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Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Salary:
85000
Posted:
August 14, 2019

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Ti'Hesha Allen - Everett

Atlanta, Ga

PHONE 404-***-**** • E-MAIL ac9228@r.postjobfree.com

*WILLING TO RELOCATE*

EDUCATION

Columbus State University

B.S. in Chemistry December, 2005

WORK EXPERIENCE

Albany Molecular Research, Inc.

Senior Research Scientist (5/2018-current)

Implements work plans; conducts performance reviews and appraises performance for 8 direct reports; identifies and recommends career development opportunities with employees. Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment while fostering a unified culture and facilitate collaboration, cooperation, sharing of information and teamwork.

Communicate and enforce QC requirements to team personnel and ensure they are completed as per GLP, GMP and FDA, and ISO standards.

Develop, implement and ensures adherence to laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and facilitate initial and intermittent training of QC analysts.

Conduct laboratory operations in a safe manner. Maintain familiarity with the Chemical Hygiene Plan. Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices.

Maintain effective communications between the sample analysis lab and other departments by communicating department issues and providing status updates to the management team.

Participate in initiatives to improve employee engagement to positively impact operational results and employee retention.

Spear-headed initiatives to obtain a LIMS system for the site.

Manage (conducting and writing) investigations for quality events (QE’s) including, Non-Conformances, Deviations, CAPA and OOS/OOT investigations by using problem solving tools (5 whys, 5M’s)

First Aid, CPR, and 24 HAZWOPER certified

Research Scientist III (7/2017-5/2018)

Implements work plans; conducts performance reviews and appraises performance for 3 direct reports; identifies and recommends career development opportunities with employees. Work is performed without appreciable direction.

Conduct laboratory operations in a safe manner. Maintain familiarity with the Chemical Hygiene Plan. Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices.

Maintain effective communications between the sample analysis lab and other departments by communicating department issues and providing status updates to the management team.

Proficient in analysis and training with the following equipment: HPLC, GC, GPC, UV-Vis, IR, USP and EP Monograph Testing, Particle Size Analyzer, KF Titration (Metrohm), XRPD, Agilent HPLC and GC, and numerous wet chemistry analyses.

Allnex

Analytical Chemist (3/2015 – 7/2017)

A global company with $1.5 billion in sales, Allnex is a leading supplier of resins and additives for architectural, industrial, protective, automotive and special purpose coatings and inks.

Managed Analytical Lab including troubleshooting and calibration of equipment.

Sole coordinator and provider of all analytical testing support in a cross functional team environment, at the North America Alpharetta site.

Independently manage analytical support for all Coatings (XLR R&D, TS&D, LRA, Radcure and Powder TS&D projects).

Good time management and prioritization of project work

Method development and validation for HPLC, GC and GPC

Write and update SOP’s

Maintained detailed and accurate reports for projects, experiments and analyses

Perform analyses using a variety of wet chemistry methods and general laboratory instrumentation to include FTIR, pH meters, titrators, KF titrations, analytical balances, ovens, etc.

On the Safety team. Assists as a 1st responder by being CPR and First Aid certified. Also on the Hazmat team to contain and clean up spills

Completed Six Sigma Green Belt training

Renmatix

Senior Analytical Chemist (1/2012 – 3/2015)

A green company leading the way in producing clean renewable fuels and chemicals using bio-based sugar intermediates. Renmatix's technological platform, the Plantrose® Process, uses water-based chemistry instead of enzymes, solvents, or acids to provide a cleaner, faster, and lower-cost method for deconstructing many non-food plants into economical Plantro® cellulosic sugars and novel Omno™ polymers. These are the bio building blocks that enable sustainable substitution.

