CARLTON V. PLUMMER
Analysis • Accuracy • Quality Control
EXPERIENCED RESEARCH CHEMIST & QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST
…committed to scientific accuracy and data-driven results
Acceptance sampling and control charts
Process protocol and process control
Quality control inspection
Lean Six Sigma/ ISO 17025
Small to large laboratories
Modern laboratory equipment
HIGHLIGHTED CHEMISTRY EXPERIENCE
Quality Assurance Specialist
AMETHYST TECHNOLOGIES, BALTIMORE, MD 2017- 2019
(Parent company of Advent Laboratories)
Assisted in development, implementation and maintenance of a quality system for USAMRIID compliant with good laboratory practices (GLPs), and Department of the Army regulations.
Conducted document control procedures including writing, reviewing and tracking and monitoring the flow of all documents including, standard operating procedures (SOPs), memoranda, policies, and protocols.
Wrote, reviewed and edited documents (SOPs, validation protocols, policies, etc.).
Provided internal audit support.
Interfaced with other departments on continuous improvement of the quality system.
Reviewed deviations, corrective and preventative actions (CAPAs), complaints, and QC investigations.
Maintained the quality training program that included the following areas: GLPs, good documentation practices, cold chain management, quality management plan, etc.
Generated internal quality documentation such as quality plans, standard operating procedures and inspection procedures.
Presented annual status reports to Command and management.
Assisted in providing quality support (sample pickup and delivery to testing lab) for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (Advent).
WALTER REED ARMY INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH, Silver Spring, MD 2002 - 2004
Senior Quality Control Analyst
Conducted protein application testing (vaccines).
Performed USP chemistry testing of water systems in the facility.
Environmental Monitoring of clean rooms
Conducted performance qualification/operational qualification of analytical instruments.
Established, updated and reviewed standard operating procedures for the laboratory.
Developed method and validation for clean rooms and laboratory equipment.
Followed Good Manufacturing Practice/Good Laboratory Practice guidelines and procedures, ISO 9000.
Trained 4 quality control technicians in environmental monitoring procedures and testing.
Reviewed data finds and charted trends of environmental particulates
HUMAN GENOME SCIENCES, INC., Rockville, MD 2001-2002
Performed protein formulation and application testing.
Quality checked testing of time and temperature stability samples.
Developed method for determining the actual concentration delivered through a nebulizer.
INVITROGEN CORPORATION (LIFE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.), Frederick, MD 1998-2001
Associate Scientist II
Produced transfection reagents, resins, and protein ladders.
Performed specific analytical applications including chromatography and electrophoresis.
Quality control check of products throughout manufacturing and scale process.
INTRACEL CORPORATION, Rockville, MD 1998
Performed specific Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) applications to meet GC specific requirements.
Maintained radiochemistry laboratory and equipment including FTIR, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, and Liquid Chromatograph.
Synthesized a patented chelate for further product production.
SHIMADZU SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, Columbia, MD 1997-1998
Gas Chromatography Marketing Specialist
Assisted in preparing gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS) instruments for demonstrations and courses.
Performed specific GC/GCMS applications to meet customer specific requirements.
Prepared product release packets for the GC/GCMS instruments and accessories.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, Bethesda, MD 1994-1997
Provided bio-organic chemistry support in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) pharmocodynamics laboratory.
Performed instrumental analysis nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry (NMR), a continuation of mass spectrometry and infrared spectrometry in vapor phase (GC-MS-FTIR) of frog skin alkaloid extracts.
Synthesized natural products and derivatives for research.
B.S., Chemistry, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, MD – 1995
National Institutes of Health, Fellow – 1997
ACCOMPLISHMENTS & CERTIFICATIONS
Published: “Synthesis and nicotinic activity of epiboxidine: An isoxazole analogue of epibatidine.” European Journal of Pharmacology 1997 FEB 26; 321 (2): 189-194 (NIH)
Synthesized a patented chelate (Intracel)
Agilent Technologies: Advanced Chemstation course – April 2003
HPLC 3D Chemstation Data and Analysis – November 2003
New American Management Association: Time Management course – October 2002
COMPUTER & TECHNICAL SKILLS
Operating Systems: Windows, Mac O/S, Linux
Applications: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, TOC Talk, Waters Millennium, Agilent Chemstation
Analytical Instruments: Varian EM600 NMR,EM360L NMR: Finnigan Mat GC/MS/MS (with direct probe): Hewlett Packard: GC/IR/MS (in series), Waters/Agilent HPLC: RP,SEC; Perkin-Elmer: Lambda 4B UV/VIS Spec, 1600 Series FTIR; Shimadzu Scientific Instruments: GC/GCMS, TLC; Parr Hydrogenation apparatus; Biotage: Flash chromatography instruments; Labconco: LyphLock 6 Freeze Dry System, Bio-Rad, Millipore Milliflex, Milliflex Plus), Phoenix 8000 TOC Analyzer
Protein Assay: Gel Electrophoresis: SDS-Page, Silver Stain, BCA, OD A280, HPLC, Biorad Microtiter Plate, DC Biorad
Endotoxin Assay: Limulus Amebocyte Lysate Gel Clot Test
Residual Assay: Detecting Phenols, Chlorine, Formaldehyde
TOC: Determination of Total Organic Carbon
Appearance: QC Bulk and Final Lot Evaluation
USP Chemistry Testing: pH, conductivity