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Quality Assurance Assistant

United States
August 14, 2012

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Franklin, Tennessee *****,, 207-***-**** (cell)


Strong knowledge in food science and engineering, ingredient functionality, chemistry, microbiology, biology, mathematics

Experience in new product research and development, analytical chemistry, food safety and quality, human nutrition and lab management.


M.Sc. Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Maine, Orono, ME, August 2010

B.Sc. Food Science and Engineering, Shanghai Normal University, China, June 2007


Product Development: market research, cost analysis, packaging, labeling, production, consumer testing, product launch, patent application

Food Safety: microbiological analysis, certified HACCP plan development and implementation, certified ISO 9001 ISO 22000 Internal Auditor, GMP auditor, USDA/FDA regulations

Chemistry Analysis: LC-MS, GC-MS, HPLC, UV/Vis spectrophotometer, quality attribute analysis, shelf life and stability, wet chemistry, Dissolution test, UV, PH

Sensory Evaluation: Descriptive Analysis, Discrimination Testing, Time Intensity, Moment to Moment and Time Profiling, Temporal Dominance of Sensations

Biotechnology: molecular biology, biochemistry, cell Biology, genetics

Statistical analysis: experimental design, data management and analysis

Computer Skills: SAP, LIMS, SAS, SYSTAT, MATLAB, JMP, Microsoft Office suite


X. Wei, Y Wang, J. Shen, and L Yu. Development of a functional sports drink. Patent 200710039953.0.

Y. Wang, X Wei, J. Shen, and L. Yu. Development of a healthy tea drink. Patent 200710039974.0.


Medical Technologist, Spectrum Pain Clinics. November 2011- present

Perform specimen toxicology screening and confirmation using LC-MS/MS and chemistry analyzer

Conduct analytical method development and validation, results analysis and report

Perform lab management; maintain and troubleshoot automation equipment, including routine maintenance and quality control testing

Research Assistant, Maine Institute for Human Genetics & Health. July 2010- July 2011

Designed and executed studies on cancer development mechanism, with outcomes recognized through 3 invited international conferences presentations (GRC and MBMSS) and submission of 1 article in a top scientific journal (JBC)

Delivered clear and complete analysis of data during group meetings and presentations

Conducted the biospecimen processing and archiving for the BioGeoBank

Graduate Research Assistant, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Maine. September 2007- August 2010

Developed methods for rapid detection and decontamination foodborne pathogens in meat and fresh produce (3 publications and 3 awards at IFT annual meetings and regional competitions)

Developed healthy breakfast product; constructed HACCP plan for seafood product

Applied natural ingredients as functional preservatives to improve food quality & safety

Supervised students with their research projects and taught senior/graduate level course as Graduate Teaching Assistant Leader

Applied various statistical methods to raw data analysis and perform multivariate modeling and analyses, including Cluster, Principle Components Analysis (PCA), and Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA);

Wrote SOPs; managed lab; maintained and calibrated instruments; ordered lab supplies; performed safety training to lab personnel

Food Safety and Quality Specialist, Department of Agriculture, China.

July 2006- February 2007

Performed chemical, physical, instrumental and sensory evaluation of fresh produce, ingredients, raw material, in-process, and finished products

Participated in food plant inspections and improvement of Quality Management Systems

Research and Development Technologist, Shanghai Sanming Food Products Inc. China. June 2005-February 2006

Assisted product development project planning, formulation, plant trials, packaging, labeling, and market analysis in collaboration with cross-functional groups including Marketing, Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, Quality Assurance, and Finance

Student Research Team Leader, Shanghai Normal University, China.

May 2004-May 2007

Developed a functional sports beverage and a healthy tea beverage using soft drink technology, bottling principles and emulsion technology (2 patents)

Led the 6-member team in research methods, progress and planning; optimized growing conditions for chitosan-producing bacterial for enhancing the mass production rate of chitosan in food industry; successful grant proposal writer

Identified a major compound responsible for one medicinal effect of a traditional Chinese medicine (Dendrobium Candidum) widely used in China (1 publication)

Studied the anti-aging function of tea polysaccharides supported by Unilever


Graduate Research Assistantship. University of Maine, 2007-2010

Oral Paper Competition Award. IFT Annual Meeting. 2009

Graduate Expo Commercialization Potential Competition Award. University of Maine. 2009

Graduate Student Scholarship Award. University of Maine. 2009

Poster Paper Competition Award. IFT Annual Meeting. 2008

Chinese American Food Society Scholarship Award. IFT Annual Meeting. 2008

Student Award, Phi Tau Sigma Honorary Society. 2008

Outstanding Student Scholarship, Shanghai Normal University. 2004-2006

Undergraduate Natural Science Research Fellowship, Shanghai Normal University. 2005

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