Graduate Student Researcher resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
Biomedical engineer with three years of laboratory experience in tissue engineering, including expertise in cell culture, biomaterials, and scaffold fabrication.
Expected in 2016
Master of Science: Biomedical Engineering
Rutgers University: Graduate School - New Brunswick and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences - Piscataway, NJ
GPA: 3.722/4.000
Expected in 2015
Bachelor of Science: Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics
Rutgers University School of Engineering - Piscataway, NJ

GPA: 3.754/4.000

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Member of Tau Beta Pi - The Engineering Honor Society
  • Recipient of James Dickson Carr Scholarship - $40,000 academic scholarship
  • Rutgers University Aresty Undergraduate Research Fellow
  • James J. Slade Scholar
  • 2015 Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Conference first place project
08/2014 to 09/2016
Graduate Student Researcher Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration Laboratory City, STATE,
  • Investigated methods of improving tendon and ligament tissue formation and collagen production through heat shock
  • Developed heat shock protocol to assess the effects of varying applications of heat on cells in vitro
  • Utilized sterile cell culture techniques: splitting, seeding, feeding, counting
  • Performed metabolic activity and viability assays on cell cultures
  • Conducted quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) experiments to determine relative gene expression among sample groups
  • Quantified protein levels in conditioned media collected from experiments via total protein and ELISA assays
  • Analyzed cell morphology and orientation through a combination of immunostaining, light microscopy, and image processing software
  • Monitored cell migration and cellular response to stress via an in vitro scratch wound healing assay
  • Additional responsibilities include: maintenance of tissue culture room and clean laboratory environment; training of lab members in cell culture technique, ELISA and PCR protocols, and data analysis

08/2014 to 04/2015
Senior Design Student Cai Lab City, STATE,
  • Analyzed transcriptome data to investigate factors of multiple sclerosis pathogenesis and progression  
  • Utilized data analysis software to create graphics and results to identify differentially expressed genes of interest  
  • Organized data and results into presentations and libraries to easily compare data and display results

2014 to 05/2014
Aresty Research Fellow Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration Laboratory City, STATE,
  • Developed a tubular, nanofibrous scaffold for muscle tissue engineering
  • Used electrospinning methods for the extraction of aligned polymer fibers
  • Fabricated nanofibrous polymer scaffolds made of through the use of coaxial electrospinning methods
  • Prepared solutions for scaffold fabrication and scaffold property experiments
  • Performed actuary tests to investigate muscle scaffold behavior in response to electrical stimuli
  • Successfully created an aligned, tubular scaffold with hydrogel-coated polymer nanofibers

Additional Information

Intramural Sports

  • Captain of flag football team in Fall 2012 and basketball teams in 2014 and 2015
  • Intramural basketball referee during 2013 spring semester
Tutored students in engineering coursework during undergraduate tenure

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School Attended

  • Rutgers University: Graduate School - New Brunswick and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Rutgers University School of Engineering

Job Titles Held:

  • Graduate Student Researcher
  • Senior Design Student
  • Aresty Research Fellow


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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