Profile

Cloud Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Linux Systems Administrator, and scientific programmer/computational biologist with strong technical and analytical skills. Experienced in the areas of system administration, hardware, databases, backup, web design (LAMP developer), programming, and scientific research. Interested in Cloud computing, Big Data, machine learning, data mining, pattern extraction, bioinformatics, and open source software development.

(see: xtof.ch/cv for an extended CV.)

Education

B.S. Biochemistry and Biophysics, Oregon State University
September 2000 - June 2004
Graduate studies and research: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (biological sciences), University of Pittsburgh (biophysics), Carnegie Mellon University (biophysics), Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (comparative genomics), København Universitet (bioinformatics), and University of Washington (x-ray crystallography and genome sciences)
July 2004 - November 2012
Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHEL 6, Certificate #140-074-097; {verify})
May 2014
AWS Certified Developer - Associate (Certificate #AWS-ADEV-3367)
May 2016
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (Certificate #AWS-ASA-35064)
April 2017

Skills

Experience

Redapt, Seattle, WA, USA

Cloud Engineer / DevOps Engineer

September 2015 to present

Trusted Builders, Seattle, WA, USA

Linux Administrator / DevOps Engineer

February 2015 to August 2015

Rackspace, USA

Linux Administrator II

May 2013 to January 2015

MadLab, Seattle, WA, USA

Cloud and Web Developer

December 2012 to March 2013

Dr. Elhanan Borenstein Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Research Assistant / Scientific Programmer

August 2012 to November 2012

Consultant, Seattle, WA, USA

Cloud and Web Developer

October 2010 to June 2012

Dr. Ethan A. Merritt Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Linux Administrator / Research Assistant (and software developer / maintainer)

October 2006 to October 2010

Dr. Carlos J. Camacho Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Linux Administrator / Research Assistant (and software developer / maintainer)

March 2006 to February 2007

Dr. David W. Ussery Laboratory, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

Research Assistant (and programmer)

August 2005 to November 2005

Dr. Carlos J. Camacho Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Linux Administrator / Research Assistant (and programmer)

October 2004 to July 2005

Dr. Alex Rich Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Research Assistant (and programmer)

July 2002 to Decmeber 2002

Dr. P. Shing Ho Laboratory, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Research Assistant (and software developer / maintainer)

May 2000 to September 2004

Kevin Krefft microbiology laboratory, Albany, OR, USA

Laboratory Assistant

September 1998 to April 2000

Berlitz, Ljubljana, Slovenia

English Language Instructor

December 1996 to December 1997

Publications

  • see: my list of publications on NCBI
  • Frank Zucker, P. Christoph Champ, and Ethan A. Merritt (2010). Validation of crystallographic models containing TLS or other descriptions of anisotropy. Acta Cryst., D66:889-900.
  • P. Christoph Champ and Carlos J. Camacho (2007). FastContact: a free energy scoring tool for protein-protein complex structures. Nucleic Acids Research (Web Issue) [NAR-00339-Web-B-2007.R1].
  • P. Christoph Champ, Tim T. Binnewies, Natasja Nielsen, Guy Zinman, Kristoffer Kiil, Hang Wu, Jon Bohlin and David W. Ussery (2006). Genome update: purine strand bias in 280 bacterial chromosomes. Microbiology, 152(3):579-583.
  • Carlos J. Camacho, Ma H, and P. Christoph Champ (2006). Scoring a diverse set of high-quality docked conformations: A metascore based on electrostatic and desolvation interactions. Proteins, 63(4):868-77.
  • P. Christoph Champ, Sandor Maurice, Jeffery M. Vargason, Tracy Camp, and P. Shing Ho (2004). Distributions of Z-DNA and nuclear factor I in human chromosome 22: a model for coupled transcriptional regulation. Nucleic Acids Research, 32(22):6501-6510.

References

Personal and professional references are available upon request.

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