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Project Manager Quality Control

Location:
United States
Posted:
March 08, 2018

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Kimberly Lynn Pierce

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

Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 203 – 3159 (cell)

OBJECTIVE: Obtain a position in the Histotechnology field.

EDUCATION and TRAINING

ASCP HT certified, since August 2010

Completed the Histotechnology Program at Mount San Antonio College, graduated June 11, 2010

Associates of Science, Histotechnology, June 2010

Associates of Arts, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Mount San Antonio College, June 2010

Associates of Arts, Fine Arts & Humanities, Mount San Antonio College, June 2010

Associates of Arts, Language Arts & Communication, Mount San Antonio College, June 2008

Claremont High School, graduated June 2006

Computer Skills: MS Office 2010 Word, Excel, Power Point, Lab Advantage 6 (LIMS system)

Microtomy Skills: 40 - 50 blocks per hour

WORK EXPERIENCE

Cancer Genetics INC. (Los Angeles, CA), October 9, 2015 – Present

Histotechnician/IHC tech

Cancer Genetics INC. purchased Response Genetics INC. and finalized purchase on October 9, 2015

Sectioning specimens for H & E (5 µm) and Nuclear Fast Red (10 µm) slides

Clean reagents in the automatic stainer (Sakura Tissue Tek DRS) daily

Cover slip H & E slides manually

Embed and process specimens for testing

Quality control (logging in specimens in Daily Histology sectioning log)

Obtain supervisor responsibilities, as needed

An aide in SOP revisions

Responsible for the Master Control for Histology Dept.

Trained in FISH processing ALK, ROS1, MET, RET, FGFR1, HER2, 1P, 19Q, PTEN on VP2000 Processors and usage of Thermobrite hybridizers

Trained for IHC on Dako Autostainer Link 48 using PD-L1 antibodies

Perform frozen sectioning on MICROM HM525 Cryostat

Trained on MICROM STP120 Tissue Processor

Responsible for Pharmaceutical Projects (Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott Molecular, INC., DAKO)

Responsible for Research & Development validation projects for FISH or clinical trials

Responsible for Daily/Weekly/Monthly Preventative Maintenance Logs for Histology Department

Trained in cDNA, RNA, and DNA tube archiving

Responsible for Histology Department’s ordering and inventory

Responsible for training/cross training new hires/current employees and giving annual competency tests

Safety Team Member for Fire Drills/Evacuations

Social Committee Member for planning company parties, employee birthdays, and fundraisers (blood/bone marrow drives, marathons, walkathons)

Response Genetics INC. (Los Angeles, CA), July 27, 2010 – October 9, 2015

Histotechnician

Sectioning specimens for H & E (5 µm) and Nuclear Fast Red (10 µm) slides

Clean reagents in the automatic stainer (Sakura Tissue Tek DRS)

Cover slip H & E slides manually

Embed and process specimens for testing

Quality control (logging in specimens in Daily Histology sectioning log)

Obtain supervisor responsibilities, as needed

An aide in SOP revisions

Trained in FISH processing ALK, ROS1, MET, RET, FGFR1, HER2, 1P, 19Q, PTEN on VP2000 Processors and usage of Thermobrite hybridizers

Trained for IHC on Ventana and Dako Autostainer Link 48 using cMET antibody

Perform frozen sectioning on MICROM HM525 Cryostat

Trained on MICROM STP120 Tissue Processor

Responsible for Pharmaceutical Projects (Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott Molecular, INC.)

Responsible for Research & Development validation projects for FISH or clinical trials

Responsible for Daily/Weekly/Monthly Preventative Maintenance Logs for Histology Department

Trained in cDNA, RNA, and DNA tube archiving

Responsible for Histology Department’s ordering and inventory

Responsible for training/cross training new hires/current employees and giving annual competency tests

Mount San Antonio College (Walnut, CA) February 2010 – June 2010

Student Lab Aide in HT 12 Beginning Histotechniques

Professor selected two second year students for this position

Help first year students how to embed tissues, microtomy, and evaluate their own slides

Help students in H&E staining method and micro-organisms staining methods

UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA) February 2010 – June 2010

Student Histotech Intern – 120 hours

Embed clinical blocks

Observing PA’s and Pathologists grossing tissues

Pick up and deliver tissue cassettes to tissue processors

Cut autopsy blocks and cut control slides for special stains

Perform special stains on Ventana automated machines and manually

Help document blocks before loading tissue processors and helped load tissue processors

Helped label H&E’s and special stained slides and delivered to Pathologists for evaluation

City of Hope (Duarte, CA) June 2009 – August 2009

Student Histotech Intern – 120 hours

Embed clinical blocks

Observing PA’s and Pathologists grossing tissues

Pick up tissue cassettes from tissue processors and put them in the embedding center

Cut autopsy blocks and cut control slides for special stains

Perform special stains manually and labeled slides for routine H&E’s and IHC slides

Clean the tissue processor reagents (xylene, alcohols, formalin, paraffin)

Clean the automatic stainer reagents (xylene, alcohols, Hematoxylin, Eosin, Bluing, Clearing, DI water)

Place slides in the automatic cover slipper

Help label H&E’s and special stained slides and delivered to Pathologists for evaluation

File blocks and slides

Volunteer/Community Service

AYSO Region 3 Soccer league (team parent, assistant coach)

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Free Thanksgiving meal feed the homeless and families in need

REFERENCES:

Melinda Epstein PhD, Sr. R&D Scientist (310) 567 – 6465 (cell)

Sharlyn Silang, Pharmaceutical Project Manager, (714) 388 – 5396 (cell)

Jennifer MacDonald, Professor, (909) 594 – 4884 (office)

Dr. Gary Zeger MD, Medical Laboratory Director/ Pathologist, (323) 224 – 3900 (office)



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