Rapid method assays (VIDAS, RT-PCR, VITEK), day-to-day lab functions


Relevant Skills

Developing SOPs for cannabis testing, Training new technicians, Working with limited resources

Expertise Summary
  • Alanah is an experienced Microbiologist.
    • She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Microbiology.
    • She also has a diploma in Medical Lab Technology.
  • Alanah learned about the day-to-day functioning of labs in her first role and was exposed to environments with minimal resources available.
    • She was able to bring that experience to work in the United States–most recently at a food industry testing laboratory.
  • Alanah was selected to be part of a team developing SOPs for cannabis testing; however, the project was delayed because of COVID.
  • Within 1 year of her employment at the lab, Alanah was promoted to Microbiologist II along with Method Validation Specialist.
    • She was awarded employee of the year in Microbiology in 2019 and employee of the month 7 times in her 4-year tenure.
  • Alanah was also part of a team developing SOPs for cannabis testing with plans to lead the team upon launch.
    • She was also the Lead Trainer for new technicians for rapid method assays (VIDAS, RT-PCR, VITEK) and the FDA Coordinator for imported foods and spices.
  • Alanah is excited and looking forward to the potential opportunity to work as a Lead Microbiologist. She is sure her past experiences will help her succeed in this role.

2022 Cannabis Industry Salary Guide

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