graduate assistant resume example with 6+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Focused Research Assistant with experience in teaching undergraduate courses and conducting independent research in biophysical chemistry. Advanced proficiency in conducting research, collecting and compiling data and writing and editing technical reports. Pursuing chemistry degree in recombinant DNA technology and protein purification.

  • Maintaining status reports
  • Providing customer support
  • Inbound phone call management
  • Communication and presentation
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Technical support services
  • Mac and PC proficiency
  • Loading trucks
  • Equipment and material carrying
  • Public presentations
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Preparing samples and specimens
  • Good clinical practice
  • Laboratory operations
  • Designing experiments
  • Analyzing and synthesizing data
  • Literature searches
  • Teaching students
  • Proficient in microsoft office and origin data analysis software
  • Chemical and molecular analysis
  • Experiment protocol development
  • Managing laboratory supplies
  • Documentation skills
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Specimen handling expertise
  • Laboratory testing
05/2018 to Current Graduate Assistant University Of Utah | Bountiful, UT,
  • Marked homework assignments, tests and special projects.
  • Analyzed data to assist professors with various projects.
  • Educated undergraduate students on laboratory protocols and activities.
  • Assisted teachers with lesson preparation and curriculum implementation.
  • Organized class curriculum and assisted professor with developing new presentations.
  • Kept equipment cleaned and maintained to optimize performance.
  • Oversaw students in group settings and offered academic guidance.
  • Liaised between professors and students to provide information on subject matter, assignments and class expectations.
  • Prepared and edited reports, presentations and articles using origin and microsoft office.
  • Contributed to applied research projects in biophysical chemistry field.
  • Supported department faculty with administrative assistance, as well as curriculum and research support.
  • Researched Nitric oxide synthase to assist with on-going academic project.
  • Completed daily administrative tasks for professors as directed.
  • Tracked class and student metrics including attendance, projects, labs and reports.
  • Utilized email, phone and in-person meetings to answer questions and mentor struggling students.
  • Adhered to university requirements for student assignments, testing and grading of work.
  • Taught class of 24 students in general chemi.
  • Completed protein chemistry research as part of 6-person graduate team.
  • Followed established course outline to prepare lessons and convey information and enhance understanding of materials.
  • Attended departmental meetings, providing feedback to enhance future performance.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and studentsto find workable solutions.
08/2015 to 05/2018 Server Logan's Roadhouse | Wichita, KS,
  • Satisfied customers by keeping drinks topped off and anticipating needs such as condiments and extra napkins.
  • Managed closing duties, including restocking items and reconciling cash drawer.
  • Operated POS terminals to input orders, split bills and calculate totals.
  • Educated guests on daily specials and menu offerings such as appetizers, entrees and desserts.
  • Recommended daily specials, wine selections and desserts to guide patrons toward more profitable items.
  • Added special garnishes and other finishing touches to improve visual impact of plates and contrast or add flavor to dishes.
  • Maintained table settings by removing courses, replacing utensils and refilling beverages promptly.
  • Promoted desserts, appetizers and specialty drinks.
  • Recorded orders and partnered with team members to efficiently serve food and beverages.
  • Cleaned dining area between guests with efficient sweeping, glass washing and spill removal.
  • Maximized team performance by training new employees on proper food handling, guest expectations and restaurant protocols.
  • Assisted individuals in selecting meal options, including entrees and desserts and recommended alternative items for those with food allergies and gluten intolerances.
  • Prepared salads and appetizers to back up kitchen staff.
  • Communicated effectively with kitchen staff regarding customer allergies, dietary needs and other special requests.
  • Completed opening and closing checklists, including emptying trash, safeguarding alcohol and polishing silverware.
05/2014 to 10/2014 Research Assistant Cook Children's Healthcare | Plano, TX,

Categorized and cataloged each piece of data into business database.

  • Conducted lab and molecular biology techniques to collect and prepare samples.
  • Kept organized records, maintained inventory equipment and materials.
  • Supported principal investigators during research into avian bird influenza.
  • Analyzed cell mutations in relation to cancer or other diseases.
  • Applied good documentation practices when recording data and managing source documentation
  • Analyzed mammal samples by conducting PCR and electrophoresis.
  • Kept equipment cleaned and maintained to optimize performance.
  • Ordered supplies, stocked work areas and prepared materials for research purposes.
08/2013 to 01/2014 Biology Health Technician Lansing Community College | City, STATE,
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Attended departmental meetings, providing feedback to enhance future performance.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and management to find workable solutions.
  • Delivered biological specimen to specified laboratory locations.
  • Prepared cultures for running microbiology and Organismal biology laboratories.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2018 to to Bachelor of Science | Cellular And Molecular Biology Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, GPA:
Expected in 05/2012 to to Associate of Science | Chemistry Teacher Education Kaskaskia College, Centrailia, IL, GPA:
Expected in 05/2020 to to Master of Science | Chemistry Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, , GPA:
Activities and Honors
  • Member, Alumni Association

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School Attended

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Kaskaskia College
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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  • Server
  • Research Assistant
  • Biology Health Technician


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