postdoctoral research fellow resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Innovative professional with an extensive background and knowledge of relevant industry standards in Civil Engineering. Proficient in engineering analysis, materials testing, setting up and handling test equipment, structural design and project coordination with a passion for excellence.

Expected in 12/2018 Ph.D. | Engineering And Applied Science Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID GPA:
  • National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient
  • Dissertation: Restoration of Defaced Serial Numbers using Infrared Thermal Imaging
Expected in 05/2014 Master of Science | Civil Engineering Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID GPA:
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship Recipient
  • Thesis: Multi-Hazard Analysis of Wind Turbine Concrete Foundations under Wind Fatigue and Earthquake Loadings
Expected in 11/2010 Bachelor of Science | Civil Engineering Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria, GPA:
Work History
03/2019 to Current Postdoctoral Research Fellow Providence Health & Services | Mission Hills, CA,
  • Taught Civil Engineering materials laboratory course involving setting up and carrying out mechanical tests on concrete, steel, wood and masonry specimens.
  • Designed tasks and carried out tests on investigating material behavior of polymer concrete overlays after exposure to elevated temperatures.
  • Identified testing equipment and vendors for project on characterizing the response of polymer concrete overlays to vehicle fires.
  • Set up and calibrated a temperature control system and heating panel.
  • Designed data driven processes for decision making on repair and replacement of traffic signal structures.
  • Contributed to and actively participated in research conception, design and execution of a project to develop methodologies for accurate estimation of residual capacities of in-service structural members.
  • Collaborated with 4 multidisciplinary team members, across 3 institutions on developing a process for cost benefit analysis of fire protection in buildings.
08/2014 to 12/2018 Research Assistant Community Science | Gaithersburg, MD,
  • Developed a thermal non-destructive testing process for capturing differential thermal gradients indicative of defects.
  • Designed image analysis procedures to enhance the differential thermal gradients and reproduce defaced serial numbers.
  • Developed an identification protocol using machine learning techniques to independently verify reproduced numbers.
  • Successfully set up and synchronized equipment for non-destructive tests including an infrared camera, and a thermal energy application system.
08/2012 to 05/2014 Graduate Teaching Assistant Purdue University | Westville, IN,
  • Documented attendance, checked assignments, proctored exams, and provided grades according to required standards for several engineering classes.
  • Guest lectured engineering statics, engineering mechanics , and reinforced concrete design in the absence of the substantive instructor.
  • Assisted with the Civil Engineering materials laboratory, setting up and performing tests.
07/2011 to 12/2011 Quality Assurance Engineer Textron | Baltimore, ,
  • Coordinated site supervisors overseeing fiber optic installations in 5 sites around the country, and compiled progress reports on the progress and quality of work for clientele.
  • Supervised contractors working on the national fiber network expansion project to ensure work done met the expectations of the clientele.
  • Delivered weekly briefings to clients on work progress.
  • Materials testing
  • Finite element analysis simulations
  • Reliability and risk assessment of structures
  • Data driven image analysis
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Non-destructive testing and evaluation
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Research procedures
  • Scientific Writing
  • Proficient in MATLAB, ANSYS, and AutoCAD
  • Data analysis
  • Engineer in Training (EIT)

  • Granted a patent for the development of a technique for the restoration of defaced serial numbers using lock-in infrared thermography

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School Attended

  • Idaho State University
  • Idaho State University
  • Federal University of Technology

Job Titles Held:

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Research Assistant
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Quality Assurance Engineer


  • Ph.D.
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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