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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
July 17, 2019

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Elisha Daniel Ford, BS Biochemistry


Objective: My objective is to get a job where I use my scientific skills to help the company succeed.

Position Desired: Laboratory Technician, Chemist, Biochemist, Scientist Skills : Pipetting, titration, HPLC, GC, MS, ion-exchange chromatography, IR, NMR, spectrophotometry, buffer preparation, electrophoresis, PCR 1. Education :

Washington Township High School (WTHS)

Graduation date: June 2008 (earned High School Diploma, Cum Laude) Montclair State University (MSU)

Major- Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Graduation date: May 2012, Cum Laude

Cumulative GPA- 3.420

Major GPA- 3.267

Credits earned- 128

Relevant courses taken: Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry I and II, Biochemistry I and II, Molecular Biology

Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) Medprep Scholars Program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey(UMDNJ)- New Jersey Medical School(now Rutgers New Jersey Medical School)

- Undergraduate Student (Summer 2009, Summer 2010) University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey(UMDNJ)- School of Osteopathic Medicine Prematriculation Program(now Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine)

-Medical Student (Summer 2012, Summer 2013)

2. Honors/Awards :

Goldfarb Scholarship ( Fall 2008 – Spring 2012)

South Jersey Area Local APWA, United States Post Office Scholarship (Fall 2008) MSU Foundation, Local 1904 AFT, AFL-CIO Scholarship (Fall 2010) MSU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Most Outstanding Student in General Chemistry ( Fall 2008 - Spring 2009)

Dean’s List ( Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010) Academic & Math SMART Grant (Fall 2010-Spring 2011) Health Careers Service Scholarship (Spring 2012)

New Jersey Osteopathic Education Foundation Howard M. Levine, D.O. Memorial Scholarship

(Fall 2013- Spring 2014)

3. Professional Licenses :

New Jersey Board of Pharmacy- Registered Pharmacy Technician, # 28RW03289600,


4. Work Experience :

PMCO Inc. and A&C Cleaning- Maintenance Worker (3/2018-Present) 235 W Malaga Rd, Williamstown, NJ 08094

Description: At PMCO we oversee different properties to make sure a certain level of cleanliness is maintained. Many of the properties maintained are shopping/retail centers and office buildings. Services offered include:power sweeping, landscaping maintenance, snow plowing, pressure washing, and line striping. For the cleaning business(A&C Cleaning), duties include but are not limited to: carpet cleaning, floor waxing, dish washing, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, dusting, and discarding of trash.

MedImmune/Astrazeneca- Temporary Packaging Technician (4/2018-7/2018) 3001 Red Lion Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19114

Description: AstraZeneca(formerly MedImmune Vaccines) is a leading biotechnology company focused on researching, developing and commercializing products to prevent or treat infectious disease, autoimmune disease and cancer. MedImmune actively markets four products, Synagis(palivizumab), Ethyol(amifostine), FluMist(Influenza Virus Vaccine Live, Intranasal), and CytoGam(cytomegalovirus immune globulin intravenous (human)). At MedImmune I manufactured and packaged FluMist(FluMist Quadrivalent),a nasal-spray flu vaccine that helps protect from the flu(influenza). It is a flu vaccine that is sprayed into the nose and starts working in the nose, where the flu typically starts. It is used in children, adolescents, and adults ages 2 through 49 and is an alternative to the flu shot. Also, at MedImmune/Astrazeneca it was imperative that we followed GMPs, GDPs, and SOPs.

Cardinal Health- Warehouse Associate(Pharmaceutical Preparation) (9/2017-1/2018) 1120 Commerce Blvd, Swedesboro, NJ 08085

Description: At Cardinal Health we prepared the medicines and other over the counter health care products to be shipped out to CVS Pharmacy. We received all types of medicines from different pharmaceutical companies such as Merck, Norvartis, Teva, AstraZeneca,West-Ward, and GlaxoSmithKline. I had knowledge of the different medicines and worked in a fast paced environment.

Wedgewood Pharmacy(Packaging Laboratory)- Pharmacy Laboratory Technician (6/2017- 9/2017)

405 Heron Drive, Suite 200, Swedesboro, NJ 08085

Description: During my time as a Pharmacy Laboratory Technician I packaged medicines for customers while following GMPs and SOPs. I packaged solutions, suspensions, powders,tablets, pastes, and gels for use by people and animals. I was also familiar with the techniques of the compounding department that made the medicines. I got experience working in a laboratory environment and learned how to use my science skills in a fast paced environment. LaserShip- Package Handler (3/2017-6/2017)

1550 Imperial Way, Paulsboro, NJ 08066

Description: I made sure packages were sent to their proper destinations and I also loaded trucks with packages in a neat manner. I got more experience working in a fast paced environment. Resintech- Technician (12/2016-3/2017)

