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Quality Control

Spring Valley, California, United States
December 18, 2018

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Motivated biotechnology professional with experience in product manufacturing, research, and an educational background in biology; seeking a new opportunity to continue my career development and contribute to the field of life sciences WORK EXPERIENCE

Technical Services Specialist October 2018 – Present Abbott, San Diego, CA

• Performs complaint intake activities per company procedures and standards

• Interacts with customers; provides responses to product inquiries and complaints

• Documents cases in complaint management system, using guidelines to ensure thoroughness and accuracy

• Tracks and manages open cases and case activities to ensure timely case management

• Ensures availability for customers as scheduled to positively impact service level Biotechnician II May 2017 – July 2018

Diazyme Laboratories, Poway, CA

• Manufactured diagnostic reagents, controls, and calibrators

• Tested reagents using automated chemical analyzers

• Performed data analysis; ensured assay pass all specification per SOP

• Completed batch record and submitted to QC for final testing

• Managed project schedule to ensure completion in a timely manner

• Collaborated with R&D to manufacture starter lots of assays under development Production Associate II October 2014 – May 2017

Invivoscribe Technologies, Inc., San Diego, CA

• Production of master mixes, reconstitution of oligonucleotide, and general purpose reagents

• Created, reviewed, and revised production documents (purchasing specifications, standard operating procedures, and manufacturing batch records)

• Manufactured assay kits, panels, and software CDs according to quality procedures

• Verified all material necessary are available for production; prepared tubes/boxes/labels and formulation/fill

• Maintained appropriate inventory levels of raw materials and supply items used in production Drug Product Inspection Technician January 2014 – October 2014 Ajinomoto Althea, Inc., San Diego, CA

• Performed visual inspection under the guidelines of established SOPs and cGMP regulations

• Executed sampling of product batch for QC testing purposes

• Labeled and boxed filled products

• Verified information on batch records and stored appropriately Research Associate II September 2009 – August 2012 SDSU Research Foundation, San Diego, CA

• Utilized various laboratory techniques such as PCR, RT-PCR, RNA and DNA isolation

• Studied the physiological response of Boechera species and the model plant organism, Arabidopsis thaliana to various heat shock treatments and conditions

• Co-investigated the different gene expression patterns of Heat Shock Protein (HSP) 21 and Act3 in species of interest

• Obtained HSP100 gene sequences from collected Boechera plant samples

• Presented a poster at the 23rd Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium, Jan. 2011

“The Heat Shock Response and Thermotolerance in Boechera” SKILLS

GMP, GLP, chemical analyzers, human serum handling, manufacturing, aseptic techniques, pipetting, change orders, batch records, SOPs, master mix formulation, oligonucleotide reconstitution, visual inspection, PCR, RT-PCR, DNA ex- traction, RNA extraction, gel electrophoresis, seed sterilization, plant tissue handling, Microsoft Office, ERP EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science: San Diego State University – General Biology, May 2011; San Diego, CA PUBLICATION

Halter, G., Simonetti, N., Suguitan, C., Helm K., Soroksky J., and Waters E.R. "Patterns of Thermotolerance, Chlorophyll Fluorescence, and Heat Shock Gene Expression Vary among Four Boechera Species and Arabidopsis Thaliana.” Botany

(2016): 9-27.

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