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Schenectady, New York, United States
December 31, 2017

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Matthew E. Ryan

** ********* *****

Schenectady NY, 12304-4558

Telephone: Home 518-***-**** Cell 518-***-****


I have a scientific background and possess both an M. S. (biochemistry) and B. A. (chemistry) from California State University Northridge (CSUN) and the College of Saint Rose (CSR), respectively. My primary interests are in analytical chemistry and I desire a position at a pharmaceutical or analytical instrumentation based company or a teaching position as a full time lecturer. I am a reliable and consistent worker and have the skills to achieve challenging goals in an organized manner.


3.5 Years Graduate Research and Method Development Synthesizing Organometallic Complexes

Proficient with Glove Boxes and Alternate Atmosphere Conditions (3 Years)

Performing Wet Chemistry and HPLC Analysis with both Manual and Automated Injections (Over 1.5 Years)

Gas Chromatography (1 Year)

Characterization w/ 1H-, 13C-, and 31P-NMR Including 1D and 2D (3.5 Years)

UV-VIS and FT-IR (1 Year)

Familiar with Chromatography Software (Millennium and Chromeleon) and USP Methodology

Calibration and Use of pH Meter (Over 1.5)

Familiar with Titrations (Over 1.5 Years Weekly)

Customer Service Experience (Over 8 Years)

Proficient with Chemdraw (Over 3.5 Years)

Turbidimeter/Conductivity Meter

Extraction and Filtration (Over 2.5 Years)

Expertise w/ Software such as LIMS, and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word and Powerpoint)

Hazardous Waste Disposal (1.5 Years at Stiefel Research Institute and Over 3 Years at CSUN)


08/17-10/17 Living Environment Teacher, Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls (ALH)

I taught three biology classes with approximately 55 freshmen girls at ALH. The position included a lecture and a laboratory component to the course. I also taught a senior level Forensic Science class. Monthly meetings, do-now, exit slips and daily office hours were some of the duties required for the position.

01/17-04/17 Chemical Plant Operator, Momentive Performance Materials, Building 85

I operated a fork truck to set up, stack and move totes of caulkers, dump caulkers into hoppers and dump trash into dumpsters. I also operated a machine called Geyer at Momentive. Cleaning the Geyer and picking up the second floor of building 85 was done during downtime.

01/09-12/14 Graduate Assistant/Teaching Assistant, State of California, CSUN Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

I explored different alternatives in olefin metathesis reactions by using different transition metals and ligands. The transition metals investigated were iron and rhodium and ligand sources were carbenes such as diazomethane and propargyl alcohol. Several complexes synthesized are unique to the chemistry community and two rhodium based complexes have been analyzed by X-ray crystallography. An iron catalyst active in olefin metathesis could revolutionize and influence multiple aspects of olefin chemistry and industry. I instructed and oversaw several sections of Principals of Organic Chemistry I and II laboratories as a T.A. One of the labs covered polymer synthesis, including polystyrene, nylon 6-10, and styrofoam synthesis. Weekly lab meetings, quizzes, grading and out of lab assistance were some duties required for the position.

01/14-5/14 Part-time Instructor, Ventura County, Oxnard College Chemistry Department

I instructed students for Chem R120 lab (general chemistry lab) that met two times a week in the evening during the spring semester. I taught and reinforced basic chemistry principles. Some of these principles included nomenclature, pH, indicators and titrations.

03/13-04/13 Analytical Laboratory Technician, Creation’s Garden Natural Products (CGNP)

CGNP manufactures and tests several types of natural products. As a member of the analytical lab I performed titrations to measure vitamin C concentration in products and acquired FTIR for several dozen raw material samples. I also used and calibrated the pH meter and balances and learned loss on drying and residue on ignition procedures.

11/07-04/08 Quality Lab Associate I, Baxter Bioscience, Biochemistry (through Kelly Scientific)

The biochemistry department at Baxter performs several tests for in process samples and final products. Testing environmental monitoring samples is also performed. Several instruments were used to accomplish testing of samples which included, but are not limited to: pH meter, GC, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, conductivity meter, and turbidimeter. I also collected samples for clean steam analysis once a week and completed heat/neph testing throughout each week. A LIMS program was used for data entry of most samples.

05/07-10/07 Ion Chromatography Chemist, Fruit Growers Laboratory (FGL), Wet Chemistry

FGL receives soil and water samples from various clients in California. As the IC chemist I was responsible for testing samples for seven different anions and reporting their levels. Other duties included execution of colorimetric analyses with UV-VIS and extractions. LIMS and Chromeleon software were used to complete these tasks.

11/99-04/07 Laboratory Technician II, Albany Medical Center, Laboratory Info Services (LIS)

Responsibilities included processing of requisitions for hospital patients, outpatient, and private practices; labeling and transporting specimens, answering telephone calls and distributing lab results via fax, telephone, mail or reports.

10/00-06/02 Analytical Analyst, Stiefel Research Institute (SRI), Analytical Department

SRI is a manufacturer of a number of pharmaceutical products. The identity and concentration of products are determined by the analytical department through the use of HPLC's and GC's. Duties included preparing standards and samples, calibration of ph meters and balances, executing titrations, and set up of Millennium software projects. I gained expertise in HPLC and standard operating procedures at SRI.


2008-2012 M. S. in Biochemistry, cum laude (GPA 3.6) California State University, Northridge, CA

1996-2000 B. A. in Chemistry/minor of Biology, magna cum laude (GPA 3.7) College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

1992-1996 Regents High School Diploma (93.9%) Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons, Schenectady, NY


Weigand-Jewett Scholarship in Biochemistry, 2010-2011

CSUN 15th Annual Research and Creative Works Symposium, February 18, 2011

CSUN Graduate Thesis Project Support Program Recipient 2010-2011

American Institute of Chemists Award, April 2000

Dean's List at CSR, Spring semester 1997-Spring semester 2000

Research Assistant at CSR Under N.A.S.A. Grant, 05/99-08/99


Thomas Minehan, Ph. D.

Associate Professor, Chemistry

and Biochemistry Department, CSUN


Katsu Ogawa, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

and Biochemistry Department, CSUN


Yann Schrodi, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

and Biochemistry Department, CSUN


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