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David William Purvis
6, George Street, Murton, Seaham, Co. Durham, SR7 9BN
Mobile No: 07587104660/ DWPurvis@hotmail.co.uk/...
Dissertation Project
Dissertation project involved archaeological rock samples recovered from Blackden, Cheshire
believed ...
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Purvis David Curriculum Vitae

  1. 1. David William Purvis 6, George Street, Murton, Seaham, Co. Durham, SR7 9BN Mobile No: 07587104660/ DWPurvis@hotmail.co.uk/ LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=291870030 Profile Dynamic, motivated and target driven graduate of the University of Huddersfield with a 2.1 in Forensic & Analytical Science (MSci) looking for a related job. My time at university has equipped me with well-developed observational, scientific, practical and technical skills as well as instilling me with the confidence to justify and defend my findings and ideas when challenged. Also my ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure was vastly improved during my degree as well as my enquiring mind and logical and analytical approach to any problems I come across. Skills  Team work: I have successfully taken part in various team projects in both academic and non-academic environments.  Communication: Oral skills expressed in various presentations in academic environments. Written skills developed through essay and report writing  Willingness to learn: I always strive to develop my understanding and acquire new skills  Problem Solving: I can solve problems having been tested with numerous problem solving exercises given as assessments and practical write ups, which may require analytical and mathematical evaluation  Computing Skills: Competent using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and other similar applications Degree Specific Skills  IR Spectra and analysis  UV-Vis and analysis  Purification through distillation, reflux, silica gel chromatography and titration  Extraction of bacterial and fruit DNA  Evidence recovery, presumptive blood tests and fingerprinting  Molecular modelling using the computer program Spartan Pro  Experience working with HPLC and GC  XRD spectra and analysis  XRF spectra and analysis  Experience using SEM Achievements  June 2011, National Institute of Legal Medicine, Bucharest, Romania- Successfully completed workshop in Forensic Pathology and Science. Education 2010-2014 University of Huddersfield Forensic & Analytical Science (MSci) Upper Second Class (2.1)
  2. 2. Dissertation Project Dissertation project involved archaeological rock samples recovered from Blackden, Cheshire believed to have been part of a hearth or kiln in the Middle Ages. The project was to determine using a combination of x-ray fluorescence, x-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy what minerals were present in the samples. The temperature of formation was found of each mineral found within the sample and from this I could then discern whether the samples were from a hearth or kiln. 2008-2010 Durham &Gilesgate 6th Form College A-levels: Chemistry E, Geography D, Psychology E 2003-2008 Easington Community Science College GCSE’s: 9 including Maths, English and Science at grades A to C Work Experience October 2012-August 2013: Laboratory placement year during university involving organic synthesis making optically enriched oxabispidines, whilst gaining experience with the operation of an NMR machine on analysis of products as well as analysis through IR. 2006- One week work experience whilst in school Fin Machine, Seaham Industrial Estate Duties included helping experienced mechanics build radiator grills for various cars Other jobs have included part time work in pubs and outlet stores All of these jobs were carried out with a team based work ethic References Available upon request

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