research scientist resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Conservation biologist with more than 6 years of experience in research, restoration, conservation planning and outreach. Knowledgeable about zoological gardens and animal sanctuaries. Exceptional communicator who works well on diverse teams.

  • Expert in data analysis
  • Microsoft Office Suite expert
  • Specialized software (Matlab, Sigmaplot, FishStatJ, Aquatracker)
  • Molecular genetics
  • Experimental design
  • Grant writing expertise
  • Fluent in Spanish and Catalan
  • Elementary proficiency in Japanese
  • Event planning
  • Detail-oriented
07/2012 to 08/2015 Research Scientist Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. | Houston, TX,
  • As a member of the IOCS scientific staff I collaborated in several projects in conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, such as: Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program (SHIRP).
  • The goal of this project is to permanently restore the water quality and fisheries of the Shinnecock Bay.
  • The duties included, but were not limited to scientific surveys of the Bay, clam/eelgrass restoration efforts, scientific project and budget design, educational outreach, fundraising, marketing and coordination of volunteer staff.
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  • Creation of review reports and executive summaries on the fisheries status of Tuna and Shark species in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Prepared recommendations on regulations, requirements and needed improvements of Shark Sanctuaries in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Those tasks required intensive scientific literature reviews, ability to summarize important information and excellent writing skills.
  • Seafood Watch (Monterey Bay Aquarium)- Exceptional Species.
  • Member of the scientific team in charge of developing a new ecological concept for marine species conservation and regulation.
  • Required extensive literature reviews as well as creative writing in the creation of professional scientific reports.
  • United Nations - "OneOcean: Achieving Sustainability Through Sanctuaries".
  • Event co-sponsored by the IOCS.
  • Required expertise in Ocean Sanctuaries and international etiquette.
  • Served as a liaison responsible for scientific support to attending Ambassadors, Consuls and political leaders of various countries.
08/2010 to 07/2012 Graduate Research Assistant University Of Utah | Provo, UT,
  • The duties performed as a member of the scientific team of the CARIACO Project (Carbon Retention In A Colored Ocean) were: To inventory and set up equipment, supplies and chemical reagents needed to participate in the bi-annual scientific cruises to the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela - Spoken Spanish was required.
  • Became proficient in the performance and troubleshooting of molecular analyses (PCR, qPCR, FISH and cloning) of Ammonium related microbial species Performed extensive data analyses of time series with specialized software (Matlab, Sigmaplot) Trained, supervised and evaluated the performance of undergraduate Laboratory Technicians and volunteers.
2010 to 05/2010 Instructor Music And Arts | Lafox, IL,
  • Undergraduate studies instructor: BIO205-Fundamentals of Scientific Inquiry in the Biological Sciences II.
  • Oversaw a class of 24 students.
  • The position required: Excellent verbal and written skills Keeping students motivated and focused on their work Promote the development of laboratory skills and critical thinking Produced objective student evaluations and tools to improve student performance.
08/2007 to 07/2009 Research Assistant Us Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations | Freeport, NY,
  • Volunteer research assistant for the "Superior Council of Scientific Investigations - Institute of Marine Science"*within the Spanish government.
  • Member of the team involved in the project "AFORO", which required; Laboratory skills for fish dissection and otolith processing Digital image analysis Windows office expertise Data base update, management and proofing.
08/2003 to 11/2008 Maitre Event Supervisor Seaworld Parks | Langhorne, PA,
  • High standing catering company.
  • Promoted within two years from waitress to Maitre (Event Supervisor).
  • Requirements for the position were: Leadership and ability to organize and supervise a team Time management and budget control Training of new employees and periodic performance reports on new and senior employees Excellent etiquette and decorum (numerous events involved the Royal House and other special VIPs) Costumer care and fidelity Capability of rapid thinking and troubleshooting.
08/2001 to 08/2003 Director's Assistant - Department of Mammals Barcelona Zoo | City, STATE,
  • Internship as the assistant to the Director of Mammals.
  • The duties and skills required for the position were: To perform behavioral studies on the Zoo's mammals assessing integration with other members of the exhibit, abnormal behavior and enrichment needs/results To participate in the animal exchange/breeding program with other Zoos and Aquariums, which consisted of selecting candidates to be exchanged as well as assessing the needs of new specimens into the mammal collection To oversee the proper status of the enclosures and animal care based on the Zoos standards To directly interact with the zookeeper and assess their performance To assist in the handling of mammals for veterinary and tagging procedures To manage and update the mammal database and consolidate information with the veterinary services on site.
05/1999 to 08/2001 Educator Barcelona Zoo | City, STATE,
  • Internship in the Zoo's Department of Education.
  • The duties and skills required for this position were: To perform guided tours in the zoo for groups of kids and teenagers (Pre-K through High-school) To oversee specialized summer courses in diverse topics (e.g.
  • marine mammals, reptiles, endangered species) which included handling of animals and controlled interaction of the students with animals To improve and create didactic materials for the courses To oversee and participate on Birthday Events in the Zoo To oversee and participate on summer camps in the Zoo.
Work History
Professional Courses and Certifications
Expected in 2012 to to Master of Science (MS) | Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY GPA:

Concentration in Ecology and Molecular genetics

Graduate Student Club Officer - Activities Coordinator

Expected in 2009 to to Licentiate degree | Biology Universitat de Barcelona - Facultat de Biologia, Barcelona, GPA:

Major in Zoology and Physiology

Active member of the Scuba Diving Club

Expected in 2015 to to PhD Candidate | Marine and Atmospheric Science Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY GPA:

Ecological interactions on estuarine communities

Otolith Microchemistry

Co-founder and organizer of the annual SoMAS Photocompetition (2012-2015)

Expected in to to Marine Conservation Activities: Co-Founder and Organizer of the Annual SoMAS Photo Competition (2012-2015) Certifications Marine Mammal Training and Enrichment Barcelona Zoo (Spain) Open Water Scuba Diver | , , GPA:
Expected in to to Radiactive safety management | Basic Forensic Science Stony Brook University, , GPA:
Basic Forensic Science
Expected in to to | Universitat de Barcelona (U.B Barcelona University, , GPA:
Spanish ( Native or bilingual proficiency ) English ( Full professional proficiency ) Catalan ( Native or bilingual proficiency ) Japanese ( Elementary proficiency ) Swahili ( Elementary proficiency )
Photo, budget, bi, concept, Council, creative writing, critical thinking, Data base, database, English, fundraising, Genetics, government, image, instructor, inventory, Japanese, Leadership, Director, marketing, materials, Matlab, exchange, Windows office, natural resources, Organizer, PCR, proofing, Research, Safety, Scientific, Spanish, Supervisor, surveys, Time management, troubleshooting, water quality, written skills, writing skills

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School Attended

  • Stony Brook University
  • Universitat de Barcelona - Facultat de Biologia
  • Stony Brook University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Universitat de Barcelona (U.B Barcelona University

Job Titles Held:


  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Licentiate degree
  • PhD Candidate
  • Marine Conservation Activities: Co-Founder and Organizer of the Annual SoMAS Photo Competition (2012-2015) Certifications Marine Mammal Training and Enrichment Barcelona Zoo (Spain) Open Water Scuba Diver
  • Radiactive safety management

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