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Machine Operator Assistant

Suffolk, VA
June 08, 2019

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Sylvere Ngabonziza, MS, DVM

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Norfolk, VA 23509


A dynamic, proficient, and diligent Microbiologist, Biochemist, Immunologist and Veterinarian that thrives in a group and individual work environment and who is actively seeking an opportunity to expand my knowledge and experiences in a scientific field with proven reliability and dependability.


Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia December, 2014

Master of Sciences in Biology (MS)

Courses Critical: Histology, Advanced Human Physiology, Cellular/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biometry, Pharmacology, Molecular & Immuno Tech, Animal Behavior, Pathogenesis, General Virology, Biological Microscopy, Research etc.

Interstates School of Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Dakar, Senegal

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) March, 2001

University of Dakar (faculty of Sciences), Dakar, Senegal June, 1991

Certificate for preparation for Medical/Veterinary School


Liberty Source PBC

Data Entry Specialist

Classifying allocated documents from client-specific platforms using extracted data in the document.

Ensuring accuracy and integrity of data

Maintaining efficient and accurate data

Analyzing and translating functional specifications

Understanding the relationship to the data being extracted to various industries

NGK-Locke Polymer Insulators, Inc. Virginia Beach, VA June 2015-Present

Machine Operator

Assemble different parts of insulators

Crimp the assembled parts for final product

The Virginia Pilot, Virginia Beach, VA May 2013 – June 2014

Distribution Associate

Employed in the central newspaper distribution warehouse of the region’s #1 daily publication. Packaged and staged bundles according to zip code for distribution to carriers.

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, May2011 – November 2014

Research Assistant

Worked on the examination of the ability of high-voltage nanosecond electrical pulses to effectively but reversibly immobilize rats

•Used different pulse durations and voltage amplitudes to determine the optimal pulsing conditions for producing the most effective, yet reversible neuromuscular disruption in the subjects

•Examined of the ability of Nanosecond Electrical Pulses to generate an analgesic response in rats subjected to thermal stimuli application in the rat tail flick test

•Conducted study on the viability of Neuroblastoma Cells following exposure to different Nanosecond pulse parameters (durations and voltage amplitudes)

•Collected and analyzed data for presentation and publication

•Trained students with regard to laboratory techniques

Air Wisconsin Airlines – Norfolk, VA June 2006 – September 2009

Aircraft Ground Services Agent

•Inspected, serviced and conducted security searches of aircraft while grounded between flights.

The United States Immigrations Services Nashville, TN January 2000 – June 2003


•Volunteer basis as a translator using fluency in English, French, Kinyarwanda and Kirundi

•Assisted in re-settling of immigrants to the U.S from Rwanda and Burundi in the Nashville, Tennessee area.

•Educated the immigrants on American culture

•Translated the claims of immigrants in court who were involved in legal activity.


The Pasta Shoppe, Nashville, Tennessee, USA September 1997- January 2000

Food Producer

•Ensuring quality dishes for customers

•Prepared food for customers.

•Monitored production to ensure quality and adherence to health and safety guidelines

•Encouraged and supported a teamwork environment which increased employee efficiency and productivity

Interstates School of Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Dakar, Senegal

Customs and Inspections Assistant June 1995 - January 1996

•I assisted veterinarians in carrying out quality control inspection of food

•Determined the quality of food being imported and exported into and out the country

•Evaluated the freshness of food by inspecting the appearance of products

•Explored the odor of foods to test its usefulness

•Performed tactile procedures to determine the food’s quality

Veterinary assistant July1993 - February 1994

•As an intern I assisted veterinarians in broad areas of animal care and treatment.

•Observed veterinarian determine the condition of animals and how to treat their illnesses

•Advanced from observation to participating in analyzing the symptoms of animals

•Conducted lab work to form conclusions on animals’ health

•Formulated diagnosis based on the results of various assessments


Language Skills:

Fluent in English, French, Kinyarwanda and Kirundi

Computer Skills:

Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Photoshop

Technical skills:

Histology: Tissue Collection, Preparation and Processing

Molecular Methods: DNA extraction and purification, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), DNA Sequencing

Biochemistry: Protein Purification, Gel Electrophoresis, western blotting, chromatography

Cell Biology: Cell culture, cell viability assay, flow cytometry, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbant Assay (ELISA), Immunohistochemistry

Microscopy: Light microscope, Fluorescence microscope

Microbiology: General microbe handling techniques including plating, streaking, growing culture, preparation of agar plates, sterilization techniques, aseptique techniques.

Available immediately and willing to travel or relocate

Active volunteer and participant in the local community and various humanitarian support programs.

List of references and salary history furnished upon request.

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