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Project Manager

Location:
Santa Monica, CA, 90404
Posted:
June 30, 2020

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Scott Churchman

add8j6@r.postjobfree.com / 713-***-****

SUMMARY

Analytical scientist specializing in Instrumentation and Process Development with a focus in healthcare and biotechnology. Team player, project manager, problem solver, strong work ethic, multitasks well, and punctual. EDUCATION

Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

• BA Chemistry, BA Physics, 2013

• Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Pi Sigma

• Varsity Water Polo, Captain (2012), Gold Medal Winner at 19th Maccabiah World Games WORK EXPERIENCE

HawkeyeBio, Torrance, CA

Manager, Saliva Development Project (March 2020 – Present)

• Leads an effort to develop and commercialize a RT-qPCR test to detect lung cancer biomarkers from saliva samples while adhering to GLP and other best practices.

• Perfecting testing protocol and compiling the test with a keen focus on creating both LDT and pre- market approval submissions (510k) for an in-vitro diagnostic.

• Work with manufactures and clinical partners to source potential products and human samples for large scale pre-clinical trial testing

• Compile and submit proposals to grant management agencies (NIH and SBIR) to secure funding. MicrobeDx, Los Angeles, CA

Chief Technology Officer (Feb 2019 – March 2020) and Director of Assay Development (Aug 2017 – Jan 2019)

• Develop manufacturing processes to commercialize lab-based benchtop assay for the identification and AST testing of bacteria in urine specimens while adhering to ISO 9001 and 13485 guidelines.

• Invent and author new patents and invention disclosures while collaborating with IP counsel for the protection of vital assay steps and technologies. (6 in PCT stage and 1 provisional)

• Work with centralized laboratories to license our technology to create LDTs for ID and AST assays.

• Lead and manage internal and external teams to complete 6- and 12-month long assay development and manufacturing projects on schedule and to proposed budgets.

• Compile and submit proposals and invoices to grant management agencies (NIH and SBIR) to secure funding and reimbursement payments.

Oak Crest Institute of Science, Monrovia, CA

Lab Manager (July 2015 – Aug 2017) and Research Associate (July 2013 – June 2015)

• Developed and published an ion chromatography method for tissue analysis for HIV prevention research resulting in four publications, including one first authorship.

• Analyzed samples using multiple forms of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry for both pharmaceutical and environmental research, including human clinical trial samples.

• Adhered to FDA guidelines & GMP protocols while producing HIV prevention rings for clinical studies.

• Vital part of two month-long lab relocation, where careful planning and attention were needed to move precision instrumentation and machinery.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Los Angeles Water Polo Foundation, Los Angeles, CA Founder, Director, and Secretary (January 2018 – Present)

• Created a Tax-Exempt 501(c)3 non-profit corporation for the benefit of growing the sport of Water Polo in the Los Angeles area.

• Collaborate with other board members in organizing and growing the Bob Nealy Memorial Tournament

($10K in revenue in 2019) and the Southern Pacific Super League.

• Manage and grow the master’s team and organize clinics for high school athletes. Cal State University Innovation Corps, Los Angeles, CA Industry Mentor (July 2015 – December 2017)

• Advised local college students in a biotechnology commercialization program to help them bring a research-based idea to hypothetical market.

• Provided industry insight and experience to help formulate and refine students’ product.

• Strengthened and enhanced students’ business pitches and final presentations. LANGUAGES AND COMPUTING

Proficient in Spanish. Skilled programming in C++, Java, and Python. Experienced in Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Agilent Chemstation, Luminex Magpix, and Quickbooks.



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