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Chemist II

rahway, New Jersey, 07065, United States
March 06, 2011

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*** ******* ****** • Rahway, New Jersey 07065

732-***-**** (Residence) • 908-***-**** (Cellular) (E-Mail)


Analytical and Research-Developmental Chemist with several years of successful experience in conducting a broad range of chemical compendial, research, and analytical studies for purposes of quality control, methods validation, and process and product development, with application to industries including pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, petrochemical, food, cosmetic, and healthcare. Core competencies include:

• Product Formulation • Product Characterization • Structure, Composition & Stability

• Process Development/Control • Sample Preparation • Pilot Production Batches

• Assays/Analytical Techniques • Quality Analysis/Control • Regulatory Compliance

An innovative, effective analyst, facilitator, and leader with comprehensive technical skills, a strong customer orientation, and the capacity to utilize and integrate diverse resources in achieving project, product, and cost objectives. Bilingual with fluency in English and Spanish.


Background characterized by a track record of accomplishments, including the following:

• Developed new product formulation of a nutritional product derived from an organic grain, controlling development initiative from inception through synthesis and characterization of final product.

• Synthesized saponins for use as a surface active chemical ingredient for use in various cosmetic products. Extracted saponins from a natural grain source to facilitate substitution of synthesized saponins used in the cosmetics industry.

• Identified and characterized FDA-regulated and non-regulated components in various cosmetic products, determining chemical and physical properties of components facilitating development of competitive products.


Research & Development

Significant experience in applying principles of chemistry, physics, biology, and microbiology in facilitating development and marketability of products.

• Determined and established parameters and specifications for new product development experimentation and initiatives…

• Performed intermediate analysis of raw materials and components, employing methods approved by the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) and National Formulary (NF) for development of pharmaceutical products…

• Developed formulations to create new and enhance existing products, including pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and food products…

• Researched and developed new pigments, characterizing pigments employing colorimetric techniques including draw-down and Alinox cylinder and blending pigments using polyflow techniques…

• Created batches for pilot plant development…

Laboratory Analysis

Considerable background in conducting a broad range of analytical, qualitative, and quantitative studies on various raw materials, products, and components.

• Conducted testing and work-up procedures utilizing various methods, equipment, and technologies including extraction, gravity filtration, vacuum filtration, column purification, concentration, distillation, absorption, calcination, reflux, recrystallization, Karl Fischer titration, thin-layer chromatography (TLC), gas chromatography (GC), gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), ultraviolet/visible spectrophotometry (UV/VIS), infrared spectroscopy (IR), luminescence spectrophotometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)…


• Performed organic synthesis in multiple-step reactions for various pharmaceutical applications, adhering to standard operating procedures (SOP’s) in gram and kilo scales using catalytic hydrogenation, Grignard, Borane, and substitution reactions…

• Analyzed petroleum samples of gasoline, diesel, low-sulfur diesel (LSD), ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD), biodiesel, ethanol, crude oil, jet fuel, and naphtha for appearance, flash point, viscosity, and mineral content, employing American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and other industry standards…

• Compiled, organized, and analyzed data and generated technical reports in accordance with current good manufacturing practices (cGMP’s), applying computer literacy and applications including MS Office and PC-Spartan in managing information and preparing reports and other documents…


Libra Technical Center, Metuchen, New Jersey 06/07 to 10/09

Research & Development Chemist II

Chiral Quest Pharmaceutical, Inc., Monmouth Junction, New Jersey 01/06 to 09/06

Research Associate

Kean University, Union, New Jersey 01/04 to 05/05

Laboratory Assistant – Research Department (09/04 to 05/05)

Laboratory Assistant – Chemistry Department (01/04 to 12/04)

Magruder Color Company, Newark, New Jersey 09/02 to 12/03

Laboratory Technician – Research & Development


Kean University, Union, New Jersey

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Chemistry, May 2006

• American Chemical Society (ACS) Certified


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