JAKOB
ONDREY
ondrey@gmail.com • 952.288.9327
Chicago, IL
ABOUT ME:
I solve problems with the tools available. An Army veteran with a solid track record in clinical research. After creating software solutions to solve problems in my role as a clinical research technologist, I’m looking to pivot my career into full-time software development and cloud infrastructure.
EXPERIENCE:
DECEMBER 2016 - PRESENT
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER,
LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - CHICAGO, IL
Supporting clinical testing and research in government and industry sponsored clinical trials in HIV/AIDS, Influenza, and COVID19 developing, deploying, updating, and maintaining applications to increase efficiency and decrease errors.
  • Developed and deployed an application for recording, tracking, and reporting internal patients, tests, and results saving thousands of hours and greatly reducing errors.
  • Maintained and provided regular feature updates to applications based on user requests.
  • Developed and maintained a database for a multi-site national clinical trial with >2000 study participants.
JULY 2015 - PRESENT
CLINICAL RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST,
LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - CHICAGO, IL
Supporting clinical testing and research in government and industry sponsored clinical trials in HIV/AIDS, Influenza, and COVID19 by developing and performing high complexity testing in a CAP certified laboratory.
  • Developed and validated a protocol for detection of HIV in newborns which was approved for clinical and Aids Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) usage for 1/50th the cost and ½ the time of commercially available tests.
  • Led hospital effort to rapidly validate and efficiently scale high throughput COVID19 testing decreasing turnaround time from 6+ days to less than 1 day.
  • Performed in lead and support roles in industry sponsored IVD development trials by global pharmaceutical companies such as Alere/Abbott, and BD, helping get their products FDA approval and to market.
AUGUST 2010 – JUNE 2015
GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHER,
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO - CHICAGO, IL
Conducted research on the role of central metabolism and electron transport in biofilm formation and symbiotic association by Vibrio fischeri.
  • Developed a protocol for targeted introduction of genes into the V. fischeri chromosome.
  • Streamlined conjugation protocols to allow isolation of desired strains from 5 to 2 days.
  • Mutagenized and screened 47,000+ mutant strains for desired phenotype.
  • Utilized molecular, genetic, and bioinformatic methods to identify mutation location of 200+ mutant strains.
  • Regularly presented research findings at department meetings and scholarly conferences to multidisciplinary audiences.
  • Mentored junior graduate, undergraduate, and high school students during the development and implementation of their research projects.
FEBRUARY 2003 – FEBRUARY 2008
MEDICAL SERGEANT,
UNITED STATES ARMY
  • Supervised and evaluated the performance of a squad of junior medics.
  • Coordinated acquisition and maintained medical supply for a 500+ cavalry squadron throughout a 15-month combat deployment.
EDUCATION:
MAY 2015
M.S. MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY,
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
Thesis: The Role of Central Metabolism and Electron Transport in Biofilm Formation by Vibrio fischeri.
MAY 2010
B.S. BIOLOGY,
NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY
SKILLS:
  • Git
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Visual Basic for Applications
  • JavaScript
  • MySql
  • AWS Managed Services
  • HTML/CSS
  • Government Compliance
  • Relational Databases
  • Docker
AWS MANAGED SERVICES:
  • IAM
  • Route 53
  • Cloudfront
  • S3
  • DynamoDB
  • API Gateway
  • Lambda
  • EC2
  • Lightsail
  • SAM/Cloudformation
STUFF I'M WORKING ON:
  • CI/CD
  • Python
  • Whatever I need to learn to make progess on a project
PROJECTS:
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