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Biomedical Engineering

Plano, Texas, United States
September 11, 2018

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Chiedza B. Chauruka



Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN Aug2014-May2018 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Minor: Engineering Management


Project Management, FDA CFR Part 800, (Systems Engineering - Requirement analysis, Verification and Validation, Risk Management, CAPA, ERP) Design Controls, MS Suite including MS Visio and MS Project, SharePoint, MATLAB, Orthopedic Research, (Experience with CAD, LabVIEW and Python,) CRM, Salesforce Basics, French (Advanced) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Project Manager, Vanderbilt School of Engineering Sep2017-May2018

• Interfaced with stakeholders to establish the Input requirements and operational scenarios for different biomedical devices

• Directed bi-weekly project design review presentations for device prototypes

• Assembled small biomedical instruments using sensors, basic circuits and monitors

• Tested and calibrated devices using oscilloscopes, multimeters and signal generators Outcomes Data Assistant, Vanderbilt Biomedical Research and Training Office Jul2017-May2018

• Restructured the department’s outcomes data to facilitate data querying

• Compiled a database of 1800 PhD student in Biological Sciences

• Analyzed career trend data for 181 PhD graduates between 2005 and 2009

• Designed various infographics to display different queries on the data set

• Integrated employee LinkedIn data with HubSpot CRM software Undergraduate Researcher, Vanderbilt School of Engineering Jun2016-May2017

• Utilized rodent models of disease and aging to study the bone tissue matrices

• Drove data collection via Raman Spectroscopy, Micro-CT, HNMR and HPLC

• Analyzed data from Raman Spectroscopy measurement using MATLAB and Excel Safety Health Environmental and Quality Officer, British Oxygen Company Jan2014-Jul2014

• Trained over 40 new employees, and contractors on the company’s safety policies

• Organized customer service training renewal for over 200 employees

• Directed documentation, and investigation of over 100 customer complaints

• Generated monthly quality reports, categorizing complaints as material defects, vendor defects or customer defects


Human Centered Design Intern, Nashville Second Food Harvest Sep2017-Dec2017

• Collaborated with Second Food Harvest to increase their food safety practices

• Surveyed 30 different areas in the kitchen with 3 different microbial test kits

• Developed three Standard Operating Procedures for weekly use, to ensure uniform sanitation of Second Food Harvest’s Industrial and compliance with FDA regulations

• Designed a series of viscosity tests to standardize a new tomato sauce product Elected Council Member, The Office of Student Accountability Jan2015-May2018

• Elucidated the procedures and principles of the Honor Council to accused students

• Arbitrated over 24 panel hearings and determined penalties for academic violations Peer Mentor, Vanderbilt’s First Year Mentorship Program Aug2016-Dec2016

• Developed interpersonal skills by facilitating conversation that encouraging the cultural, social, and intellectual growth of Vanderbilt’s first year students

• Mentored 18 new students and connected them with important campus resources

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