Andrea S. Howells

9 Hall Street
Chazy, NY 12921

Information Technology Analyst with Database Administration and Software Validation expertise. Communication of complex concepts and ideas, training of technical and non-technical individuals. Strong technical problem solving skills. Identification of needs and available resources to provide solutions for data collection/analysis needs.

Functional Areas of Expertise
System Administrator
Historical Control Management
Software validation
Documentation preparation (protocols, reports, test cases, SOPs, training plans, etc)
Experience with Python, Latex, Linux, USSF Chimera (a highly extensible, interactive molecular graphics program)
Maya (3D animation, visual effects and compositing software)
PYMOL (a user-sponsored molecular visualization system on an open-source foundation)
Vizmo (a 3D visualization/authoring tool for files provided/generated by PMPL - the OBPRM motion planning library)

Professional Experience

Xybion Medical Systems, Cedar Knolls, NJ 2008
Validation Consultant 2008
Performed regression testing, validation script writing, validation script execution, documentation.

Wyeth Research, Chazy, NY 1992 - 2008
Senior Information Technology Analyst 2001 - 2008
Performed evaluation, validation, implementation, maintenance, administration of various data collection systems. Document preparation, established business rules, trained system users, conducted problem tracking and resolution. Supported 3 sites; 1 local, 2 remote (US and Italy).
Trained/mentored colleagues at 3 sites; Chazy, NY, Andover, MA and Catania, Italy.
Member: Diversity Committee, Employee of the Quarter Committee

Xybion Coordinator, Quality Control Designee 1998 - 2001
Responsible for planning and preparation of electronic protocol for study data collection. Maintenance/support of data collection functions, training of new and established system users.
Quality control review of study files to ensure compliance with Protocols, Standard Operating Procedures and Good Laboratory Practice guidelines.
Planned, prepared, and maintained approximately 200 electronic Protocols annually. Provided training on primary data collection system to employees in various positions i.e. Technicians, Study Directors, Clinical Pathologists and Anatomic Pathologists.

Toxicology Supervisor 1996 - 1998
Trained and supervised Toxicology Technicians and their study related activities. Prepared/edited Standard Operating Procedure documents and data collection forms.

Toxicology Technician 1991 - 1996
Conducted and monitored toxicology study activities. Prepared and administered test articles, collected study data, obtained biologic samples. Prepared various documents including protocols, reports, tables and graphs.


Internship Summer 2011
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Sponsored by CRA-W/DREU

State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY
BA, Computer Science - anticipated graduation May 2012, GPA 3.76
Dean's List

Kaplan University of Chicago, IL (on-line)
Incomplete (Two classes completed)
Information Technology GPA 3.85

State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY
MA, Liberal Arts/Personnel Leadership & Administration
Dean's List

State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY
BS, Microbiology

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Certified Laboratory Animal Technologist

Python (moderate), Unix/Linux (moderate), Prolog (basic), C (basic), Assembly (basic)
Maya, Chimera, Vismol
MS; Word, Access(Database, Query, Reports); Presentation, Spreadsheet, Word processing
Excel; Database, Query
PowerPoint, FTP, NX (NoMachine)
Xybion Database Administrator
Software Validation, Website development
Software editors, VI, emacs, gedit

US Army Reserves, Sergeant, Personnel Administrator

Professional Affiliations/Community Activities;
American Association Laboratory Animal Science, 1st President, Northern Mountain Branch
After School Program, Chazy, NY - Board member
Girl Scouts of America - Troop Leader and Unit Sales Chairperson

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