Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Medical Research Specialist knowledgeable in techniques and data analyses concerning BSL-3, select agent, and aerobiology programs and initiatives. Proven talents in SARS-CoV-2 and microbiological research. Motivated to learn, grow, and excel in biomedical and infectious disease research.

Work History
05/2019 to Current
Medical Research Specialist (40 Hours/week) Tulane University City, STATE,
  • Upholds strict safety protocols working with BSL-3 and Tier 1 Select Agents.
  • Aids federal effort Operation Warp Speed (OWS) supporting SARS-CoV-2 research.
  • Collaborates with biomedical engineer to prepare for aerosol exposures and spray factor analyses.
  • Provides microbiological support for bacterial research, including developing protocols for novel agents.
  • Collects, prepares and tests wide range of biological samples.
  • Interprets and performs analyses of experimental results.
  • Prepares documents for publications, white papers, presentations, meetings, and general communication.
  • Reviews sources and published works relevant to ongoing and future research.
  • Keeps equipment maintained, facility clean and organized, and inventory stocked to maximize performance.
  • Directs new employees in performing laboratory and administrative tasks.
  • Maintains organized documentation of inventories, including highly regulated select agent samples.
11/2018 to 12/2019
Graduate Research Assistant (15 Hours/week) Tulane University City, STATE,
  • Contributed to research regarding prevalence of HIV in Sierra Leone.
  • Prepared vacant laboratory space for incoming work and assisted in relocation of project work to new space.
  • Managed chemical and biological waste collection.
  • Maintained organized records of laboratory work and data.
02/2016 to 01/2017
Research Associate II (40 Hours/week) PsychoGenics City, STATE,
  • Performed daily animal care tasks.
  • Performed unilateral and bilateral stereotaxic surgeries to inject test articles into brain.
  • Performed SC, IP, PO and IM injections for test article administration.
  • Planned, prepared, and ran behavior testing.
  • Performed cryoanesthesia and neonatal ICV injections.
  • Collected whole blood from mice via submandibular bleeds, open cardiac puncture, and closed cardiac puncture.
  • Performed intracardial perfusions and collected tissues from mice.
  • Prepared carprofen and buprenex for stereotaxic surgeries.
  • Maintained laboratory and office cleanliness and re-stocked supplies as needed.
07/2013 to 02/2016
Research Assistant (30 Hours/week) Pennsylvania State University City, STATE,
  • Performed daily animal handling, caretaking, and behavior testing.
  • Determined cycle stages of female mice to prepare for breeding.
  • Administered inhaled dust mites to pups via pipetting and methylcholine to adult mice through plethysmograph.
  • Performed perfusions and necropsies on mice and rats.
  • Operated cryostate to sections and mount tissue samples.
  • Used cellSens technology to measure collagen and inflammation in lung samples.
  • Extracted corticosterone from fecal and serum samples.
  • Performed radioimmunoassays on fecal and serum samples to determine levels of corticosterone in mice.
  • Assisted in technical writing and review of publications.
  • Research and analysis
  • Technical Writing
  • Training and mentoring
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Safety and compliance
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • GraphPad, EndNote, cellSens, ArcGIS software proficiency
  • RNA/DNA extractions, RT-qPCR proficiency
  • Radioimmunoassay, ELISA testing
Expected in 05/2020
Master of Science: Public Health
Tulane University - New Orleans, LA,
  • Awarded Ernest Carroll Faust Award for the Outstanding Student in the Master of Science in Public Health Program
Expected in 05/2020
Graduate Certificate: Disaster Management And Resilience
Tulane University - New Orleans, LA
Expected in 08/2015
Bachelor of Science: Biology
Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA

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  • Pennsylvania State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Medical Research Specialist (40 Hours/week)
  • Graduate Research Assistant (15 Hours/week)
  • Research Associate II (40 Hours/week)
  • Research Assistant (30 Hours/week)


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  • Graduate Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science

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