research assistant resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Overview
Seeking a full-time position in the industry where I could apply my knowledge and skills to contribute to the development of pharmaceutical research and play a significant part in improving the quality of healthcare. Technical skills Proficient in laboratory techniques like Molecular biology: DNA purification and extraction. DNA sequencing. Carrying out polymerase chase reaction (PCR) on thermo cycler. Agarose gel electrophoresis. Microbiology: Conducting susceptibility studies, antimicrobial in-vitro time kill assessment and bioassays. Perform PK/PD model experiments (one compartment, multi-compartment, SEV models and Bio-film models). Culture media preparation and cell culture for growth using aseptic techniques. Operating instruments like bacterial colony spiral platter (WASP), laser colony counter, cell imaging system (EVOS) and RT-PCR. Quality control: Operating HPLC, UV, FT-IR, NMR, GC and LCMS. Operate, calibrate and perform routine maintenance on specialized equipment. Software skills: UV quantification software, SPSS (Biostatistics), LINUX, Microsoft EXCEL, WORD, POWERPOINT. Other skills: Good knowledge about cGMP (CAPA), GLP, ISO standards, FDA regulatory standards and ICH guidelines. Quick learner and having the ability to successfully complete multiple assigned tasks within the given frame of time. Proficient in analyzing, organizing and maintaining records. Exceptional problem analyzing and resolution skills, posses' excellent negotiation and communication skills.
Core Qualifications
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
Expected in 2015
M. S:
Wayne State University - Detroit, MI
Expected in 2012
B. Tech: Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Technology
Institute of Chemical Technology ICT/ UDCT - Mumbai,
Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Technology
11/2013 to Present
Research Assistant Dupont De Nemours Inc. Greater Colombus, , USA
  • Designing protocols for research projects and drafting manuscripts for the same.
  • Operating complex PK/PD model experiments, performing susceptibility studies and antimicrobial in-vitro time kill assessment.
  • Carrying out protein analysis by RT-PCR, identifying DNA history of the organism and conducting DNA extraction, purification and sequencing.
  • Performing drug assays (HPLC and bioassays).
  • Performing routine data evaluation including statistical analysis.
  • Composing reports in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining a proper logbook.
  • Assisting in the preparation and submission of data for scientific presentation and publication.
  • Attained expertise in working with automated bacterial colony platter (WASP), laser colony counter and cell imaging system (EVOS), PCR (Thermo Cycler) and Proteomics DNA kit.
  • Proficient in handling and maintaining instruments and machines like the incubator, autoclave, and injector pumps.
  • Training new candidates with the laboratory methodologies and GLP; and supervising their work.
  • Successfully completed 13 projects.
  • Data from these projects is published in 4 papers (JAC & AAC) and 2 more manuscripts are in process.
  • Some of the data was also presented in form of 10 scientific posters at various international meetings like ICAAC San Diego '15, ECCMID Denmark `15, ICAAC Washington D.C.
  • 14, ECCMID Spain `14 and at ARF EACPHS Detroit `14.
09/2009 to 04/2012
II. Research Assistant Eagle Bancorp, Inc. Alexandria, , India
  • Invented and developed novel topical formulations for Arthritis: Nano-formulation cream and emulgel.
  • As a team leader, invented and formulated medicated cosmetic formulations: Vitamin E Foot-care cream and tea-tree oil face wash.
  • Successfully lead a team of 4 personals during the tenure and accomplished 4 major projects on pharmaceutical formulations before the deadline.
  • Achieved outstanding results for the finish product and scale-up batches were produced.
  • Attained expertise in handling analytical instruments like HPLC, LC-MS, GC, NMR, FT-IR, UV-VIS spectrophotometer while evaluating physical and chemical characteristics for the formulations.
  • Earned proficient experience in handling instruments like rheometer, particle size analyzer, texture analyzer, viscometer, ball-mill and jet-mill to evaluate topical formulations.
05/2011 to 07/2011
Intern Sandoz Pvt. Ltd City, , India
  • Briefly introduced to center's each department, mainly manufacturing, where I got acquainted with cGMP (CAPA guidelines).
  • Shadowed the QC-laboratory manager and carried out routine testing of samples according to SOP.
  • Analyzed samples using HPLC, UV-VIS, FT-IR and NMR.
  • Tested finished product as per FDA standards; dissolution, hardness and friability, weight and uniformity testing as carried out as per GLP.
  • Was also appointed as the head of 90 interns and executed a role of mediator between the interns and the head of HR.
  • Assisted a team of 8 personals lead by the head of HR department to prepare for an audit inspection at Sandoz, Kalwa.
  • Skillfully completed inspection of all the SOPs and evaluated methodologies as per given procedures.
  • Constructed and submitted a report to Institute of Chemical Technology.
  • Training fully appreciated industrial methods and practice.
Additional Information
  • Awards and Scholarships Graduate-Professional Scholarship, Wayne State University, USA. 08/2014-08/2015
C, Designing, DNA, drafting, experiments, FT-IR, GC, GLP, HPLC, HR, imaging, inspection, laser, team leader, mediator, meetings, mill, NMR, novel, oil, PCR, posters, protocols, publication, research, RT-PCR, San, scientific, SOP, statistical analysis, supervising, UV
Fellowships and Awards
Memberships/Scholarly Societies

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School Attended

  • Wayne State University
  • Institute of Chemical Technology ICT/ UDCT

Job Titles Held:

  • Research Assistant
  • II. Research Assistant
  • Intern


  • M. S
  • B. Tech

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