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Paul Costello

Analytical Chemist
Galway
Paul  Costello

Summary

Passionate and hardworking candidate with strong interpersonal skills. Team player, dependable and eager to learn. Excellent computer literacy and problem solving skills. Open to travel, interdisciplinary work and international relocation.

Overview

1
year of professional experience
4
years of post-secondary education

Work History

Southern Scientific , Kerry

Environmental Chemistry Analyst
2022.09 - Current (1 year & 5 months)

Job overview

  • Calibrated, operated and maintained Aquakem Photometric Analyser for INAB accredited environmental water testing.
  • Experienced in testing of wastewater for suspended solids, oils, fats and grease, pH, conductivity, turbidity, UVT, biological oxygen demand (BOD).
  • Testing for Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Total Nitrogen (TN) using elemental combustion analysis.
  • Operation of VIS spectrophotometers with RFID technology.
  • Created spreadsheets for calculation and reporting of results/limits of detection and AQC charts using LIMS software.
  • Tested and aided in validation of total and free cyanide in water samples using cyanide gas diffusion Autoanalyzer AA100.
  • Prepared SOPs and ensured compliance with SOPs, reporting non-conformances to management.
  • Performed routine inventory stock check of reagents, including ordering and purchasing of reagents and calibration standards.
  • Troubleshot equipment adjustments to meet and maintain safety, output and quality expectations.

Virtual Metabolic Human NUIG , Galway (Online)

Biochemistry Researcher
2022.05 - 2022.08 (3 months)

Job overview

  • Conducted original research in systems biomedicine with focus on biochemical network visualisation in genome-scale metabolic modelling.
  • Acted as team communicator in group projects, providing feedback to potential stakeholders.
  • Designed and executed a community involvement project with over 20 active participants in digital health with fellow taskforce members.
  • Prepared and delivered written documents, presentations, and visual media related to topics on the human microbiome and digital health.

Making Space Programme, Galway

Research Volunteer
2022.01 - 2022.05 (4 months)

Job overview

  • Maintained high levels of confidentiality to protect data quality and project research GDPR.
  • Promoted STEM learning in astrophysics, oceanography and marine biology to students and members of Croí na Gaillimhe.
  • Wrote a blog on STEM topics with Dr. Adriana Cardinot ( PhD. Astrophysics), Prof. Andrew Shearer (Prof. Astrophysics), Dr. Noirin Burke (PhD. Marine Biology).

Education

National University of Galway, Ireland Galway, Ireland

Bachelor of Science from Chemistry (Honours)
2018.09 - 2022.05 (3 years & 8 months)

University Overview

  • 1st Class Honours (3.88 GPA).
  • Independent research - "Chemical Investigation of the sea sponge Phorbus plumosus".
  • Analytical methods for research RP-HPLC, UPLC, MS/MS, NMR.
  • Highest grade awarded for independent investigation.

Skills

Microsoft Excel

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Accomplishments

Accomplishments


  • Produced publishable work from final year independent investigation resulting in the discovery of a novel compound from the coastal Irish sea sponge Phorbus plumosus.
  • Presented with President's Award for student volunteering.
  • Recipient of JCU Scholarship for International Exchange to America.
  • Recipient of NUIG Employability Award.

Timeline

Environmental Chemistry Analyst
Southern Scientific
2022.09 - Current (1 year & 5 months)
Biochemistry Researcher
Virtual Metabolic Human NUIG
2022.05 - 2022.08 (3 months)
Research Volunteer
Making Space Programme
2022.01 - 2022.05 (4 months)
National University of Galway, Ireland
Bachelor of Science from Chemistry (Honours)
2018.09 - 2022.05 (3 years & 8 months)
Paul Costello Analytical Chemist