To obtain an analytical chemist position in a Method Development, Research & Development, and/or Quality Control laboratory within a pharmaceutical company.•••••SCIENTIFIC SKILLS
GC (Agilent, Varian)
GC Headspace (Perkin Elmer, Agilent)
Microdiffusion (Conway cells)
TLC, DSC, Particle Size, Viscosity, pH
Cold Vapor Atomic Florescence (Tekran Mercury Vapor Analyzer •••••A)
Atomic Absorption (Lumex Mercury Analyzer)
Extractions of acidic, neutral, basic drugs
Experience working in a GLP environment
Cerexagri (King of Prussia, PA)
Quality Control Chemist (•••••/•••••Present)
Analyzed products using SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and CIPAC (Collaborative International Pesticides Analytical Council) methods
Performed quantitative analysis of Dithiocarbamates using Carbon Disulfide evolution with iodometric titrations.
Evaluated product specifications using HPLC, GC, DSC, particle size, and viscosity and pH
Contributed to stability studies within the Product Chemistry group
Completed maintenance, troubleshooting, and calibration of routine lab instruments
Peer reviewed data analysis and test results
Maintained compliance with GLP regulations; experienced with EPA audits•••••Indiana University (Indianapolis, IN)
Indiana State Department of Toxicology Forensic Lab
Forensic Toxicologist (7/•••••/•••••)
Performed qual/quant ethanol analysis in biological fluids using GC Headspace
Analyzed drugs of abuse in biological fluids using ELISA (Personal LabTM Biochem Immunosystems) and EMIT (Syva•••••R).
Maintained and assessed thorough documentation of specimen chain of custody
Authored, revised and updated SOPs
Prepared toxicology case reports for Indiana police officers and Indiana county prosecutors•••••John Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York, NY)
Department of Science- Lab of Anthony Carpi, Ph.D. (collaborated research study with Michigan State University-Department of Forestry, Lab of Phu Nguyen, Ph.D)
Masters Thesis Research: The Effects of Hybrid Poplar Trees on Mercury Fluxes from Soil (9/•••••/•••••)
Tested all materials prior to use for levels of mercury using atomic absorption and cold vapor atomic florescence.
Set up modified dynamic flow flux chambers for measuring mercury over bare soil, treed soil, and the tree canopy. Also included sensor probes for simultaneous measurements of soil temperature, soil moisture, and solar radiation.
Analyzed raw data from the above measurements by creating Excel graphs to represent mercury flux, soil temperature, soil moisture and solar radiation in order to visualize the relationship between mercury flux and the co-variables.
Used statistical analysis to verify the relationship found between mercury flux and irrigation, soil temperature, soil moisture, and solar radiation.
Proposed new research ideas to verify findings. •••••Liofol Company (Cary, NC)
Associate Chemist (8/•••••/•••••)
Analyzed sample laminates using solid phase extractions, UV-Vis, IR and bond strength (tensile) testing techniques.
Evaluated solvent based, solventless, and waterborne laminating adhesives using differential scanning calorimetry to check melting and recrystalization patterns of adhesives, and thermomechanical analysis to test stress and strain of adhesives.
Assisted in development of new formulations of adhesives•••••University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)
Department of Chemistry-Lab of Thomas Meyer, Ph.D.
Research Assistant (5/•••••/•••••)
Synthesized a series of Rhenium (I) polypyridal compounds in order to apply time-resolved vibrational spectroscopies to study the excited state properties of d6 metal polypyridal complexes
Extensive experience performing reflux reactions, running sephadex columns, and preparing NMR samples
Prepared various light sensitive gel matrices and measured decrease in UV absorbance due to photolysis over time•••••EDUCATION•••••
John Jay College of Criminal Justice City University of New York
Master of Science, Forensic Science (Toxicology) - August •••••
Thesis: The Effects of Hybrid Poplar Trees on Mercury Fluxes from Soil
GPA: ••••••••••University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry - May ••••••••••COMPUTER SKILLS
ChemStation, TurboChrom Control, Microsoft Word, Works, Excel, Power Point, Windows Operating Systems, Mathcad, PC Spartan, and Minitab•••••AFFILIATIONS
Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (•••••/•••••)
Attended annual conference and seminars in various disciplines of forensics, including forensic toxicology •••••American Academy of Forensic Sciences (2/•••••)
Volunteered in assisting presenters during seminars
Attended annual conference and sessions in various disciplines of forensics, including forensic toxicology•••••Member of Alpha Chi Sigma National Chemistry Fraternity
Chemist, Analytical Chemist, R&D Chemist