Wellington - Analytical Chemist/ Biochemist - Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica

Max Wellington

Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica


Analytical Chemist/ Biochemist


BSc (Hons) - Biochemistry & Chemistry
MPhil - Biotechnology
PhD - Process/ Anaytical Chemistry
Dip -Bus Ad/ Marketing
PG Diploma - Education & Training
Over 10 years work experience as Industrial Chemist and University Lecturer. Several publications

Work History

Adjunct Lecturer

All American Institute of Medical Sciences

January 2011 - April 2013

Black River, Jamaica

Responsibilities: To teach courses in Molecular Medicine and Medical Genetics as well as administer the relevant assessments and problem-based learning to Pre-Clinical Medical Students in the MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree program.
Member - Admissions Council.

Associate Professor

Dept. of Biology Chemistry & Biochemistry

From September 2010

Northern Caribbean University (www.ncu.edu.jm)
Mandeville P.O.
Jamaica W.I.

Responsibilities: To lecture courses in Inorganic Chemistry, Introductory Biochemistry, Advanced
Biochemistry, Analytical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Analytical Chemistry to undergraduate
students pursuing the degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Medical Technology as well as coordinate accompanying laboratories. To supervise student research projects as well as conduct
research and publish work of relevance to my area of expertise.
To teach the Biotechnology, Advanced Molecular Biology, Graduate Seminar and Scientific Writing
courses in the Masters (Microbiology & Molecular Biology) program as well as Current Topics in
Biology Research in the PhD (Biology) program.

Chairman, Research and Graduate Research Committee
Member, Undergraduate Bulletin Committee
Member, Graduate Thesis Advisory Committee


University of the West Indies

Distance Education Unit (UWIDEC)
Jamaica W.I.

Resposibilities: To conduct assigned tutorials for the Chemistry Courses (C10A & B) as required by students in Bachelors degree in Chemical Education program by distance education
(Denbigh) as well as FD12A-Science, Medicine and Technology in Society in the BSc
(Management Studies) distance program (Mandeville).

Development Chemist

Alumina Partners of Jamaica

September 2001 - June 2009

Nain, St Elizabeth
Jamaica W.I.

Responsibilities: To oversee as well as conduct routine quality control analyses on samples from the Bayer process specializing in liquor compositions and process optimization. Installation and
commissioning of ICP-MS and the automated system of Bayer Liquor analyses using the
Worsely/Metrohm Titration System inclusive of training and Supervision of Shift analysts and
Laboratory Technicians in use of same methodology as well as ensure compliance to ISO 9001
guidelines. Internal Quality Auditor. Management of the Worsely/Metrohm titration system to ensure
optimum performance as well as LECO Thermogravimetric Analyzer (LOI) and Sulfur/Carbon
Analyzer. Conduct analyses of process liquors and hydrates for oxalates using the Dionex Ion
Chromatography and for metallic impurities in bauxite, mud and alumina samples using X-ray
Fluorescence and X-ray diffraction. Conduct sizing estimations using the Malvern Laser Master
Sizer.. Analysis of Bauxites for Sulfur and Carbon via the LECO SC144-DR. Assist with the coordination of Safety, Housekeeping, purchasing and inventory management portfolios of the
Control laboratory. Organize and liaise with overseas suppliers for the preventative maintenance on
Lab Instruments - Nova 2000, Leco TGA 601 and SC144-DR, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer,

Internal Quality Auditor - ISO

Spectrophotometer, ICP

9001:2000 system. Project Leader - lab research projects geared toward process optimization as determined by process engineering. ISO 14000 training and implementation. Act for Laboratory
Superintendent periodically.

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Biology Chemistry & Medical Technology

January 1999 - September 2001

Northern Caribbean University
Mandeville P.O.
Jamaica W.I.

Responsibilities: To lecture courses in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Organic and Introductory
Chemistry to students pursuing the degree in Biology, Chemistry and Medical Technology as well as coordinate accompanying laboratories. To conduct research and publish work of relevance to my
area of expertise.
To coordinate the Biotechnology course in the Masters (Biology & Molecular Biology) program.


