Phd Candidate resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Motivated, self-directed graduate student with exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated success in compiling and interpreting bioinformatics information by leveraging software and statistics. Effective at maintaining current understanding of field trends, technological advances and new computational techniques. Expert Python and R user.

  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data Analysis
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Variant Calling
  • R
  • Python
  • Perl
  • Linux/PC/Mac/Office
Work History
PhD Candidate, 08/2016 to Current
Us Government Other Agencies And Independent OrganizationsGlassboro, NJ,
  • Conducted clinically relevant research to identify over 190 gene variants that may lead to disease using experimental evolution and molecular biology techniques, increasing knowledge of cyclic di-GMP regulation in all bacteria.
  • Developed and maintained gene variant NGS bioinformatics pipelines and affiliated SOP documentation through Linux/Unix bash scripts, allowing lab personnel to quickly and easily analyze and interpret NGS data.
  • Identified and interpreted literature to determine significance of reported gene variants.
  • Designed and executed chemical quantification and validation studies using LC-MS/MS to assess functional consequences of gene variants, establishing functional roles for previously unidentified proteins.
  • Created and implemented sequence analysis workflows to curate databases of clinically relevant genes using Python and R scripts, allowing us to interpret, predict, and report essential components of protein signaling pathways.
  • Collaborated with University of Pittsburgh colleagues Dr. Vaughn Cooper and Dr. Seth Childers to analyze and interpret data, resulting in publications and professional presentations of findings.
HHMI Undergraduate Fellow, 05/2015 to 08/2016
University Of South CarolinaBeaufort, SC,
  • Assisted in development and implementation of SOP training documentation for faculty at various universities (including University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, and University of Pennsylvania) to access and submit HHMI compute cluster jobs.
  • Generated and maintained compute cluster user accounts to ensure access to select programs and tutorials during 'GCAT-SEEK Consortium for Active Teaching' training sessions.
  • Assisted facilitation of 4 individual week-long GCAT-SEEK seminars which enabled participants to navigate command line environments and submit HHMI compute cluster jobs.
Research Assistant, 05/2015 to 08/2016
Wright Labs, LLC.City, STATE,
  • Analyzed clinical NGS data of viral and fungal pathogens using Linux bash and Perl scripts.
  • Carried out DNA extractions and solution preparations for NGS (iTag PCR)
  • Assembled customer submitted metagenomes and genomes using Velvet and Bowtie software suites for further analyses.
  • Generated reports to display functional information of genes implicated in disease.
Undergraduate Research Assistant, 08/2014 to 08/2016
Dr. Regina Lamendella - Juniata CollegeCity, STATE,
  • Identified and analyzed CRISPR cassette data from WGS sequence data using Perl scripts, SAMtools, and EMBOSS to track shifts in aquatic microbial communities during treatment.
  • Designed and implemented computation pipelines using Perl scripts to assemble and annotation fungal genomes and generate representative graphs and charts of data.
  • Planned and executed DNA and RNA extractions and library prep for Illumina NGS to process and analyze microbial communities present in environmental samples.
  • Utilized 16S NGS data to determine sources of contamination in local river systems that was published in 2016, preventing future contamination events.
Ph.D.: Biological Sciences, Expected in 05/2022
Duquesne University - Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of Science: Biology, Expected in 05/2016
Juniata College - Huntingdon, PA

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School Attended

  • Duquesne University
  • Juniata College

Job Titles Held:

  • PhD Candidate
  • HHMI Undergraduate Fellow
  • Research Assistant
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant


  • Ph.D.
  • Bachelor of Science

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