An opportunity in a research or production facility with projects that require expertise in chromatographic analytical techniques, QA/QC or environmental laboratory management.
US EPA,NHEERL, Atlantic Ecology Division Narragansett,RI
Research Chemist •••••/••••• to •••••/•••••
Develops research plans, coordinates research activities and provides technical advice and consultation to the Divisions environmental project officers, supervisors and quality assurance staff as well as other researchers in government, academia and states, regarding the application of HPLC and GC analytical techniques to the measurement of organic compounds in marine samples. Participates with staff and other Agency scientist in planning scientific approaches to solving specific environmental problems. Oversees all phases of project execution including sampling, extraction, analytical operations, data review and QA/QC activities for conformance with SOP procedures and project requirements. Develops QA/QC plans for research projects. Conducts chemical analysis of pesticides, PCBs, PAHs and other organic compounds by GC, GC/MS and HPLC techniques. Designs experiments that include the application of HPLC systems with PDA, UV, fluorescence and refractive index detectors controlled by the Millenium software from Waters. Manages and processes analytical data, makes quality evaluations and recommends actions for improvement. Develops methods for extraction of organic compounds in different sample matrices. Trains new employees in the operation, calibration and maintenance of HPLC and GC instrumentation. Writes technical reports, publishes results in scientific journals and makes presentations at scientific meetings and national conferences.
Ceimic Corporation Narragansett,RI ••••• to •••••
Brazilian Operations Manager- Sao Paulo, Brazil ••••••••••
Planned and performed market assessment activities throughout the city of Sao Paulo and neighboring towns to identify the needs of the Brazilian environmental market for an analytical laboratory. Opened Ceimics first environmental testing laboratory in Brazil. Managed the commercial and analytical operations of the laboratory and developed business relationships with local companies, international corporations and government agencies. Developed and managed annual operational budgets, personnel requirements, hiring requirements, and materials and supplies. Maintained regular contacts with clients regarding project priorities, cost estimates, project progress and deliverables. Trained and supervised new employees.
Ceimic Corporation Narragansett, RI
Senior Chemist ••••• to ••••• and ••••• to •••••
Responsible for the analysis of residual organic compounds such as pesticides, PCBs, PAHs, TPH, semi-volatile organic compounds, carbamates, and explosives in water, soil and food samples according to EPA, CLP, SW••••• and RCRA methodology. In charge of the operation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of GC/ECD, GC/FID, GC/MS, HPLC and spectrophotometers. Involved in sample preparation and extraction of organic compounds from water, soils, sediments and tissue samples using liquid-liquid extraction techniques, continuous liquid extraction, Soxhlet extraction, microwave extraction, solid phase extraction, sonication-solvent extraction, kuderna-danish concentration, nitrogen evaporation and florisil clean-up. Managed QA/QC activities regarding analytical operations, data preparation, reduction and validation to comply with EPA-CLP regulations and client needs. Prepared log books and QA/QC documentation for internal reviews and EPA audits. Wrote technical reports and SOP procedures. Conducted studies on method precision and accuracy, method detection limits (MDLs) and instrument detection limits (IDLs).
University of Rhode Island Kingstown, RI
Ph.D. Biological Sciences •••••
University of Rhode Island Kingstown, RI M.S. Food Science •••••
University of Azores Azores, Portugal
B.S. Biology •••••
Word, Word Perfect, Excell, Sigma Plot, Power Point, Millenium,Chem station, etc. Fluent in Portuguese and speaks Spanish.
"HPLC separation of plant pigments using a C•••••Amide column, presented in November ••••• at the annual SETAC conference in Salt Lake City, UT.
AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
EPA-AED award for superior accomplishment, September •••••
Member of the Institute of Food Technologists
Member of SETAC
REFERENCES: Available upon request