Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Lab Manager and experienced researcher with expertise in tissue collection and processing. Detail-oriented and well versed in following guidelines.

  • Lead Histology technician
  • Aseptic Surgery technique
  • DNA isolation
  • Excellent lab practices
  • Excellent research skills
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Team leadership


  • Supervised team of four staff members.
  • Monitored group members as a lead technician.

Served on novel Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART) team. Helped write standard operating procedures (SOPs) and training guide. Became team leader and the point person.

    Work Experience
    2015 to Current Lab Manager/Associate Research Specialist Apex Systems | Lincoln, NE,
    • Supervise Associate Research Specialists, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, and volunteers in the laboratory.
    • Manage budgets of existing grants.
    • Edit protocols and create new protocols for research done in lab.
    • Communication specialist for filariasis research reagent resource center (FR3) which consists of editing website, communicating with experts from University of Georgia and Smith College, and traveling for advertising for FR3.
    • Working in animal colony, insectary, and laboratory when needed. Experience with gerbils, hamsters, ticks, mosquitoes, and parasites.

    05/2010 to 08/2014 Research Assistant II Ucla Health | Montecito, CA,
    • Performs general necropsy and histology technical tasks in compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) and the Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), on a variety of laboratory species.
    • Performs study responsibilities of necropsy and histology while assisting in the execution of non-clinical research studies including generation of all applicable documentation forms.
    • Uses computer software (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Word, and Microsoft Office Outlook) to create forms and procedures as well as maintain accurate data.
    • Understands and interprets protocols and study procedures.
    • Understands the validation process and supports implementation.
    • Interacts with scientific staff to ensure proper study execution, including conducting pre-study specific meetings, client visits and study initiations.
    • Multiple areas of specialties including but not limited to, developmental and reproductive toxicology (DART), solution preparation, lead technician responsibilities, and complex necropsies.
    • Recording gross observations, weighing and freezing tissues, preparing bone marrow and blood smears, and performing clear and accurate documentation of all duties.
    2009 to 04/2010 Student Laboratory Assistant Ucla Health | Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA,
    • Responsible for maintaining mouse rooms including cleaning cages, changing waters and health checks.
    • Set up breeding pairs, tailing mice for genotyping and weaning mice from parents.
    • Other duties include performing necropsies to remove mammary glands from mice, mounting glands on slides, freezing glands, administering injections and medication.
    08/2006 to 07/2009 Student Laboratory Assistant University Of Wisconsin Madison Animal Science | City, STATE,
    • Extracted DNA from bovine samples including blood, tissue, hair, and semen samples to study the genetics of Jonhe's disease and twinning rates in cattle.
    • Experience with polymer chain reaction (PCR).
    • Prepared solutions, cleaned dishes, and general laboratory upkeep.
    • Trained interns and new students to extract DNA.
    04/2007 to 07/2008 Student Summer Intern Wildwood Wildlife Park | City, STATE,
    • Participated in daily educational programs and communicated with and assisted guests.
    • Assisted in all aspects of the daily care of assigned animals including feeding, cleaning, observing, and evaluating animal conditions and behaviors.
    • Provided environmental and behavioral enrichment for animals.
    • Performed minor repairs and preventative maintenance as necessary; maintained clean and organized exhibits, equipment, keeper areas, and park grounds.
    09/2004 to 05/2006 Pharmacy Technician/Clerk Park Pharmacy | City, STATE,
    • Assisted Pharmacists in filling prescriptions and other tasks in pharmacy.
    • Provided customer service in pharmacy area and clerk area including delivery of prescriptions.
    • Handled cash register and organized and stocked shelves.
    Expected in 2010 Bachelor of Science | Animal Science Natural Science University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin GPA:
    • Manager/lead technician
    • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Powerpoint
    • Experience with regulations including FDA, AAALAC, and USDA
    • Experience with GLPs, SOPs, and protocols
    • Necropsy (many laboratory species)
    • Histology (trim, embed, microtomy, staining)
    • Aseptic surgery technique on rodents
    • DNA extraction
    • Administering subcutaneous, intraperitoneal and intramuscular injections in various laboratory rodents.

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