Rory O connor




Rory O Connor

Apartment 4, Laburnum House, Model Farm Road, Cork. Mobile: 0858555104

Email: [email protected]

Personal profile
I am a Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing graduate with an Honor’s degree in Biological Sciences and Nutrition. I have practical experience in the food industry and specialising in food safety, process management, documentation, legislation and compliance. I am a motivated person seeking employment in the life sciences industry.

2016- 2017       Diploma in Bio Pharmaceutical Manufacturing/GMP

Cork Institute of Technology

Core modules: ●Quality Control ●Biopharmaceutical Upstream ●Manufacturing Technology ●Validation Science ●Lean manufacturing/ GMP ● Biomolecules and Cells ●Cleanroom technology ●Clinical trials

2012 – 2016        BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences & Nutrition

Cork Institute of Technology

Core modules: ● Microbiology ●Physical and Organic Chemistry ●Introduction to Quality Management ●Quality Management Systems Ⅱ ●Structural Biochemistry ●Metabolic Biochemistry ●Immunoanalysis ●Nutritional Analysis ●Bacteriology ●Molecular Biology ●Food and healthcare Microbiology ●Applied Separation Techniques

2011-2012         Applied Biology – Food Health & Nutrition

Colaiste Stiofain Naofa

June 2017- May 2018:    Health Safety and Calorie Analyst

The Health Factory Ireland, Cork city

●Calorie analytics ●HACCP implementation ●Risk assessment ●Quantity testing ●Sample weighing ●Quality control ●Health and safety training Food Compliance ●Applied specific regulatory requirements for food safety legislation, data privacy for the clients, this was incorporated through the submission documents and systems ●Executed budget and side contracts for the activities as well as organising the financial section for the project ● Complied with the legal and financial guidelines ●Written SOPS for each process and providing the legal framework in documentation

May 2016- Aug 2016: Spira-Bio start-up company:  SOSV The accelerator VC

University College Cork

Title: Quality Control/ Beverage testing with documentation development

●Product formulation ●Implemented of a HACCP environment ●Ensured the quality and the integrity of the data from the beverage study by complying with the relevant SOP and documentation of the study and maintained it within the correct time frame for completion. ●Legislation of product ●Applied knowledge of project management processes and skills ●Implemented taste trials on beverage with documentation on each progress ●Set up a quality control and risk assessments of laboratories ●Documentation of test products

April 2015 – July 2015     Laboratory Technician

University College Cork (Biological laboratory)

Assisted in antimicrobial assays, graphed data using Graph Pro software, Prepared media/powder room, minimum inhibitory concentration assays, autoclaving, bio-film assays, micro weighing of antibiotics, spectrometer, Safe disposal of waste, Plate data analysis, Biofilm fluorescent staining

Feb 2008 -Mar 2010     Sales consultant

Hickeys Pharmacy (Ballincollig)

●Stocktaking, customer service, nutrition and product advice, documentation

Jan 2008 – Feb 2009     Sales consultant

Owenacurra Pharmacy (Middleton)

●Counter staff, Nutrition advice, product advice and stocktaking/ documentation

Laboratory skills: Equipment- Chromatography, electrophoresis, biosafety cabinet, autoclave, pipette, spectrometer, OD plate reader

Techniques- Cell culturing, filtration and separation, aseptic techniques.

IT- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Graph Pro Software, Graphic Design

Achievements and Interests
●Published paper: In Vitro Activities of Nisin and Nisin derivatives alone and in combination with antibiotics against staphylococcus biofilms. Published in Frontiers Science Journal


●Academic interest: Author “Boost the Immune System naturally” Published in January 2018 through Amazon Kindle.

● I love to go cycling on my days off and I am a keen camper in the summertime

References: Upon Request

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