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Medical and Scientific Writer and Editor

Location:
Chicago, IL
Posted:
March 26, 2019

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Amaranthe R. Zinzani

**** *. ******* **. #**, Chicago, IL 60613 M 312-***-**** ac8wr0@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

M.S., Biomedical Sciences Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark NJ, May 2016

Thesis Topic: Identification of rare single-nucleotide polymorphism in KRAS oncogene

B.A., Biological Sciences Smith College, Northampton MA, May 2012

Concentration: Genetics & molecular biology

Academic Honors and Awards

Smith College Dean’s List (2009) Cenveo Corporation Scholarship (2011) UMDNJ Foundation Research Grant (2012) RBHS Society of Research Scholars (2013)

WRITING/EDITING SKILLS

Description of medical conditions and treatments, complex scientific procedures, and drug mechanisms in manner that is accessible to a wider audience

Ability to use and understand scientific vocabulary in written context

Creation of graphs, flowcharts, and figures using Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel to complement and enhance written content

Attention to detail in spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Knowledge of multiple word processing and project management programs; extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, moderate knowledge of Quark Publishing Platform and DataVision

Ability to rapidly learn new word processing programs and writing styles

Ability to manage time and meet deadlines when multiple writing projects are in progress

Strong command of written English language

EXPERIENCE

Publications Specialist AbbVie Inc., November 2018 – January 2019

Support for management/execution of scientific publications in accordance with company policies and timelines

Organization and Administration

Management of entries and activities in DataVision and Excel databases

Support for contract, vendor, and publication management and compliance tasks

Medical Writer & Editor AIM Specialty Health, Apr 2018 – September 2018

Writing and editing of clinical appropriateness guidelines and other documents

Content Creation

Writing and editing clinical appropriateness guidelines for MDs

Synthesis of information on imaging techniques for technology considerations guideline sections

Editing and rewriting of evidence synthesis documents

Organization & Administration

Time management when multiple projects are in progress and when under deadline

Literature searching for background research purposes

Medical Copywriter & Editor WebToMed, Dec 2017 – Mar 2018

Creation of patient education and marketing copy

Content Creation

Creation of lay-accessible copy on various medical conditions and treatments

Development of marketing copy for use on email newsletters and social media

Editing of existing copy for scientific accuracy, spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Incorporation of SEO keywords into copy

Collaboration with creative and business teams

Organization & Administration

Time management when multiple projects are in progress

Literature searching for background research purposes

Science Writer (Freelance) Self-employed, June 2017 – Dec 2017

Freelance science and medical writing

Content Creation

Creation of lay-accessible summaries of oncology clinical trials (client: Tempus)

Creation of lay-accessible summaries of oncogenes (client: Tempus)

Creation of concise SEO texts on technology available for various scientific techniques (client: ZAGENO GmbH)

Creation of lay-accessible blog entries on various scientific topics (anthropogenic climate change, discovery of DNA’s helical structure, new species identified in given year, etc.)

Proofreading and editing of academic manuscripts by non-native English speakers

Rewriting of grant proposal for content and style

Editing for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style

Completion of master’s thesis at Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences

Use of APA, AMA, and MLA citation styles

Organization & Administration

Time management when multiple projects are in progress

Literature searching for background research purposes

Research Specialist Dept. of Medicine, Hem/Onc, Chicago IL, Oct 2016 – June 2016

Research specialist in the lab of Dr. Daniel Catenacci

Laboratory Bench Work

DNA and RNA extraction from FFPE patient tumor samples

Primary cell culture; isolation of circulating tumor cells from patient pleural fluid

Creation of cell lysates

Bradford assays

Organization & Administration

Effective organization of lab with key attention to planning accessibility

Ordering of laboratory supplies

Maintenance of inventory of patient tumor samples & laboratory supplies

Record-keeping for mouse colony experiments

Maintenance of accurate, detailed laboratory notebook

Lab Assistant Public Health Research Inst., Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences, Newark NJ, Mar 2015 – Feb 2016

Thesis research with Drs. Fred Kramer and Salvatore Marras

Laboratory Bench Work

Molecular cloning using plasmid vector and Escherichia coli

Plasmid isolation by mini prep

Molecular beacon probe and SuperSelective PCR primer design

Independent real-time quantitative PCR and linear-after-the-exponential PCR assay design

Quantitation of rare single-nucleotide polymorphism in the KRAS oncogene

Computer Usage

Generation of protocols, charts, and graphs using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

Creation of figures using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator

Organization & Administration

Maintenance of accurate, detailed laboratory notebook

Completion of HIPAA training

Ordering of reagents & record-keeping of orders

Lab Assistant Dept. of Molecular Genetics, Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences, Newark NJ, Sept 2014 – Dec 2015

Laboratory rotation student of Dr. Purnima Bhanot

Laboratory Bench Work

Immunofluorescence assays

Mosquito salivary gland dissection

Parasitemia determination (Plasmodium berghei)

Cell passaging

Computer Usage

Generation of graphs and statistical analysis using Microsoft Excel

Organization & Administration

Maintenance of accurate, detailed laboratory notebook

Lab Assistant Dept. of Pathology, Rutgers Biomedical & Heath Sciences, Newark NJ, Jan 2014 – June 2014

Laboratory rotation student of Dr. George Studzinski

Laboratory Bench Work

Phenotypic effect of CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein alpha knock-in on acute myeloid leukemia cells

Molecular cloning using plasmid vector and Escherichia coli, plasmid isolation by maxi prep

Computer Usage

Presentation of completed project to colleagues using Microsoft PowerPoint

Organization & Administration

Maintenance of accurate, detailed laboratory notebook

Lab Assistant Cancer Center, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark NJ, Jan 2013 – Mar 2013

Laboratory rotation student of Dr. Lizhao Wu

Laboratory Bench Work

DNA extraction from murine tail sample

Amplification of extracted DNA using PCR, genotyping of PCR product by gel electrophoresis

Computer Usage

Entry of each day’s genotyping project into laboratory spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel

Organization & Administration

Maintenance of accurate, detailed laboratory notebook

Research Assistant Dept. of Medicine, Hem/Onc, Chicago IL, Jun 2010 – Aug 2010 and Jun 2011 – Sept 2011

Research assistant to Dr. Ravi Salgia

Laboratory Bench Work

PCR amplification of DNA isolated from patient samples, PCR product cleanup using Exosap

Agarose gel electrophoresis of PCR product

Cell quantitation following gene knockout

Computer Usage

Mutational analysis of DNA using Sequencher

Generation of graphs and charts using Microsoft Excel

Statistical analysis of results using SPSS

Organization & Administration

Organization of empty pipette tip inserts for recycling

Maintenance of accurate, detailed laboratory notebook

Research Assistant Dept. of Psychology, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest IL, Jun 2007 – August 2007

Research assistant to Dr. Robert Glassman

Laboratory Bench Work

Observed and recorded (hand-made notes and video recording) conditioned responses in Orconectes neglectus

Designed and carried out independent experiments concerning burrowing behavior of O. neglectus

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Catenacci D, Maron S, Maranto M*, Kanteti R, et al. Genomic heterogeneity as a barrier to precision medicine in gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma. Cancer Discov. 2018(1): 31-48.

*”Melissa Maranto” is this resume holder’s current legal name; she is in the process of changing it.



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