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Current Experience

  • Industrial CASE PhD student in NMR Spectroscopy
    Since October 2016
    Biochemistry department, Jules Griffin lab, solid state NMR. Funded by EPSRC&AstraZeneca

Past Experience

  • Innovative Medicines Graduate Scientist, Oncology Chemistry - Synthetic/Medicinal
    February 2016 --- September 2016
    Supporting the design and synthesis of biologically-active small molecules as development candidate for the drug discovery programs; designing, executing and validating suitable synthetic routes for chemistry scaffolds; preparing reports and experimental write-ups to support patent filing; presenting data internally and externally when necessary; collaborating with the interdisciplinary teams including biology, DMPK, analytical chemistry and process chemistry; maintaining a detailed scientific notebook, analytical data and other scientific information; maintaining a clean and safe laboratory environment; taking personal responsibility for individual and co-worker safety and strictly adhering to all safety procedures and policies; maintaining a high level of knowledge in synthetic organic methodology and reaction mechanisms through familiarity with scientific literature and share information with colleagues in synthetic chemistry.

  • Innovative Medicines Graduate Scientist, Oncology Chemistry - Analitical
    May 2015 --- February 2016
    Carrying out required NMR studies to support the ongoing projects; performing MS analysis to further support ongoing project in addition to or independently of NMR analysis; ensure data is analysed and uploaded to the repository as soon as it has been reviewed; ensureing that all experimental work and reports are written in a timely fashion; investigateing the application for NMR to determine the solution conformers of small molecules in support of medicinal chemistry design on oncology projects; evaluation of new NMR software for conformation determinations.

  • Innovative Medicines Graduate Scientist, Hight Throughput Screening
    September 2014 --- May 2015
    Performing assay optimisation, development and high-throughput screening to support the drug discovery process; operating and troubleshooting appropriate automation systems/readers/dispensers and HTS required software; identifying and performing experimental work to address opportunities or problems; ensure all risk assessments are in place ahead of any lab work; analysing data in accordance with HTS best practice; creating protocols and electronic write-ups in a timely fashion; collaborate with project leaders & project teams.

  • Master 2 Student
    January 2014 --- May 2014
    Performing synthetic organic chemistry reactions based on known procedures, performing extractive work-up and silica chromatography purification to yield compounds of publication-quality purity, analytical characterization of compounds by LC, MS, NMR, HPLC, maintaining a laboratory notebook with detailed experimental data, presenting the results of the research.

  • Research Assistant
    July 2013 --- August 2013
    Nuffield Summer Research Placement Project title: Self-Assembly properties of a short peptide chains in organic solvents Experienced gained: performing solid-phase peptide synthesis and interpreting data from various NMR techniques and GC-MS. Presenting the results at British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2013 in Plymouth.

  • Research Assistant
    June 2011 --- August 2011
    Vacation Scholarship for Medical Research Scotland. Project title: Can inhibition of mitochondrial citrate synthase be used in prevention of obesity? Duties: working in a lab with genetically modified bacteria, using techniques such as electrophoresis, western blot, protein purification, presenting the project at Researcher Showcase 2012 in Edinburgh.


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingAttention to detailCollaborationCreative thinkingCuriosityFlexibilityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeOptimismProactivityProblem solvingResiliencyInnovative thinking


LinkedIn Assessment :
NMRWestern BlottingHPLCOrganic ChemistryMedicinal ChemistrySolid Phase SynthesisChromatographyGC-MSCharacterizationPurificationProtein PurificationPeptide SynthesisSynthetic Organic ChemistryLaboratoryPeptidesBiochemical and cellular assays for high throughput screeningmolecular biologyDrug DiscoveryChemistryPublic EngagementChemical SynthesisCell CultureNetworkingFlexibility and adaptability Cross-cultural awarenessResearch Project Management


  • Phd in Biochemistry from University of Cambridge in 2020
  • MChem in Medicinal Chemistry from Aberdeen University in 2014


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Full Proficiency

Area / Region

Cambridge, United Kingdom


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