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Shahab S

Senior-level Scientist/ Technical Leader

Occupation:

Scientist

Location:

Jacksonville, FL

Education Level:

Doctorate

Will Relocate:

YES

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A visionary, dynamic and effective technical leader with a proven track record of scientific vision, innovation and accomplishment to lead and manage R&D and Engineering teams. Excellent problem-solving skills combined with strong organizational, communication and interpersonal qualities to effectively function across multidisciplinary teams. Highly proactive, results and performance driven to meet and exceed business goals (reduce cost/improve quality). Promote people growth by motivation, and empowering. Experienced budget planner and executor. Skilled in c-GMP/GLP, ISO, QSR, FDA and ICH guidelines for regulatory compliance. Strictly adhere to corporate environmental, ergo, health & safety policy. Embrace and embed Process Excellence (PE) culture (Six Sigma, lean thinking, DE). Maintain high level of honesty, integrity and work ethics.

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COMPANY POSITION HELD DATES WORKED

(Confidential) (Confidential) 8/2003 - Present
Digilens, Inc. (Confidential) 11/2001 - 3/2003
Bell Laboratories- Lucent Technologies, Inc. (Confidential) 8/1984 - 10/2001
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SCHOOL MAJOR YEAR DEGREE

University of Kentucky Organic Chemistry 1982 Doctorate Degree
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Highlights:

SELECTED MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS Successfully executed both as a scientist as well as a group/team leader in multiple strategic materials R&D projects on cutting-edge products benefiting humanity from high-tech (microelectronics, fiber-optic telecommunication, optical switching) to consumer health (medical device) applications.q Key R&D member of the new product development team in successful completion of the qualification, FDA approval and launching of four cutting-edge J&J Vision Products in 2004-2006, boosting the market share of the company significantly (exceeding expectations of multi-million dollar sales in record time).q Designed and developed a low-cost (50% lower than competition) polymer- organic liquid crystal composite (HPDLC) based low-power, lightweight, high dynamic range and low ripple DGE device in ~ 6 months, 2003.q Successfully led new fiber-optic product introduction from conceptualization to full-scale commercialization by driving for cost reduction and performance enhancements: reduced processing cost by 50%, 1997-2000.q Recognized by Lucentís highly prestigious Environmental HERO awards two years in a row (1998 and 1999) for speedy implementation of Green Technology (non-VOC and solvent-less UV curable polymer coatings) into manufacturing, saving the corporation a fine of over $1 MM/month as imposed by Georgia EPD in 1996.

Companies I like:

J&J, Abott, Pfizer, Bausch & Lomb, Ciba Vision, Boston Scientific, Coca Cola, Georgia Pacific, Wyeth, Novartis

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1. Exceptionally strong in materials design, development and advanced characterization for highly strategic new products/process/ business growth- experienced both at bench level and management of prodfessions. 2. Multiple project management expeience across cross-functional organizations for timely delivery/introduction of new products.
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