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RssChemist with Diverse Experience

I am seeking a position that is both challenging and personally rewarding. One in which I may fully apply my current skill set while providing me with an opportunity to learn and grow professionally.

Chemist

Rochester, NY

About Me

Industry:

Science & Biotech

Occupation:

Chemist
 

Education level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

No

Location:

Rochester, NY

Work Experiences

11/1999 - 3/2009

STS Life Sciences

Individual Contributor

  • • Followed established USP and EP monographs for the GC, HPLC, FT-IR, UV-VIS and wet chemistry assay of pharmaceutical raw materials, finished product, and supplementary compounds • Originated, optimized, and validated specialized methods for the HPLC, GC, FT-IR, and UV-VIS assay of organic and inorganic compounds. Performed method validation under ICH, USP, and FDA guidelines • Created and implemented custom GMP and GLP protocols for the analysis of unique analytes. Originated and revised work instructions for the operation of laboratory instrumentation • Developed laboratory instrument installation, operational, and performance qualification protocols. Executed protocols upon colleague approval to qualify instrumentation • Knowledgeable in troubleshooting and the resolution of instrument and software issues. Performed routine maintenance upon instrumentation • As an effective group leader, trained internal staff in the operation and trouble shooting of laboratory instrumentation. Effectively directed priorities to efficiently manage department work load and resources • Communicated effectively with clients while offering technical support and consultation services pertaining to industry standards for the proper testing of medical devices. Accessed department capabilities to perform specific testing and generated cost quotations • Certified in the management and shipment of hazardous waste

4/1995 - 7/1999

Bausch & Lomb

Individual Contributor

  • • Devised, optimized, and validated GC and HPLC methods utilized in the quantification of target analytes that constituted plating and polymeric coating baths. Used Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer to screen the concentration of target analytes in chemical tempering baths. • Extensively utilized GC, GC-MS, HPLC and FT-IR to study adhesives that were utilized in the lamination of polarized lenses. Accessed properties of photo initiators and UV absorbers. Devised methodologies to evaluate the degree of cure of adhesive systems. Utilized Size Exclusion Chromatography to determine molecular weight distribution of polarizer films used in lenses • Employed Thermo Gravimetric Analyzer, Differential Scanning Calorimeter, Thermo Mechanical Analyzer, and Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer to study the dimensional stability and physical characteristics of polymeric materials. Fabricated test samples from sheet stock material and performed Impact Testing, Hardness Testing, and Tensile Strength Testing • Applied metals and various alternative coatings to the surface of glass substrates using vacuum deposition techniques • Applied dyes to polymeric lens materials to modify light transmission characteristics. Determined absorbance and transmission properties of glass and polymeric lens materials • Developed an effective lens anti fog formulation

Education

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