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Associate Scientist, biology, chemistry

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
November 30, 2017

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Christopher Maguire


Five years of professional experience and Master’s degree in the life sciences, I am interested in all aspects of Industry R&D, Manufacturing, Quality control, and Assurance. Dedicated team player willing to learn,quick to achieve independence and contribute to the group.

Associate Scientist, 12/5/16-Present (1 year)

Employer: Medtronic, Renal Care Solutions, Fridley, MN

●Research and development support for a novel kidney dialysis device

●Plant based enzyme extraction, Enzyme Characterization, Sorbent Chemistry testing

Biologist, 5/4/15 - 8/15/2016 (1 year 4 months)

Employer: American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), Bacteriology group, Manassas, Va

●Achieved high performance of laboratory procedures requiring accuracy, judgment and technical proficiency under minimal supervision, cultured aerobic/anaerobic bacteria in an ISO certified environment, Followed precise manufacturing/quality control protocols.

●Recorded data in a precise manner, maintained accurate documentation and metrics, complied with quality policies and standards. Identified data errors and suggested process improvements.

●Methods: DNA extraction and quantification, Anti-microbial susceptibility and biochemical testing, Dupont Riboprinter ID, PCR, Vitek2, nano drop UV-spec, Gram stain, Wet mount, Sterile technique, Biomek liquid dispensing Robot, Quality 5S lab compliance auditor/Room champion

● Reviewed Batch records: identified errors, documented all process deviations for Quality Assurance. Achieved high performance review from supervisors and colleagues.

Manufacturing and Research Specialist, 1/1/13- 5/1/2015 (2 years 4 months)

Employer: Athena Environmental Sciences and Enzyme Systems, Baltimore, MD

●Manufactured bacteriological, cell culture and custom chemical media formulations to customer specifications under GMP like conditions.

●Edited and Reviewed batch records, maintained raw material and supply inventory, Prepared buffers, Weighed and mixed chemicals, performed sterile filtering and sterility testing, Trained and supervised new employees, Prepared chemical cost analysis.

●Initiated planning for new projects to manufacture custom chemical products used in assay kits. Executed projects requiring good communication quickly and effectively.

●Designed and executed optimization experiments to develop chemical formulations for new products

●Methods: DNA Plasmid purification, Bacterial Transformation, Gel separations, Protein purification, Protein Assays, Bacterial growth and protein expression studies.

●Operated UV Spec, Microplate reader, Centrifuge, Knauer (FPLC) chromatography system, pH meter and conductivity meter

●Completed study to determine unknown microbial concentrations and effectiveness of inhibitory reagents. Recorded detailed procedures and results in lab notebook, completed statistical analysis using Prism graph pad and Microsoft Excel.

Specimen Processor, 4/15/12- 12/31/12 (8 Months)

Employer: Idexx Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Glen Burnie, MD

●Data entry: Labeled sample specimens and forms according to departmental standards. Entered all required testing information into computer tracking system quickly and accurately, achieved production goals, Packaged lab supplies for clients and maintained inventory, Followed SOPs, Used LIMS for specimen storage and retrieval, coordinated logistics for lab deliveries, provided office assistance, organized documentation, and demonstrated good communication skills.


●Master’s Professional Studies: Biotechnology, May 2014

University of Maryland Baltimore County- Baltimore, MD

●B.S. Biology, December 2011

Franciscan University – Steubenville, OH

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