dynamic and innovative business and their customers.

Skills

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Team Building, Promote Recognition, Communication, Process Creation, Mural, Microsoft ® Teams, Monday.comTM, and Lucid Chart

DATA ANALYSIS: Quality Control, Spotfire, Power BI, Troubleshooting

CUSTOMER LIASON: Problem Solving, Interpersonal Skills, Customer Service

KNOWLEDGE AREAS: Breeding Process, Lab Process, Marker Assisted Selection, Field Experiment Design, Program Management, Customer Issue Resolution

Experience
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Project Manager),, 05/2014 to Current
David Zwirner GalleryNew York, NY,
  • Progress project initiatives using best practices to create dynamic outcomes and project success that contribute to operational excellence.
  • Monitor project timelines to ensure program is reaching strategic goals of increasing lab productivity to drive down costs of data per sample.
  • Coordinate strategic discussions to meet business directives and to drive innovation projects to implementation.
  • Support global operations by effective communication practices, supporting customer concerns and to keeping stakeholders informed.
  • Successfully utilize an understanding of the troubleshooting requirements and processes to improve lab genotyping results.
  • Created a tracking tool to manage incoming external business to create assurance that customer expectations are met in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Analyzed data with the understanding of predicted molecular marker performance within the confines of breeding schemes to assign accurate allele calls to research samples.
  • Ensure quality specifications are met by minimizing effects of processing issues in a laboratory production environment by working with genetic based software to detect inconsistencies in allele scores.
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, 09/2011 to 05/2014
DUPONT PIONEER, SOYBEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTCity, STATE,
  • Lead nursery harvest and coordinated seasonal employees in efforts to retrieve samples according to experimental requirements while adhering to and training in job safety analysis protocols.
  • Documented procedural aspects of handling biological and regulated seed to comply with company and government standards.
  • Constructed, optimized, and maintained an inventory system for seed storage while following regulatory standards.
  • Utilized molecular marker tools to refine populations, eliminate self-pollinated plants, and to analyze the purity of samples.
  • Integrated ideas into procedures to enhance experiment creation, plot maintenance, planting, and harvest operations for the retrieval of accurate data for advancement of products.
  • Created crossing experiments in the field for optimum pollinating efforts to successfully create F1 plants with desired traits according to the needs of the breeding program.
  • Characterized plants and populations based on visual appearance and analysis of marker data.
  • Main contact for North American seed shipments exported to Canada by maintaining and collecting pertinent information according to regulations including, import permits, phytosanitary certificates, and labeling requirements.
  • Worked with colleagues across Pioneer to collaborate efforts in disease screenings of soybean lines by collecting phenotypic notes.
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE LABORATORY TECH, 10/2005 to 09/2011
USDA-ARS, CEREAL CROP RESEARCHCity, STATE,
  • Integrated workflow in a team approach to sample preparation and analysis.
  • Independently conducted molecular biology experiments such as PCR, genetic transformations, DNA extractions, molecular marker analysis, and gene cloning.
  • Assisted in the development of primers and probes used to monitor gene expression.
  • Operated various lab instruments for the analysis of experimental samples and completion of procedural processes.
  • Recorded daily experiments to collect, interpret, and keep accounts in journal format.
  • Developed populations by performing pollinations and back crosses.
  • Implemented, inventoried, and managed seed and marker databases.
  • Managed chemical inventory, material safety data sheets, and monitored practices of laboratory personnel to establish an environment of safety.
  • Performed duties associated with the upkeep of greenhouse and growth chambers including planting, transplanting, fertilization, weed control, pest control and harvesting.
  • Responsible for training and management of students in the lab and greenhouse.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Biotechnology, Expected in 05/2006
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY - Fargo, ND,
GPA:
  • Minor in Chemistry
  • Minor in Microbiology

Trainings:

  • Completed professional development in Project Management in Corteva's 2020 PM Class
  • Wixted Communication Training 2020
Key Strengths
  • Excel at executing and overcoming problems that would derail delivering on objectives.
  • Enjoy finding solutions to problems by analyzing the symptoms to find the root cause of issues.
  • Flexible in that I can easily change course and adapt when pulled in many different directions.
  • Thrive when optimizing productivity including time reduction and effort to drive towards desired outcomes.
  • Work well with my colleagues while maintaining an objective view and while aligning my actions that bring value to the business.
  • Integrate change management techniques to create project engagement and support.
  • Ability to see the big picture and analyze program directives to make strategic recommendations.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

PMI MEMBERSHIP

2020-2021

Member

PMI CENTRAL IOWA CHAPTER

2020-2021

Member

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School Attended
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Job Titles Held:
  • SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Project Manager),
  • RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
  • BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE LABORATORY TECH
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Science