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RssAnalytical Chemist / Trainer

I am looking for a position that utilizes my experience. I have over 30 years of experience with analytical instrumentation (GC/MS, LC/MS) and customer and employee training. I am skilled at laboratory method development. I could be extremely productive in a laboratory, instrument sales or a training position.

Chemist

About Me

Industry:

Science & Biotech

Occupation:

Chemist

Highlights:

Developed Varian customer LC/MS applications method that resulted in multiple instrument sales. As part of responsibilities as an LC/MS specialist at Varian, tackled the difficult analysis that had eluded competitors and this resulted in the $450k sale to a highly prestigious multi-billion dollar agricultural chemical company. Installed method and administered hands-on training after the sale. Revised over 30 lapsed Lilly training courses, eliminating FDA non-compliance threat. Training surrounding laboratory quality control for manufacturing was outdated. Failure to have good manufacturing practices (GMP) would cause FDA violations and shut down production. Evaluated and completely rewrote the training modules to meet critical audit deadline in record time. Earned corporate Making Medicine Award for delivering a 100% compliant system. Salvaged critical Waters international customer installation through hands-on training. Argentine company ordered large Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer unit during client building remodel. Installation was delayed for a year. Selected to install and train users when the building was ready. Installed equipment and provided client training. Recognized for completing the contract for a system many thought would never meet specifications. Built Analytical Solutions training information system that reduced expenses 50%. Startup company had no standardization of training products. Caused confusion in the market and the company. Evaluated training products and determined market needs. Designed and implemented customized training package for Analytical Solutions customers that allowed companies to select predetermined modular training packages. Increased Finnigan international training attendance by 30%. Training Institute experienced low international student attendance. Travelled to Italy, Germany and Switzerland to deliver self-developed marketing packages that clearly explained training opportunities. Established critical relationships with customers that identified crucial training for their employees. Grew international student attendance by 30% within a year.

Ideal Companies:

Covance, Case Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company, American Testing Laboratories
 

Education level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

No

Work Experiences

4/2006 - 1/2009

Varian Inc.

Individual Contributor

  • Assisted sales force in Midwest region with sales presentations, running samples and conducting demos. Pre and post sales training.

4/2003 - 11/2005

Eli Lilly and Company

Individual Contributor

  • Managed training development to support quality control laboratory. Supported biosynthetic human insulin production development methodology training. Presented new employees orientations and good manufacturing practices training.

4/1998 - 2/2003

Waters Corporation

Individual Contributor

  • Developed and presented onsite training for customer analytical chemistry and software utilization in Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry. Provided internal sales and service engineer training.

4/1995 - 4/1998

Analytical Solutions, Inc.

Self-Employed

  • Marketed and sold training products. Developed and taught training courses. Marketed and sold computer programming solutions.

9/1976 - 4/1995

Thermo Finnigan Corporation

Individual Contributor

  • Demonstrated instruments and software for customer sales. Developed and taught training classes on technical products.

6/1973 - 7/1976

Metropolitan Medical Center

Manager

  • Made day to day executive decisions concerning lab protocol. Managed quality control of all laboratory processes. Reviewed drug tests including GC/MS analysis of forensic samples.

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