Graduate Student Research Assistant resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Intrinsically motivated and highly curious researcher who always wants to ask questions about research, and generate hypotheses to explain phenomena seen in research. Likes to think outside the box, and is a very willing learner. Highly efficient worker who can put their nose down and work effectively. Much experience in research and independent research, with a thesis that will be turned into a manuscript while conducting all of the research with only input from mentors. Excited to take on larger roles and prove myself.

  • Awarded a UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) in 2019 for research into SOS1, a sodium proton antiporter, and hydroponic applications
  • Awarded a UROP in 2020 for transcriptomic analyses into metal transporter highly upregulated in nectary tissue of Arabidopsis
  • Graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 3 years
  • Working on a manuscript in which I will be the primary author
  • Elected as Vice President of Phi Sigma Kappa, Beta Deuteron Chapter during the beginning of the pandemic (only one active live-in contracted Covid-19 during my term)
  • Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
  • Data collection and organization
  • Experiment Design
  • Method validation
  • Electron microscopes
  • Research implementation
  • Training and mentoring
  • Team Building
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Microsoft Excel proficiency
  • Report generation
  • Data Collection
  • PCR
  • RNA Extraction
  • Nectar Collection
  • Hydroponics
  • Nectary Dissections
  • Plant maintenance
  • Calcafluor Staining
  • Seed plating
  • Physiological assays
  • Genotyping
  • Seed Extraction
  • Worked extensively with Arabidopsis
  • Manuscript writing
  • Figure building
  • Presenting research and findings
  • Qy Measurements
  • Confocal Microscopy
  • Grant applications
Work History
Graduate Student Research Assistant, 08/2021 - Current
University Of Georgia Athens City, STATE,
  • Prepared fact sheets, tables and graphs to summarize research results.
  • Interpreted and analyzed research data to draw conclusions on outcomes.
  • Presented current research to the lab to demonstrate my understanding of the subject
  • Assisted with writing and editing experimental results for publication in journals.
  • Conducted Calcafluor Staining experiments to visualize floral buds on a cellular level
  • Performed routine data analysis to correct and verify data entry.
  • Learned new laboratory techniques and applied expertise in carrying out enhanced experiments under supervision of senior lab members.
  • Applied theories and methods of life sciences to interpret and perform analyses of experimental results.
  • Attended lab meetings and asked questions to further the scientific discussion
Undergraduate Student Research Assistant, 10/2018 - 08/2021
University Of Minnesota - Twin Cities City, STATE,
  • Gathered, arranged and corrected research data to create representative graphs and charts highlighting results for presentations.
  • Validated incoming data to check information accuracy and integrity while independently locating and correcting concerns.
  • Planned, modified and executed research techniques, procedures and tests.
  • Worked with principal investigators to coordinate qualitative research into the nectar biology of Arabidopsis
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills to generate Presentations (twice) and an honors senior thesis
  • Performed Physiological and molecular experiments and research and documented findings.
  • Designed experiments to test my hypotheses
  • Developed fact sheets, graphs and tables to analyze and summarize survey data.
  • Performed statistical, qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Collaborated with leadership team to identify relevant questions and determine best methods of collection.
  • Worked both independently and collaboratively in fast-paced laboratory environment.
  • Completed two UROP projects during my undergrad, in the Summer of 2019 and the summer of 2020
  • Made media and stocks to help out lab mates, as well as taking care of dishes and autoclaving equipment to ensure sterility
  • Attended seminars and symposiums to improve overall knowledge and understanding.
Sophomore Guild Leader, 09/2019 - 05/2020
University Of Minnesota- Twin Cities City, STATE,
  • Lead small group discussions about what it meant to be in the College of Biological Sciences
  • Encouraged Incoming freshman to get involved in research early
  • Graded responses to homework assignments completed by my small group
  • Facilitated one on one meetings with each of my students, to help them feel comfortable with their schedules and answer any questions they had regarding research or science at the U of M.
  • Presented class material to the small group, and used these as starting points for in depth discussion
  • Harbored a judgement free environment so that students did not feel pressure participating
Bachelor of Science: Plant And Microbial Biology, Cum Laude, Expected in 05/2021
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Minneapolis, MN
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2018
Sartell High School - Sartell, MN,

University of Minnesota Twin Cities- College of Biological Sciences

Phi Sigma Kappa Beta Deuteron Chapter

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School Attended

  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Sartell High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Graduate Student Research Assistant
  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  • Sophomore Guild Leader


  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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