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Microbiology/Supervisor

Location:
United States
Salary:
Negotiable
Posted:
May 24, 2010

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Ronald A. Williams

**** ***** ****, *****, ** ***33-2869

(330) ***-****

oe6sdq@r.postjobfree.com

Microbiologist

Summary of Qualifications:

Fifteen (15) years of experience as a microbiologist in a FDA regulated industry

Extensive knowledge of laboratory instruments, methods and practices

Skilled and professional use of microbiological theories, concepts and principles

Experience in developing and validating microbial and analytical test methods

Exceptional organizational and problem solving skills

Detailed oriented with the ability to work independently or collaborate effectively within teams

Ability to effectively communicate at all organizational levels

Management/supervisor experience

Experience:

GOJO Industries, Inc., Akron, OH

Research Biologist (1990-2003)

Administrative Scientist (1988-1990)

Method development for QA/QC function:

Implemented enhanced bioburden test methods for raw materials and finished products which increased lab testing efficiency and productivity

Developed multiple methods to quantify alcohol levels for hand sanitizer products

Developed and validated a preservative challenge method which increased productivity 50%

Method development for R&D function:

Researched neutralizers and developing a universal neutralizing medium for antimicrobial efficacy evaluations

Utilized a modified preservative efficacy method to aid Formula Development in preservative selection for new and reformulated products

Conducted biocide-surfactant compatibility studies which resulted in two patents

Developed methodology and conducted evaluations for special projects to give company’s products a competitive advantage

Conducted all in-house antimicrobial efficacy evaluations for R&D to aid in the development of new and reformulated antimicrobial products

Prepared antimicrobial efficacy reports and distributed to all appropriate personnel

Responsible for the acquisition of test data from independent testing laboratories for product claim substantiation and documentation

Prepare presentations for in-house customers and other scientific meetings

Prepared Material Safety Data Sheets for all finished products

Prepared and submitted all documents on time to comply with regulations set forth In SARA Title III

Active in the operation of the Dermatology Lab by preparing protocols and conducting product evaluations

Education:

Doctorate Program, Bacteriology and Biochemistry, University of Idaho

M.S. & B.S., Biology/Microbiology, University of Akron

Environmental Science Certificate, University of Akron

Professional Societies:

American Society for Microbiology

Society for Industrial Microbiology

Society for Cosmetic Chemists

Lake Erie Chapter SCC:

Chair 1997 & 1998

Chair Elect 1996

Treasurer 1994 & 1995

Publications:

Williams, R.A. 1981. Semi-qualitative salmonellae assay of Mud Brook, Summit County, OH. Master’s Thesis

Williams, R.A. and R.C. Heimsch. 1985. Optimizing the production of yeast amylase and biomass from a starchy feedstock using a continuous two-stage bioconversion. 85th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Las Vegas, NV

Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan and R.A. Williams. 1998. Handwashing and gloving for food protection. Part I: Examination of the evidence, Dairy Food and Environmental Sanitation 18(12): 814-823

Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan, R.A. Williams and D.S. Paulson. 1998. Handwashing and gloving for food protection. Part II: Effectiveness, Dairy Food and Environmental Sanitation 18(12): 824-829

Paulson, D.S., E.J. Fendler, M.J. Dolan and R.A. Williams. 1999. A close look at alcohol gel as an antimicrobial sanitizing agent, American Journal of Infection Control 27: 332-338

D.S. Paulson, C. Riccardi, C.M. Beausoleil, E.J. Fendler, M.J. Dolan, L.V. Dunkerton and R.A. Williams. 1999. Efficacy evaluation of four hand cleansing regimens for food handlers, Dairy Food and Environmental Sanitation 19(10): 680-684

Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan, R. Barnhart, T. Cartner and R.A. Williams. 1999. Effectiveness of skin care regimens for the prevention of irritant contact dermatitis in healthcare settings. 12th International Contact Dermatitis Symposium, 15-18 October, San Francisco, CA

Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan, B. Hammond and R.A. Williams. 1999. Effects of topical alcohol gel use on human skin condition.

3rd Annual International Symposium on Aging Skin, 28-31 January, San Francisco, CA

Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan, B. Hammond and R.A. Williams. 1998. Use of two-dimensional Doppler imaging for determination of irritant contact dermatitis. International Symposium on Bioengineering and the Skin, 25-27 Boston, MA

Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan and R.A. Williams. 1997. Efficacy of handwashing and gloving. IAMFES Annual Meeting, 6-9 July, Orlando, FL

Dolan, M.J., E.J. Fendler and R.A. Williams. 1996. Antimicrobial product effectiveness against antibiotic resistant microbes. AMSN 5th Annual Convention, 17-19 October, Chicago, IL

Williams, R.A., D.S. Paulson and C. Riccardi. 1996. Evaluation of several time exposure kill methods for evaluating antimicrobial efficacy. AOAC International Annual Meeting, 8-12 September, Orlando, FL

Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan and R.A. Williams. 2003. Handwashing and gloving for food protection: Examination of the evidence. In Paulson, DS (ed.): Handbook of Topical Antimicrobials. Marcel Dekker, New York, NY, Chapter 18. pp 271-289

Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan, R.A. Williams and D.S. Paulson. 2003. Handwashing and gloving for food protection: Effectiveness. In Paulson, DS (ed.): Handbook of Topical Antimicrobials. Marcel Dekker, New York, NY, Chapter 19. pp 291-301

Patents:

Antimicrobial Cleansing Compositions:

US Patent #5,635,462 & #5,719,113 and European Patent #973036932-2114

Ronald A. Williams, 2580 Smith Road, Akron, OH 44333-2869

(330) ***-****

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