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Expertise


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Experience


Experience


Scientific Editor & Communications Specialist

MDPI (Barcelona, Spain)

November 2016 – Present

  • Developing external and internal communications for our products.
  • Optimising digital presence of our journals, with a focus on social media management.
  • Handling scientific manuscripts from submission to publication, including peer-review and editing.
  • Fostering collaboration with key stakeholders and launch of new products with scientific societies.
  • Organisation of conferences and attendance as spokesperson to scientific events. 

Development Editor

Royal Society of Chemistry (Cambridge, UK)

October 2014 – October 2016

  • Creating engaging digital content and technical documentation for our website and blogs.
  • Ensuring fluent communication with Advisory Boards, Associate Editors and key stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the visibility of our products via e-alerts, targeted mailings and social media.
  • Commissioning top-tier content from leading authors in the field.
  • Representing the journal in conferences and scientific events.

Journals: ChemComm, Chemical Science, Chemical Society Reviews.


Publishing Assistant – Databases

Royal Society of Chemistry (Cambridge, UK)

November 2013 – September 2014

  • Full production of Analytical Abstracts and Chemicals Safety NewsBase.
  • Audit of new terminology to ensure consistency and accuracy of data.
  • Data curation and input for the organic chemistry databases.
  • Monitoring and analysis of database metrics and monthly reports.
  • Acquisitions management from all database products and journals.
  • Answering queries from vendors and customers, providing the best level of customer service.

Site Chemist

Augean PLC (Hinckley, UK)

September 2013 – November 2013

- Responsibility for ensuring inspection, transfer and processing of chemical waste on site.
- Preparation and revision of COSHH assessments and material safety documentation.
- Maintenance of waste stock levels in line with legislation and customer service requirements.
- Acceptance checking on incoming loads and creation of non-conformance reports.

Reason for leaving: Augean's waste network was sold and employees faced redundancy.


Research Intern

Spanish National Research Council (Zaragoza, Spain)

July 2012 – August 2012

Internship in the Department of Plant Nutrition at the Experimental Station of Aula Dei, CSIC.

  • Responsible for the daily monitoring and control of several growing parameters of the cultures. 
  • Performing MS–HPLC and UV–Visible analysis of samples under minimal supervision
  • Preparation of clear reports and presentations, interpreting and analysing data obtained.

Research Intern

Materials Science Institute (Zaragoza, Spain)

July 2011 – August 2011

Internship in the Department of Organometallic Compounds.

  • Improved the study and synthesis of phosphate ligands, particularly the phosphaadamantane. 
  • Performed IR and NMR determination of samples and following interpretation.
  • Completed solubility analysis of synthesised products.

Education


Education


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MSc in Chemistry
University of Zaragoza, Spain

5-year Spanish degree in Chemistry (Licenciatura)

Basic contents: Advanced Analytical Chemistry, Advanced Inorganic and Advanced Organic Chemistry, Advanced Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Bonds and Structure of Materials, Chemical Engineering, Classic and Quantum Mechanics, Computational Chemistry, Experimentation in Chemical Synthesis, Instrumental Techniques, Materials Science, Microstructures and Properties of Materials, Mathematics, Physics, Quality Management, Structural Calculations.

 
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MChem (5th year - Erasmus Programme)
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Research Project: Decapitation and metallation of 1,1’-bis(o-carborane).
Supervised by Prof. Alan J. Welch, Chair in Inorganic Chemistry at Heriot-Watt University.

Published: Icosahedral metallacarborane/carborane species derived from 1,1′-bis(o-carborane).    
Dalton Trans.
, 2015, 44, 5628-5637. DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00081E.


ADDITIONAL COURSES & TRAINING

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Project management: The basics for success
University of California-Irvine online, Coursera

Combining the essential elements of project management and team leadership.

 
MSH

Coaching and Professional Development Strategies
MSH Formation Centre

Running effective meetings and concepts of leadership, management and team motivation.

       

 
Google Analytics Academy

Google Analytics Platform Principles
Analytics Academy, Google

Focused on the four main components: data collection, processing, configuration and reporting.

 

ISO 9001 and Audits
Course from the Official Association of Chemists of Aragon and Navarra

Quality management systems and audits concepts, with particular focus on ISO 9001.


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