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R&D Chemist

United States
July 15, 2011
Contact Info:

Rafal Juszczak

Obermullnerstrasse **, **** Wels, Austria

Phone: +48 792 894 129



Surname: Juszczak

First name: Rafal

Marital status: Single

E-mail address:

Telephone number: 0048 792 894 129

Date of birth: 03 October 1986

Gender: Male

Nationality: Polish

Language capability: Advanced English, Basic German, Fluent Polish,

Health: Excellent.

Transport: Valid driver’s licence


I am a motivated, quality focused, efficient and an analytical problem solver. My 5 years working in the university laboratory as well as my experience in the private sector have continued to develop my analytical and problem solving skills. I believe these skills will make me highly compatible in most organisations. Furthermore, I enjoy challenges, such as the mastering new skills and techniques. I am a fast learner who wants to obtain employment an a dynamic, progressive and diverse organization. My long term goals are to be a respected and admired research and development manager of a successful company.


Analytical test method development and report writing skills

Organised and accurate, strong analytical abilities

Handling of different apparatus such as GC, HPLC, NIR, UV and Chemstation software.

Operating extruder and electrostatic powder coating gun

Work well under pressure to strict deadlines

Work well in a team, as well as an individual

Adaptability, creativity and the ability to exhibit a good team spirit

Good communication skills

Prompt learner with minimal supervision

Good computer skills (MS Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point)

Knowledge of GMP and GLP

Great knowledge of sensory analysis and wet chemistry methods


May 2011 – now

R&D Formulation Chemist (R&D Department/Powder Coatings)

(International Traineeship)

TIGER Coatings GmbH & Co. KG (Wels, Austria)

Preparing experimental coating powders for different surfaces and products

Performing, for manufacturing companies, on-site externals tials

Investigating polymerization processes in various powder coatings

Identifying testing abnormalities and executing corrective actions

Assisting in the Maintenance and Calibration of Laboratory Equipment.

Conducting stability testing and recording results.

September 2010 – December 2010

Analytical Chemist (Innovation and Testing Department)

(International Internship)

Vital Health Foods (Pty) Ltd (Cape Town, South Africa)

Research and compile background information for development of analytical methods for new products or raw materials necessary for R&D trials.

Development and validation of analytical test methods for new products, in conjunction with the regulations as required be the relevant regulatory authorities i.e.) MCC (Medical Control Council), TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia) BRT (British Retail Consortium)

Conducting analytical testing for all trial and new products included in the stability programme, via various analytical techniques.

Assisting in the Maintenance and Calibration of Laboratory Equipment.

Ongoing development of current methods.

Testing of all products placed on stability programme.

Pack, label and draft specification worksheets for products on stability trails and new products development.


September 2009 - December 2009

Customer Adviser

Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. Marcelińska st. 90 60-324 Poznan

Duties and Skills learnt:

Contacting with potential clients and preparing tailor made bank offers.

Interpersonal communicate skills

Gold coaling

June 2009 - August 2009

Day trader

Wucash Capital Head Office Poznan ul. Towarowa 35 61-851 Poznan

Duties and Skills learnt:

Buying and selling financial instruments (eg stocks, options, futures) within the same trading day.

Financial analysis

Analytical skills.

June 2007-September 2007


Tempus Bar 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Duties and Skills learnt:

Serving drinks, waiting customers and collecting deliveries.

Working under pressure

June 2007


September 2005 – January 2011

Poznan University of Economics Poznan, Poland

Degree: M.Sc. Eng. Commodity Science


§ 1st year: Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Introduction to Commodity Science , Industrial Safety, Computer Science, Microeconomics (2), Introduction to Applied Mathematics, Organic Chemistry, Elements of Physics.

§ 2nd year: Physical Chemistry, Sensory Analysis, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Methods of Statistical Analysis, Macroeconomics, Application of Microcomputers in Commodity science, Instrumental Analysis, Organisation and Management.

§ 3rd year: Industrial Goods Science(2), Food Science, Law Fundamentals, Machine Science, Quality Management, Quality Control in Research Laboratories, Physiological Properties of Plastic Materials, Selected Problems of Modern Technology, E-business, Interpersonal Communication, Logistics, General Technology, Application Properties of Materials, Fundamentals of Marketing, Financial Accounting

§ 4th year: Master’s Seminars (2), Statistical Process Control, Environmental Evaluation and Design of Products, Industrial Goods Science(2), Food Science (2), Packaging Science, Preservation Methods, Economical Aspects of Quality, Computer-assisted Production Process, Psychology.

§ 5th year: Master’s Seminars (2), Bar Code Identification of Goods, Food Toxicology, Selected Problems of Biotechnology, Quality and Environmental Pollution, Logistics Systems for Food Distribution, Philosophy, Consumer behaviour – theory and practise,

§ Thesis title: Determination and assay of polyphenols and antioxidant activities in chosen diet supplements

§ Study leader: Prof Jacek Koziol (Faculty of Commodity Science), Prof Bozena Tyrakowska (Faculty of Commodity Science)

§ Main focus of thesis: Antioxidant activities of diet supplements determined by Folin Ciocalteu micro method and determination of polyphenols by DPPH and ABTS methods.

Skills learnt:

o Great micropipetting skills gained during conducting assays for my Thesis.

o Knowledge of Folin Ciocalteu micro method as well as DPPH and ABTS methods.

September 2002 – June 2005

Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace nr XI (HIGH SCHOOL) Poznan, Poland

Passed all years with distinction

Other achievements:

§ Sport: Break-Dance team member 2002-2003


September 2010 (3 day)

Tablet and Capsules Manufacturing Training – Vital Health Foods, Kuilsriver

§ Basic principles of tablet manufacture presented by Jacu du Toit and Melvi Viljoen.

June 2010 (5 days)

Bureau Veritas

Successfully completed the course assessment and examination for the ISO 9001:2008 Series Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course (certified by IRCA)

December 2008 (1 day)

Stiftung Warrentest Conference.

Attending Stiftung Warrentest (opinion-forming organisation investigating and comparing goods and services in an unbiased way ) conference in Berlin, Germany.


§ I lead a well-balanced life and have many interests, including skiing, cycling, food pairing. Leading a healthy lifestyle is of great importance to me.

§ I am keen on travelling.


Christoph Mader

Projektleiter IMC

Address: Tiger Coatings GmbH & Co. KG Negrellistr. 36, 4600 Wels, Austria

Tel: +43 7242 / 400 – 1311


Denice Smit

Innovation Manager.

Address: Vital Health Foods, Lavender Lane, Kuilsriver, 7580, South Africa

Tel: +27 21 900 2523


Prof. Bozena Tyrakowska

Faculty of Commodity Science

Adress: al. Niepodległości 10 61-875 Poznań, Poland

Tel: +48 61 8569383


Prof. Jacek Koziol

Faculty of Commodity Science

Adress: al. Niepodległości 10 61-875 Poznań, Poland

Tel: +48 61 8569320