graduate teaching assistant resume example with 7+ years of experience

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Pursing PhD in Biochemistry seeking an opportunity in biochemistry & molecular biology laboratory. Having extensive experience in microbiology, animal cell culture, molecular immunotechnology, immunoprecipitation, in-situ hybridization and drug screening. Experienced in handling and troubleshooting major instruments like UV-Vis spectrophotometer, Real time PCR, Fluorescent microscope, Fluorescence and luminescence spectroscope, Affinity Chromatography, Atomic absorption spectrophotometer.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 08/2018 - Current
Ohsu Scappoose, OR,
  • Dedicated 20+ hours per week guiding chemistry and pre-health majors to pursue academic and intellectual skills as well as understanding the subject coherently.
  • Designing and developing individual methodologies in advanced biochemistry laboratory.
  • Managing the students' safety and handling hazardous waste based on regulatory standards.
Graduate Research Assistant, 05/2021 - 12/2021
University Of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN,
  • Designing and developing methodologies leading to publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • Supervised undergraduate researchers in developing experimental techniques, addressing issues, and data analysis.
Laboratory Manager, 08/2014 - 02/2018
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Angoon, AK,
  • Managed equipment, laboratory regulations, and inventory for Microbial biofertilizer quality control and keeping manufacturing facility at peak levels.
  • Plant pathogenic bacteria & fungi isolation, culture, primary identification.
  • Vermicompost manufacturing supervision and quality control.
  • Soil physical & chemical characterization. N, P, K & metal elements in soil fraction estimation.
  • Agricultural systems designing & management of plant health monitoring in Greenhouse.
  • Tea plantation project designing & establishing a new set-up. .
Education and Training
Ph.D.: Biochemistry, Expected in 07/2023
The University of Texas At Arlington - Arlington, TX
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  • Discovery of Novel Human Long-noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) Associated with Inflammation Characterizing the novel lncRNAs and their roles in inflammation in human.
Master of Technology (M.Tech.): Agricultural Systems & Management, Expected in 06/2014
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - Kharagpur, West Bengal, India,
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  • Thesis: Development of silver nanoparticle based potential fungicide for betel vine (Piper betle L.) cultivation Standardized and characterized the 'Green synthesis' of Silver nano-particles (AgNPs) using betel leaf extract and tagged with betel leaf essential oil to prevent plant pathogenic fungi isolated from betel farm.
Master of Science: Microbiology, Expected in 06/2011
Vidyasagar University - Midnapore, West Bengal, India,
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  • Dissertation: Study of tannase production in presence of natural tannin by Aspergillus sp., a fecal isolate Contributed to find out the diversity of tannase producing microbes in herbivorous animals’ feces. Optimized their growth condition and tannase production.
  • Thesis: Construction of recombinant plasmid expressing hemolysin gene of Aeromonas hydrophila Successfully designed, cloned and expressed the Hemolysin gene of Aeromonas hydrophila.
Bachelor of Science: Microbiology, Expected in 05/2009
Midnapore College - Midnapore, West Bengal, India,
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  • Dissertation: Study on Copper biosorption by aquatic bacteria

Successfully isolated 6 metal absorption bacterial species from industrial effluent of Tata Metaliks, Kharagpur (Metal Industry), West Bengal, India, and studied their optimum growth conditions. The study was extended to develop strategies against heavy metal waste management.

  • Teaching
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Journal Publication
  • Strong Academic Record
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Designing Experiments
  • Presentation Skills
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Research Methodologies
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Experiment Protocols
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Self-Directed and Motivated
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  • Problem-Solving
  • Established a new laboratory set up for microbial biofertilizer manufacturing and quality control, and responsible for manufacturing capacity up to one metric ton of vermicompost per month.
  • Active participation to introduce a new cost effective and disease resistant modified variety of potato at the sole potato producing belt of West Bengal state as a part of sustainable agricultural systems initiative.
  • Contributing as a member person of an NGO (Kaivalya Vichar Seva Samiti, IIT Kharagpur, Gopali) by helping the educational needs of rural underprivileged children at Gopali, India.
Activities and Honors
  • Experienced in organizing the Biochemistry Journal Club weekly seminar in Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UT Arlington for more than one year.
  • Qualified the ‘CSIR-UGC NET’, India.
  • Scored in ‘GATE’ Examination with 98.64 percentile (Score: 525, All India Rank: 181).
  • Student member of American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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School Attended

  • The University of Texas At Arlington
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Vidyasagar University
  • Midnapore College

Job Titles Held:

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Laboratory Manager


  • Ph.D.
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech.)
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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