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Analytical Chemistry, Development Scientist, Research Scientist

Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Salary:
100000
Posted:
October 16, 2018

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Nelson Chepkwony

Boston, MA

EDUCATION

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. August 2015 - May 2020

PhD in Microbiology

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. August 2009 - May 2013

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Relevant courses

Genetics, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Developmental Biology,

Evolution Biology, Protein Computer Graphics, Calculus I and II and Statistics

Honors.

Dean’s list Fall 2010

Distinguished undergraduate researcher in Plant Pathology and Plant Microbe Biology Fall 2010

Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarship, Cornell August 2009

WORK EXPERIENCE AND LEADERSHIP

August 2015- Present

Brunlab, Indiana University

Research Assistant

Bacterial adhesins and biofilm formation. Using both molecular and genetics tools to study bacterial adhesion and properties of bacterial adhesins in different ionic environments.

August 2013 –2015

PCI Synthesis, Newburyport, MA

QC Analytical Chemist.

Provide accurate and timely results for the samples submitted for analysis to support manufacturing and research and

development departments. Use HPLC, GC, ultraviolet spectroscopy, FT -IR and titrimetry to assess the quality of raw

material, in-process, final and stability compounds. Calibrated instruments to the industry standards. Write SOP, maintain

chemical inventory and review secondary data for analyses conducted by other analysts.

August 2009 – June 2013

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Research Assistant I in Dr. Rebecca Nelson’s Lab

Data entry and analysis. Performed basic lab duties like cleaning and stocking equipment. Performed lab projects - extract. DNA and RNA data analysis for genotyping, PCR, qPCR analysis and SDS PAGE. Set up bio assays, inoculated and counted spores, and score the level of disease infection.

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY August 2010 - December 2012

Honor thesis research.

Designed an independent research on resistance to fungal infections in corn.

KenSAP program, Boston, MA August 2011 - July 2012

President.

Organized 4 reunions and events in Boston and New York city, oriented new students from Kenya,

coordinated with KenSAP benefactors and chaired the student meetings. Drafted and passed the new

KenSAP constitution. Dealt with 100 international students across US colleges.

Betsab Services, LLC, Berrien Spring, MI December 2009 - January 2010

Nursing Home administrator assistant.

Supervised seniors and disabled adults. Provided healthcare support – checked blood pressure and blood glucose for the diabetic clients. Received and checked out physicians and visitors.

SKILLS

Lab techniques

•qPCR analysis •DNA/RNA sequencing •protein purification •electrophoresis •bioassays • qualitative gene analyses •Protein graphic animation •Chromatography •QTLs mapping •tissue culture •southern and western blot • SDS PAGE • bacterial cloning • plasmid preparation • cGMP •SOP• JMP software • HPLC Agilent 1100/1200 • UV, FT -IR, Karl Fisher, particle size analyzer, TOC, ROI.

Computers

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, outlook and Access • JMP software and Prism graph pad.

Activities

Cornell University track and cross-country team •Adventist Christian Fellowship Committee • Cornell soccer club



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