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Research and Development Technician, Medical Device Technician

Kailua, HI
May 19, 2020

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Katie Reale



Seeking a full-time position learning and gaining new perspective on all aspects of the ever-changing advances in medical technology. I thrive on collaborating with those in the medical field to help expand and better educate the knowledge base of the industry.


Colorado State University graduate, with a Bachelors’ in Biology and concentration in Anatomy and Physiology. Immensely passionate about new medical technology and advancing the health care industry. As an experienced Research and Development technician, I have a demonstrated background in the medical device field as well as in office practices. I have over 10 years of experience offering outstanding service to diverse clients in many aspects of healthcare including sales, education, patient care, customer service and client care. I am skilled in immunology stem cell product research and tissue processing. While having worked directly with my team I have built a strong supplier to customer relationship. As a healthcare professional, I am driven by research, and constant education on new material to assist in the growth in healthcare.


MS office expertise

Orthopedic graft production/ sales

Immunology stem cell research

Medical terminology

Highly self-motivated, willing to learn

Strong Communicator

Extreme detail attention

Experience with account management (CRM)

Trained on aseptic technique, SOPs GDP


Immunotherapy Research and Development Technician Apex Life Sciences/ AlloSource

Worked in Aseptic and Sterile Environment

Collaborated alongside the Lead Scientists and Engineers on extraction, manipulation and cryopreservation of Hematopoietic stem cells

Extracted Hematopoietic stem cells from donor tissue, manipulated and ran various studies on final extraction

Used hemocytometer for cell counts and differentiation

Constructed and produced medical devices such as bone grafts, allografts, and tendon grafts from donor tissue

April 2018 to present

Lead Ophthalmic Technician and Medical Scribe at Vision Care Specialists

Shadowed Optometrists in office procedures pre- testing

Trained on all applications of the ocular anatomy

Performed special testing and operated all ocular instruments on patients

Medical Billing and Coding

October 2017-April 2018

Volunteer Assistant Colorado State University Microbiology Department

Fall 2016

Recorded and analyzed data

Cleaned equipment

Provided assistance with conversions and calculations

Medical office receptionist / Surgical Coordinator at Garber Plastic Surgery

May 2015-August 2015, June 2016-August 2016

Check in patients/schedule procedures/consultations/follow ups

Filed patient forms, provided Pre-Op booklets, Super bills

CPT-4 and ICD-9 medical billing coding

Excel creating spreadsheets for supply budgets and surgery scheduling

Undergraduate Volunteer ER Patient Transport at the Poudre Valley Hospital

Patient transportation and assisted with CT-scans, MRI, X-ray, etc...

Shadowed Physician Assistants and ER Nurses

Cleaning and prep of patient rooms

Server at The Moot House Pub, 2626 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO

February 2014 to December 14th, 2015

Organized daily and nightly reservations

Assisted Servers and Bartenders with side-work and daily tasks

Sales Associate at the Colorado State University

Filled book orders, register, assisted customers with store knowledge

Assisted student with courses and proper textbooks


Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a concentration of Anatomy and Physiology from Colorado State University 2016

Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Burlington County College 2011

High School Diploma from Seneca High School 2009

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