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Alejandro Alex C.
Derry, NH ▪ H
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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.
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
Feedback from coworkers
“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
“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 .
— Organic / Bioorganic Chemistry
University of Massachusetts Amherst,
publications in internationally
recognized, peerreviewed scientific journals
— Analytical / Organic Chemistry
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez,
— Analytical / Organic Chemistry
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Cordoba,
Selfemployed, Derry NH
Tutoring high school and college students
in chemistry and other sciences, algebra, MCAT, etc.
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
Promoted to Senior Scientist
I after months on the job
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
Research Associate Pharmaceutical
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,
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
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.
Applied Chemistry Center—CEQUIMAP,
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.