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Civil Engineering Manager

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
January 27, 2019

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Zainab Mahmod 857-***-**** North Reading, MA


Equipped with over four years of work experience as a Process Technician I. Seeking a full-time permanent position where I can utilize my ability to provide timely and accurate lab results.


Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, Cambridge, MA

Process Technician May 2014 – Present

-Checking data quality, loading flowcells on Illumina Sequencers (HiSeq X, 2000V4, 3000/4000, Novaseq), as well as troubleshooting

-Involved in CLIA certified workflow(s) since 2015

-Expert in providing maintenance, loading and troubleshooting of cBot Units

-Operates Sequencers according to SOPs in their assigned areas

-Receiving, preparing and delivering designated reagents in respect to the 5S techniques

-Expert in preparing buffer, media, and reagent in small and large scale

-Maintain freezer organization and freezer database

-Maintain and track lab chemical and reagent inventories

-Experiencing GMP standards and procedures for biomanufacturing and carry out two CAPA for the Sequencers

-Performing interviews for a new candidates

Department of Pharmacology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Lab Technician Intern Feb 2013 -May 2014

-Assisted with in vivo electrophysiology studies by building the multichannel microdrives used to identify new drugs for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

-Utilized in vitro electrophysiological techniques such as the two-electrode voltage clamp method

-Worked on the repair and maintenance of high throughput in vitro electrophysiology apparatus.

-Preformed aseptic surgical extraction of oocytes from Xenopus Laevis frogs and injection of these with RNA for receptors of interest

-Assisted with aseptic stereotaxic surgery for cranial implant of microdrives in rats.

-Train undergraduate students


Courses: Medical Terminology, Essential Methods in Biotechnology, Business of Biotech, Cell Culture Techniques, Seminars in Critical Thinking and Workplace Skills

Lab Skills: Basic troubleshooting skills on process equipment, GMP/GDP knowledge, operating on sequencer and cBot machines, reagent preparation, buffer preparation, dilutions, osmolarity and endotoxin testing, electrophoresis, light and inverted microscopy, maintenance of mammalian cell cultures (aseptic technique, passaging, freezing)

Awards: received the Paul Queenan Memorial Award for academic excellence


BioScience Academy, Boston University School of Medicine, Metropolitan College May 2013

Certificate in Applied Biotechnology

University of Baghdad, College of Engineering May 1985

Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering


International Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

Case Manager’s Assistant June 2009- September 2010

-Interpreted for recently arrived Arabic speaking immigrants

Helped them access resources and places in the Boston area

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