Ruth Diaz

Chemist Resume 

 

 

Work Experience:

Custom Granular, Inc / Kinetic Process Design & Mechanical, Inc,    January 2015-Present

Chemist/QA & Project Manager Coordinator

  • This position entailed daily parameter identification, SOP reviews, record specifications of finish products.

  • Write Operating Record for specific run production in the process room for Roll Compaction (granulation & Briquetting), blending, tableting, Size reduction Jet Milling , Hammer Milling, micronization, Packaging/ Labeling, and Particle classification for food, API, or other materials.

  • Test Batches and Process Validation Batches Documentation, finish product investigation, Corrective Action and Preventive Action Program (CAPA).

  • Supports the engineering manager and the production manager for the building of Flash 400 Chromatography Collection System, and flash chromatography column consumables.

  • Oversight for releasing raw materials, intermediates, final products, labeling materials, and packaging materials for food product.  

  • Review of cleaning and sanitization reports.

  • Prepare for HCP (Hazard Communication Program) audit for compliance, BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) and other internal, 2nd and 3rd audits.

  • Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) library, maintain retention room samples, and Laboratory sample.

  • Trained employees about MSDS library for chemical hazard information prior to working with a chemical.

  • Oversight 21 CFR 110 (Current Good Manufacturing Practice in the Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding of Human Food) and developed Corporate Policy for the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients according to Q7A (Good Manufacturing Practice Guidance for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients).

  • Support the sales team on conventions at InformEx 2015, 2016 and Agro Chemicals America 2015 and 2016, update the company website, oversight quote to new customers, NDA paperwork, inventory and delivery control.

Consulting/Freelancing                         October 2013-January 2015

Chemist/QC/QA

  • Worked with SOP, CP, HACCP plan analysis with multiple different companies.

  • Operated records for Process Room, Roll Compaction, Jet Milling, and Particle Classification.

  • Worked within CAPA investigation reports.

  • I was a Project Manager ordering parts and finding suppliers.

  • Performed internal audits for BRC standards and assisted with 3rd party audit responses.

  • Assisted with Kosher Start K Audit and Halal Certification for facilities.

  • Assisted with 2nd party audit responses and FDA inspections.

 

Ava Incorporated                            June 2013-October 2013

Temporary Research Lab Technician

  • This position entailed daily parameter identification and control of the lab equipment, validations protocols, SOP reviews, stability chambers test, record specifications of finished products to be approved by FDA.  

  • Analytical method such as Assay determination and physical evaluation in 4% and 20% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Topical Solution, determination of limit p-Chloroaniline in solution, determination of total organic  impurities test,  IPA Analysis, determination of Chlorhexidine in base raw materials.  

  • Test Batches and Process Validation Batches Documentation, finish product investigation, Corrective Action and Preventive Action Program (CAPA), Drug Product Recall etc.

  • Run and Perform calibration for GC, HPLC, pH, IR, Titration, control and prepare solution for equipment in a weekly bases.

  • Purified Water System Heat Sanitization and conductivity control, purchased Volumetric Solution, reagents and pH Buffer.  

 

QC/QA & TECHNICAL EXPERIENCES

CCI Manufacturing                                      March 2012-March 2013     

Quality Control Lab Technician/ Technical Support

  • This position entailed daily execution and supervision of the company’s quality control lab. Responsibility include overseeing and handling the sampling, testing, posting and approval of raw materials, pilot, production batches, etc. In addition responsible for the proper maintenance and safety of the lab.

  • In charge of testing 40-50 samples a day for quality control.

  • Approving formulas running test such as  ICP, GC, IC, HPLC, Specific Gravity/Density, pH, Viscosity, Boiling Point, Foaming Tendency (ASTM method & JIS method), Water content, Glassware corrosion test, KOH Purity , Amine Value, Wet Equilibrium Reflux Boiling Point, Oxidation, Freezing Point, Refractive Index, Chemical Stability & High Temperature Stability, Color & Clarity for clear liquids, Fluidity & Appearance, Brake Fluid Evaporation, Water Tolerance of Brake Fluid and Compatibility, and Ash Content.

  • Interpret results to present to senior management; troubleshoot a variety of lab-related problems associated with raw material; finished products and other quality control processed.

