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PhD in linguistics; extensive experience writing papers on research and educational topics in a variety of fields (biotech, linguistics, onomastics, historic material culture, composition); four years in publishing as an editorial assistant; ten years in biological and medical research with an increasing emphasis on the analysis and reporting of experimental results and on the development and use of software tools for more efficient laboratory management.
January 2004 - Present
Conformance Specialist in the Media/Fermentation department. Investigation of the cause and product impact of discrepancies, development of corrective actions.
August - December 2003
Document Specialist in the Document Management department. Both light and heavy technical editing of Standard Operating Procedures and research documents. Software experience: Word, Access, DMS, Excel, Lotus Notes.
1993 - 2003 PhD Student
Dissertation: "Cognitive Aspects of the Grammaticalization of Medieval Welsh Prepositions". Focus areas include cognitive linguistics, Celtic languages specifically Medieval Welsh, semantics of spatial language; 13 semesters teaching experience as a Graduate Student Instructor in both general and specialized topics in linguistics and history; papers presented at a variety of international conferences on linguistic and onomastic topics. (Details available upon request.) Software experience: Word, WordPerfect, Excel, minor experience designing and maintaining educational web sites using Dreamweaver.
1993 - 1996 Editorial Assistant
Editorial work for a small fiction magazine: editing, copywriting, assisting in manuscript selection, layout, and formatting. General office work: correspondence, manuscript tracking, shipping, and subscription fulfillment. My final project at this office was to do a complete analysis of the routine work of the company and to write a detailed office procedures manual. Software experience: Word, PageMaker, Photoshop, FoxBase, dBase, Excel; both Windows and Macintosh platforms.
1988 - 1992 Associate Scientist II
In addition to overseeing all immunocytochemistry (ICC) work, coordinated the analysis of clinical samples for drug protocols. Received a company achievement award for the latter work. Maintained sample tracking and tissue bank systems; trained and supervised laboratory assistants; developed and wrote Standard Operating Procedures. Software experience: Wordperfect 5.1, SAS, Sequel, ClinTrial, Cricketgraph, dBase programming, RPL programming.
1987 - 1988 Associate Scientist I
Performed all immunocytochemistry (ICC) work (tissue cutting, staining, experimental design, ordering and management of supplies); developed databases for tracking experimental results.
1985 - 1987 Animal Science Technician
Maintained colony of rodents in both conventional and sterile environments under GLP conditions; performed QC and validation assays; developed data systems for clinical data. Software experience: RS1, SAMNA, Clinfo, dBase, Symphony.
1984 - 1985 Laboratory Animal Technician
Maintained animal colonies; worked under P-3 and SPF conditions.
1982 - 1984 Phlebotomist and laboratory technician
Obtained and processed blood and bacteriological samples; prepared media and reagents; maintained and ran automatic testing equipment (Coulter, Clinitek, et al).
(co-author) "Phase I/II Study of Murine Monoclonal Antibody-Ricin A Chain Immunoconjugate (Xomazyme®-Mel) (XMMME-001-RTA) Plus Cyclosporine A in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma" in Journal of Immunotherapy: Aug. 1992.
"Comparing historic name communities in Wales: some approaches and considerations" to appear in Studies on the Personal Name in Later Medieval England and Wales, ed. D. Postles. Western Michigan University Press, Kalamazoo MI. (forthcoming)
articles on "Kilts", "Tartans", "Medieval clothing" to appear in Encyclopedia of Celtic Culture and History ed. John T. Koch. University of Wales, Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, Wales. (forthcoming)
"Charlemagne's Cheese: a study in the un/reliability of sources" in Tournaments Illuminated: issue 139 (Summer 2001).
"What Didst Thou Say? (Archaic Grammar for Fantasy Authors)" in Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine: issue 29 (Fall 1995).
Medieval Welsh Clothing to 1300. Oakland: Harpy Music, 1993.
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