Namakula E.

Laboratory Sciences/Biotech

Profile

Versatile science professional with a diverse background and outstanding interpersonal skills, experienced in both non-clinical and clinical laboratory settings. Expertise in quality control and quality assurance.

Key Skills & Competencies

9 years of laboratory experience
Proficient in Word, Excel
Excellent writing skills
Ability to work well with a diverse population
Great team player as well as independent worker
Conversational Spanish

Professional Experience

Laboratory Technician, Saputo Dairy USA (formerly Kohler), Newington, CT 2 years
Performed mass quality assurance of raw, in-process, and finished dairy production to determine things like shelf life.
-Administered precise computerized documentation and record keeping.
-Participated in annual state certification and audits ensuring compliance.
-Opened and closed the lab.
-As primary client-facing liaison at intake, prepared and managed documentation for raw product samples.
-Qualified raw products for acceptance for full analysis after preliminary rapid testing and delivered results to customers, as well as fielded phone inquiries.
-Received and released finished products to restaurants, grocery stores and local schools.

Laboratory Trainee/Laboratory Technician, Northeast Laboratories, Berlin, CT 6 years
Performed analytical chemistry on municipal, industrial, potable, hotel and sewage plant waste water. Examined for calcium, sodium, PH, iron, heavy metals, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Oil and grease, phosphorous, chlorides, ammonia, and seasonal beach bacteria levels.
-Maintained the overall laboratory functions: e.g. media preparation, calibrations, records and inventory
-Assisted with the microbiology and pharmaceutical departments.
-Recognized for a great work ethic. Initial performance evaluation turned a summer position into a permanent one.

Laboratory Technician/Assistant, Various Locations for a Temporary Agency, Cheshire, CT 3 years
-Provided pre-trial clinical laboratory assistance and rodent care.
-Maintained sterile condition of a bio-pharmaceutical protein laboratory.
-Beverage laboratory duties: Quality control, documentation, and maintenance.

Substitute Teacher, New Britain, CT (elementary and middle schools) 1 year

Community Experience

PTO Member, Parent Senate Member & Chair, Volunteer, CREC Magnet Schools 7 years
Parent Senate Member
Assisted in the search and appointment of the assistant principal
Support and Advocate for the CREC school community
Parent Senate Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Subcommittee Chair
Meet with the Curriculum Review Board for approval of teacher proposals
Disseminate information to parents and students
Parent Senate Liaison to the CREC Council
Monthly meeting with council members to discuss issues pertinent to CREC schools
Receive updates from State Legislature on statewide educational needs, changes and proposals
PTO Member, Book Fair Fundraising Chair, Reading Assisting Parent for kindergarten

Education

B.S. Biology, Concentration: Sciences, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Other Experience/Awards/Publications

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