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Name:                  Ruairi  Lennon


Nationality:          Irish


QA/QC:                HPLC (Empower), LIMS, GC (Varian), MS Office,

Computing:           MS SQL Server, HTML (basic), Visual Basic (basic), Perl(medium), JAVA (basic), Python (basic).



M.Sc. Bioinformatics,                        Dublin City University                                   2010-2011 1st Class Hons
Subjects:                Data Analysis, Perl and UNIX scripting, Biocomputing, Phylogenomics, Genetic Sequencing Tech & Systems Biology
:                    “Retrieving Images of Emotional, stressful and social scenes using a variant of GSR”

B.Sc (Hons) Analytical Science,           Dublin City University          Result:2.2                       2002-2006
Subjects:                Analysis in Pharmacology and Immunology, Gene Cloning and Gene Expression

Thesis:                    “Codon Bias and heterologous expression of B. Subtillis beta-glucanase gene in E. Coli”



Mar'14 – Present            Instrumentation and Calibration Technician, LotusWorks

·         Setup, calibration, commissioning and troubleshooting of process instrumentation (temperature, pressure, flow, humidity, level, balancing, density, viscosity instrumentation, pH and conductivity analysers and control valves).

·         Maintain all documentation in an organised and controlled manner in compliance with GAMP and FDA.

·         Work with Client personnel as required to facilitate calibration activities

·         Develop and implement systems for scheduling and documenting the performance of calibration activities.

·         Trend and analyse performance data to evaluate the effectiveness of calibration systems.

·         Marshall and Co-ordinate vendor service level agreements


Feb '13 - Mar'14 (ext. contract)         Instrumentation Analyst, Pfizer Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

·         Calibration of laboratory equipment, including HPLC, UV/VIS.

·         Troubleshooting and resolving instrumentation issues in the context of customer care as an instrumentation helpdesk for breakdown calls from numerous in-house laboratories.

·         Dealing with vendors for scheduled and non-scheduled instrumentation servicing/maintenaince.

·         Shipping of standards for calibration offsite by vendors such as NSAI

·         Project work involving updating procedures and updating specifications for calibrations/pm/pv.

·         Reporting and reviewing data in LIMS Labware, instrument manager, configuring table entries.

·         Daily Housekeeping

·         Training of team members in resolving instrumentation issues, weekly meetings to coordinate helpdesk and metrics.


Apr ‘12 – Dec ‘12(ext. 6m contract)          QC Analyst - Rottapharm Ireland Ltd, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15.

·         Calibration of laboratory equipment.

·         Routine and non-routine analysis of finished products by GMP, using TLC, UV/Vis, titrations, wet chemistry.

·         Training of team members and working with team to achieve team weekly metrics.

·         Report results by GMP ISO 9001.

·         Stock-checking and supplying laboratory supply needs.

·         Updating analytical procedures and worksheets through the GMP document control system.

·         Daily housekeeping.


May ’09 – Sept ’10                                           Charity Worker (Volunteer for United Christian Aid)

·         Weekly collections throughout Ireland.

·         M.Sc Bioinformatics cancelled for academic year beginning Sept 2009 (applied March 2009).


Mar-Sept‘08 (6 month Contract)                                  Laboratory Technician for Ausgrid, Sydney, Australia

·         Calibration of laboratory equipment.

·         Routine and non-routine analysis of transformer oils by NATA standards, using Gas Chromatography (GC), IFT, titrations, Electric Voltage breakdown.

·         Statistical Data Analysis and report results by NATA standard method.

·         Troubleshoot and report issues.


Sept‘06 – Feb‘08                                                               QC Analyst - Norbrook Laboratories Ltd, Newry, Co. Down

·         Calibration of laboratory equipment.

·         Routine and non-routine analysis of products, in-process and raw materials by GMP, using HPLC, TLC, UV/Vis and IR spectrometry, dissolution, titrations, wet chemistry.

·         Report results by GMP ISO 9001

·         Troubleshoot and report issues.


Oct‘04-Nov‘05 (Contracts)                           Quality/Engineering Assistant, Xerox, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Rep. of Ireland

·         Update chemical register database through MS Access, update MSDS folders per chemical, and standard chemical labelling for the implementation of ISO 14001 chemical auditing.

·         Revising electrical schematics and updating electronic database using MS Access, assisting implementation of ATEX directive for electronic insulation from explosive compound atmospheres

·         Demonstrate effective communication of particle-sizing instrumentation specifications with external salespersons and sampling laboratories for future replacement by vendor.

·         Make technical decisions and lead out of specification and deviation investigations with implementation of suitable corrective preventive actions.

·         Review of Electrical, Process Air and Civil drawings involving use of AutoCAD

Personal Interests



References available upon request.


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