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PROCESS CHEMIST; SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Biotech / Pharmaceutical Industry
Accomplished Chemist with extensive experience designing synthetic processes, optimizing existing processes, and improving efficiencies. Analytical capabilities with additional ability developing safe transfer methods. Effective trouble shooter capable of implementing manufacturing processes and controls. Skilled researcher with thorough experience handling, synthesizing, purifying, and characterizing complex organic molecules. Talented communicator able to convey science to a diverse audience. Additional areas of expertise:
Biotechnical, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Intermediates & Products • Multi-Step Organic Synthesis
Research to Production Lifecycle • Experimental Design, Execution & Optimization • Problem Solving
Analytical, Chromatography Techniques: NMR, IR, GC, HPLC, LCMS, Flash
MAKChem CONSULTING, Sunnyvale, CA • 2006- present
A source for advice on Process Development applicable to the biotech, pharmaceutical, and polymer industries.
Owner and Chemistry Consultant
Working knowledge of manufacturing processes, cGMP practices, and ICH and CFR guidelines. Writing of test methods, validation documentation, SOPs, HazOPs, MSDS, white papers and safety procedures.
A SCHMAHL SCIENCE WORKSHOP, San Jose, CA • 2008-2010, 2011-present
A science-based scholastic program developed to improve K-12 understanding of the life, physical, and earth sciences to both home-schooled and public school children.
Mentor on Science Fair Projects (part-time)
Assist middle school and high school students as they learn what is entailed by real-life research projects.
Middle & High School Chemistry Teacher (part-time)
Teach science curriculum to students. Plan and execute curriculum with appropriate experiments. Deliver lectures. Supervise student activity in both labs and lectures. Demonstrate real-world applications of classroom science.
K-6 science teacher (part-time)
Present science-based hands-on workshops to students. Execute curriculum with age-appropriate experiments. Supervise student hands-on activity in labs. Discuss science as appropriate to levels of understanding.
• Developed curriculum that enhanced understanding of and appreciation for chemistry among high school-aged students.
• Developed curriculum for an introductory chemistry class aimed at middle school students.
• Motivated and challenged students to achieve greater effort.
• Developed and executed plan for safe handling of chemicals within organization
• Developed and executed plan for safe handling of hazardous waste materials within organization
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SYMYX CORPORATION, Santa Clara, CA • 2008
Assists companies with R&D integration, designs and builds systems to reduce R&D risks.
Designed experiments to examine catalysts used in biodiesel preparation. Analyzed individual reactions and performed data analysis.
• Ran several hundred reactions that scrutinized solvent, catalyst and substrate effects on the overall reaction products.
• Designed and managed experiments within restrictive time parameters.
AIR LIQUIDE ELECTRONICS (ALOHA), Fremont, CA • 2006-2007
A global company producing high-purity organometallics used by fabrication companies to produce specialty chips.
Devised safe methods to transfer high-purity organometallics between canisters without exposure to water or oxygen. Developed and wrote SOPs, HazOPs, and MSDS. Worked closely with the analytical group. Trained and managed 4 technicians.
• Ensured timely shipping of materials by developing safe efficient methods for product transfer.
A.P. PHARMA INC., Redwood City, CA • 2005-2006
A small specialty pharmaceutical company developing medical treatments based on polymer-based drug delivery systems.
Senior Research Associate
Designed and executed experiments to study the effects on molecular weight and other physical properties of targeted polymers. Analyzed data and prepared reports.
• Significantly reduced experiment backlog by preparing copious samples.
• Improved laboratory setting by implementing cleaning and order processes.
NANOSYN, Menlo Park, CA • 2005
A small company that prepares libraries of chemical compounds using combinatorial methods.
Employed combinatorial methods to prepare libraries of pharmaceutical intermediates. Delivered compounds to the analytical group. Interpreted results prior to shipping libraries to customers.
• Synthesized and analyzed numerous libraries of compounds results.
• Completed tasks on a limited budget with highly restricted funding.
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CYTOKINETICS, San Francisco, CA • 2004-2005
A small company that produces drugs for cardiovascular and oncology purposes.
Designed, executed and optimized a synthetic sequence for a drug currently in phase III clinical trials. Assayed results utilizing NMR, LCMS, and HPLC. Interpreted results.
TARGESOME, Palo Alto, CA • 2002-2003
A small company that was in the process of developing liposome materials for use in drug delivery systems.
Synthesized functionalized dextran for use in liposome materials. Implemented flexible practices to accommodate a change in company business plans and directions. Supervised three chemists and three technicians.
PREVIOUS CAREER HISTORY
AFFYMAX, Palo Alto, CA
• Successfully prepared small molecule and linker molecules within time parameters.
• Improved efficiencies by recommending process changes.
CATALYTICA, Mountain View, CA
• Generated 20% higher overall yields in preparing new catalyst materials.
CLONTECH, Palo Alto, CA
Senior Research Associate
• Boosted company’s market position as a reagents supplier by developing and optimizing the multi-step synthetic sequence used to prepare 2 different families of DNA modification reagents.
PUBLICATIONS & PATENTS
Nelson, Paul S., and Kent, Mark A., U.S. Patent 5,451,463 – non-nucleoside 1,3-diol reagents for labeling synthetic oligonucleotides; issued 9/19/95.
Microsoft Office Suite • Isis • SciFinder
American Chemical Society – Chair, Santa Clara Valley Section - 2008
American Chemical Society – Alternate Councilor, Santa Clara Valley Section
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Bay Area Biotech Consultants Network
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Master of Science in Organic Chemistry
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA