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Project Manager

Santa Monica, CA, 90404
June 30, 2020

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Scott Churchman / 713-***-****


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.


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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