Postdoctoral Research Associate @ University of Maryland
MSc, Food Microbiology @
University of Guelph
Microbiologist @ From September 2015 to Present (4 months) Food Safety Scientist @ From June 2015 to September 2015 (4 months) Postdoctoral Research Associate @ Designed and carried out field and laboratory work associated with assessing the impact of the agricultural environment and specific cropping practices on the survival, persistence and dispersal of food borne pathogens within
Microbiologist @ From September 2015 to Present (4 months) Food Safety Scientist @ From June 2015 to September 2015 (4 months) Postdoctoral Research Associate @ Designed and carried out field and laboratory work associated with assessing the impact of the agricultural environment and specific cropping practices on the survival, persistence and dispersal of food borne pathogens within fruit and vegetable production. From September 2014 to May 2015 (9 months) Program Coordinator - Food Science and Quality Management @ Chaired Food Science and Quality Management diploma program.
Developed laboratory practices and procedures; established and implemented safety requirements and Good Laboratory Practices.
Calibrated and maintained food science laboratory equipment.
Prepared five college-level courses in food science; taught three food science courses.
Received average of 4.9/5.0 on course evaluations.
Managed budget for laboratory supplies and teaching resources; sourced laboratory supplies. From August 2013 to August 2014 (1 year 1 month) Graduate Research Assistant @ Strong knowledge of classical and molecular techniques for the detection of pathogens from waters and foods of plant origin.
Designed food microbiological challenge and survival studies.
Organized and led field (specialty crops) and facility (packing house and processor) microbiological samplings; ensured consistent methodology.
Implemented biotechnology section of laboratory; maintained and calibrated equipment.
Trained new graduate students and visiting scientists in basic laboratory practices, microbiological procedures, and specific novel microbiological methods.
Supervised and prepared work assignments for hourly employees.
Authored scientific manuscripts; co-authored extension documents and textbook chapters. From July 2008 to May 2013 (4 years 11 months) Lecturer - Biotechnology Program @ Developed and delivered all materials for two courses, Applied Microbiology and Regulatory Affairs.
Teaching assistant for Animal Cell Technology and Plant Cell Technology. From September 2007 to May 2008 (9 months) Kitchener, Canada AreaAllergen Program Coordinator, Quality Assurance @ Maintained environmental and ingredient control allergen program in confectionary facility.
Maintained documentation on ingredient and finished product testing and release.
Updated and delivered food safety trainings for line associates.
Acted as department SAP Expert.
Assisted in microbiology laboratory. From November 2004 to April 2006 (1 year 6 months) Summer Intern @ Developed and maintained food safety educational display booth at events around the province. From May 2003 to August 2003 (4 months)
PhD, Food Microbiology @ University of Florida From 2008 to 2013 MSc, Food Microbiology @ University of Guelph From 2006 to 2008 BSc, Food Science and Technology @ University of Alberta From 2000 to 2004 Rachel McEgan, PhD is skilled in: Food Microbiology, Food Science, Food Safety, Environmental Microbiology, Good Agricultural Practices, Food Industry, Microbiology, real-time PCR, Multiplex PCR, Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis, Laboratory, Biotechnology, Laboratory Skills Training, College Teaching, Scientific Writing
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