masters research student resume example with 6+ years of experience

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Highlights of Qualifications
  • Extensive hands-on experience in laboratory analysis of environmental samples, including water, sediments, and gases.
  • Proficient in utilizing analytical instruments and equipment for sample preparation, analysis, and data interpretation.
  • Strong knowledge of laboratory protocols and standard operating procedures to ensure accurate and reliable results.
  • Skilled in method development, validation, and troubleshooting to optimize analytical processes and ensure quality assurance.
  • Proficient in data collection, analysis, and report generation using Excel, JMP, and R software.
  • Experienced in conducting quality control measures and ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines.
University of Quebec in Montreal Montreal, QC, Expected in 12/2022 Master of Science : Biology - GPA :

Thesis: Large-Scale patterns of hypolimnetic metabolism using single vertical profile of the lakes. Supervised by Prof. Yves Prairie

Berhampur University Berhampur, India, Expected in 04/2012 Bachelor of Science : Physics And Chemistry - GPA :
Relevant Skills
  • Proficient in a wide range of analytical techniques.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including report writing, presentations, etc.
  • Expertise in QC/QA of Data and Inventory Control
  • Expertise in statistical analysis, including Excel, R, and JMP software.
Relevant Experience
Dlh Holdings Corp. - Master's Research Student
Falls Church, VA, 01/2019 - 12/2022

Key Responsibilities and achievements

  • Worked on a nationwide multi-institutional project "Lake Pulse” examining the wide range of problems affecting Canadian lakes.
  • Involved in fieldwork for lake monitoring studies, including sample collection and analysis (water, sediments, and gases).
  • Prepared and submitted research projects and grant proposals.
  • Gathered, reviewed, and summarized literature from scientific journals and produced scientific calculations using MS Excel and JMP.
  • Developed statistical models to estimate oxygen depletion rates in lake hypolimnion using minimal datasets.
  • Prepared detailed scientific reports and presented them to the larger audience based on findings.
Centre For Marine Living Resources And Ecology (CMLRE) - Research Assistant
City, STATE, 01/2018 - 01/2019

Key Responsibilities and achievements

  • Worked on a multi-dimensional project "Marine Ecosystem Dynamics of the eastern Arabian Sea (MEDAS)" to understand the biogeochemistry of the eastern Arabian Sea.
  • Coordinated and collected marine water quality data through surveys and laboratory experimentation of about 500+ samples.
  • Worked both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced laboratory environment.
  • Generated highly precise datasets and submitted to the ministry of earth sciences, Govt. of India for Bio-Argo floats standardization, where deployed in the Indian Ocean.
  • Published research articles in peer-reviewed international journals
National Centre For Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) - Junior Research Fellow
City, STATE, 04/2016 - 12/2017

Key Responsibilities and Key Achievements

  • Worked on a multi-disciplinary project " Blue carbon sequestration in mangrove vegetation" to understand greenhouse gas dynamics in mangrove ecosystems.
  • Involved in fieldwork for wetland monitoring studies of 5 potential regions of coastal India.
  • Generated sediment quality database coastal mangrove wetlands, including grain size estimation, bulk density, bioavailable inorganic nutrient extraction and quantification, TOC estimation, etc.
  • Computed complex statistical analyses and interpreted data using MS Excel and JMP.
  • Published research articles in peer-reviewed international journals.
Major Analytical Instruments Handled
  • SKALAR auto nutrient analyzer (Model No: 5000) for measuring concentrations of both organic and inorganic dissolved nutrients (nitrate, nitrite, ammonium, phosphate, silicate) in water and sediment core.
  • Flash 2000 Elemental CHNS analyzer (Thermo Scientific) for the analysis of elemental carbon and nitrogen concentrations in sediment and mangrove biomass.
  • Vario TOC Cube (Elementar) analyzer (Serial no: 38142013) for analysis of Organic Carbon concentrations estimation in water.
  • Gas Chromatograph-2010 Plus (Shimadzu) for analysis of atmospheric gases mainly greenhouse gases (CO2, N2O and CH4).
  • Microtrac SDC Bluewave (Model No: S3550) Particle Size for Grain size analysis for sediment texture.
  • Cary UV-VIS Spectrophotometer (Agilent Technologies) for Water quality analysis.

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School Attended

  • University of Quebec in Montreal
  • Berhampur University

Job Titles Held:

  • Master's Research Student
  • Research Assistant
  • Junior Research Fellow


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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