sr research associate resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Motivated and methodical Senior Research Associate with over 10-year experience in both academic setting and pharmaceutical industry accomplishing results in molecular biology, analytical chemistry and clinical diagnostics. Experienced in coordinating, planning, and organizing projects.

  • Instrumentation- MiniSeq, ABI 3500 genetic analyzer, CHEF mapper, Quantus/Qubit, Nanodrop, PCR, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer.
  • Techniques- Whole genome sequencing, Sanger sequencing, Gas Chromatography (GC), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), PCR, Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE), DNA gel electrophoresis, Purification- Gas, Liquid (affinity, ion exchange, size exclusion) chromatography, Dissolution, PCR, DNA isolation, Agarose gel electrophoresis, Infrared Spectroscopy, Thin Layer Chromatography
  • Tools- CLC genomics workbench, Galaxy framework, GraphPad prism, MEGA X, Smartgene, RipSeq, BLAST, ClustalW, Clustal Omega, MS OFFICE -Word, Excel, PowerPoint
07/2019 to Current Sr. Research Associate Adventist Health Nw | California, MD,
  • Hands-on experience in developing, validating next generation sequencing (NGS) based assays for Mycobacteria isolates using Illumina platform.
  • Performed genomic DNA isolation, library preparation and analysis using CLC genomics workbench and Galaxy software framework.
  • Analyzed genomic data by mapping with reference genome determining SNPs, construction of phylogenetic trees of mycobacteria isolates.
  • Provided training to new laboratory personnel on NGS and sanger sequencing.
  • Developed, validated and written SOP for adapting the NGS/Illumina workflow in our clinical lab.
  • Coordinated and executed multiple IRB protocols and MTAs for studies involving human subjects between our lab at UTHSC and collaborators.
  • Primarily responsible for maintaining Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC), Quality Management documentation for the DNA sequencing lab in accordance with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations required for CAP accreditation.
  • Performed internal audits, proficiency testing, maintenance and validation of equipment, upkeep of SOPs, and calibration of equipment.
07/2011 to 06/2019 Research Associate Department Of Agriculture | Frazier Park, CA,
  • Performed daily sequencing of clinical isolates by MLST to identify unknown Mycobacteria/Nocardia samples using ABI 3500 genetic analyzer.
  • Validated sanger sequencing for identification and speciation of Mycobacteria/Nocardia.
  • Identified and named a novel species of mycobacteria- Mycobacterium virginiense sp.nov.
  • Belonging to the Mycobacterium terrae complex that are causative agents of tenosynovitis/osteomyelitis using multi locus sequence typing (MLST) and anti-microbial susceptibility testing (AST).
  • Analyzed data, written reports and provided expert testimony to hospitals and labs.
  • Performed DNA finger printing using Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) in epidemiological studies involving outbreaks of M. abscessus, M. avium, and M. porcinum.
  • Documented all QA/QC issues including corrected reports, turnaround times, and inventory of all the chemicals and reagents.
  • Prepared and shipped infectious organisms, biological specimens, and dangerous goods.
  • Performed antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) and gram staining of Mycobacteria/Nocardia isolates.
10/2010 to 05/2011 Analytical Chemist I Abbott Laboratories | Knoxville, TN,
  • Developed and optimized a method of reversed phase HPLC for the purification of Paliperidone according to cGMP and FDA guidelines.
  • Performed degradation studies on Paliperidone samples to check their stability.
  • Optimized and validated gas chromatography method for separation and analysis of other drugs like Darunavir, Barnidipine.
  • Verified raw materials against quality standards and adherence to specifications.
  • Prepared and maintained QA/QC records of all the methods developed and validated in our group and reported deficiencies to management.
  • Verified functionality and accurate calibration of laboratory equipment.
12/2009 to 05/2010 Quality Assurance Trainee Anheuser-Busch Inbev | Greater Denver Region, CO,
  • Prepared SOPs for the procedures carried out in the laboratory.
  • Routinely tested products to ensure temperature, specifications and ingredient levels conformed with best practices and quality standards.
  • Handled UV-Visible spectrophotometer, Infrared Spectrophotometer.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2011 Master of Pharmacy | Quality Assurance Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India, GPA:
Expected in 05/2009 Bachelor of Pharmacy | Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India, GPA:
  • CITI Good Clinical Practice - 2021 to 2024
  • Responsible Conduct of Research-2020 to 2023

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School Attended

  • Sri Ramachandra University
  • Sri Ramachandra University

Job Titles Held:

  • Sr. Research Associate
  • Research Associate
  • Analytical Chemist I
  • Quality Assurance Trainee


  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy

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