Everyone's way of learning if different which I am very aware of. I firstly assess what the hurdle is, then try to explain simply with analogies. Once something is clearer, I'll get the student to apply this to different questions or scenarios, or have them explain it back to me in their own word/terms. I'll also re-test their knowledge some time after I have taught it to them (to test how well this has stuck)
I am an Analytical Chemist and hold an MChem degree in Chemistry, as well as As-level Biology and Electronics and naturally all the science GCSEs. I have also been a STEM ambassador for my previous employer, teaching and showing kids simple science.
University of Surrey, Guildford Oct 08 – July 12
MChem in Chemistry – 2:1 (67%)
The College of Richard Collyer, Horsham 2007-2008
2 AS levels and 3 A levels ranging A-B in Chemistry, Electronics, Biology, Art and Photography
Millais School for Girls, Horsham: 2001-2006
12 GCSEs ranging A*-C
Relevant Work Experience
GlaxoSmithKline: Southdown View Way, Worthing, England
June 2013 – September 2017
Title: QA Scientist
Duties: QA testing of antibiotics for assay and impurities by use of HPLC (High-performance liquid chromatography) and GC (Gas chromatograph). Practicing GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and compliance with EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) regulations within the laboratory, ensuring these standards are maintained at all times.
Accurately recording and checking analytical data in compliance with company and global regulations.
Read, interpret and apply pharmacopoeia test methods and SOP (Standard Operating Procedures)
Working in a team with flexible approach and good communication skills.
Planning and organising of daily tasks, together with report writing.
HPLC and GC usage, maintenance and troubleshooting.
Supplying data and reports to value streams as requested.
Investigate customer complaints
Logging in the samples to be tested into the system.
Use of LIMS (LabC21) and chromatographic software (Empower).
Ownership of instrumentation/equipment and Live Binder maintenance.
Validating and signing off other analyst’s results
Data Entry and Data validation
Complete latest training material and maintaining records to show analytical and procedural competence.
General Lab maintenance - cleaning, organising, calibration of instruments etc
Smithers Pira - Cleeve Road, Leatherhead, England
July 2012 – June 2013: Analytical Chemist
August 2010 – August 2011: Undergraduate Analytical Chemist
Title: Analytical Chemist
Duties: Analysis of packaging samples by use of GC-FID (GC with Flame Ionization Detector), Headspace GC-MS (GC mass spectrometry) and HPLC, also maintaining a clean laboratory and complying with UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) regulations.
Development of spreadsheet for recording keeping (logging in) of samples.
Development and evaluation of analytical methodology for determination of trace contaminants in food packaging and their migration to food simulants.
Planning the migration testing protocols, timings and validation required.
Documenting the developed analytical methodology.
Carrying out the analysis in the most efficient manner.
Calculation, evaluation and documentation of results.
Effective time management with regard to sample testing.
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