Graduate Research Assistant resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Certified project manager with history of coordinating successful complex projects and management of initiatives designed for quality improvement.

Project management progressive role for business development with large regional chains in matrix organization within time and budgetary constraints.

Highly motivated and goal-oriented research environmental project engineer with extensive experience in pollution control and modelling,waste management and data analysis.

Expected in 12/2022 Ph.D. | Biological And Agricultural Engineering Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, GPA:
Expected in 02/2016 Master of Science | Environmental Process Engineering University Of Stuttgart, Germany, Stuttgart, GPA:
Expected in 10/2004 Bachelor of Science | Chemical Engineering Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology, Nigeria, Ogbomosho, GPA:
Work History
01/2019 to Current Graduate Research Assistant Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center | Seattle, WA,
  • Working on developing a decision tool to assist management of prescribed fires in the Flint Hills region in order to reduce smoke impact on ambient ozone.
  • Prepared materials for reports, presentations and submission to peer-reviewed journal publications.
  • Gathered, reviewed, and summarized literature from scientific journals and contributed to professionally-written scientific paper for publication.
01/2017 to 12/2018 Environmental Project Manager Engineering Consulting Services, Ltd. | Marietta, GA,
  • I was responsible for setting up strategic roadmap for new projects. Managed many environmental projects related to air permitting, emission reduction and solid waste management.
  • Monitored new projects and developments for adherence to local regulations, issued violations and determined necessary corrective actions.
  • Outlined work plans, determined resources, wrote timelines and generated initial budgets as part of project scope determination.
  • Advised corporations or government agencies of procedures to follow in cleaning up contaminated sites to protect people and the environment.
03/2006 to 09/2013 Project Manager/Engineer South Dakota Board Of Regents | Pierre, SD,
  • Responsible for managing projects in collaboration with a team of consultants and engineers. Drove growth by focusing on stakeholder management, project quality and teamwork .
  • Identified and monitored project risks resulting in saving 70% contingencies reserves and cut operating budget 20% by implementing quality management methodologies.
  • Controlled project activities to maintain work standards, adhere to timelines and meet quality assurance targets.
  • Evaluated change order requests in response to out-of-scope work activities and developing field conditions.
  • Prepared and reviewed project specifications, scopes of work and schedules of payments.

Computer Skill and Software:

Proficient use of Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and SharePoint), Jira, Confluence, Minitab, VBA, SQL, SPSS, ArcGIS, ENVI, Erdas Imagine.

Proficient in use of Project Planning Software: MS Project and Primavera P6.

Programming skills in Python and R.

Core Competencies:

  • Data Analysis and Machine Learning
  • Quality Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Strategy & Roadmap Creation
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Project Management

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, Project Management Institute.

Geographic Information Science Graduate Certificate. Kansas State University. USA.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification University System of Georgia, USA through Coursera.

Quality Engineering and Management by Technical University Munich, Germany through Coursera.

Software Development Lifecycle and Methodologies, University of Minnesota through Coursera

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I)

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School Attended

  • Kansas State University
  • University Of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology, Nigeria

Job Titles Held:

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Environmental Project Manager
  • Project Manager/Engineer


  • Ph.D.
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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