research assistant volunteer resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Overview
Laboratory technician and biologist with 7 years of experience in teaching, lab demonstrations and laboratory management seeks opportunity as a Laboratory/ Research Assistant in the Biotech/Life Sciences Industry
Core Qualifications
● Lab and class based experience on fermentation and protein purification techniques in running FPLC using the HIC, IEX, SEC and Affinity chromatography ● Strong practical experience of laboratory techniques including tissue culture, ELISA, Western blotting, Standard PCR, Analytical PCR, biochemical assay and histology ● Excellent Knowledge of Mammalian Cell Culture Techniques and Pipetting techniques. ● Working knowledge of GMP, GDP and GLP compliance ● 2 years Experience managing a laboratory with proper maintenance, ensuring proper functioning and care of instruments/equipment, and preparing media and reagents ● Collecting samples of microorganisms, archiving, and data analysis using SPSS software. ● handling and injection of small rodents, ● Microbiolgy skills: aseptic microbial culturing, preparation of smears/slides for microscopy and analysis, media preparations and chemical reactions. ● Proficient MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) ● A good team player in designing, setting up experiments, working with people from different backgrounds ● Fluent in English and Tigrinya with intermediate Arabic and Spanish
: Research, Expected in 2012
Lund university - ,
Status - 1. Sawangproh, W., Claire, D., Zhou, M., Jiang, Y. and Morana, M.(2012).''Lichen flora on cultivated Tilia platyphyllos trees along a road in Lund''.Research project presented in Lund university
: Biological, Expected in 2012
Lund University - ,
Status - 2. Claire, D.A(2012).'' The Role of Larvivorous fish as a Biological control of Mosquitoes'' literature research presented at Lund University.
Certificate: Bioreactor Technology, Expected in
City College of San Francisco - ,
Status - Attended Biomanufacturing Certificate program 08/2014 to Present Biotechnology Program at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Courses Taken BTEC12A GLP and GMP Principles BTEC12B GMP Compliance BTEC 21A Mammalian Cell Culture BTEC 22 Immunoassay: ELISA BTEC 23 Western Blotting Technique BTEC 24 Introduction to PCR BTEC25 Analytical PCR BTEC102 Bioreactor Technology (fermentation) BTEC 103 Protein Purification
Master's of Science: Animal Ecology & Conservation Biology, Expected in
Lund University - ,
Status - Master's of Science program 08/2012 - 01/2013 Post-graduate courses in Animal Ecology & Conservation Biology, Lund University, Sweden, ABSTRACTS & PRESENTATIONS
Bachelor of Science: Asmara, Expected in
University of Asmara - ,
Status - Bachelor of Science in Biology, B.Sc 07/2004 University of Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea
Research Assistant (Volunteer), 09/2014 - 01/2015
SFVAMC And UCSF Dermatology Research Center , , in Mission Bay ● The objective of the lab was to study the Structure, function and metabolic basis for the epidermal permeability barrier and delays of wound healing in the skin.I was helping in handling different strains of mice, identifying sexes, weaning and breeding techniques. Measuring the pH, Hydration and water loss of different Mice strains to compare recovery by Shaving Mice and applying tape to measure the water loss using a Tewa meter (Computer aided device). created data and submitted results to the research team to aid in analysis and publication. Learned new lab techniques in dermatology research.
Research Team Member, 09/2012 - 01/2013
Department Of Animal Ecology And Conservation Biology, Lund University , , Sweden ● The research lab studied the ecology and conservation of animals and plants in Skane; southern region of Sweden. I worked with a research team in Collecting samples of microorganisms from water, soil and plants to study their Ecology and conservation. Maintenance of the lab including Setting up, maintaining, calibrating, cleaning, and testing the sterility laboratory equipment. Gathered biological data from the field and performed analysis using the SPSS software to report results and interpretation as part of a research team.
Lab technician and Biology teacher, 09/2005 - 07/2012
Ministry Of Education , ,
  • Asmara, Eritrea
  • Designed and developed the first Health Science and Technology curriculum for use in high schools throughout Eritrea, which is currently in use by over 400,000 students.Worked with 10 teachers in researching, writing and editing the first draft of the 100 page textbook. Taught subjects including Biology, Family and Consumer Science, Health Science Technology, Life Skills and writing lab reports, handling and using lab equipments. Managed the school laboratory and performed lab tests, prepared slides/smears of microorganisms and cells for demonstrations on different cell structures under a compound microscope. Prepared standard volumetric solutions or reagents to be combined with samples, following standardized formulas or experimental procedure.
Fellowships and Awards
Memberships/Scholarly Societies
Research Assistant (Volunteer) to
Laboratory technician Attended Biomanufacturing Certificate program 08/2014 to Present,
● Fluent in English and Tigrinya with intermediate
Laboratory, Lab Technician, Microscope, Solutions, Biotechnology, Cell Culture, Elisa, Fermentation, Glp, Gmp, Immunoassay, Mammalian Cell Culture, Pcr, Protein Purification, Purification, Western Blotting, Access, Archiving, Aseptic, Biochemical, Biochemical Assay, Chromatography, Class, Comprehensive Large Array Data Stewardship System, Data Analysis, Excel, Fplc, Histology, Iex, Laboratory Technician, Life Sciences, Marketing Analysis, Ms Office, Powerpoint, Sec, Teaching, Team Player, Tissue Culture, Word, Basis, Calibrating, Equipment Sales, Laboratory Equipment, Maintenance, Spss, Sterility, Testing

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School Attended

  • Lund university
  • Lund University
  • City College of San Francisco
  • Lund University
  • University of Asmara

Job Titles Held:

  • Research Assistant (Volunteer)
  • Research Team Member
  • Lab technician and Biology teacher


  • Certificate
  • Master's of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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