Graduate Research Assistant resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Master of Science: Nutrition Sciences, Expected in 05/2021
North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC
  • Graduate Student (Interdepartmental Nutrition Program) in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences (Raleigh, NC) & Graduate Research Assistant at the Plants for Human Health Institute located on the North Carolina Research Campus (Kannapolis, NC).
  • Coursework: Comparative Nutrition, Exercise Nutrition, Maternal & Infant Nutrition, Nutrition & Metabolism, Principles of Human Nutrition, Seminar in Food Science, Amino Acid Metabolism, Energy Metabolism, Mineral Metabolism, Regulation of Metabolism, Vitamin Metabolism, Biochemistry of Gene Expression, Experimental Statistics for Biological Sciences, Immunology, Supervised/Dissertation Research.
  • Thesis: Anthocyanin Structural Diversity and Gut Microbiota Interactions Contribute to Divergent Metabolic Health Outcomes after Berry Nutritional Interventions in Diet-Induced Obesity.
  • Graduated with 3.375 GPA.
Bachelor of Science: Biology, Expected in 05/2015
Davidson College - Davidson, NC
  • Coursework in Animal and Human Physiology, Cell Biology and Signaling, Topics in Human Nutrition, Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Neuroscience of Exercise, Behavioral Pharmacology, Clinical Psychopharmacology, Vertebrate Zoology, Conservation Biology & Environments and Ecosystems.
  • Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (NC Epsilon Chapter). Elected to serve as Representative for Sustainability in 2014.
High School Diploma: , Expected in
Bullis School - Potomac, MD,
  • Established the Health and Fitness Club in 2010 and served as Club President until graduating in 2011. Led more than 20 members in weekly educational activities to promote knowledge of key health concepts in nutrition, exercise & physical performance.
Professional Summary

***THIS IS GENERIC AND NEEDS TO BE WRITTEN LATER BLAH BLAH (Detail-oriented Research Assistant with hands-on experience performing clerical and laboratory work to advance research goals. Highly proficient in conducting comprehensive literature reviews, providing computational research support and preparing samples and specimens for testing. Currently pursuing degree in Nutrition.) ********

  • Scientific Research Manuscript & Literature Review Preparation
  • Excellent Writer and Speaker
  • Research Experiment Design, Execution, & Management
  • Data Collection, Statistical Analysis, Interpretation and Reporting Results
  • Academic Presentations (Scientific Conference Talks & Posters)
  • Safety and compliance (IACUC, OSHA/BBB, CHS)
  • Collaboration Experience, Interpersonal Skills, Effective Communicator
  • Self-motivated/self-driven/self-starter capable of working independently with limited supervision
  • Multiracial; culturally sensitive and committed to upholding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the work environment
  • Quick learner, highly coachable and adaptable
Work History
Graduate Research Assistant, 08/2016 to 05/2020
Purdue UniversityMount Vernon, IN,

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Assistant Volunteer, 11/2014 to 04/2015
University Of Massachusetts AmherstAmherst, MA,
  • Volunteered with the Ada Jenkins Center LEARN Works program tutoring elementary school students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Led students through planned activities in reading, writing, and math in a small classroom setting. Served as a mentor and role model for students.
Research Fellow, 05/2014 to 08/2014
Magnolia BakeryLos Angeles, CA,
  • Conducted ecological research at the Tyson Research Center in Eureka, MO as part of a team investigating the effects of disturbance on invertebrate biodiversity in freshwater pond communities. Assisted with experimental design and set-up and contributed to theoretical discussion with research team. Collected experimental data in the field and performed multivariate analyses of results using Excel and other programs.
Cashier, 05/2012 to 09/2012
Flagship CarwashCity, STATE,
  • Handled customer transactions and relations, assisted managers with various day-to-day tasks, and performed odd jobs including vacuuming and drying off cars and shining tires; entrusted with close up responsibility.
Peer-Reviewed Publications
  • Claire, J., Lila, M.A., and Komarnytsky, S. (2017). "Anthocyanins in metabolic health and disease," in Nutrigenomics and Proteomics in Health and Disease, eds. M. Kussmann & P.J. Stover. Second ed: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.).
  • Claire, J., Bonney, S.A., Wilson, M., Beermann, A., Grace, M.H., Esposito, D., et al. (2017). Metabolic Effects of Berries with Structurally Diverse Anthocyanins. Int J Mol Sci 18(2). doi: 10.3390/ijms18020422
  • Skates, E., Claire, J., DeZego, K., Wilson, M., Esposito, D., Lila, M.A., et al. (2018). Berries containing anthocyanins with enhanced methylation profiles are more effective at ameliorating high fat diet-induced metabolic damage. Food Chem Toxicol 111, 445-453. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2017.11.032
  • Van de Velde, F., Esposito, D., Claire, J., Méndez-Galarraga, M. P., Grace, M., Élida Pirovani, M., & Lila, M. A. (2019). Changes in the bioactive properties of strawberries caused by the storage in oxygen- and carbon dioxide-enriched atmospheres. Food science & nutrition, 7(8), 2527–2536. doi:10.1002/fsn3.1099
  • Esposito, D., Claire, J., Grace, M. H., Komarnytsky, S., & Lila, M. A. (2019). Alaskan Berry Extracts Promote Dermal Wound Repair Through Modulation of Bioenergetics and Integrin Signaling. Frontiers in pharmacology, 10, 1058. doi:10.3389/fphar.2019.01058
  • Komarnytsky S, Claire J, Wilson M, Esposito D (2016) Diverse bioenergetic profiles of M1/M2 macrophages exposed to anthocyanins and their phenolic metabolites. FASEB J April 30: 1169.9

SIVB, Society for In Vitro Biology (2018-2019)


Inclusion in the Modern Workplace, Managing Bias, Laboratory Biological Safety Training, Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Hazard Communication Training For Non-Laboratories, Chemical Hygiene Plan, Hazardous Waste Management, ******IACUC / Animal Welfare Training *******

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School Attended

  • North Carolina State University
  • Davidson College
  • Bullis School

Job Titles Held:

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Assistant Volunteer
  • Research Fellow
  • Cashier


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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