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  1. 1. JOSEPH M. MWANSA Telephone: +44(0)1482 831221 Mobile: +44(0)7539006056 E:mail: 126 Shinewater Park,Kingswood, Hull, HU7 3DN, England, UK I am a highly skilled MSci Pharmaceutical Science graduate with a strong academic record; finishing top of my course. I have extensive practical expertise in synthetic organic chemistry with a wide knowledge of chemical syntheses and reaction mechanisms as well as research experience in analytical techniques comprising multiple platforms. I have demonstrated capabilities in independent research, data interpretation, documentation and review, thus enabling concise, clear construction of technical scientific reports. I am presently a member of the British Pharmacological Society, Royal Pharmaceutical Society & Biochemical Society for Advancing Molecular Bioscience. I am the former co-president and one of the founding members of the Huddersfield Pharmaceutical Society (Pharma-Society). Education 2012 – 2016 The University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield MSci Pharmaceutical Science First Class (74%) Final Year Modules: Chemical Therapeutics (96%) Molecular Targets & Drug Design (90%) Research Project (83%) Analytical Science (74%) 2009 – 2011 St. Mary’s College Sixth Form, Hull 2005 –2009 St. Mary’s College, Hull 12 GCSEs Skills  Project management  Independent researcher  Teamwork and interpersonal skills  Critical analysis of reaction methods Technical skills  Demonstrated ability and extensive hands-on experience in designing and executing multi-step syntheses, optimising chemical processes and scale-up of synthetic methods  Performing analytical assays based on new and existing methods with outstanding knowledge in 1 H, 13 C, DEPT and COSY NMR as well as GC and MS to identify organic compounds synthesised  Adept in using literature search software SciFinder, Scopus and Summon to obtain research papers and implementing their findings and methods to reactions and research  Analysis of small molecules using HPLC  Skilled at communicating scientific work in the form of presentations, posters and written reports based on the discoveries and processes of research Previous /current research projects  Azide based routes to substituted indoles- Dr. Karl Hemming (2014/15)  The synthesis of novel synthetic pyrrolobenzodiazepines via intramolecular Staudinger/Aza-Wittig cyclization and a formal [3+2] cycloaddition reaction- Dr. Karl Hemming (2014/15  The kinetics and mechanisms of organo-iridium complex catalysed racemisation of chiral amines –Professor Michael I. Page (2015/16)  Flexible access to conformationally-locked bicyclic morpholines – Dr. Duncan Gill (June-September 2016) A2 Biology: C A2 Applied IT: C A2 Chemistry: C AS English Literature: B
  2. 2. Publications  Stirling, M. J, Mwansa, J.M, Sweeney, G., Blacker, A.J and Page, M. I., The kinetics and mechanisms of the organo-iridium complex catalysed racemisation of amines Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 7092-7098 Awards  The Royal Society of Chemistry Prize for Outstanding Performance during the final year of the Pharmaceutical Science course (2016) IT capabilities  Distinction award in OCR ICT Level 2 course  Proficient in Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access & FrontPage)  Competent in molecular modelling programme Scigress and ChemDraw  NMR analysis using Topspin Work Experience June-Sep 2016 Summer research student, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield  10 week summer project focusing on the total synthesis of conformationally-locked bicyclic morpholine scaffolds 2015-2016 Project research student, Innovative Physical Organic Solutions (IPOS), Huddersfield  Final year research project, focusing primarily on the kinetics and mechanism of organo-iridium complexes racemisation of amines. This resulted in a publication in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 2014-2015 Undergraduate Researcher, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield  Retrosynthetic analysis and synthesis of complex motifs (indoles & pyrrolobenzodiazepines)  Literature review using SciFinder, Scopus and Summon  Analysis of compounds synthesised in the lab using NMR, IR and MS June-Sep 2013 Production Operative, Reckitt Benckiser, Hull  Quality control of pharmaceuticals intended for the British market  Working in an effective team to correctly package products such as Gaviscon & Fybogel  GMP of pharmaceuticals July-Aug 2013 Dispenser/Technician, Morrill Pharmacy, Hull  Dispensing medication for patients with prescriptions from local surgery  Providing advice and instructions on how to use prescribed medication  Managing monthly repeats for certain patients and ordering specials and other medicines 2010 - 2011 Science Mentor, St. Mary’s College, Hull  Worked with several students who were underperforming in chemistry and biology  Assisted students in explaining key topics in a simplified manner and helped organise revision timetables in preparation for GCSE exams  Monitored academic progress of students until their exams References Professor Michael I. Page University of Huddersfield, Department of Chemical sciences, Joseph Priestley Building, HD1 3DH Email: Tel:+44 (0)1484 472534 Professor Joseph B. Sweeney University of Huddersfield, Department of Chemical sciences Joseph Priestley Building,HD1 3DH Tel:+44 (0)1484 471617