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Manager Quality

Location:
Sylmar, CA
Posted:
March 19, 2019

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Tujunga, California *****

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Phone: 818-***-****,

Cell: 818-***-****

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Raffie Avakian

Objective

To obtain a position in industry or business company, or teach in a community college, university, or any related institution.

Education

M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) December 2015 Woodbury University, Burbank, California, United States of America

M.S. Chemistry September 2007 California State University-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Coursework

Modern Organic Synthesis, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, X-ray Crystallography, Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry, NMR Spectroscopy, History of Chemistry, Advanced Biochemistry: Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression.

Managerial Accounting, Quantitative Methods, Managerial Economics, Management & Organizational Behavior, Marketing Concepts & Strategies, Managerial Finance, Management in Information Technology, Management of Global Enterprise, Ethical Leadership, Management Policy & Strategy, Essentials of Case Analysis, Six Sigma & Quality Control

Projects

Temperature-Gradient Assisted Gas-Dissolved Liquid-Phase Synthesis and the Study of Water Molecular Kinetics of Clathrate Hydrates by Oxygen-17 Spin-Echo Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Prepared gas hydrates with oxygen-17 water, analyzed them using oxygen-17 Spin-Echo NMR and Variable-Temperature NMR, and did lineshape pattern matching using a Mathematica simulation program to obtain rate constants and activation energies.

Employment

Lab Chemist (Quality Control Chemist) August 2018 – September 2018 Do Well Laboratories, Tustin, California, United States of America

Microbiological testing of raw materials and finished products: (1) E. coli, Coliforms, Staph aureus, Total Aerobic Plate Count, and Yeast/Mold (using Petrifilm plates); (2) Pseudomonas aeruginosa (using Centriamide Agar and Glycerol on Petri dishes); (3) Salmonella (using Brilliant Green, Xylose Lysine Deoxycholate, and Hektoen Enteric Agars) on Petri dishes. Prepared “Tryptic Soy Broth” for growing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Salmonella, and prepared “Rappaport Vassiliadis Soya Peptone Broth” for enrichment and growth of Salmonella.

Enumeration of: (1) Lactic Acid Bacteria and Bifidobacteria (using MRS/L-Cysteine Agar) and (2) Streptococcus Thermophilus (using Elliker Broth Agar) – in raw materials and finished products.

Serial dilutions.

Appearance, color, and odor of raw materials and finished products.

FT-IR – for identification of raw materials and finished products.

Loss on Drying of raw material and finished product powders.

Bulk and Tap Densities of raw material and finished product powders.

Peroxide Value titrations of soft-gels, oils, and fats, and oil powders.

Gross weights, shell weights, fill weights, and disintegrations of capsules.

Gross weights, shell weights, fill weights, and disintegrations of soft-gels.

Gross weights, thickness, size, hardness, friability, and disintegrations of tablets.

Stability studies and tests on finished products.

Follow SOPs to perform chemical, physical, and micro analyses for raw materials, in-process products, and finished products.

Review, update, and create SOPs.

Documentations on traditional/hard-bound lab notebooks and computer programs.

Provide data to compliance with lab record, C of A usage.

Other tasks related to science, R&D, and QC works.

Assisted in preparing standard and sample solutions for HPLC and ICP-MS analyses.

Chemist I April 2018 – May 2018 Jarrow Industries, Santa Fe Springs, California, United States of America

Tested bulk/tap densities and loss on drying of raw material powders.

Appearance, color, and odor of powders, tablets, capsules, and softgels.

Karl Fischer and Peroxide Value (Rancidity) titrations.

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) – for determining assays.

Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS) – for determining heavy metals (Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, and Lead).

Analytical work with SOPs and wrote reports. Logged incoming samples and recorded analytical results and other lab work. Maintained a safe work environment.

Associate Scientist December 2015 – August 2017 Amgen, Thousand Oaks, California, United States of America

Collected Raman spectra libraries for raw materials, proteins, and antibodies.

Adjunct Faculty Instructor September 2015 – December 2015 California State University-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Taught a laboratory section for a Chem 101 (General Chemistry I) course.

Adjunct Faculty Instructor September 2015 – December 2015 Pierce College, Woodland Hills, California, United States of America

Taught a laboratory section for a Chem 60 (Basic Chemistry) course.

Quality Control Chemist November 2011 – March 2015 MOC Products, Pacoima, California, United States of America

Performed quality control specifications (pH, density, viscosity, percent by weight of solids, inspection, and recording) of automotive, car-care products.

Chemist 1 (Quality Control Chemist) July 2008 – April 2009 QA/QC Stability Coordinator April 2009 – November 2011 Natrol, Chatsworth, California, United States of America

Measured bulk/tap densities and loss of drying of raw material powders.

Observed appearance, color, and odor of raw materials and finished products.

Identified raw materials and finished goods with FT-IR (Fourier-Transform Infrared Resonance Spectroscopy).

Determined amounts of Calcium using EDTA titration and amounts of Vitamin C using 2,6-Dichloroindophenol titration.

Measured average weights and disintegration times of tablets, capsules, and softgels.

Measured pH of liquids and aqueous solutions.

Analyzed particle size distribution of granular and fine powders, including garlic powders.

Conducted stability studies for finished products, prepared stability reports, and revised Quality Assurance documentations and Standard Operating Procedures.

Skills

Thin-layer chromatography, paper chromatography, HPLC, ICP-MS, distillation, extraction, water sample preparation, analysis of water samples using NMR, pH, titrations, making knowledge of gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy, IR and NMR spectroscopy, analysis of water-based adhesives by centrifugation.

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Mathematica, 60 wpm.

References Available upon request.



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