graduate research assistant resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Energetic, personable and reliable individual with a passion for dairy calf care. Experience in dairy calf health research with a strong understanding of the prevention, detection, and treatment of respiratory disease. Broader knowledge and understanding of the dairy industry and understanding of the importance of building relationships with producers.

  • Dairy calf health research
  • Animal handling, welfare, and behavior
  • Performed thousands of lung ultrasounds and jugular blood draws on dairy calves
  • Basic lab work and blood analyzation for serum total protein
  • Data collection and analyzation
  • Proficient in SAS 9.4
  • Familiar with DairyComp and PCDART
  • Strong scientific writing and oral presentation skills
  • Project organization and management
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills and relationship development
  • Quick learner
  • Project organization and management
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills and relationship development
  • Quick learner
Work History
Graduate Research Assistant , 06/2020 - 08/2022
University Of San Francisco Sacramento, CA,
  • Performed statistical, qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Gathered, reviewed, and summarized literature from scientific journals to construct a literature review of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as ancillary treatments to respiratory disease in dairy calves.
  • Contributed to the development of and led the following academic projects: 1. Investigating the use of oral meloxicam as an ancillary treatment to antibiotics for respiratory disease in dairy calves and 2. Evaluating the efficacy of lecture-based and case-based teaching methods in a senior-level dairy science course on student performance and attitude.
  • Recorded high volumes of data and maintained records following good documentation practices using Microsoft Office and OneDrive.
  • Authored 2 professionally-written scientific papers for publication.
  • Fulfilled role as a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate courses: Functional Large Animal Physiology, Dairy Systems, and Introduction to Food Animal Science. My role included classroom instruction via lectures, animal instruction via leading hands-on activities at animal facilities, developing course content, and student support.
  • Trained over 100 students in proper calf handling techniques and how to perform a clinical evaluation for respiratory disease
  • Trained 10 students to perform jugular blood draws on dairy calves
  • Trained 1 student in performing lung ultrasounds on dairy calves
Student Assistant, 01/2019 - 10/2019
Nebraska Medical Center Elkhorn, NE,
  • Represent the University in a professional manner at events such as Ring Day, GatheRing, football games, and Gala
  • Organize meeting rooms to prepare for events hosted by The Association
  • Greet guests, answer questions, and project the Aggie Spirit in all aspects
Veterinary Technician, 12/2016 - 08/2017
Banfield Pet Hospital Maple Grove, MN,
    • Performed preliminary clinical analysis of patients
    • Educated clients on treatment protocols and general procedures
    • Collected lab specimens from patients
    • Administered medications, vaccines, and treatments as instructed by veterinarian
    • Positioned animals for diagnostic imaging such as x-rays and ultrasounds
    • Assisted surgeon with spays, neuters, c-sections, dentals, exploratory surgeries, and emergency procedures for cats and dogs
    • Placed endotracheal tubes and administered injectable sedatives
    • Used judgment as to when to notify the doctor on call of a significant change in a hospitalized animal's condition
    • Maintained accurate pharmacy records and controlled drug, anesthesia, fecal, and heartworm test logs
    • Cleaned exam rooms and kennels
    • Processed financial transactions for clients
Patient Care Assistant, 02/2015 - 01/2016
Trihealth, Inc. West College Corner, IN,
  • Assisted technicians and veterinarians with animal restraint and basic care
  • Provided patients with water, an appropriate diet, and sanitary kennel conditions
  • Maintained cleanliness throughout the clinic
  • Prepared the clinic for opening and closing
Master of Science: Animal Sciences , Expected in 08/2022
Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
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Bachelor of Science: Animal Science, Expected in 2020
Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
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Recipient of the National Western Stock Show Scholarship

Fall 2021

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour General Industry Safety and Health
  • Texas Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)

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School Attended

  • Colorado State University
  • Texas A&M University

Job Titles Held:

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Student Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Patient Care Assistant


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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