Since October 2015
Research Associate III
December 1991 --- October 2015
• Started career at Baxter in 1991; worked in a small dedicated team on the research histology, in particular transmission electron microscopy of the peritoneum after dialysis. • Worked in an international team on particle identification, fire-fighting, problem-solving issues, the SEM characterization of fibrin, polymer and biocompatible material studies.
August 1974 --- November 1991
1974-1979 Histopathology Scientist at Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital • Learned routine histological techniques including foetal post-mortem tissues 1980-1991 Biomedical Scientist at Glasgow Royal Infirmary • Managed and technically directed the routine surgical pathology unit processing 13000 cases p.a.
Analytical thinkingAttention to detailCommunicativeCritical thinkingDependabilityEfficiencyFlexibilityInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingResiliencyResponsibilityResult Oriented
Labtechnician Medical devices R&D Scientific writingAnalytical techniquesBiomedical SciencesEnglishFluorescence MicroscopyGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Healthcare industryHistologyHospitalsImmunocytochemistry (ICC)Immunohistochemistry (IHC)LaboratoryLaboratory ManagementLaboratory SkillsLaboratory TechniquesLife SciencesMicroscopyMicrosoft OfficeOutlookPathology labsPresentation SkillsProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingR&DSpectroscopyTechnical reportsTrainingWriting Study Procedures and SOPs
Skills and Expertise
Analytical skills Create SOPs Develop protocols Write protocolsAssist with experimentsCreate SOPsInterpret scientific dataMaintenance of biomedical equipmentManage laboratory proceduresProvide support for scientific and/or technical projectsProvide trainingR&DReport technical problemsSpecimen processingTrain StaffUse laboratory techniques
FIBMS in Cellular Pathology from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1990