Bozalina - Chemist - Montreal, QC, Canada

Marie Bozalina

Montreal, QC, Canada




Excellent communication skills with clients and other personnel to achieve their needs; initiative to
solve customer issues and maintaining quality of data.
● Acute awareness of inherent hazards in working with hazardous chemicals, equipment, and pure
pharmaceutical drugs.
● Four years of experience working in a seven­person Analytical research team; nine months
experience working in a three­person Base Chemicals reactor research team. Can work
independently or in a team.
● Sharp attention to detail writing scientific reports, reviewing data, performing detailed laboratory
analyses and extractions, and compliance with FDA policies.
● Strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures and FDA Good Laboratory Practices.
● Over four years on a volunteer Fire Brigade, with CPR and First Aid training.
NFPA 1081 Interior Structural Fire Fighting Certified

Work History

Associate Scientist

Norbord, Inc., Saint-Laurant

From June 2013

● Awarded a six month contract despite current hiring freeze.
● Incorporated previous analytical techniques to improve analytical test methods.
● Increased efficiency and ease of use of test methods.

Project Associate

Worldwide Clinical Trials Bioanalytical Sciences, Inc.

April 2012 - March 2013

● Received the Outstanding New Employee Award in 2012.
● Assisted Project Directors to guide studies in accordance with pharmaceutical protocols.
● Excellent communication between Project Directors and analytical personnel to ensure project flow and study timelines were met.
● Reviewed raw data and records using scientific judgment to maintain data integrity, quality, and compliance with GLP and SOP standards.
● Reviewed client reports and analytical test methods using knowledge of previous analytical and biochemical extraction techniques.
● Served on the company's Safety Action Committee.

Validation Analyst

Worldwide Clinical Trials Bioanalytical Sciences, Inc.

September 2011 - April 2012

Strong safety for peers while working with biohazardous matrices such as whole blood and animal
plasma containing potential contagions.
● Prepared critical solutions and performed extractions for assay validations with high efficiency, and consistent accuracy and precision.
● Validated analytical test methods to determine levels of pharmaceuticals and their respective
metabolites according to stringent FDA specifications.
● Contributed to measures for meeting compliance for new European Medicines Agency (EMA)
requirements for pharmaceutical testing, including stability work with whole blood, hemolytic and lipemic plasma.
● Assisted method developers to troubleshoot new analytical methods.

Reactor Research Laboratory Chemist II

Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc

● Performed modifications to reactor liquid effluent collection system, as well as metal tubing mods with Swagelok fittings.
● Improved reactor effluent/feed mass balance system from less than 97% to better than 99%.
● Loaded catalyst into reactors with precision.
● Collected data from analyses of reactor feed and effluent.

Analytical Research Laboratory Chemist I

Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc

● Improved GC analysis for trace level nitric oxide in refinery streams. Performed method of successive additions, nitric oxide decay studies, and calibration enhancements.
● Overhauled processes with changes that contributed to company savings of over $12 million.
● Researched and developed several new analytical methods in accordance with ASTM and ISO
● Recognized in 2008 as one of four top employees out of analytical dept.
● Provided quick turnaround for substantial analysis test loads..
● Contributed in the European Union Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of
Chemicals (REACh) initiative though analysis of styrene via UV-­Vis in detail and compared to spectra in literature.

Qualifications & Certifications


Texas A&M University

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