Analyze cellulosic sugars that are extracted from biomass

Lead liquid hydrolysis team

Attend and present at company meetings

Maintained detailed and accurate reports for all weekly analysis and turnaround time

Trained and supervised new team members on all analytical processes

Assist in experiments to trouble shoot issues with improving analytical data

Method development and validation on HPLC and GC systems

Developed Company Training protocol

Lead Analytical Chemist (7/2011 – 1/2012)

Analyze cellulosic sugars that are extracted from biomass

Lead liquid hydrolysis team (3 direct reports)

Assist in training and supervising new team members

Analytical Technician (2/2011 – 7/2011)

Analyze cellulosic sugars that are extracted from biomass on HPLC and GC systems using Agilent Technology and Perkin Elmer instruments for batch processing of data analysis using Chemstation and Chameleon software

YSI systems in analysis of glucose and xylose concentrations in samples

Enzymatic hydrolysis of process samples

Microsoft Word, Excel to update data analysis in the systems

Use of autoclaves and oil baths for samples hydrolysis

Full working knowledge of the following instrumentation: Analysis of moisture content using a moisture analyzer, UV-VIS, FTIR, titrator, pH meter, drying oven, capillary suction timer, HPLC, GC-MS, Dionex, Near IR, autoclave, oil bath, pipettes (auto and manual),

Jacobson Companies (Contract)

Quality Assurance Chemist (12/2008 – 3/2009)

Worked in a product manufacturing GMP environment involving harmful chemicals.

Responsible for performing timely analysis on raw materials, in-process product, and finished product and keeping accurate logs of all tests performed.

Have complete operating knowledge of the HPLC, FTIR, UV spectroscopy, wet chemistry bench methods (pH, titrations, etc), analytical techniques, and all laboratory equipment.

Work hand-in-hand with the production department to facilitate timely release and disposition of product under minimal supervision.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Contract)

Research Scientist (6/2006 – 3/2008)

Skills/Expertise: Molecular Biology, Immunology, and Virology:

Real-Time RT-PCR Assay Development

Conventional RT-PCR Assay Development

DNA sequencing and analysis

Gel electrophoresis

RNA & DNA extraction and purification

Supervised maintenance of lab equipment and supplies

Trained laboratory personnel on equipment and instrumentation

Assist State Health Departments with assay validation and maintenance of current laboratory protocols

Responsible for laboratory equipment, chemical and reagent purchases.

Proficient with computer and computer software including MS-Office and data analysis software.

Proficient with sequencing

Data collection, analysis, and record keeping

Proficient using various instrumentation such as, Triturus ELISA robot, Vidas, Lightcyclers 1 and 2, MagNA Pure, Nuclisens, and Kingfisher automated extractors, Sequencer, and Nanodrop spectrophotometer

Type 50-65 WPM Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Power Point, Triturus, Vidas, MagNA Pure, Lightcycler 3.0 and 4.05, Sequencher 3.7 and 4.0, BioEdit.

Experience working in BSL-1, 2, and 3 labs.

Duties and Accomplishments at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Evaluate advanced PCR techniques for the detection of Norovirus in clinical samples. Write and update molecular techniques protocols for the detection of enteric viruses in a regulated GLP/GMP environment and follow all CLIA guidelines.

Assist state laboratories in real-time RT-PCR, validation, and troubleshooting.

Train co-workers, visiting scientists, and summer interns in incoming specimen receipt and tracking, real-time RT-PCR, PCR, RNA and DNA extraction, purification, sequencing, genome amplification, data analysis, record keeping and gel elecrophoresis

Created and maintained intra-departmental databases for tracking all incoming specimens and lab results. Also familiar with the LIMS system.

Perform serological assay on various clinical specimens including elution of DBS for IgG and IgM testing

Perform DNA extraction on stool, emesis, whole blood, saliva, urine, vaginal fluid, dried blood spots, and semen using both automated and manual methods and worked with serum, plasma and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC’s). Also familiar with harvesting cells from CPT tubes and performing cell counts

Professional Training:

Scientific Ethics Training, CDC, 2003

Blood-borne Pathogens Training, CDC, Annually

Computer Security Awareness Training, CDC, Annually

Radiation Safety, CDC Annually

Hazardous Waste and Biological Chemical Safety Training, CDC

HAZMAT online training, CDC

HAZWOPER online training, CDC

24 HAZWOPER Certified



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