graduate research assistant resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Highly motivated and accomplished professional with extensive expertise in research, teaching, and effective laboratory management. Skilled in machine learning, computer programming, data analysis, statistical modeling, and data visualization. Demonstrated proficiency in devising innovative methodologies to solve intricate problems while maintaining cost-effectiveness. Committed to leveraging scientific knowledge to drive positive environmental and societal outcomes. A dynamic individual eager to contribute to impactful projects.

  • Languages: Python, R, SQL, Matlab
  • Frameworks: Scikit, TensorFlow, Keras, Django, Flask
  • Tools: HEC-HMS, ArcGIS, HEC-RAS
  • Platforms: Linux, Web, Windows
  • Soft Skills: Leadership, Event Management, Writing, Public Speaking, Time Management
08/2022 to Current Graduate Research Assistant Association Of American Medical Colleges | Washington, DC,
  • Developed a flood early warning system for Ashland City, Tennessee using Machine Learning techniques.
  • Developed a flood water level forecasting system using Machine Learning (deep learning) models for watersheds in Tennessee and Kentucky.
  • Utilized Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) in High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters for Machine Learning model development.
  • Developed a configuration graphical user interface (GUI) in Python for a flood forecaster model for the Window Cliffs State Park, Tennessee.
  • Developed data preprocessing tool in Python for a flood forecaster model.
  • Developed an evaluation metric tool in Python for assessing hydrological models.
  • Developed a data conversion tool in Python for converting large time series data to images.
  • Developed a HEC-HMS hydrological model for the Blackburn Fork and Cane Creek Watersheds in Tennessee.
  • Installed water-level sensors for flood monitoring and management at various locations within Tennessee.
  • Developed advanced research skills in quantitative and qualitative methods, including hydrological survey design, data analysis, and literature review.
  • Prepared comprehensive reports summarizing research findings and conclusions.
  • Gave public presentations of findings at conferences.
09/2021 to 08/2022 Teaching and Research Assistant The Clorox Company | Oakland, CA,
  • Taught multiple Civil & Environmental (CEE) undergraduate-level courses
  • Assisted professors with research projects, including data collection, analysis, and report writing
  • Developed strong communication and interpersonal skills while teaching undergraduate classes in Civil engineering courses
  • Conducted lab experiments at the Regional Water and Sanitation Centre Kumasi ( RWESCK-KNUST) and compiled results.
  • Mentored graduate students on their research projects, providing guidance throughout the process
  • Created lesson plans for a range of courses, ensuring that all students had access to the material needed for success
  • Provided assistance to faculty members and staff with laboratory and field research
  • Evaluated and grade examinations, assignments, and papers, and record grades
  • Prepared and proctored examinations.
05/2020 to 09/2020 Assistant Site Engineer Ali & Sons Company Ltd | City, STATE,
  • Proposed and implemented a drainage system design for the University of Education campus facility that prevented future flooding situations
  • Ensured adherence to building codes, specifications, schedules and budgets during all phases of construction projects
  • Conducted daily site inspections to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations and quality standards
  • Provided on-site technical support for engineers and contractors during all stages of construction projects
  • Developed knowledge in surveying, leveling and setting out works for civil engineering projects
  • Monitored subcontractors' performance to guarantee they met contractual obligations
  • Assisted with the preparation of progress reports, safety plans and other documents related to construction sites
  • Verified engineering plan measurements and calculated material needs for projects
  • Troubleshot malfunctioning workplace equipment and scheduled routine maintenance to prevent breakdowns.
05/2018 to 07/2018 Engineering Intern Ali & Sons Company Ltd | City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with team members on project tasks and assignments
  • Documented designs using 3D solid and 2D drafting software
  • Suggested cost-effective engineering solutions to address customer needs
  • Promoted reputation of company through quality of work.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2024 to to Master of Science | Civil Engineering Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, GPA:
  • Relevant Coursework: Machine Learning, Computer Programming, Environmental Statistics, Open-Channel Hydraulics
  • Research: Comparative Analysis of Deep Learning Architectures Coupled with Transfer Learning for Flood Prediction.
  • Thesis: Transfer Learning Approach for Water Level Flood Prediction Using a Deep Learning-based Model.
  • Leadership: President of the African Students Union; May 2023 to date.
Expected in 09/2021 to to Bachelor of Science | Civil Engineering Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology, Kumasi, GPA:
  • 3.83 GPA
  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • Relevant Courses: Fluid Mechanics, Computer Programming, Fluid Dynamics, Soil & Rock Mechanics, Foundation Engineering
  • Thesis: Assessment of the Suitability of Waste Water For Irrigation Purposes-A Study on the Water Quality of the Waste Water from Bibiani Stream.

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School Attended

  • Tennessee Technological University
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology

Job Titles Held:

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Teaching and Research Assistant
  • Assistant Site Engineer
  • Engineering Intern


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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