Senior Research Associate Scientist

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Intuitive, detail-oriented, and results-oriented professional, eager to pursue a position that would allow the utilization of extensive scientific background and expertise in pharmacology, inflammation, and cell biology.

  • Reliable and solutions-focused professional, adept at conducting research, providing data analysis, as well as evaluating and developing viable solutions to issues
  • Creative thinker, recognized for providing innovative vision, high ethical standards, unsurpassed work ethic, and the ability in communicating effectively with professionals across different levels and disciplines to build highly effective cross-functional teams
  • Highly capable of assuming challenging roles, working under pressure to meet deadlines, and producing sustainable results
  • Proficient in chemotaxis, cell plate based assays, flow cytometry, compound management, HTRF, stable cell line production, and cell proliferation

Key Strengths

  • Assay Design
  • Receptor-Ligand Binding
  • Data Analysis and Recordkeeping
  • Stem Cell Studies
  • Assay Transition to Robotics and HTS
  • Primary Cell Isolation and Culture
  • Calcium Flux
  • FLIPR and Flexstation Technology
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Transwell Chemotaxis
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
  • Communication and Presentation Skills

Professional Experience

XYZ Pharmaceutical Discovery Research | Cambridge, MA
Senior Associate Scientist | 2018-Present
Research Associate II | 2017-2018
Research Associate I | 2016-2017

  • Leveraged skills in administering assay development, HTS, and SAR support for HTL and LO programs
  • Provided effectual assistance in the application of in vitro HTL and LO characterization efforts for inflammation-related GPCR targets
  • Made use of chemotaxis, cAMP, calcium, shape change, GTPgS binding, and SRE-Luc assays in conducting pharmacology assay development and screening
  • Employed flow cytometry and chemotaxis in evaluating antibody for function-blocking purposes
  • Rendered efficient service in completing discovery research projects for identification and validation of novel therapeutic targets, focusing on GPCRs and systems-level cell biology imaging reagents
  • Played a pivotal role in creating and implementing animal models for evaluation of drug candidates in various areas, including inflammation, cardiovascular, and hypertension
  • Actively engaged in isolating and processing blood, spleen, and lymphatic tissue samples as well as in setting up ex vivo experiments, in vivo PK/PD, and efficacy models

Career Highlights:

    • Developed shape change, actin polymerization, and antibody-binding assays as well as evaluated receptor expression through proper utilization of FACSCanto II
    • Worked collaboratively with mechanistic group in western blots, solubilization, and immunoprecipitation of receptor cross-linking samples
    • Executed expertise in human and mouse blood draw along with primary cell isolation and handling
    • Prepared and presented work at the Pepducin Symposium Poster Session in November 2018

WXYZ Pharmaceutical Discovery Research  | Gaithersburg, MD
Research Associate| 2015-2015

  • Took part in the product development of assay kits used for electrochemiluminescence detection for diagnostic applications in infectious disease, cancer, and autoimmune diseases
  • Accomplished QC testing of outgoing multiplex kits and presented accurate information during monthly project meetings
  • Contributed in various phases of  enzyme immunoassay development and troubleshooting
  • Conformed with developed SOPs in completing HTS of protein-based immunoassays
  • Applied flow cytometry in evaluating antibodies and standards

Career Highlights:

    • Delivered exemplary service in the design and execution of experiments along with timely completion of data analysis
    • Managed and controlled inventory, as well as ensured availability and proper maintenance of stock and materials


Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Biotechnology | 2017

Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology | 2014
Graduated with Distinction

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