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Lab Coordinator

San Diego, California, United States
February 20, 2019

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Stan Arango



Lab Coordinator focused on providing lab support for scientific research. Direct experience with purchasing and managing equipment, chemicals and lab supplies. Familiar and proactive in maintaining a safe work environment and compliance with ISO and cGMP requirements. A hand’s on learner with excellent communication, problem solving and multitasking skills that can quickly master new tasks.

Recent Process improvements:

I coordinated the transformation of an excel spreadsheet into an electronic database where scientists can view current chemical inventory and make chemical requests online.

I organized the transition from a paper based requisition system to an online purchasing system that greatly facilitated order requests, tracking and invoicing.


Technical Skills: SAP, Oracle eProcurement, Procurify, ReqLogic, FileMaker Pro, DocuNet

Microsoft: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint


Sirigen, San Diego, CA April 2016 to August 2017

Laboratory Coordinator

Managed regulatory asset management system to ensure all capital equipment and instrumentation was recorded, calibrated and maintained.

Ensured purchase orders were placed for all incoming material requests in a timely manner. Received incoming materials and delivered to requestors daily.

Managed lab supplies and chemical inventories to ensure there was no loss in productivity due to lack of materials.

Actively participated in monthly lab inspections and Safety Committee meetings to continually improve the Sirigen Safety program.

Becton Dickinson, San Diego, CA June 2012 to April 2016

Laboratory Technician

Performed SDS and Agarose gel electrophoresis runs and operated HPLC to determine antibody purification results.

Operated AKTA purifiers as needed to collect protein elutions for the purification department.

Transferred bulk materials and ensured QC results were recorded in batch records and electronically in SAP and FileMaker applications.

Reviewed and scanned batch records for archiving.

Utilized proper aseptic technique when performing sterility testing of incoming samples in compliance with established SOPs and work instructions.

Purchased and managed lab supplies to ensure there was no loss in productivity due to lack of materials needed.

Celgene San Diego, CA Oct’ 2005 to Jan’ 2012

Commercial stage pharmaceutical company focused in the area of oncology, 150+ at San Diego site.

Laboratory Coordinator

Provided lab support and helped create a safe work environment for a diverse group of 30 scientists while keeping to budget and GLP/GMP regulations.

Managed the physical and electronic chemical inventories for over 8,000 chemicals. Ensured chemicals received daily had the correct Chemical Name, CAS#, structure and MSDS.

Received incoming chemicals and ensured they were added to the chemical inventory in accordance with safety and inventory protocols and delivered to chemists daily.

Performed weekly liquid nitrogen fill for NMR instrument. Utilized Oracle eProcurement software to purchase solvents, reagents and lab supplies daily. Actively participated in monthly Safety Committee meetings to continually improve the Sirigen Safety program.

Managed two lab assistants to ensure scientists had the clean glassware needed daily for their research.

Attended Graphic Design School Jul’ 2004 to May 2005

MERCK Research Labs, San Diego, CA Sep’ 1995 to May 2004

Originally SIBIA, San Diego’s first biotech company.

Laboratory Technician III

Supported chemists and biologists by producing various reagents, pH balanced buffers, and liquid media needed for research in accordance with GMP and OSHA standards.

Responsible for production of various reagents, buffers, and liquid media according to established SOPs.

Shipped and received materials in accordance with established protocols and DOT requirements.

Tissue Culture responsibilities included: Agar Plate production; Plate Streaking and Cell Harvesting.


High School Graduate: Cheltenham H. S. - Wyncote, PA

United States Air Force - Administration Specialist

Some College: Orange County/Grossmont/Mesa Community Colleges

- General Education

American Chemical Society

Chemical Hygiene Officer Certificate Program

American Safety Council

OSHA 30 Hour Outreach Training for General Industry

San Diego Continuing Education Center, North City Campus

Microsoft Excel 2013 Certified Expert

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