Experience

  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist III

    at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    December 2008 - at Present

    Madrid

    • Responsible for accurately identifying and quantifying clinically significant bacteria, viruses, and fungi in patient specimens using automated as well as various bench-top/biochemical tests • Proficient in the reading and interpretation of bacterial, viral, and fungal cultures and reporting laboratory results on all performed assays to aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases • Specialized in Bacteriology, Clinical Virology, Mycology, and Molecular Microbiology • General Microbiology Skills: Microscopy (Light, Fluorescence, Phase); Plating methods for the quantification and identification of bacteria; Capable of distinguishing between normal flora and pathogens based on specimen source; Competent use of the appropriate media when processing specimens for Aerobic/Anaerobic cultures, Mycology, Acid Fast Bacilli, and Parasitology; Assay/Instrumentation Validation (In-house and FDA)

  • Medical Technologist

    at Saint Clare's Hospital

    October 2007 - November 2008

    Madrid

    Laboratory Information Systems: • System Manager/Super User of all laboratory information systems including SunQuest and CoPath • Responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting interfaces and computer systems at 3 facilities Generalist: • Executed and analyzed test results in the areas of Microbiology, Hematology, Coagulation, Chemistry, and Urinalysis to aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

  • Pilot Plant Technical Associate II

    at Pfizer

    January 2005 - April 2006

    Madrid

    • Responsible for the cGMP production of biologic drugs to be used in clinical trials • Responsible for writing and revising SOPs • Proficient in all areas of Mammalian and Microbial Cell Culture processing including Glass wash, Media Prep, Inoculum Prep, Upstream/Downstream Processing, and Final Protein Purification • Knowledge of Steam-In-Place/Clean-In-Place (SIP/CIP) and water for injection (WFI) systems. • Directly involved in process optimization /scale-up from benchtop to manufacturing • Member of the E-Squad and Safety Committee • Responsible for performing Job Hazard Assessments and implementing safety plans

  • Cell Culture Manufacturing Associate I

    at Amgen

    May 2003 - January 2005

    Madrid

    • Knowledge of cGMP and upstream processing for the commercial manufacturing of Enbrel® • Responsible for daily sampling and in-process monitoring of manufacturing production vessels • Operate and troubleshoot 200 and 1250 L bioreactors • Scaled-up and maintained stock cultures using proper aseptic technique • Assisted in NC/CAPA investigations • Member of the ARCHES Safety Committee

Education

  • Biotechnology/Biodefense

    at Johns Hopkins University

    2010 - 2012 (2 years) Madrid

  • Clinical Laboratory Science

    at University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

    2006 - 2007 (1 year) Madrid

  • Microbiology

    at University of Rhode Island

    2001 - 2003 (2 years) Madrid

Languages

  • Spanish Native

  • English Native

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