drug discovery development resume example with 18+ years of experience

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  • Effective project manager with expertise in neuroscience, cardiovascular physiology, and molecular biology resulting in 22 peer-reviewed publications, 27 oral presentations at scientific meetings, and 13 funded grants.
  • Experienced project manager with eight years’ experience managing a team of 200+ researchers annually in collaborative drug development strategies resulting in identification of > 35 novel compounds with potential therapeutic use.
  • Motivated science communicator with extensive experience in disseminating science information to diverse audiences including the development of a public research symposium involving 700+ researchers annually and associated online platform design that has attracted 100,000+ visitors in four years, 22 peer-review science manuscripts, and 27 science conference presentations.
  • Literature Searches
  • Medical Terminology
  • Therapy Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Content Development
  • Complex Problem-Solving
Education and Training
Tufts University School of Medicine Boston, MA, Expected in 12/2009 Ph.D. : Neuroscience - GPA :
Harvard University Cambridge, MA, Expected in Postbaccalaureate Graduate Coursework : Molecular Biology - GPA :
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT, Expected in 12/2000 Bachelor of Science : Physiology & Neurobiology - GPA :
University of Colorado Storrs, CT, Expected in 05/1995 Bachelor of Arts : Psychology - GPA :
Professor, University Of Colorado - Drug Discovery & Development
City, STATE, 01/2015 - Current
  • Project Management - trained and managed a research group of >1,000 researchers over eight years in drug development strategies that reflect current biomedical trends resulting in 300 presentations at public scientific symposia.
  • Data Management – analyzed data from compound library screens with >40,000 compounds leading to identification of 35 lead compounds, 2 cross-functional collaborations, 1 peer-reviewed publication, and 2 science conference presentations.
  • Innovation – transformed introductory undergraduate laboratory training to offer authentic research experiences and mentorship opportunities to 300 undergraduates per year including program design, budget development, regulatory compliance, and scale-up over three years.
  • Science Communication - developed a website ( that presents cross-disciplinary research; website has garnered 110,000+ visitors since its creation in 2020.
  • Strategic Planning – managed multiple projects in a research lab focusing on advanced RNA interference strategies resulting in 5 peer-review publications and 6 science conference presentations.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University Of Colorado - Project Management & Personnel Development
City, STATE, 12/2009 - 12/2014
  • Project Management - analyzed the molecular and physiological effects of small molecule chemotherapeutics on the heart resulting in a training grant in cardiology and one research fellowships, $250,000 in research funding, 11 peer-reviewed publications, and 3 science conference presentations.
  • Personnel Development – trained undergraduate and graduate students in current research approaches resulting in 3 peer-review manuscripts and 2 science conference presentations.
  • Innovation – designed research curriculum to foster advancement in science resulting in 85% of participants obtaining advanced degrees in the biological sciences and a 90% retention rate in science (155 students total).
Graduate Research Assistant, Tufts University - Research & Development in Neurological Therapeutic
City, STATE, 08/2004 - 12/2009
  • Innovation - created and optimized novel surgical approaches to studying spinal cord injury resulting in 3 peer-reviewed publications and 7 oral presentations at scientific meetings.
  • Collaboration - interfaced with Biogen-IDEC to determine the biological effects of protein-based therapeutics that lead to an ongoing collaboration, $75,000 in research funding, and multiple research summary presentations to the executive board.
  • Adaptation - responded to current pharmaceutical market needs and budgetary restrictions as evidenced by the development of two independent research projects directed at spinal cord injury and neuropathic pain leading to one clinical trial
  • Science Communication – developed expertise in communicating complex scientific ideas through presentations to diverse audiences including potential donors, interdisciplinary science colleagues, the general public, and secondary school students.
Activities and Honors
Additional Information
  • Outstanding Mentor Award University of Colorado Boulder, CO
  • Cogswell Award for Inspirational Instruction University of Colorado Boulder, CO
  • Barbara Talamo Neuroscience Trainee of the Year Award Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • First Place Award, Earl P. Charlton Poster Competition Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • First Place Award, Women in Neurotrauma Research National Neurotrauma Society, Kansas City, MO

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School Attended

  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Harvard University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Colorado

Job Titles Held:

  • Drug Discovery & Development
  • Project Management & Personnel Development
  • Research & Development in Neurological Therapeutic


  • Ph.D.
  • Postbaccalaureate Graduate Coursework
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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