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Experiences

Current Experience

  • Research Assistant
    Since May 2017
    Perform nested PCR for malaria diagnosis Biological sample storage and management Documents translations (English-Spanish) Undertake several administrative tasks

Past Experience

  • Image Analysis Volunteer
    November 2016 --- December 2016
    Assessed canopy cover in images using HabitApp analysis software and verified mammal species identifications in camera trap photos

  • Research Assistant II
    August 2015 --- January 2016
    Managed and designed molecular tools to diagnosis of malaria in lizards Designed, developed and reviewed protocols Prepared thorough reports Trained students in different techniques

  • Specialist Consultant
    September 2014 --- April 2015
    Designed specific primer for multiplex PCR. The result permitted identified 14 species of migratory fishes in Magdalena river in Colombia

  • Graduate Student and Research Assistant
    September 2010 --- June 2014

    Identification of proteins likely involved in Trypanosoma cruzi drug resistance by two-dimensional electrophoresis (2DE) proteomics

  • Research Assistant
    January 2009 --- August 2010
    Performed cell culture, agarose, polyacrylamide, 2DE electrophoresis and Image analysis Developing of cytotoxic analysis of different compounds to Plasmodium falciparum

  • Profesor
    February 2010 --- May 2010

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingApproachabilityAssertivenessAttention to detailCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationCreative thinkingCritical thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyDominanceFlexibilityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeProactivityOrganizationProblem solvingResiliencyResponsibilitySelf-confidenceSociabilityStrategic thinkingStrivingWillingness to compromiseTrust

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Molecular & Cellular BiologyMolecular Diagnostics Cell biologyStandard Operating Procedure (SOP)Good Clinical Practice (GCP) R&DGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Infectious diseasesActions and modes of action of drugs in the human speciesProject CoordinationProteomicsPCRBiomedical SciencesAnalytical methodsWriting Study Procedures and SOPsProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingUnderstanding of regulatory guidelinesAntibodiesAuditingBiologyBudget ManagementCell CultureCoachingCommunication SkillsData AnalysisDesign of Experiments (DOE) DNA sequencingELISAFlow CytometryGel ElectrophoresisGrant WritingGraphPad PrismISO 17025Laboratory ManagementLife SciencesMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft Wordpeople managementStatistical Data AnalysisTeachingTeam ManagementTechnical reportsTechnical SupportTime ManagementTraining
LinkedIn Assessment :
CiênciasInvestigación y desarrolloBioquímicaBiologia molecularMicrosoft OfficeInglésAnálisis de datosDocenciaEspañolMicrosoft ExcelReacción en cadena de la polimerasa

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
DNA, RNA and Protein sample preparationsequencingpcrnPCRmultiplex PCRprimer designCell culturein vitro drug susceptibility test2DE electrophoresiswestern blotFlow cytometryenzymatic assaysELISA Analytical skills Analyze data Create SOPs Molecular Diagnostics Write protocolsAdjust processes and methodsCommunicationCoordinate projectsManage budgetsProvide support for scientific and/or technical projectsShipment of biological specimenStatistical analysisTrain StaffTeach university studentsCollaborate with PI and institution to respond to any audit findings and implement-approved recommendations.assess the needs of the project(s)/program(s) and make changes in process, work flow and/or assignments.

Education

  • Master in Biology from Universidad de Antioquía in 2014

Training and Certification

  • Flow cytometry and Flowjo analysis in 2017 Training
  • Introduction to the responsibilities of researchers in good clinical practices. Global Health Training Centre in 2017 Certification
  • Proteomic Bioinformatics in 2012 Certification
  • Data processing with R in 2011 Certification
  • Introduction to Proteomics in 2009 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Spanish
Native
English
Full Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Biologist Biomedical Scientist Associate Scientist Lab Scientist Laboratory Assistant Molecular Biologist Ph.D. Student R&D Assistant R&D Scientist Research Assistant Research associate Research internship Scientist Scientific Researcher
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Medellín - Antioquia, Colombia

Others

Driving License
  • Yes