Christian Pearson

Having lost a family member to cancer, I have a personal connection to healthcare. After acquiring a degree in chemistry in 2017, with research experience in academia, I started my journey in the chemical testing industry. This led me to chemical consulting, where I was responsible for the design, ordering, and production of unique perfumes in a self-directed environment.

Technology permeates every aspect of our lives, so I decided I also needed to supplement my science skills with an IT background, and have been working in IT for the past 1.7 years.

Throughout 2020-2022, with the world reeling from a global pandemic, my aim is to leverage my technical scientific background and my communication skills to enter the front-line field of clinical testing and give back to my community.

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Science

Fields of Interest

Microbiology

Immunology

Infectious Disease

Mid Term Goals

My short to mid-term goal is to become a Medical Laboratory Technician.

Long Term Goals

Long-term, I would like to move into a research position focusing on infectious disease.

Education

Feb 2020 - May 2020
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Physiology & Medical Terminology

I completed two classes as pre-requisites for the Medical Lab Technology program at NAIT, that reviewed physiology and medical terminology.

Feb 2013 - Apr 2017
University of New England

BSc in Chemistry

I acquired my bachelor's with a major in Chemistry. I was only one class short of a minor in Microbiology due to restrictions of the program which capped off my degree.

Experience

May 2018 - Oct 2018
Symbol Design Inc

Consulting Scientist

With Symbol Design I managed inventory and lab space to research and produce cosmetic perfumes. This included autonomously performing chemical extractions and distillation to create viable raw materials. I also ordered commercial supplies in production quantities to produce over 300 saleable products that were later put up for purchase in a local store.

Sep 2017 - May 2018
Exova (Element)

Laboratory Technician

As a lab technician, I met tight client turnaround times for rush samples while accurately performing test methods from standard procedures. I routinely loaded, operated, and automated GCMS tests. I also prepared samples, buffers, and reagents to industry-certified standards.

Jun 2017 - Sep 2017
Samuel Mugo, MacEwan University

Research Assistant

During my time with Sam, I independently designed and conducted experiments in polymer, analytical, and electrochemistry for an NSERC Discovery Grant funded project. This included the preparation of samples for SEM-EDX, potentiometry, voltammetry, and spectrophotometry. I also wrote technical progress reports and drafted manuscripts for journal submission.

Jul 2016 - Oct 2016
University of New England

Research Assistant

I volunteered as a research assistant, which involved the synthesis of macrocyclic ligands with Dean Woods (PhD candidate). I devised reactions, set up and maintained experiments, and worked up/analyzed reaction products.

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
University of New England

PASS Chemistry Facilitator

As a PASS facilitator, I led peer study sessions in the discipline of Chemistry. This included designing worksheets, planning content delivery, and assisting students with problems. I also directed student attention to important areas of the course.

Skills

Microscopy

90%

Aseptic Technique

75%

Report Writing

85%

Gram Staining

60%

Distillation

90%

Volumetric Analysis

80%

GCMS

50%

Gravimetric Analysis

80%

Samples of Work

Capacitive De-Ionization Experiment

Capacitive De-Ionization Experiment

Lab Work
Kema Oil Separation

Kema Oil Separation

Lab Work
Kema Scents

Kema Scents

Results

Tech

Education

Jan 2018 - Apr 2019
Self-Directed Study

Self-Study in Linux, IT & Programming

Experience

Apr 2019 - Present
Computer Emporium

Computer Technician

I troubleshoot, repair, and optimize Windows, Mac, and Linux machines. This includes managing customer expectations and experiences in a small company environment, and generating leads to further company business.

Nov 2018 - Present
Fort St John Public Library

Library Clerk

Working in library circulation has provided me the opportunity to continue to develop my communication and technical skills, often outside of my job description.

With my IT background, I have had the opportunity to assist in troubleshooting Linux server issues that affect patrons' use of public computers. I have worked with both library and outsourced IT staff to resolve downtime, while also handling patron interactions and normal library operations.

I have provided suggestions to improve the security of the library IT systems, including the use of password managers, secure erase tools and recommendations on security policy.

Aug 2018 - Present
Project Based on Github

C# & Python Programmer

I have created projects on Github with the aim of developing C# and Python programming skills by working with and learning from 3 experienced mentors. This includes contributions to two Unity projects, including on-going development of a personal Unity project.

Skills

Linux

85%

Desktop Support

75%

Data Recovery

80%

Hardware Diagnosis

80%

Networking

65%

Malware Removal

80%

Other

I aim to be well-rounded

Activities & Development

Dec 2017 - Present
Toastmasters International

Toastmasters Member

Dec 2017 - Jun 2019 - Club Secretary

May 2018 - Attended District Conference in Vancouver

2015 - Present
Self-Directed

Art

2019 - Sold Painting at Local Cafe

2009 - Present
Various

Pianist

2018 - Paid Performance at Local Cafe

2012
Technical and Further Education (TAFE)

Student

2012 - Fitness Certificate III

2012 - First Aid Training

2011 - 2014
NSW State Emergency Service

Deputy Communications Officer

2011 - First Aid Training

2009
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Student Pilot License

2003 - 2010
Jennifer Warnock

Private Piano Lessons

Skills

Public Speaking

75%

First Aid

65%

Radio Communications

80%

Mountain Biking

50%

Sketching

70%

Oil Painting

60%

Piano

80%

Amateur Astronomy

70%