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Resume for Alejandro C. for Quality Assurance / Control / Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals in Derry, New Hampshire

Occupation: Quality Assurance / Control Industry: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Country: United States City: Derry
State: New Hampshire ZIP: 03038

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Alejandro Alex C.

Derry, NH ▪ H ▪ C ▪  

Analytical Chemist and Formulation / Preformulation Scientist

Creative and dedicated analytical chemist leverages + years of professional laboratory experience and a doctorate degree in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry to deliver expert sample analysis, formulate and preformulate potential new pharmaceuticals, and develop, validate, and optimize analytical methods. Experience designing experiments DOE, transferring analytical technology and techniques to manufacturing sites, and directly managing, training, and coordinating laboratory personnel. Bilingual English/Spanish. + years of experience as Laboratory Manager. 

Key Skills

HPLC, LCMS, GC, GCMS, MS, NMR, FTIR, IR, TGA, DSC, UVVis Spectroscopy, Wet Chemistry techniques, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, ISO, cGMP & cGLP, Quality Assurance & Control, Raw Material and Finished Product chemical analysis, OOS/OOT, Aseptic Technique. 

Feedback from coworkers and supervisors

  • “Alex did a great job stepping in and helping us execute the lab portion of my project, including contributing to the stocking, startup, calibration and ongoing activities at our grassroots pilot / demo plant facility. Highly recommended.” April , ; John Ellersick, Regional Director, Mascoma Corp. worked with Alejandro at Mascoma Corp.
  • “Alex is strong analytical chemist who was instrumental in establishing Mascoma's analytical capabilities in our Massacusetts and New York locations. Alex led the analytical team in Boston while with Mascoma and proved to be hardworking and detailoriented.” April , ; David Hogsett, VP External Research & Development, Mascoma Corp. managed Alejandro indirectly at Mascoma Corp.
  • “Alex is detail oriented and rigorous with the analytical methods he develops. He has an in depth understanding of analytical equipment and works with an open mind to find solutions to challenges in the lab.” April , ; Ana Echaniz , Senior Process Development Engineer, Mascoma Corp. worked directly with Alejandro at Mascoma Corp.

    These and the remaining of my professional recommendations are available at the bottom of my Linkedin professional profile at . 


    Ph.D. — Organic / Bioorganic Chemistry

    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

    publications in internationally recognized, peerreviewed scientific journals

    M.S. — Analytical / Organic Chemistry

    University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR

    B.S. — Analytical / Organic Chemistry

    Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina 

    Recent Experience

    Tutor, Present

    Selfemployed, Derry NH

    Tutoring high school and college students in chemistry and other sciences, algebra, MCAT, etc. 

    Analytical Chemist,

    Senior Scientist I, –

    Mascoma Corp., Woburn, MA

    Served as laboratory manager overseeing and training staff, coordinating experimental and analytical tasks, ensuring personnel safety and chemical and biological waste handling and disposal, and providing troubleshooting support for production processes enzymatic hydrolysis, fermentation, distillation, process troubleshooting, chemical analysis, etc.. Installed, repaired, and maintained instruments HPLC, GC, YSI, moisture analyzer, others.

  • Developed, validated, and optimized analytical methods; transferred analytical methods between lab departments achieving well coordinated sample analysis between labs.
  • Reduced laboratory running costs $, annually; saved % on routinely consumed supplies and up to % on new laboratory instrument acquisitions.
  • Established a preventive maintenance program to minimize analytical instrument downtime and improve overall laboratory efficiency.
  • Promoted to Senior Scientist I after months on the job

    Assistant ProfessorChemistry, –

    Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, WY –, tenured

    Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA –, year contract

    Taught Organic, General, and Introductory Chemistry lectures and laboratories to undergraduate students. Earned tenure at Western Wyoming Community College.

  • Developed course laboratory experiments employing UVVis and GCFID, taught chemistry courses for the Department of Environmental Quality’s employee recertification program Western Wyoming CC, and trained students and personnel to properly maintain and calibrate analytical instrumentation Central Washington U.

    Research Associate Pharmaceutical Chemistry, –

    University of Kentucky, Pharmaceutical Sciences Dept., Lexington, KY

    Prepared and evaluated the liquid formulation and preformulation of pharmaceutical drugs. Developed and validated analytical methods for quantification HPLC, UVVis, LCMS and created and revised standard operating procedures and lab protocols. Trained in FDA’s cGLP/cGMP.

  • Employed an innovative approach to finalize a project that four other researchers had been unable to complete over the two previous years; project involved preformulation of a pharmaceutical drug, analytical method development, and validation.
  • Successfully developed an alternative multistep synthetic route for a pharmaceutical compound that was unavailable through commercial means.

    Pre Ph.D. Experience

    QC / QA Analyst

    Transax Co. Ford Motors in Argentina, Cordoba, Argentina

    Developed, validated, and standardized chemical and physical QC tests for metallic coatings, polymers, elastomers, and lubricant oils; identified and eliminated systematic errors on metallic sample preparation and ICP analysis.

  • Trained and supervised personnel in sample preparation, instrument operation, calibration, acquisition and interpretation of spectroscopic analysis data, and other destructive and nondestructive assays.
  • Reduced overall "scrap" rejected final product in manufacturing plant by % in less than months.
  • Decided course of action for OOS/OOT situations of final products based on analytical results. Worked with parts' providers to help improve quality of their products and reduce the possibility of rejection due to OOS/OOT.

    Research Associate Polymeric Materials and Composites

    National University of Cordoba, Argentina

  • Developed and tested new polymers for potential industrial and practical applications; polymers included a polyamide for high temperature coatings and poly acrylamidevinyl alcohol copolymer for waterabsorption.

    Research Associate

    Applied Chemistry Center—CEQUIMAP, Cordoba, Argentina

  • Developed and validated analytical methods for a variety of industries pharmaceutical, food, dental restoration, paint, etc. and materials polymers and polymer packaging, paint thinners, soft contact lenses, and others.

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