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Rufus Turner

Rufus Turner



MBIE | Christchurch, NZ


My Portfolio Highlights

My New Certification

Data Analyst Associate

My New Course

Introduction to Python

My New Project

Dr. Semmelweis and the Discovery of Handwashing

Data explorer, embarking on expeditions to uncover hidden insights.

My Work

Take a look at my latest work.


Introduction to SQL


Introduction to Python


Data Analyst Associate

My Certifications

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Data Analyst Associate

Data Analyst Associate

Other Certificates

Datacamp Data Analyst Associate

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Ministry Business Innovation Enterprise | May 2023 - Present

Associate Senior Data Analyst

Using R for Outlier Detection of data as well as helping to build Data Dashboards and other visualisations. Using SQL for extraction of data. Analysing pre and post-COVID data in time series analysis.
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Izon Science | Oct 2021 - Mar 2023

Data Analyst/Research Scientist

Using Python for outlier detection (PYOD; PCA, LOF, Isolation Forest, kNN, ABOD) as well as R for ANOVA, General Linear Models (GLMs) and regression. Using R for predicting confidence intervals of predictions and building relatively simple models. Laboratory-wise, help develop western blotting and ELISA assays for identifying impurities in nanoparticles and their separation from lipoproteins.

Terra Scientific | May 2021 - Oct 2021

Analytical Chemist/Data Analyst

Set up 2 IANZ accredited GCMS methods for identification and quantification of pesticides and pollutants using Multiple Reaction Monitoring. Analysed and presented data using Python.

Canterbury Scientific Ltd | Feb 2019 - Nov 2020

Senior Scientist

Designing, managing and executing an accelerated shelf-life Study system for helping determine the shelf life of products. This was using Arrhenius Equation as well as using Python and R with bootstrapping and predict functions for gaining confidence intervals for predictions. Also set up the HPLC for analysing samples in an analytical manner for detecting and assisting in identifying new or unusual products. Setting up protocols and qualification of pieces of equipments and methods. Assisting colleagues with analysing data and preparing well presented figures.

University of Otago, Christchurch | Mar 2007 - Jul 2018

Research Fellow

Used analytical biochemistry techniques such as LCMS/GCMS to quantify amounts of products in biological samples as well as determine structures of unknown molecules detected in biological samples. Used R, GraphPad and SigmaPlot for data analysis , statistical calculations and presenting data,

Crop and Food Research | Apr 2004 - Mar 2007

Postdoctoral Fellow

shelf life determination. Also analysed other food products and pheromones for their composition and concentration.

University of Reading | May 2001 - Oct 2003

Postdoctoral Fellow

Part of human clinical team that was involved in various human clinical trials as well as investigating the potential antioxidant properties of various phytochemicals and their metabolites as well as analysing the composition of fish oils and their potential beneficial effects.

My Education

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Certified Data analyst , Data AnalystDataCamp | 2023
NanoDegree, SQLUdacity | 2020
Nanodegree, Business AnalyticsUdacity | 2020
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), BiochemistryUniversity of Reading | 2001
University of Aberdeen

About Me

Rufus Turner

PhD in Analytical Chemistry. I have been using R/Python for data analysis and statistics for more than 7 years now. Been learning more and using SQL and looking to move into data analytics in the future.

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