Visiting Research Associate resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

A Highly motivated Environmental chemistry PhD graduate with an extensive experience in preparing hazard and risk characteristics. Possess the ability to write detailed scientific assessments of the impacts of pesticide use, including product performance testing protocols and product labeling guidelines. Able to review and evaluate scientific data and/or pesticide - based studies and all collateral data to create written reviews in line with project - specific regulatory deadlines under the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIRFA). Experienced in conducting research that involve exposure analysis to support decisions on pesticide risk assessment and risk management under (PRIA) and (FIRFA). Proficient in studying, interpreting, analyzing and applying federal laws and regulations governing pesticide use. Able to provide recommendations to address issues that may have a significant effect on private industries. Well-versed in preparing reports and decision papers based on scientific reviews to support regulatory decisions.

  • Equipment management.
  • Able to assist in writing extensive statistical and analytical reports from studies and projects of scientific research
  • Maintaining records.
  • Develop chemical and biological screening methods for assessing environmental samples.
  • Able to conduct sample preparation procedures such as Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) and Microwave Assisted Extraction (MAE) and can participate in development of new sample preparation and validation and collaborative studies procedures.
  • Ability to take part in the development of new analytical methods and extend their use to other substances.
  • Chemical analysis of environmental samples by using instruments such as GC/MS and ICP-MS.
  • The ability to use biological assays such Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) and MCF-7 cell proliferation assay.
  • Ability to perform troubleshooting.
  • Perform and document all maintenance required for laboratory instruments that are used for screening and/or confirmation.
  • Microsoft applications skills.
  • Skilled in statistical software such as SPSS.
  • Strong communication skill.
  • Ability to review, approve, and enter all resulting data into appropriate databases.
Work History
Visiting Research Associate, 02/2019 to Current
Educational Testing ServiceSacramento, CA,
  • Perform routine laboratory and diagnostic tests.
  • Conduct various laboratory tasks including sample preparation using Automatic Solid Phase Extraction (ASPE) and Microwave Assisted Extraction (MAE).
  • Responsible for testing and method development primarily using Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOC), and Mercury Analyzer as well as maintaining several instruments and other laboratory equipment.
  • Work with students and staff to provide critical data needed to advance ongoing research projects
Research Assistant, 2009 to 12/2018
Jvs ChicagoNorthbrook, IL,
  • Supervised undergraduate students working on research projects.
  • Analyzed acquired information and presented to professors.
  • Performed statistical, qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Collected, prepared, and tested wide range of environmental samples.
  • Planned, modified, and executed research techniques, procedures, and tests.
  • Assisted with data collection to be used for potential academic publications.
  • Conducted research on Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs).
Substitute Teacher, 2008 to 2009
Kentucky Masonic HomesShelbyville, KY,
  • Promoted teacher lesson plans, assign student class work and homework, and maintain classroom implemented and discipline.
  • Completed a daily report or evaluation to communicate any pertinent information resulting from the day's events.
Teaching Assistant, 2005 to 2008
University Of Maryland Eastern ShoreCity, STATE,
  • Oversaw lab experiments, ensured safety, and assisted using lab equipment.
  • Improved students' analytical skills by providing guidance during lab.
  • Prepared and maintained laboratory equipment prior to and after lab.
Ph.D.: Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences , Expected in 2018
University Of Maryland - Eastern Shore - Princess Anne, MD
  • Majored in Environmental Chemistry
  • Dissertation: Determination of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) In Maryland Coastal Bays
Master of Science: Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences , Expected in 2008
University Of Maryland - Eastern Shore - Princess Anne, MD
  • Majored in Environmental Chemistry
  • Thesis: Beneficiation of Fly Ash by Carbon Burnout
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry, Expected in 2000
Sudan University Of Science And Technology - Khartoum, Sudan
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 certified

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School Attended

  • University Of Maryland - Eastern Shore
  • University Of Maryland - Eastern Shore
  • Sudan University Of Science And Technology

Job Titles Held:

  • Visiting Research Associate
  • Research Assistant
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant


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