Bachelor of Arts (BA), Biology @
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
Experienced, performance-driven scientist and professional with 12+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience and proven success. Implements project management using strong organizational and execution skills. Highly analytical, with a demonstrated ability to think strategically. Extensive proven global collaborations, leading cross-functional teams of multiple levels and disciplines. Ability to develop and implement feasible timelines and budgets. Confident in communicating
Experienced, performance-driven scientist and professional with 12+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience and proven success. Implements project management using strong organizational and execution skills. Highly analytical, with a demonstrated ability to think strategically. Extensive proven global collaborations, leading cross-functional teams of multiple levels and disciplines. Ability to develop and implement feasible timelines and budgets. Confident in communicating findings and recommendations to senior leaders.
Scientist / Outsourcing Project Manager @ ■ Manages global Contract Research Organization (CRO) projects, administering contracts and outsourcing assignments.
■ Oversees and optimizes all Drug Discovery Support collaborations with selected CROs.
■ Drives productivity goals, including study quality and budget-tracking, and works directly with global leadership team.
■ Manages all aspects of local in vitro/in vivo project requests, ensuring timely data delivery in required quantity and excellence. Applies scientific knowledge of drug discovery to influence project strategy, providing high-quality results. Influences outsourcing activities, processes, and initiatives on a local and global scale.
■ Actively participates in multiple process-improvement committees, working with members across various research disciplines and levels. From 2012 to Present (3 years) Scientist @ ■ Delivered quality in vitro data to project teams to determine pharmacokinetic or drug disposition parameters of new chemical entities. Supported Lead Identification, Lead Optimization and Start of Preclinical Development phases of drug discovery. Designed, validated and executed method developments or improvements to add innovation and efficiency. Proposed and evaluated novel technologies, techniques and/or equipment. From 2007 to 2012 (5 years) ADME / Toxicology Project Manager @ ■ Supervised all Advanced Testing staff on ADME/Toxicology Screening Group Project.
■ Supported enhanced throughput screening of new chemical entities using method development and validation. Utilized robotic machinery to conduct drug disposition and toxicology screening assays in support of Lead Optimization. Performed analysis on samples submitted using a variety of analytical methodologies, including LC/MS. Provided cell culture support through aseptic cell culture husbandry. Used creativity and innovation to improve department procedures. From 2005 to 2007 (2 years) Sample Management Laboratory Technician @ ■ VMC on-site coordinator and point-person for communications between Eli Lilly and VMC.
■ Facilitated movement of samples in support of Lead Optimization and Hit-to-Lead Biology requests. Applied quality control measures to ensure correct compound identification. Maintained solid rapport with chemists and biologists through verbal and written communication. Generated and maintained sample inventory. Prioritized and coordinated multiple tasks. Interacted globally with Lilly-affiliated Sample Management Centers. From 2003 to 2005 (2 years) Cytology Laboratory Technician @ ■ Accurately labeled, sorted and prepared patient specimens for test analysis. Ran and maintained laboratory equipment. Digene Hybrid Capture 2 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA certified technician. Co-creator of HPV DNA Testing Department. From 2002 to 2003 (1 year)
Master of Science (MS), Biology @ Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis From 2001 to 2002 Bachelor of Arts (BA), Biology @ Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis From 1996 to 2001 Jennie Schmenk is skilled in: Drug Discovery, Assay Development, Drug Development, In Vitro, Pharmacokinetics, Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Design, CRO, Drug Metabolism, DMPK, Pharmaceutical Industry, Life Sciences, HPLC, LC-MS, Microsoft Office
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