research assistant resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Award winning student inspired by the field of Astrobiology and other related sciences such as Geobiology, Biogeochemistry, and Planetary Science. Proficient in proper lab techniques, equipment handling and sterilization. Experienced in administrative work and team-oriented projects as both Jessicader and member. Searching for an opportunity to expand my knowledge in research relating to the origins of life, biosignature detection development, and exobiology in contribution to interstellar exploration, the Astrobiology Institute, and "astronomical" achievements of man-kind in space.

  • Dean's List
    Florida Institute of Technology
    Fall 2020
  • Best Evaluation of Results
    Undergraduate Division
    Plant the Moon/Mars Challenge
    Fall 2021
  • Most Innovative Experiment
    Undergraduate Division
    Plant the Moon/Mars Challenge
    Fall 2021
  • First Place
    Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation
    The American Society of Plant Biologists - Southern Section
    Spring 2022
  • Best Evaluation of Results
    Undergraduate Division
    Plant the Moon/Mars Challenge
    Spring 2022
  • Northrop Grumman Best in Show 2022 Sciences
    Senior Design Showcase
    Florida Institute of Technology
    Spring 2022
Work History
Research Assistant, 10/2021 to Current
Children's National Medical Center, , Melbourne

The work of the facility focuses on self-sustaining crop production in space and extraterrestrial surfaces through the use of in-situ resource utilization techniques developed in the lab. My participating research experience mainly focuses on the remediation of simulated Martian regolith and its potential use in plant growth. The regolith simulant has a similar composition to volcanic minerals and has been found to provide a hostile environment as a substrate for plant growth. With the regolith having a high abundance of metal oxides, the lab focuses on identifying bioremediating methods in introducing or synthesizing nutrient availability in regolith and conducts tolerance screening of multiple microbial and crop-producing organisms to Martian regolith. Other lab duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assisted in experiment preparations for multiple research groups.
  • Participated/Led research team in cyanobacterial growth in Mars simulated regolith study.
  • Worked both independently and collaboratively in fast-paced laboratory environment.
  • Performed statistical, qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Attended seminars and symposiums to improve overall knowledge and understanding.
  • Gathered, arranged and corrected research data to create representative graphs and charts highlighting results for presentations.
Research Intern, 01/2023 to 05/2023
Planet Fitness Inc., , Merritt Island, FL

Participated in Long-Term Evolution Experimentation (LTEE) that focuses on bacterial strains that are known contaminants of the International Space Station's Water Recovery System. Project aims to determine the mutation frequency and resulting phenotypes of evolutionary competition under microgravity simulation of the historical strains E.coli 606 and 607 as the model organism in the LTEE experiments. Experiences in project participation encompass the standard practices of transcriptomic and metagenomic experimentation as a supportive intern researcher. Other responsibilities include:

  • Completed research, compiled data, updated spreadsheets and produced timely reports.
  • Gathered, arranged and corrected research data to create representative graphs and charts highlighting results for presentations.
  • Literature reading for details about LTEE procedures regarding REL606/607 E.coli.

Attraction Operator, 10/2017 to 10/2019
Mobileone, ,
  • Resolved guest issues by identifying source of complaint and formulating corrective action with supervisor.
  • Promoted safety of visitors and mitigated liability risks by monitoring recreation areas, enforcing rules and safety policies.
  • Maximized customer service and satisfaction by providing directions to visitors regarding requested locations, events and landmarks.
  • CJessicaned rides and attractions to reduce spread of germs and bacteria.
Mobile Sales Associate, 08/2016 to 02/2017
Best Buy, ,
  • Upsold customers by recommending accessories and promotions to increase revenue.
  • Kept customers and other employees up-to-date on latest devices and technology by performing frequent product demonstrations.
  • Accepted and processed payments and purchases for new equipment using POS system.
  • Replenished, faced and organized merchandise on shelving.
  • Participated in computer sales as secondary department.
Bachelor of Science: Astrobiology, Expected in 07/2022 to Florida Institute of Technology-Melbourne - Melbourne, FL
Associate of Science: Biology, Expected in 06/2020 to Everett Community College - Everett, WA
Associate of Arts: General Studies, Expected in 06/2018 to Everett Community College - Everett, WA,
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2014 to Lakewood High School - Arlington, WA,
  • EDS/EDX/EDAX Analysis
  • SEM Imaging
  • Lab Sterilization Techniques
  • Lab Equipment Handling
  • Research Designing
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Cell Culturing
  • Media/Plate Preparation
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Data Entry/Analysis
  • C++
  • Python
  • Computer-Aid Design (CAD
  • Bacterial Transformation
  • Cell Based Assay


Mathematics, Engineering, and Sciences Student Association (MESSA)

Everett Community College


Public Relations Officer

Black Student Union (BSU)

Everett Community College


Member, PTMM Team Co-Jessicader

Astrobiological Research and Education Society (ARES)

Florida Institute of Technology

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Native or Bilingual
Limited Working

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School Attended

  • Florida Institute of Technology-Melbourne
  • Everett Community College
  • Everett Community College
  • Lakewood High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Research Assistant
  • Research Intern
  • Attraction Operator
  • Mobile Sales Associate


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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