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Project Manager Life Science Food Safety

Tallahassee, Florida, United States
June 28, 2016

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Jason J. Crowe



Managed implementation of lab whole genome sequencing program

Expertise in scientific writing and grant research process

Published Science writer in Florida Restaurant and Lodging Magazine

Select Agent Clearance (FBI/FDLE) and Training for BSL-3 biohazards

Networked with the FDA and UDSA/FSIS through MCAP grant programs

Guest lecturer and instructor for laboratory scientific outreach program PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Food Safety, Bureau of Food Laboratories – ISO Accredited Regulatory Lab Biological Administrator I – Molecular Biology/Preparedness Section: 7/2013 – Present

Molecular lab technical manager and supervisor for five employees

Manage as PI and assist in budget development for federal grant programs

Administer the Food Lab’s BSL-3 Select Agent program as PI and ARO

Present internal project development to external partners

Direct and conduct independent research analysis Biological Scientist III – Molecular Biologist: 9/2011 – 7/2013

Team leader in collaborative FERN and LRN projects including detection of BSL-3 select agents

Responsible for molecular analysis of pathogens isolated from consumer food products

Trained laboratory staff on newly developed and emerging food micro/molecular bio methods Biological Scientist II – Microbiologist: 11/2009 - 9/2011

Responsible for enteric pathogenic screening of consumer food products

Performed industrial environmental screening for the presence of pathogens

Participated in AOAC collaboration for the development of a new Salmonella detection protocol ACHIEVEMENTS/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America

AFDO Food Laboratory Subject Matter Expert

Expert peer reviewer for Tissue Engineering

Member of the Florida Public Health Association


Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, Ph.D. Molecular Biophysics/Biomedical Engineering, 2009

Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, B.S. Biomolecular Science, 2003 KEYWORDS: science supervisor project manager sequencing molecular biology microbiology select agent writer researcher food safety public health instructor outreach laboratory pathogen USDA FDA BSL-3

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