graduate research assistant resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Dedicated Program Manager possessing 5 years of experience in building successful compliance programs within the Healthcare industry. Proven history of leading organizations in quality assurance, risk management and global security initiatives. Skilled in mentoring, training and contributing to the professional development of staff members. Proficient in managing budgets and reporting status to stakeholders. Currently seeking a Project/program management position in Global Health programs.

  • Research design
  • Study/Program Coordination
  • Questionnaire Development
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  • Literature Reviews
  • Administrative support
  • Lab safety
  • Data organization
  • Grant writing
  • Project Management
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Stakeholder relations
  • Networking
  • Scheduling
  • Technical analysis
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, Heller School For Social Policy And Management Waltham, MA, Expected in 05/2020 Master of Science : Global Health Policy and Management - GPA :
  • Coursework in International Health Systems, Applied Regression Analysis, Management of Health care Organization, Survey Design and Data Analysis, Introduction to Stata Programming, Cost Effectiveness/Cost Benefit analysis, Intersectionality & Bioethics, Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Population Health, International Health Financing, Monitoring and Evaluation, International Health Economics and Research Methods.
  • Graduated with 3.70 GPA
UNIVERSITY oF NAIROBI Nairobi, Kenya, Expected in 09/2018 Diploma : Project Planning and Management - GPA :
  • Coursework in Project Planning, Design and Implementation, monitoring and evaluation, Practice of Management, Quantitative Techniques, Project planning tools and techniques, Project Financing, Introduction to Research Methods and Consultancy in Project Management
  • Graduated with Distinction
DAYSTAR UNIVERSITY Nairobi, Kenya, Expected in 06/2016 Master of Arts : Community Development - GPA :
  • Thesis: Factors Influencing Infant Mortality among Slum Dwellers in Kenya. A case of Mukuru Slums in Nairobi County.
  • Coursework in Poverty in a Globalizing World, Role of NGO in Sustainable Development, Participatory Development Techniques, Gender and Development, Disaster Management, Social Change and Community Development, Dynamic of Leadership, Statistical Methods, Advanced Community Based Research and Advanced Sociological Theory
  • Graduated with 3.53 GPA
UNIVERSITY oF NAIROBI Nairobi, Kenya, Expected in 12/2011 Bachelor of Arts : Psychology, Sociology, Communication - GPA :
  • Coursework in Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Human Development, Personality Theories, Biopsychology, Quantitative Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, Social Statistics, Medical Sociology, Gender and Development, Urbanization and Community Psychology
  • Majored in Psychology and Sociology
  • Minored in Communication
  • Graduated with Second Class Honors (Upper Division)
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY oF KENYA FORMER KENYA POLYTECHNIC Nairobi, Kenya, Expected in 11/2003 Higher National Diploma : Medical Laboratory Technology - GPA :
Technical University of Kenya Nairobi, Kenya, Expected in 12/2000 Diploma : Medical Laboratory Technology - GPA :

(Associate Degree equivalent

Work History
Norc At The University Of Chicago - Graduate Research Assistant
Milwaukee, WI, 05/2001 - Current
  • Conduct literature review, develop data collection tools, conduct community needs assessments, and document the findings
  • Facilitate round table divine dialogue meetings on mental Health and race equity
  • Design and implement innovative program activities in accordance with the program objectives and set timelines as well as to utilize various project planning and management tools like Gantt charts for proper program management.
  • Research and document opportunities of further funding on community COVID-19 prevention and response, write grants proposals and submit to various organizations for funding.
  • Lead the writing, editing, and publishing of policy briefs, policy papers as well as preparing progress reports and documenting successes.
  • Performed statistical, qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Ecolab Inc. - Senior Laboratory Technologist
Merced, CA, Kenya 02/2007 - 08/2019
  • Processed patient specimens according to priority and documented results.
  • Conducted evaluations for as many as 50 patients daily, including EKGs, chemical analysis, urinalysis and hematology.
  • Kept laboratory equipment clean and in good working order for optimal functionality and longevity.
  • Maintained confidentiality of all patient information to conform to HIPAA, internal and other regulatory standards.
  • Handled specimens according to laboratory protocols to maximize accuracy and precision of results.
  • Executed corrective actions when test controls were outside specified limits.
  • Utilized expertise in microbiology, chemistry and hematology to help with diagnosis of medical issues.
  • Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys.
Dch - Acting Program Coordinator
Fayette, AL, Kenya 10/2015 - 04/2019

• Managed the daily operations of the program to ensure the HIV prevention strategies are advocated and sustained to reduce the new HIV infection thus increasing HIV testing by 20%.
• Prepared monthly, quarterly, yearly reports of the program’s activities and presenting them to the University Management Board and managed a budget line of Ksh 5 Million per financial year.
• Established partnership and good working relationship with various student groups that saw the 11 UoN Campuses independently implement HIV activities like HIV testing and awareness outreach camps and submitting reports promptly.
• Collaborated and networked with relevant partners and stakeholders, to enhance partnerships with organizations like Pathfinder International, JHPIEGO, AIDS Health Foundation, National Aids Control Council (NACC) and KANCO. This improved the university’s HIV resources pool.
• Facilitated linkages/referrals for the University of Nairobi students and staff and the general university community to access HIV Viral load, CD4 cell count, Genexpert, and other Laboratory services to enhance HIV care and management.
• Participated in HIV/AIDS Prevention coordination/stakeholders’ meetings and forums on behalf of the organization. Was able to Co-host 6 Public sector working group meetings with NACC.
• Facilitated the collaboration between UON and UNESCO that saw the development of a mobile application ‘RADA’ for students to access information on HIV, Sexual and Reproductive health, and substance abuse.

The Mater Hospital - Medical Laboratory Technologist
City, STATE, 12/2000 - 11/2006
  • Received and processed specimens, released patient's results, and archived specimens as per laboratory procedures created and maintained documents and records in the laboratory.
  • Maintained relevant equipment in terms of routine maintenance, calibration, and quality control.
  • Participated in proficiency testing and other quality assurance programs.
  • Ensured compliance with relevant policies and procedures including but not limited to those related to safety and infection control.
  • Executed corrective actions when test controls were outside specified limits.
  • Processed patient specimens according to priority and documented results.
  • Kept laboratory in compliance with all applicable guidelines and laws.
  • Used Microsoft Excel to develop inventory tracking spreadsheets.
  • Wrote grant application leading to $100000 award.
  • Managed a budget line of $50000 per year.
  • Supervised team of 10 staff members.
  • Collaborated with team of 6 in the development of RADA Application used to collect and disseminate information on Mental Health, Sexual&Reproductive Health Rights among University students in Kenya.

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School Attended

  • BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, Heller School For Social Policy And Management
  • Technical University of Kenya

Job Titles Held:

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Senior Laboratory Technologist
  • Acting Program Coordinator
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist


  • Master of Science
  • Diploma
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Higher National Diploma
  • Diploma

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