I am a freelance scientific and medical writer with more than 7 years experience in creating content in diverse formats.
My doctoral research experience has honed my research and analytical skills. I am a quick learner and can adapt very quickly to the demands of the task at hand. I have worked predominantly for clients from North America, Britain, Europe, South-East Asia and Australia in the last 7 years.
I work independently but can coordinate with other team members- even if they are located remotely- and be a part of the team as well. High quality and integrity are the consistent features of all my work done so far.
I seek opportunities to work as a secondary researcher for companies in the Lifescience Research, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Research and Nutraceuticals development niches.
Contributory Writer Bangalore Urban, Karnataka, India
Since January 2015
# Development of a Question Bank for a University level Cell Biology Text book- Revised Edition
# Review and assessment of questions contributed by other authors for a University level Biochemistry Text book.
Independent Science and Medical Writer Bangalore Urban, Karnataka, India
Since November 2007
A. Scientific Writing:
*Writing and editing scientific literature reviews
*Collation of scientific data into research manuscripts for submission to journals
*Writing grant proposals eg. NIH SBIR grants
*Writing provisional patent applications for innovations in biology
B. Consumer Education:
*Writing web content in the form of articles of suitable length as well as e-books
*Creation of e-books on health topics for patient education
*Creation of blog posts on topics in health, medicine and nutrition
C. Medical Writing:
*Collation of literature for claims support documents for new drugs and nutritional supplements
*Editing and proofreading manuscripts to suit APA, Harvard and AMA styles as well as others specified by clients.
*Ability to write content for science and medicine professionals as well as for a lay audience.
D. Educational Content:
*Creation of educational and testing content -textbook chapters and question banks
E. Contributory Author in Multiple Fora:
#Consistent 100 % feedback from clients
#Contributory author on www.brainblogger.com, a reputed knowledge portal in neuroscience.
#Publication of a review in the Journal of Biomedical Sciences (2009)
1. Athletic Greens : https://www.athleticgreens.com/v4/
2. Genotypic Technologies: http://www.genotypic.co.in/
3. Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation: www.gnif.org
4. Pearson Education services Pvt. Ltd.
5. McCann Health, Singapore :www.mccannhealth.com/
6. Pearson Education services Pvt. Ltd.
7. Indegene Lifesystems Private Ltd : www.indegene.com
8. Healthminds Consulting Pvt. Ltd. : www.healthminds.in
9. Cactus Communications: www.cactusglobal.com
Research Associate Bangalore Urban, Karnataka, India
November 2013 --- January 2015
*Compilations of Claims Support Documents (CSDs) for ingredients included in a health supplement. The CSDs were research reports that included summaries and discussion of research papers which demonstrated specific physiological effects of these natural ingredients. These were compiled as per US FDA 21CFR guidelines
*Creation of short summary reports on nutraceutical ingredients. These reports were used by creative marketing professionals in the company to build sales collateral.
*Contribution of Ideas for development of new products (NPD)
Consultant Bangalore Urban, Karnataka, India
January 2002 --- January 2003
# Worked on building a knowledge management system for the research facilities of a large Ahmedabad-based Indian pharmaceutical company.
# Conceptualized a work flow management and research collation software to streamline work flow and facilitate collaboration between research units.
Analytical thinkingIndependenceInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeOptimismPerspectiveProactivityProblem solvingSelf-disciplineSelf-confidenceStrategic thinkingFlexibilityEfficiencyDependabilityAdaptabilityApproachabilityAssertivenessAuthenticityAttention to detailCollaborationCreative thinkingCritical thinkingCuriosityDiligenceTrust
Animal models Biochemistry Biostatistics Cell biology Diabetes Scientific writingAnesthesiaAntibodiesBiotechnologyCancerCardiovascular diseasesClinical study reportsDermatologyDNADrug substance developmentEarly development stageFluorescence MicroscopyGMPInfectious diseasesInflammationMedical writingMicroscopyOxidative stressWriting Study Procedures and SOPs
Skills and Expertise
Analyze data Write papers Use content management systemsAlzheimerBiomarker ResearchConduct literature searchescoordinating research projectsCreate clinical documentsCreate standard operating procedure (SOP)Create study documentsCreates a collaborative team environmentDesign scientific projects (in biology)lifescienceOrganize scientific projects (in biology)Read medical literatureRegulatory documentationSearch literature on clinical trialsWork under specific instructionsWrite papersWriting regulatory documentsWritten presentation
PhD in Cell biology from National Centre for Biological Sciences in 2002
Master of Science in Zoology and Biotechnology from University of Pune in 1995
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