~ Dedicated Registered Nurse eager to contribute solid experience in biotechnology toward securing an opportunity as a Clinical Research Associate. ~
Well-versed in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and lab safety rules and regulations including hazardous materials management, OSHA criteria and chemical hygiene policies.
Collaboratively engineered cells used in clinical trials for IDEC Pharmaceuticals.
Sound knowledge of CMP (clinical monitoring plans) and the clinical trial process.
Strong research expertise as evidenced by conducting animal experimentation studies (rat model) with sexing, numbering, tube feeding, dissection, collection of blood, urine and other tissues resulting in publication in FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Journal.
Proficiency in designing research experiments, administering quality control to ensure accuracy of data, and maintaining lab instruments and equipment.
Reliably adhere to company/client Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Well-developed analytical, troubleshooting, documentation, and organizational skills.
Outstanding multi-tasking abilities; gracefully balance competing priorities.
Committed to maintaining and enforcing confidentiality.
Life Technologies, Foster City, CA, 1999 to Present
Senior Manufacturing Technician
Proactively investigate new and unused technologies, assess proposed development of a new or improved product, and steer strict compliance with GLP and SOP guidelines.
Demonstrate a collaborative work ethic in assisting technical staff with research, experimentation and development activities from small-scale synthesis to large-scale manufacturability.
Complete in-depth reports describing laboratory or experimentation results.
Critically review draft protocols for completeness and feasibility.
Aplex Incorporated, Sunnyvale, CA, 1997 to 1999
Associate Process Engineer
Planned, conducted and documented experiments to characterize performance capabilities of chemical mechanical polishers.
Contributed to facilitating quality control and developing solutions to improve tool processes.
Applied sharp attention to detail and accuracy in performing validation/qualification runs.
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Allied Signal, Santa Clara, CA, 1995 to 1997
Leveraged excellent laboratory techniques to produce large-scale batch mixing of spin on glass, perform thin film characterization, and coordinate validation batches in support of engineering projects.
Resourcefully identified and implemented large-scale process improvements.
Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, CA, 1992 to 1995
PACU Nursing Assistant
Delivered top-notch nursing care to patients across the age spectrum within post-anesthesia care unit (PACU).
Monitored and recorded vital signs and assisted nurses in controlling patients post-operative pain.
IDEC Pharmaceuticals, Sunnyvale, CA, 1989 to 1990
Researched hybridoma engineered anti-id producing mammalian cell lines in production of anti-id treatment of B cell lymphoma.
Oversaw maintenance, feeding and treatment of primary cultures and bioengineered culture cell lines for broad-scope experiments of varying length.
Effectively evaluated experimental outcome via techniques such as immunocytochemistry, western blotting, anti-id production assays and ELISA (Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays)..
Meticulously prepared and aliquoted specialized cell culture reagents and growth factors.
Successfully supported pilot and GMP manufacturing initiatives by closely monitoring and tracking analytical results.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
California Board of Nursing License #757893
California Board of Nursing Public Health Nurse #77698
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
Completed Medical-Surgical; Labor & Delivery, Postpartum; Pediatric; Psychiatric and Community Health Practicums (2004 to 2007) at hospitals which included Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, Palo Alto CA; Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Santa Clara, CA; and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA.
Hiring Agent Name
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity as a Clinical Research Associate and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
In addition to being licensed as a Registered Nurse, I bring to you solid experience in scientific laboratory operations, outstanding expertise in quality control and assurance, excellent understanding of CMPs and clinical trials, and substantial talents in conducting experiments and preparing and interpreting complex reports. To augment these qualifications, I offer polished analytical, technical, and communication skills which are paramount in clinical research activities.
As a proactive contributor to your organization, you will find me to be a self-motivated and incisive professional committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through integrity, clinical acumen, and dedication. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your company, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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