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Research Technician

West Chester, Pennsylvania, 19382, United States
May 24, 2010

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*** ****** *** * West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382

484-***-**** (h) * 215-***-**** (c) *


Accomplished research scientist with a demonstrated record of directing all

aspects of the investigative process as well as providing senior-level

leadership for daily laboratory operations. Wide range of experience allows

quick project planning and thorough execution to ensure compliance with

standard operating procedures as well as industry standards. Experience

includes progressive and diversified pharmaceutical and biotech research

projects to support public health and product development.


Vaccine & Drug Development * Cellular Therapies *

Data Analysis * Modeling Diseases

RSV & FLOW Assays * Monoclonal Antibodies *

Virus Isolation * Clinical SOPs

Writing Protocols * Technology Transfer *

Sample Preparation & Collection


CENTOCOR, INC. * Radnor, Pennsylvania * 2003-2009

Senior Associate Scientist

Provided scientific expertise for all aspects of large-scale research

projects, supporting osteo-arthritis efforts such as intra-articular

injections and synovial fluid recovery. Partnered with principal

investigators to author protocols, conduct experiments, deliver samples,

and analyze results. Researched infectious disease models as well as acute

and chronic colitis.

* Determined viral titers in tissue homogenates for RSV and influenza using

ex vivo cell-based assays.

* Developed and maintained disease models critical for on-going research,

including respiratory syncytial virus model of infection in cotton rats and

murine influenza infection model.

GLAXOSMITHKLINE * Collegeville, Pennsylvania * 1988-2002

Senior Scientist

Consistently conducted research projects of increasing scope, ultimately

working on FLOW cytometry-based assays and ex vivo bactericidal assays to

evaluate potential new medications. Assessed neutrophil activation markers

in clinical samples. Extensive hands-on animal work, including dosing,

sample collection, minor surgery, and necropsy. Upheld clinical SOPs in all

aspects of daily operations, including sample preparation, running samples

for FLOW data and analysis, and reporting data.

* Enhanced production by adapting chemotherapy and anti-bacterial models to

current research.

* Supported progression of a novel protein as a vaccine candidate.

Career Note: Additional employment includes Research Scientist with

Frederick Cancer Research center and Veterinary Technician with U.S. Army

Medical Research Institute. Full details on request.


Bachelor of Science in Animal Science * Delaware Valley College *

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Graduate Level Courses: Microbiology, Immunology, Principles of Toxicology

Cell Structure & Function, and General Pharmacology * Hood College *

Frederick, Maryland

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