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Project Management, Product Management Resume

Desired Industry: Biotech SpiderID: 78386
Desired Job Location: Dracut, Massachusetts Date Posted: 11/20/2016
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage: 100000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Doctoral Willing to Relocate: No

Results-driven and innovative professional, with extensive

experience in research and development in molecular and

cellular biology as well as biochemistry; complemented with

proven skills in project management. Adept at executing

instrumental biological/chemical analysis as well as

troubleshooting, development, validation, and transfer methods

with consistent results. Articulate communicator and team

player; equipped with analytical, critical thinking, and

problem-solving aptitudes essential in formulating solutions to

complex situations.

Professional Experience

LGC Genomics | Beverly, MA
Senior Project Manager, Genotyping and Custom Assays Oct

Supervise three laboratory technicians, which include

conducting monthly reviews and monitoring their daily

activities to optimize project turnaround time
Work collaboratively with laboratory supply representatives in

choosing and purchasing high-quality yet low-cost products to

control laboratory costs
Optimize workflow and production by identifying laboratory

areas which can be reorganized
Assume project manager duties including administering all

facets of the project, from inception to successful completion

as well as equipment repairs and preventative maintenance
Researched and purchased racking systems to condense and reduce

the number assay and oligo boxes, while designing and

implementing the system which provided extra space in the

walk-in freezer
Drove efforts in generating savings by streamlining process

using smaller amount of assay per plate of DNA

Project Manager, Genotyping and Custom Assays Jan 2015–Oct

Provided keen management to all phases of the project,

including the following:
Utilization of management software for project monitoring and

execution, including the internal LIMS system, LeanKit,

SharePoint, SmartSheet, MS Excel, and DropBox;
Facilitation of SNP genotyping experiments through automated

platform, such as liquid handlers, assay dispensers, and

Administration of multi-level data checks to guarantee the

delivery of highest quality product to the customer;
Coordination with the Sales and Customer Service teams to

deliver the appropriate service and ship custom assays; and
Close interface with domestic and international customers to

ascertain accuracy of project details, respond to all questions

and concerns, and send notifications on completed projects
Spearheaded equipment repair and preventative maintenance,

which involved assessment and communication of equipment

failures to field service engineers; alignment and calibration

of equipment; and scheduling and implementation of monthly

preventative maintenance
Research Experience

Agios Pharmaceuticals | Cambridge, MA
Associate Scientist Contractor, Rare Genetic Diseases (RGD)

Biology Nov 2013– Dec 2014
Structured the methods of assessing glycosylation status and

expression of RGD biomarkers, which involved the following

Cell-based assays for in vitro assessment of pathway activity

in patient fibroblasts; and
Mouse-model plasma sample analysis for disease characterization
Worked collaboratively with CROs in overseeing multiple

projects for monoclonal and polyclonal antibody development to

identify glycosylation specific forms of a protein of interest;

which included the key functions:
Preparation of sample shipment schedules, while ensuring

alignment with all project timelines;
Strict compliance of project documentation with the laboratory

protocols; and
Creation of in-house enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays

(ELISAs) for final antibody material validation
Took part in executing due diligence process for a compound

utilized to treat an RGD and other potential indications by

evaluating current medical and scientific peer-reviewed

literature, which included performing the following functions:
Analysis of biological basis for the use of the compound in an

RGD, while providing comparisons of competitive approaches from

other companies;
Assessment of feasibility of the key compound in other hard to

treat diseases; and
Presentation of findings to scientific and management teams

Infinity Pharmaceuticals | Cambridge, MA
Research Contractor, Molecular Pathology Jun 2013–Nov

Designed a robust cell-based assay to characterize the

sensitivity of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) cell lines

to PI3K inhibitors (IPI-145 and other proprietary compounds)

through calculation of IC-50s and combination indexes and

identification of the commitment of cells to apoptosis in

response to single agent and combined compound treatments
Collaborated with bioinformatics researchers to predict DLBCL

subtypes from published microarray and RNAseq data.

Boston University | Boston, MA
Mentor: Dr. Thomas D. Gilmore, Department of Biology
Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Student Sep 2007–May 2013
Took charge of characterizing the DLBCL cell lines sensitivity

in culture to histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) and a BH3

mimetic (BCL-2 antagonist) by performing the following:
Elucidation of BCL-2 proteins involvement in HDACi-mediated

apoptosis in DLBCL; and
Development of HDACi-resistant cell line through repetitive

treatment cycles while describing the mechanism of the induced

HDACi resistance
Handled the dissection of molecular events of a ↑NF-kB → ↑miR-

155 → ↓PU.1 → ↓CD10 pathway in B-lymphoma cell lines through

the following:
Creation of a mechanism action by generating retro-virally

transduced cell lines, activation of immune responses with LPS

and TNF, and evaluation of cell response
Mapping of the transcription factor response elements (NF-B

and PU.1) in the BIC and CD10 promoters
Trained undergraduate and new graduate students on techniques

and project design
Administered laboratory activities including purchasing and

safety regulations coordination with the Laboratory Safety

Participated at regular departmental meetings to present

posters at two major conferences and served as speaker at

Hematology Program Seminar Series at Boston University Medical


Joslin Diabetes Center | Boston, MA
Mentor: Dr. Alessandro Doria, Section on Genetics and

Research Assistant Jul 2004–Aug 2007
Conducted in-depth investigation on new genes which brought

maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) through targeted

gene sequencing and analysis with Sequencher software
Conducted population genetics studies through restriction

enzyme digestion and single-base extension as well as

fluorescence polarization toward the examination of sequence

differences associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular

Held responsibility in processing clinical blood sample and

assessing genetic sample for the Advanced Genomics and Genetics

Core through extraction of DNA, genotyping, and DNA sequencing

for Joslin Diabetes Center accredited laboratories; as well as

planning and execution of the DNA sample distribution to

external consortiums


Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology,

and Biochemistry, May, 2013
Boston University, Boston, MA
President of the Biology Graduate Student Association

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, May, 2004
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Create Your Own Story” Leadership Award, Student and Academic

Services and the UNH Parents Association
LeaderShape Institute
Alpha Chi Sigma, Professional and Academic Chemistry Fraternity
Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program

Essential Skills for Supervisors Certificate, Mar, 2016
North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA


Technical Acumen

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) |

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
NetPrimer | Sequencher | ImageJ | Graph Pad Prism 6 | CalculSyn

| LIMS Systems (StarLIMS and Kraken)
LI-COR Western Analysis | SoftMax Pro | UCSC Genome Browser |


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