 

Consulting/Freelancing                             2010-March 2012

Chemist/QC/QA

  • Worked with SOP, CP, HACCP plan analysis with multiple different companies.

  • Operated records for Process Room, Roll Compaction, Jet Milling, and Particle Classification.

  • Worked within CAPA investigation reports.

  • I was a Project Manager ordering parts and finding suppliers.

  • Performed internal audits for BRC standards.

  • Assisted with Kosher Start K Audit and Halal Certification for facilities.

  • Assisted with 2nd party audit responses.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Northwestern University Feinburg School of Medicine,                 2009-2010         

Research Assistant                               

  • Researched micro RNA 184 and micro RNA 205 at the dermatology department.

  • Responsible for cutting sections, running gel electrophoresis, PCR, sub-cultured of E-Coli bacterial and viral strains, cloning, pUC19 vector, X-gal Indicator in mouse hair, HeLa Cell culture work

  • Performed DNA and RNA isolation and purifying DNA.

  • Characterization of the corneal and conjunctival cell lines using ELISA.

              Research Info:

Robert M Lavker; Jia-Yu; David G Ryan : The tiny world of microRNAs in the cross hairs of the mammalian eye Human genomics. 2009;3(4):332-348. Jia Yu; David G. Ryan; Spiro Getsios; Michelle Oliveira-Fernandes; Anees Fatima; Robert M. Lavke:  MicroRNA-184 antagonizes microRNA-205 to maintain SHIP2 levels in epithelia Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2008;105(49):19300-19305. David G. Ryan; Michelle Oliveira-Fernandes; Robert M. Lavker: MicroRNAs of the mammalian eye display distinct and overlapping tissue specificity Molecular Vision. 2006;12.

 

EDUCATION

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL                                                                         

May 2010      

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry emphasis in Biochemistry with a minor in Bioethics

  • Prepared and analyzed lead samples from various locations for the City of Chicago and Loyola University Chicago’s lead prevention program.

 

Truman College, Chicago, IL                                                                       

Spring 2004-Spring 2006      

Associate in Science

·         Tutored Math, Chemistry, and Biology for Trio Student Support Services. Member of the Honor Society.

 

LABORATORY SKILLS

  • General Chemistry Techniques: Dilutions, Extractions, Purification,  Pipetting, Solution preparation, Titrations, Metal analysis, Soil sampling, Cleaning room, Column Chromatography, pH reading, and other Wet Chemistry related techniques.

  • Molecular Biology Techniques: Cell culture, Cloning, DNA isolation, Gel electrophoresis, Gel filtration , Northern blotting, PCR, RNA isolation, Restriction enzyme analysis, SDS-page, Sequencing, Southern blot, Sub cloning, Tissue culture, Western blot, Frozen Section, Culturing, data analyzing and data collection.  

  • Histology Experience: Microscopy-frozen sectioning, Microtome, Sectioning, Staining, Tissue embedding.

  • Instrumentation: AA, FTIR, GC, GCMS, HPLC, ICP, IR, UV-VIS, X-RAY.

  • Computer:  Bioinformatics, Data Entry, Excel, HP Chemstation, Chromeleon, LIMS, Lotus Notes, Millenium, Oracle Database, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, Word, Word Perfect.

TRAINING & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Department of Transportation Hazard, Fire Extinguisher Training, Laboratory Safety Training, Emergency Response Planning, Chemical Compatibility and Spill Response, PPE Respiratory Protection, General Awareness Training, IMDG & IATA Department of Transportation Training.

  • Member American Chemical Society and Advisor to Committee and Health and Environmental City of Chicago.

  • Conventions: InformEx 2015 & 2016  New Orleans, LA , Specialty & Agro Chemicals America 2015-16 Charleston, SC. InformEX 2017 Philadelphia, PA Booth 2214.   

  • HACCP Certification Date: 01/27/16

  • BRC Standard - Internal Auditor Certification 12/05/16.   

LANGUAGES

  • Fluent in English, Spanish, and maternal German.

 

Ruth Diaz 312.709.8647 ruth@ruthdiaz.tv www.RuthDiaz.tv IG: @RuthDiazTV 

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