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Dear Mr. Jessie French:
As a senior level manager with experience in Research & Development, as well as Biomedical Engineering, I have over 10 years of proven success managing scientific and technical direction for new product development in IT, Biomedical and Bioengineering fields. I am a strong technical leader with the ability to successfully build teams to achieve the highest levels of client satisfaction. I possess a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and have strong experience in diagnostic product development and validation as well as leading cross functional teams of scientists and technicians to meet or exceed project metrics.
Seeking to contribute to an organization such as yours as Chief Scientist, I have included my resume for your consideration.
Highlights of my qualifications include:
Provide oversight and leadership for management of all federally funded research contracts, the majority from US Department of Defense. Gather and deploy the best ideas, algorithms, and software tools emerging from the national high performance computing infrastructure into the DoD community.
Served as Lead Controls Engineer on a multi-million dollar research and development project, creating an automated gender determination process for poultry, leading a 20 member interdisciplinary team including biologists and technicians.
Drafted, submitted, and awarded 3 U.S. Patents for Embrex.
Coordinated support for Engineering and IT issues, both in-house and during extended field trials lasting over 1 year.
I am a strong analytical thinker and possess the decisive leadership qualities needed to deliver strategic direction to organizations. I possess the ability to relay complex information in layman’s terms to all levels of stakeholders, ensuring proper communication across the organization. I have lead quality assurance and process improvement efforts, resulting in cost savings and increased efficiency.
For a more detailed presentation of my skills and background, please review the enclosed resume and feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you in advance for your consideration and I look forward to our conversation.