Devon from USA applies for Blue Card Germany

Engineering professionals not elsewhere classified

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Name of profession: Engineering professionals not elsewhere classified Name of latest business sector: Ophthalmic Research and Development, Corneal Refractive Surgery Latest occupation/title: Associate Optical Engineer Latest main activities: Optical Coherence Tomography R&D: systems integration, software engineering, optical engineering, etc.


Completed education: bachelor Title or Qualification: Bachelor of Science Specialisation: Chemistry Additional trainings: German

Preferred countries:

1. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | 2. Preferred country | region / city: Netherlands | 3. Preferred country | region / city: Czech Republic |

Language skills:

1. Language skills: english => excellent 2. Language skills: german => excellent 3. Language skills: Spanish => reasonable

Personal note /detailed application:


I have studied German constantly since high school (2000), it was my minor in college. After earning my BS, I traveled to Europe for 6 weeks, spending almost 1 month in Germany experiencing the culture I have studied for so long; ich liebe Deutschland!

- Proficient in the synthesis, purification, and characterization of small organic molecules in milligram quantities.
- Extensive knowledge of HPLC, GCMS, NMR, FT-IR, and UV-VIS spectroscopic principles and techniques
- Experience with asymmetric synthesis via organocatalytic schemes
- Additional coursework in nanotechnology and biochemistry

- Researched and developed manufacturing test equipment, environmental monitoring systems, and novel biomedical imaging and physical characterization techniques
- Engineered software applied to: automation, database management, data acquisition, statistical analysis, process improvement, quality control, verification and validation

Technical Writing
- Authored V/V test plans and protocols, software requirements specifications, test reports, technical disclosures, research abstracts and manuscripts, meeting minutes and other documentation

Software Proficiency
- Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
- NI LabVIEW, NI-Vision, NI-DAQ

- Conducted interdepartmental meetings
- Collaborated with coworkers of varied skill sets towards complex and time-sensitive goals

- Received basic cGMP training

- Optical Engineering R&D Technician, December 2009 – Present
AMO Wavefront Sciences, Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Assisted in the research and development a high-resolution NIR spectrometer for use in a novel spectral domain optical coherence tomography scheme for ophthalmic measurements, including: construction, systems integration, automation, data processing, GUI, and test procedures; authoring technical disclosures and other documentation for new intellectual property.
- Assisted in the development of manufacturing test equipment, authored and executed V/V test plans, protocols, and other documentation in support of design validation and transfer for a next-generation Shack-Hartmann wavefront aberrometer, in preparation for product launch; this medical device is utilized for LASIK surgery.

- Engineering Internship, March 2004 – November 2009
AMO Wavefront Sciences, Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Developed data acquisition and system control software for a custom scanning Shack-Hartmann wavefront system used by Tinsley Labs to characterize and grind the beryllium mirrors for the James Webb Space Telescope.
- Assisted in the research and development of a sub-nanometer precision silicon wafer metrology instrument.
- Developed a data mining and statistical analysis software package for use in quality control.
- Performed statistical analysis with colleagues to improve the manufacturing process of the aforementioned wavefront aberrometer.

- Undergraduate research, June 2009 – July 2009
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mentor: Dr. Shilei Zhang
Research focus:
- Assisted in the development of synthetic strategies for creating novel analogues of the drug noscapine.
- Performed syntheses, purifications, and characterization utilizing proton NMR spectroscopy.

- Undergraduate research, August 2008 – December 2008
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mentor: Jiang Li
Research focus:
- Assisted in the synthesis, purification, and characterization of coumarin derivatives to evaluate their usefulness in single molecule fluorescent tagging schemes.

- Undergraduate research fellowship, June 2008 – August 2008
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mentor: Dr. Lianso Zu
Research focus:
- Characterized organocatalytic reactions involving enamine and iminium compounds. These reactions are useful for creating small organic molecules with one or more chiral centers, with a high degree of enantiomeric excess, under mild reaction conditions.
- Identified reaction products using thin layer chromatography.
- Purified reaction products using a silica gel-packed column.
- Removed solvents from reaction products with a rotavap.
- Utilized chiral HPLC to quantify the enantiomeric excess of various reaction products.
- Assisted in the preparation of samples for proton NMR spectroscopy, and elucidated chemical structures from the resulting spectra.


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