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Quality Assurance

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
September 01, 2018

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Seeking positions in Research & Development / Quality Assurance with an organization of high repute in Microbial/Chemical/Food Industry.

Profile Snapshot

●Active and potent professional with experience of 3 years and 3 months in an NABL accredited R&D and Quality Assurance lab, developing SOP, method development.

●Current exposure in testing of the product as per the national and international test methods to ensure that the methods and accuracy meet the customer requirements.

●An effective communicator and logical thinker with very good skills in building relationships.

Skill Set

●Testing the products both microbiologically and chemically as per the National and International test methods with excellent accuracy within the specified time limit.

●Planning, scoping, estimation, tracking & implementation of project plans within preset deadlines.

●Facilitating new method development initiative with key focus on time and Cost, comparing them with standard national or international methods.

●Troubleshooting all technical problems; conducting various tests & inspections to ensure that methods developed are in compliance with pre-set result accuracy and precision specifications.

●Instrument handling.

●Key player of the team.

Employment Details

●Internship training in ITC Limited (2nd May to 29th Oct 2012).

Project work- “Enhancing the nutritional components in wheat and barley through various approaches”.

●Trainee in QA Microbiology division at ITC R&D Centre, Peenya.(from 2nd FEB 2013 to 31st JULY 2013).

●Employee- Junior Research Associate August 2013 – Dec 2017 ITC Life Sciences and Technology Centre, Bangalore.

Job Description

●Handled all the proximate analysis for raw materials and finished goods according to BIS Standards.

●Sub culturing works, Biochemical Tests, Media Preparations, Antibiotic sensitivity tests.

●Clean Room work experience

●Tests Carried Out : Enumeration of Total plate count, Yeast and Moulds and Detection of pathogens in food samples.

●Hygiene Check of the Labs.

●Calibration of pipettes, Incubators and validation of Autoclave.

●Performing chemical analysis based on new and existing methodologies.

●Procurement of lab instrument and consumables within the scope of allocated budget.

●To develop, to document & to maintain SOP’s & Reports.

●Handled shelf life & benchmark studies, Competitor sample analysis.

●Managed sensory evaluation of food products related to Sensitivity Test Colors, Recognition of Properties of Foods, Recognition of Odors, Threshold Tests for Basic Tastes like Sweetness, Saltiness, Bitterness and recognition of Pungency Thresholds.

●Working as a key member of the team.

International Standards

●Had been actively involved in setting up the systems for ISO 17025:2005 audits.

●Involved in internal audits and lab setup.

●Maintaining documents for Quality management system.

●Preparation of samples for ILC, Retesting. Carrying out MOU for different samples

Projects Handled

●Fungus in Noodles: Identify various sources of contamination that results in visible mould growth in Noodles by simulating conducive environment and study the impact.

●Challenge studies conducted on confectionary, chocolate and dairy products.

●Worked to set up the quality parameters for Atta with Low GI.

Instruments Handled

●PCR, Nano spectrophotometer, SDS PAGE.

●Varioscan Farinograph, Water Activity Meter, Buchi and Gerhradt Protein Analyzer, Spectrophotometer, Soxotherm, RI & Density meters, Gluten analyzer.

Industrial Trainings

●One day training program on laboratory management & Internal audit as per ISO/IEC 17025:05 - Description: Understood the internal and external audit on the basis of ISO17025.

Educational Qualifications

●PG Diploma in Fermentation and Bioprocessing from BTFS Visveshvariah College of Applied Sciences, from KSOU, with 86%.

●M.Sc. in Microbiology from The Oxford College of Science from Bangalore University (2011) with 67%.

●B.Sc. in Microbiology from Maharani’s Science College for Women from Bangalore University (2009) with 71%

IT Skills

●Windows operating system, DOS

●Applications: MS-Office package (Word processor, Excel worksheet, PowerPoint presentation).


●Organized and participated in International Symposium of INDO- FRENCH Symposium on “Recent Trends in Brain Tumor Treatment and Research” conducted by NIMHANS, Bangalore on 15th June 2010.

●Organized and participated in International Symposium of 36th IMMUNOCON held in Bangalore from 16th-19th Dec 2009.

●Won Best Outgoing Student Award, 2009.

Personal Details

D.O.B. : 21.02.1989

Nationality: Indian

Sex : Female

Marital Status : Married

Hobbies : Cooking

Languages known : English, Kannada, (Telugu, Hindi-Not Fluent)


●Mrs Nafeesa Tabassum

Associate Technologist, ITC LSTC, Bangalore


●Mrs. Divya purushothaman

Senior Research Associate, ITC LSTC, Bangalore


●Dr. Sarvamangala R Patil

-Director, Biotechnology Finishing School (Visveshvariah College of Applied Sciences), Gulbarga

-Contact- 094********,

●Dr. Bharathi Ravi

-HOD Micobiology Department, The Oxford College of Sciences, Bangalore.


DECLARATION: I hereby confirm the above mentioned information is true to my knowledge.

Aashritha Vatsale

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