graduate research student resume example with 6+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Experienced aquatic research scientist with 5+ years of expertise in oxygen, carbon, and nutrient dynamics, specializing in lakes and marine biogeochemistry. Proficient in water monitoring, data collection, complex statistical analysis and modeling, and technical report writing. Ready to contribute to environmental or aquatic research efforts.

  • Sampling and Data Collection Techniques
  • Water Quality Analysis and Interpretation
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment
  • Experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Data Interpretation and Modeling
  • Project Management
  • Report Writing and Presentation
  • Communication and Collaboration
Career Summary
01/2019 to 12/2022 Graduate Research Student Educational Testing Service | California, MD,


  • Conducted research for the nationwide "Lake Pulse" project, investigating oxygen depletion dynamics in over 600 Canadian lakes across various ecozones.
  • Contributed to a comprehensive sampling program in British Columbia, collecting over 70 variables for each of the Lake Pulse lakes in the Vancouver region to analyze lake water quality and environmental health.
  • Designed and implemented a statistical modeling approach to estimate oxygen depletion rates for all 664 Lake Pulse lakes, providing valuable large-scale datasets and insights into the impacts of environmental constraints on freshwater ecosystems.
  • Secured research funding through successful grant and project proposals, and presented research findings at national and international conferences to showcase their significance and relevance.
01/2018 to 01/2019 Research Assistant Centre For Marine Living Resources And Ecology (CMLRE) | City, STATE,


  • Contributed to the multi-dimensional project "MEDAS," aimed at enhancing the understanding of the biogeochemistry of the eastern Arabian Sea in the Indian Ocean.
  • Participated in five scientific cruises aboard a research vessel, collecting and analyzing more than 600 water samples, and contributing around 150 days to the fieldwork.
  • Generated precise datasets and played a crucial role in standardizing Bio-Argo floats in the Indian Ocean, submitting the results to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India, thereby contributing to the advancement of oceanographic research in the region.
  • Co-authored two peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts published in international journals by contributing to writing and editing efforts.
04/2016 to 12/2017 Junior Research Fellow National Centre For Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) | City, STATE,


  • Successfully designed and monitored a research study to assess the sediment nutrient biogeochemistry in coastal wetland mangroves as part of the Blue Carbon Sequestration (BECOCE) Project, providing valuable insights into wetland ecology and nutrient dynamics.
  • Sampled and analyzed over 500 sediment and water samples, estimating the Carbon and Nitrogen content to better understand the biogeochemical processes involved in mangrove ecosystems.
  • Recommended effective strategies for managing wastewater effluent discharge from aquaculture ponds to mangrove wetlands, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the environmental factors affecting wetland health and productivity.
  • Authored and contributed to the writing and editing of a scientific manuscript published in an environmental sciences journal.
Expected in 12/2022 to to Master of Science | Biology (Limnology) University of Quebec in Montreal, Montreal, QC, GPA:
  • Conducted independent research on Large-Scale patterns of hypolimnetic metabolism using a single vertical profile of the lakes under the super vision of Prof. Yves Prairie
  • Completed coursework in Processing of Biological Data and Advanced Statistics.
Expected in 08/2015 to to Master of Science | Oceanography Berhampur University, Odisha, India, GPA:
  • Completed a research project examining the impact of industrial effluents on the coastal ecosystem of Gopalpur, a region of the Bay of Bengal Sea.
Expected in 06/2013 to to Bachelor of Science | Physics And Chemistry Berhampur University, Odisha, India, GPA:
  • Completed technical courses such as C programming, computer hardware and networking, CCNA and Linux OS.
Technical Expertise
  • Proficient in JMP, R, and MS Excel for analyzing and visualizing data.
  • Fair knowledge in Python and R for developing scripts.
  • Skilled in operating and handling various scientific instruments, including Plankton nets, Grabs, Dredge, YSI, CTD Rosette Sampler, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, CHNS, SKALAR, TOC, GC for physico-chemical, biological, and gas measurements.
  • Experienced in sampling and analysis of parameters including dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll, nutrients, plankton, benthos, CO2, CH4, and N2O.

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School Attended

  • University of Quebec in Montreal
  • Berhampur University
  • Berhampur University

Job Titles Held:

  • Graduate Research Student
  • Research Assistant
  • Junior Research Fellow


  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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