160 Cooper Rd, West Berlin, NJ 08091

Description: ResinTech Inc., is a leader in ion exchange, manufactures a broad range of ion exchange resins for water and waste water treatment, including deionization,softening, metals removal, product purification, resource recovery, and pollution control. I made sure ion- exchange resins were in their proper tanks as cation resins and anion resins. I took resin samples to the lab to make sure they were tested for quality. Delaware Valley Floral Group- Picker/Packer (9/2016-12/2016) 520 Mantua Blvd, Sewell, NJ 08080

Description: I packaged plants to fulfill customer orders and also retrieved them from the green house. I had a knowledge of various types of plant species. U.S. Vision (optical laboratory) – Temporary Production Associate (6/2016-9/2016) 1 Harmon Drive, Glen Oaks Industrial Park, Glendora, NJ, 08029 Description: I worked in an optical laboratory that manufactured eyeglasses. I prepared lenses to be cut, shaped, and polished by generators. I followed the GMPs and SOPs of the company. Walmart- Stocking Associate and Maintenance Associate (10/2015-5/2016) 265 N Route 73, Berlin, NJ 08091

Description: I stocked store shelves in a quick and neat manner. I helped customers in a friendly manner and used customer service skills. I cleaned the store to keep the appearance nice. Courier Post- Newspaper Carrier (3/2014-7/2014)

Sicklerville, NJ, 08081

Description: I traveled to various homes in the neighborhood and delivered the newspaper before a certain time everyday.

Taco Bell- Service Champion (2/2013-6/2013)

201 East Oltorf Street, Austin, Texas, 78741

Description: I greeted customers in a friendly manner and took their orders. I had knowledge of the menu and answered customer questions. I operated the cash register and handled the money and card transactions. I gained experience working in a fast paced environment. Health Careers Program- Peer Tutor[ Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Physics I, Physics II, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry I] (1/2010-1/2011) 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043

Description: I served as a peer tutor for the Health Careers Program, during Spring 2010 and Fall 2010. Not only was I responsible for presenting material with clarity, but providing a non- threatening environment to promote active participation. Through this experience, my communication and teaching skills were enhanced. I felt great satisfaction in knowing that I was assisting my peers in preparing for examinations. I was especially pleased when several peers earned competitive grades. Subjects that I tutored were Organic Chemistry I, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry II, College Physics I, College Physics II, University Physics I, University Physics II, Precalculus,Calculus I, and Calculus II. Dr. Dirk Vanderklein ( MSU Department of Biology and Molecular Biology) – Research Assistant (9/2008-1/2009)

1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043

Description: I served as a paid research assistant for Dr.Vanderklein,a Biology professor. My initial exposure to research, the objective was to investigate insect herbivory on Japanese Knotweed(Fallopia Japonica). The plant samples were prepared by making powders, using technical equipment. Then samples were examinated and analyzed. This experience further developed my level of perseverance. For example, when using the technical equipment, sometimes it would malfunction. When this happened, repairs had to be made, or the equipment replaced. Moreover,this experience taught me how to communicate with a professional researcher.

5. Research:

Dr. Dirk Vanderklein ( MSU Department of Biology and Molecular Biology)- Growing Catnip, Alfalfa, Grass (Fall 2009)

Description: I was employed by Dr.Vanderklein, as a research assistant in 2008. A year later, I was commissioned to conduct a different research project with him in 2009-2010. A colleague and I conducted experiments growing catnip, alfalfa, and grass in different growth mediums. A certain company wanted to construct a catnip garden for cats using "soil moist", a water- absorbing crystal medium. It was concluded that natural soil was the best growth medium, and

"soil moist" was not a good growth medium.

Dr. Jim Dyer ( MSU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)- Cloning of the Cryptochrome 1 Gene of a Sunflower (Spring 2011, Experimental Biochemistry II) Description: In Experimental Biochemistry II our class studied the "Cloning of the Cryptochrome 1 Gene of a Sunflower", an original research project by our professor Dr. Dyer. Since it was his original research project, it was counted as student research. The project was one of the most difficult I have researched. Students obtained the amino acid sequence and the DNA sequence, and then designed primers to amplify the sequence using PCR. 6. Professional Memberships:

Minority Association of Pre-health Students (MAPS)

- Member (Spring 2010 - Fall 2011)

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

- Member (Fall 2010 - Spring 2012)

South Jersey American Chemical Society at Rowan University(SJACS)

- Member(Spring 2019-Present)

7. Extracurricular Activities:

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

- Member (Fall 2008 - Spring 2010,Spring 2011-Spring 2012)

- Prayer Meeting Leader (Fall 2009, Spring 2010)

- Prayer Coordinator, Servant Leadership Team, Executive Board (Spring 2010) Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA) at UMDNJ-SOM, now Rowan University- SOM

- Member (Fall 2012 – Present)

VICTORY Tutorial Program, Austin Independent School District

- Volunteer Tutor (Spring 2013)

Health Careers Program

- Participant (Summer 2008 - Spring 2012)

MSU Biology Club

- Member (Fall 2010 – Spring 2012)

MSU Emergency Medical Services

- Certified CPR Volunteer (Fall 2009)

8. Contact Information:

Cell Phone- 856-***-****


Address- 1801 Laurel Rd, Unit 1204, Lindenwold, NJ 08021

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