Industrial Sales Representative

Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company

March 1996 - December 1998

(Fortune 500 Company)
3M Interamerica (Jamaica Division)
218 Marcus Garvey Drive
Kingston, Jamaica

Responsibilities: To manage the Sales and Technical Service portfolios embracing 2000
products for the Automotive After market Division having a monthly quota in excess of US$100K and territory of the entire Island of Jamaica and reporting to the Industrial Group Sales Manager.
Job function involves Business Planning, Product Promotion, Distributor Management, End-user
Demonstrations, Product Pricing, Competitive Analysis as well as Time and Territory Management,
Liaising with International contacts as well as Technical Service personnel within the Latin America

Job training received include:
Latin America and Africa Marketing Training, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, April 21 - 28,
1996 o

Sales Field Training



Information & Coordination Services

Scientific Research Council
P.O. Box 350
Kingston 6

Responsibilities include: Marketing technology services to the agro-industrial sector of Jamaica,
Editing papers for the Jamaica Journal of Science & Technology as well as for the proceedings of the national conference on Science & Technology, Conduct market research as well as develop strategies and programmes geared towards the promotion & development of Science & Technology in schools,
Assist in the planning and coordination of the essay & poster competition as well as the national
conference on Science & Technology, Conduct lectures & seminars on various aspects of Science &
Technology to relevant users, Doing product/supplier searches for clients.



University of the West Indies

From September 1994

Kingston 7, Jamaica
Advisor: Dr. Norma McFarlane Anderson

Research to investigate genetic pre-disposition to Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes (NIDDM) in
Jamaica. Withdrew from the program due to financial constraints.


University of Technology

, Jamaica (www.utech.edu.jm)
237 Old Hope Rd, Kingston 6
Jamaica W.I.

Responsibilities include: Lecture the biochemistry, food chemistry and organic chemistry courses to the Diploma in Pharmacy, Medical Technology and Institutional Management Students; To
coordinate and lecture the DNA technology and Molecular genetics course to Health Science Degree
students; Implement, Supervise and assess accompanying laboratory sessions; Evaluate students
performance during and at the end of the course; Supervise research projects done by chemical
technology & Pharmacy students.
Other Responsibilities: Chairman, Research & Projects Committee
Member, Publications & Library Committee.


Biotechnology Center

Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica

Responsibilities include: To undertake research into the changes in yam biochemistry with storage and also examined the possibility of optimizing minisett technology using biotechnological techniques as a means of increasing national yam production; Attend seminars on recent developments in
Biochemistry and Biotechnology; Present the findings of my research at a regional biotechnology
conference; Published three (3) papers from my work in international scientific journals; To
demonstrate undergraduate biochemistry laboratories.

Skills Acquired: Microkjeldahl analysis, Protein Isolation & Visualization, Enzyme Analysis,
Proximate Analysis, Tissue Culture, Microbiology & Aseptic Techniques, Electrophoresis, DNA
isolation & visualization, Agrobacterium Transformation, PCR Amplification, GUS Transformation,
Protoplast Isolation, Particle Gun Bombardment, Chromatography, Minisett propagation of Yam.



Mecca International

c/o The Warehouse
Kingston Mall

Responsibilities included: Managing the daily scheduling, design & manufacture of furniture,
Inventory Control, Ensuring the maintenance of quality control standards through all stages of furniture manufacture, Payroll, Supervise the delivery of finished products to warehouse facility.


Lee Clarke Chang Chartered Accountants

Responsibilities included: Auditing client accounts; Preparing financial statements


Kirkvine Works

Responsibilities included: Preparation of a safety code for the Central Laboratories; Conduct
quality control checks on bauxite and product alumina; Calibrated Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
analyzer used for alumina analysis; Quantified the sample error associated with Digester Blow Off
(DBO) alumina/caustic ratios.

Qualifications & Certifications


UWI/ Atlantic International University


School of Continuing Studies


University of the West Indies

Business Mgment/Administration

Cambridge International College


University of the West Indies


University of the West Indies


University of the West Indies

Biotechnology Center


School of Science & Engineering

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