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Research Associate Resume

Hershey, PA

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Intrinsically motivated individual with drive and ability to excel
  • As DBA, designed and managed roll - out of a new laboratory information management system.
  • Acted as liaison between front-end users and system architects for system design and change requests, assisted in writing user requirements and validation protocols, and performed user-acceptance testing.
  • Prior to public health position, demonstrated analytical capability, leadership, and fast-tracked achievement of subject-matter expertise when promoted to supervising an Confidential -regulated laboratory and staff within 4 years of career start.
  • Specifically talented in self-taught advancements to maximize position potential quickly for department benefit, and in innovatively optimizing individual and team work processes to work more efficiently and effectively for continual process improvement.

PROGRAMMING AND OTHER:

  • SAS, SQL code
  • Root cause analysis, Corrective action
  • Access, Visual Basic, Excel, PowerPoint
  • UAT, validation protocols, SOPs
  • Database Administrator (DBA), COTS (SQL)
  • Process Improvement
  • RedCAP survey design, distribution, analysis
  • Regulatory Environments

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Research Associate

Confidential, Hershey, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Research, write code (SAS, SQL), execute statistical analyses on large databases, interpret results, and write formal research reports.
  • Merging of datasets, data cleanup, variable agreement, frequency analyses, variable aggregation, weighting, etc.
  • Health insurance claims database (
  • Public survey database, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System .

Quality Control Supervisor

Confidential, Edgewood, MD

Responsibilities:

  • Managed 10 personnel and multiple projects in a fast-paced Confidential -regulated environment, including multiple projects, personnel day-to-day responsibilities, hiring/firing, etc.
  • Executed root cause analyses and implemented corrective action plans, cross-departmental, and documented in formal reports.
  • Successfully navigated a period of 82% increase of laboratory throughput while on a hiring freeze through improved process efficiencies.

Quality Control Chemist

Confidential, Edgewood, MD

Responsibilities:

  • DBA, Laboratory Information Management System:
  • Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, and SQL code.
  • Project management: Designed system setup, performed data migration, trained users, and implemented system roll-out. Performed all troubleshooting.
  • Custom tables, queries, forms, and reports.
  • Developed validation protocols based on user requirements specifications, and wrote Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Performed user acceptance testing.

Quality Control Analyst

Confidential, Edgewood, MD

Responsibilities:

  • All laboratory software maintenance (troubleshooting, report customization, new users, etc.).
  • Performed highly technical laboratory analyses on various instruments.

Quality Control Analyst

Confidential, Edgewood, MD

Responsibilities:

  • Performed laboratory analyses and documented in formal reports.

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