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Quality/Project Manager

Location:
Sacramento, California, 95682, United States
Salary:
$35,000 - $40,000/yr (negotiable)
Posted:
March 17, 2011

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DUSTIN J. SCHAFFNER

**** * **., *** ***

Sacramento, CA 95816

(301) ***-****

t8pw63@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE

I am currently seeking employment in the fields of biological and biochemical research, either in a private industry or academic laboratory setting. My desire is to continue to build a broader understanding of current biological and chemical methodologies and techniques, as well as continue to explore new and innovative research avenues in the biotechnological and molecular biology based fields.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

•Highly diverse scientific background, with nine years of experience in microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, virology, and immunology research. Includes extensive training and work in design, production and use of recombinant therapeutic proteins.

•Possess highly developed laboratory techniques and extensive laboratory safety training. Hold certifications in the handling of blood-borne pathogens, and for the use and disposal of radioactive materials. Implementation of hazardous waste disposal procedures for compliance with university and government regulations. Also have extensive training in GMP manufacturing procedures and regulations for compliance with US and European pharmaceutical manufacturing standards.

•Ample experience with the handling and care of research animals. Also possess vast array of experience in animal model experimentation and design.

•Proficient in a range of computer skills including the use of spreadsheet applications for the purposes of data calculation, organization, and analysis. Also have experience and certification in computer hardware and programming.

EDUCATION

George Mason University – Fairfax, VA (Spring 2010)

B.S. Biology, Concentration in Molecular Biology – Overall GPA: 3.3

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Production/Research and Development Scientist (2005 – 2009)

AFG Biosolutions, Inc. Germantown, MD

•Designed and implemented small-scale manufacturing methods for the production of recombinant therapeutic proteins; including the development of bacterial fermentation methods, target protein gene design, and expression.

•ELISA, Western blots, SDS-PAGE, protein quantification and analysis, viral plaque assays, viability and cytopathic effect assays, as well as development and implementation of new cell-based assays for detection and efficacy studies.

•Protein purification and characterization, for GMP compliance with USDA and European Pharmacopoeia standards, including HPLC (reverse phase and hydrophobic interaction) and various liquid chromatography methodologies.

•Gene sequence analysis of potential recombinant products and vector insertion into host bacteria for protein expression.

Educational Staff Tutor (2004 – 2005)

New River Community College. Dublin, VA

•Provided instructional tutoring of students in biology, physiology, mathematics, biochemistry, and chemistry

Research Technician/Laboratory Safety Manager (2001 – 2004)

Advanced Biosystems, Inc. Manassas, VA

•Performed and assisted in the development of various scientific assays in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, virology, and immunology with a primary focus in the development of novel new prophylactic treatments for use against immerging biological weapons threats, including Anthrax. Smallpox and Tularemia.

•Responsible for maintaining and overseeing laboratory safety. Helped implement hazardous waste removal and disposal procedures and standards to comply with university regulations.

•Calculation and analysis of experimental data for presentations, grant proposals and progress reports to various government agencies. Responsible for maintenance and organization of experimental data in the form of laboratory notebooks and monthly research reports.

PUBLICATIONS

•Hemolytic activity of anthrax toxin and its effects on histamine, serotonin and bradykinin release. Journal of Medical Chemical, Biological and Radiological Defense. 2009 Aug 29; 7.

•Bacillus alcalophilus peptidoglycan induces IFN-α-mediated inhibition of vaccinia virus replication. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology. 2004 May 10; 42(2): 197-204.

•IL-15 induces IFN-β and iNOS gene expression, and antiviral activity by murine macrophage RAW 264.7 cells. Immunology Letters. 2004 Feb 15; 91(2-3): 171-8.

•Prevention of lethal respiratory vaccinia infections in mice with interferon-a and interferon-γ. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology. 2003 Nov 11; 40(3): 201-206.



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