Problem solver.  Critical thinker.  Trainer.  Auditor.  Investigator.  I am all of these and more.

Within five years of beginning my career I’d risen to Senior Microbiologist and lead a team of 12-15.  From there, I moved into peoject based work as a Quality Assurance Microbiologist. Following that, I moved into a Microbiology Team Leader role.

I’ve worked in both generic sterile (FDA) and novel non-sterile production (TGA/EU) plants where I’ve validated equipment and processes, trained staff, conducted audits and developed my love of documentation.

A role redundancy brings me here – acting as a pharmaceutical microbiology consultant blogger. This keeps my regulatory and guideline knowledge relevant and up to date as I seek a new laboratory.

My day job is one of IT Technical support where I get to flex my critical thinking, documentation, communication and problem solving skills while providing a high level of customer service.

My expertise lies in USP 1116, ISO 13408, ISO 14644, ISO 17025 and PIC’s.  I am a capable auditor and trainer.

I find freely sharing my knowledge makes me more efficient – the more others know, the less work I have to do. This frees me up for additional projects and tasks. It’s a win-win situation.  Ideally, I’m seeking a role that is NOT matched 100% to my skills and abilities.  Otherwise, what’s the challenge?

Three words that my best friend uses to describe me: loyal, dedicated, honest.

Another reason why you should add me to your team:

Regarding my critical thinking and problem solving abilities, I am in the top 93% of a comparison group of scientists.