Graduate Research Assistant resume example with 5 years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Resourceful Graduate Assistant bringing demonstrated success in molecular research of essential pathogen proteins and in-depth knowledge of molecular biology for Host-Pathogen Interactions. Dedicated and adaptable with the ability to apply information to effective and progressive research. Illustrating proven history of academic excellence and cooperative team development through contributions to University of Maryland and many collaborations.

  • Analyzing and synthesizing data
  • Designing experiments
  • Assay Development
  • Preparing samples and specimens
  • Animal handling
  • Leadership and Initiative
  • Strong Interpersonal and Communication
  • Organization
Graduate Research Assistant, 07/2016 - Current
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Kirkland, WA,
  • Supported principal investigators during research into host-pathogen interactions of B. burgdorferi, the etiological agent of Lyme Disease.
  • Performed necessary mammalian- and vector-based experiments to understand the life cycle of B. burgdorferi and the essential genes necessary for establishing infection.
  • Applied molecular research knowledge gained to the development of novel therapeutic and vaccine approaches.
  • Cloned, induced, isolated, and mutated proteins identified as important for transmission and infection to be utilized with interaction, functional, enzymatic, and immunological assays.
  • Assisted in the preparation and editing of manuscripts for publication.
  • Designed and presented research in oral, powerpoint, and poster format for small scale collaborative meetings and larger conference settings.
  • Collaborated with undergraduate and graduate students to provide research guidance and supervision.
  • Applied good documentation practices when recording data and managing source documentation.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, 08/2016 - 05/2017
Metropolitan State University Of Denver Denver, CO,
  • Collaborated with Microbiology Faculty Member, and instructed students in a laboratory environment in topics concerning microbiology.
  • Aided staff in the preparation of laboratory specimens, dilutions, and equipment; restocked the lab when necessary and helped maintain cleanliness.
  • Prepared lesson materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Graded homework assignments, tests and special projects.
  • Mentored Undergraduate Teaching Assistants.
  • Organized study materials and in-person study sessions for exams.
  • Maintained open dialogue and health discussion within student groups during group work and group projects.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, 05/2015 - 07/2015
University Of Iowa City, STATE,
  • Proposed and implemented research focused on the development of Multiple Myeloma (MM) within a novel mouse model.
  • Implemented various immunological and biomolecular methods to better understand the progression of MM and antibody production within relevant animal models.
  • Discussed effective research protocols and procedures to minimize errors.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Biology, Expected in 05/2016
James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA
  • Tri-Beta, National Biological Honor Society, Member
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2012
Osbourn Park High School - Manassas, VA
Ph.D.: Biological Sciences - Molecular & Cellular Biology, Expected in
University of Maryland - College Park - College Park, MD
  • Mentor: Dr. Utpal Pal
  • Research Goals: Understanding the Infection of Borrelia burgdorferi with intentions of developing novel therapeutics and vaccines

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School Attended

  • James Madison University
  • Osbourn Park High School
  • University of Maryland - College Park

Job Titles Held:

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow


  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma
  • Ph.D.

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