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Clinical Research Technician

Aliso Viejo, California, United States
February 05, 2018

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Shaina Mia Lagarile

***** ******** ***#**, ***** Viejo, CA 92656


Education Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Minor in Urban Planning and Design

University of California, Irvine June 2013

Relevant Courses: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Water Resource Policy, Environmental Design and Analysis, Real Estate

Experience Sr Medical Lab Associate Q2 Solutions (Focus Clinical Trials) October 2016-January 2018

Laboratory Associate, Q2 Solutions (Focus Clinical Trials) January 2016-September 2016

Laboratory Associate, Quest Diagnostics (Focus Diagnostics) May 2015-December 2015

Focus Diagnostics, San Juan Capistrano, CA

* Developed critical advancements in Phase 2 and Phase 3 of clinical trials testing of Dengue Virus through the micro-neutralization test (MNT) under ISO 9001 and GCLP standards

* Quickly excelled and served as lead trainer for assay functions per governing SOP such as cell culturing, sample tracking, pipetting, handling and preparing in-house reagents, running standardized instruments, and performing preventative maintenance

* Accelerated the processing and diligent review of real-time documentations and test results to Quality Control, exceeding monthly goals by at least 25%

* Solely managed and tracked product orders and supply inventory across multiple teams, streamlining processes for cost efficiency and solidifying supplier relations

Project Coordinator/Wildlife Research Technician May 2012-May 2015

New Irvine Ranch Conservancy, Irvine, CA

* Independently managed the wildlife access monitoring project across 50,000 acres of protected open space

* Trained and supervised volunteers and seasonal interns in habitat restoration and wildlife projects

* Formalized robust 7-year database (Biota) and developed analysis of species population and spatial/temporal patterns through Microsoft Excel and ArcGis software

* Revamped non-invasive capture techniques and protocols by facilitation of new Scoutguard field cameras and land surveys

* Educated public and local community of wildlife activity patterns through several presentation platforms

* Collaborated with USGS biologists to publish an article on bobcat behaviors in response to anthropogenic activity

Cowbird Trap Technician/Subconsultant April 2013-May 2016 (Seasonal)

Griffith Wildlife Biology, Irvine, CA

* Monitored incoming and outgoing cowbird activity from traps

* Released captured non-target, native bird species and ensure properly balanced decoy ratios amongst all traps

* Maintained trap integrity (e.g., fresh bait seed and water and stable perches)

* Reported and communicated data to supervisor on a daily basis

Research Assistant in Ecology and Evolutionary Lab July 2014-January 2015

University of California, Irvine

* Assessed fungi (Neurospora) adaptation and response to global warming through both lab and field studies (Alaska)

* Measured growth and decomposition rates of fungi at different temperatures using a variety of carbon sources

* Conducted microbiological techniques (e.g., sterilization, preparation of media, pipetting, Bunsen burner use, evolution of strains)

Skills Computer: Proficient in both Macintosh and PC computers. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft

PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Project, ArcGIS, Biota, R statistical software, LIS

Communication: Read and speak Tagalog. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Supplier relations.

Certification: CPR and First Aid


Q2 Solutions Gold Award Recognition – Excellence in Supply Relations Management and Team Building (2018)

Q2 Solutions Employee Engagement Committee (2017-2018)

National Excellence in Leadership Award – National Society of Leadership and Success (2012)

Trail Guide/Stewardship Volunteer at New Irvine Ranch Conservancy (2011-present)

Dog Companion Volunteer at San Diego Humane Society (2011-2013)

UCI Running Club (2012-2015)

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