Graduate Research Assistant resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Ambitious student pursuing PhD in chemistry degree eager to contribute developed knowledge in medicinal and or process chemist role. Skilled in organic synthesis and protein chemistry in laboratory settings. Adaptable and driven with strong work ethic and ability to thrive in team-based or individually motivated settings.

  • Organic synthesis, catalysis and methodology development
  • Chemoenzymatic synthesis
  • Recombinant protein expression and purification
  • SAR, inhibitor design and synthesis
  • HPLC, LC-MS (ESI-MS, MS-MS), FPLC and affinity chromatography
  • Spectroscopic analysis (1D and 2D NMR, IR, UV-VIS)
  • Protein NMR studies and analysis
  • Protein X-ray crystallography, SDS-PAGE, gel electrophoresis
  • Assay development (Enzyme and cell based)
  • Vector and construct design, PCR, Cloning
  • Bio-informatics and protein-threading studies
  • Proficient working in glove box and handling air sensitive molecules
  • Independent design of experimental strategy, critical thinking and problem solving
  • Written and verbal communication skill
Research Experience
08/2016 to Current
Graduate Research Assistant Association Of American Medical Colleges Washington, DC,

Mechanistic studies on THI5, a remarkable single turn-over enzyme that undergoes complex biochemical transformation to form pyrimidine core of Vitamin B1

  • Identified first catalytic intermediate in THI5 reaction by chemical rescue experiment, mutagenesis studies and small molecule mass spectrometric analysis.
  • Successfully characterized protein modification on THI5 enzyme by bottom-up proteomics , labeling studies and chemical model studies.
  • Designed and synthesized substrate analogs for biochemical characterization of intermediates in pathway of THI5 reaction.
  • Educated new graduate students on laboratory protocols and activities (includes organic and chemoenzymatic synthesis, protein overexpression and purification).
  • Maintained laboratory operations, that includes LC-MS (Bruker microToF Q-II) and HPLC (Agilent 1200, 1260 and 1290 infinity series) instrument supervising and managing.
05/2015 to 04/2016
Master of Science Thesis Work IIT Kharagpur City, STATE,

Master’s thesis on “Indole-C3-alkenylation and electrocyclization cascade for the synthesis of carbazole derivatives by triple relay catalysis”

  • Synthesizing carbazole natural product framework and applied novel catalysis to shorten the synthetic pathway.
  • Well-versed with name reactions like Swern oxidation, Fries Rearrangement, Wittig reaction and also used protecting group chemistry in course of target molecule synthesis
12/2014 to 01/2015
Winter Research Intern IIT Kharagpur City, STATE,

Project on “Synthesis of functionalized benzoselenodiazole based precursor to develop D–p–A conjugated polymer for sensory application”

Expected in 12/2021
Ph.D.: Chemistry
Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
  • Advisor - Prof. Tadhg P. Begley
  • GPA 3.54/4.0
Expected in 07/2016
Master of Science: Chemistry
IIT Kharagpur - Kharagpur, India,
  • GPA 9.18/10.0
Expected in 05/2014
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry
The University of Burdwan - Burdwan, India,
  • Major in Chemistry
  • Minor in Physics and Mathematics

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School Attended

  • Texas A&M University
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • The University of Burdwan

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  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Master of Science Thesis Work
  • Winter Research Intern


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  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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