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Biotech-Sector Project Management Professional, with a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences
as well as a B.S. in Animal Physiology/Neuroscience, seeking a challenging
Associate Project Manager position with the Novartis Group
Ph.D in Biological Sciences, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine; Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego
Expertise in Engineering Project Coordination and in supporting Project Management Group; earlier involvement with the Zoological Society of San Diego as Post-Doctoral Fellow serving in the Molecular Diagnostics laboratory in the Department of Pathology
Highly skilled in utilizing multiple research techniques; propensity for maintaining currency in multiple laboratory skills and in managing on-going clinical trials, developing/reviewing study-specific documentation, preparing agenda/minutes for project meetings and maintaining strict adherence to project plans and timeframes
Demonstrably capable of identifying potential problems/issues and escalating to supervisor when necessary, assisting with any needed study site training, tracking specimen shipments and monitoring/updating project deliverables including research and assay development
Organizational excellence with exemplary written/oral communication skills as well as the ability to interact collaboratively with colleagues as well as management
Continually perform to the highest professional standards and successfully develop well-informed, effective and timely decisions that support achievement of assignments and project objectives; strengths in utilizing flexibility and adaptability as situations require
New Product Development Team Participation ~ Patent Activity Tracking ~ Phase-Gate Project Management System Development ~ Documentation Preparation ~ Cost Analysis ~ Historical Data Development ~ Trademark Activity Management ~ Trademark Application/Registration Maintenance ~ Capital Budget Tracking/Forecasting/Spending ~ Financial Summary Development
MS Access ~ SharePoint
Hunter Industries 2008 - Present
Engineering Project Coordinator
Continually provide exceptional support to Vice President of Engineering as well as project assistance to multiple engineering managers/engineers, including the Intellectual Property Manager and Project Management Group.
For Intellectual Property Manager, have developed MS Access database providing comprehensive monitoring/tracking on weekly basis of patent activities, any actions due and all related costs; also develop monthly reports covering patent status and needed actions for over 200 active/40 pending patents and provide all needed costing/historical data needed for inclusion in various presentations/cost analyses during fiscal year.
Also developed SharePoint site for managing legal patent files/documents, oversee trademark activities for 100+ registered marks/60 pending applications and track costing; designed MS Access database that mirrors patent database to allow tracking of trademark activities/file information/costing, and work closely with the Marketing Department as well as patent attorneys to prosecute trademark applications and maintain registrations.
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For the Project Management Group, skillfully participate with New Product Development Process team in developing new Phase-Gate project management system; prepare all needed documentation utilized during weekly Gate meetings and maintain all documentation on the SharePoint site.
Provide crucial support for the Vice President of Engineering in performing organization-wide tracking of capital budgeting/forecasting/spending; prepare financial summaries for Engineering departments, oversee annual R&D tax credit project and assist VP with meeting Corporate Secretary responsibilities, which include preparing for Board of Directors meetings, annually updating stock transaction ledgers and issuing/canceling stock certificates while also serving as main point-of-contact for Board members.
Additionally hold crucial support role as member of the Charitable Giving Committee; responsibilities include tracking spending, following-through on delivering approved payments and publishing charitable requests.
Adroitly research information from requestors to gain crucial background knowledge for Committee, organize quarterly meetings to include scheduling of requestors presentations, deliver charitable payments and consistently follow-up with requestors.
Zoological Society of San Diego, Conservation and Research for Endangered Species (CRES) 2003 2006
Post-doctoral Fellow in Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory in the Department of Pathology
Effectively performed multiple molecular analyses on species of bacteria causing pathogenic infections in animals; successfully identified non-pathogenic species of mycoplasma as responsible for fatal infections in Vaal Rhebok, an endangered antelope.
Additionally, was tasked with conducting strain-typing analyses of particular species of mycobacteria that caused disease development in several bird species.
University of California, Irvine 1994 2003
Graduate Student, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (1996-2003)
Taskings included researching the ability of endothelial cells to interact with/activate T-cells; also characterized expression/function of chemokine, I-TAC and the B7 homologues, B-7-H1 and GL50, in endothelial cells.
Thesis: Endothelial Cell Regulation of the Immune Response.
Research Technician, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (1994-1996)
In this assignment studied ability of protein ICP27 found in Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) to serve as a nuclear shuttle protein for viral RNAs.
University of California, Irvine
Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, 2002
University of California, San Diego
Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience, Biological Anthropology Minor, 1994
Cell culture: Isolation of primary human vein and microvascular endothelial cells, and peripheral blood mononuclear cells, purification of T-cell subsets, culturing of various primary cell types and cell lines, overexpression of genes by transfection of expression plasmids, gene knockout by antisense.
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Protein: SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence, ELISA
DNA: Genomic DNA isolation from tissues, blood, cells, feces, swabs and bacteria, electrophoresis, Southern blotting, cloning, plasmid purification, radioactive probe synthesis, cDNA synthesis, PCR, RT-PCR, DGGE, DNA sequencing and fragment analysis (Beckman CEQ 8000 and ABI 3100)
RNA: Total RNA and mRNA isolation, Northern blotting, subtractive hybridization
William F. Holcomb Scholarship, Spring 2001
For excellent academic work in biomedical research
The Edward A. Steinhaus Annual Memorial Award, June 1999
For excellence in teaching biological sciences in the 1998-1999 academic year
AAI/Immunology 2000, Seattle, WA, I-TAC Expression by Human Endothelial Cells is CsA-resistant and Promotes T-cell Adhesion , 2000.
AAZA/AAWV/WDA Joint Conference, San Diego, CA, Investigation of a Fatal Mycoplasma Infection in Vaal Rhebok (Pelea capreolus) , 2004.
I-TAC Expression by Human Endothelial Cells is CsA-resistant and Promotes T cell Adhesion , FASEB Journal, 14 (6):A1093, Suppl. S, April 20, 2000.
Expression of B7 homologues, B7-H1 and GL50, by Human Endothelial Cells , FASEB Journal, 15 (4):A672, Part 1, March 7, 2001.
Investigation of a Fatal Mycoplasma Infection in Vaal Rhebok (Pelea capreolus) , 2004 Proceedings AAZA, AAWV, WDA Joint Conference, August 28-September 3, San Diego, CA, p. 7-8.
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