volunteer research assistant resume example with 9+ years of experience

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Professional Summary
Compassionate and intrinsically motivated college graduate with experience in neuroscience research, working with older adults, data analysis and management, writing articles, stagecraft, and community service.
Education and Training
Northwestern University Evanston, IL Expected in June 2015 Bachelor of Arts : Cognitive Neuroscience - GPA :
University Of Arkansas - Volunteer Research Assistant
Nashville, TN, 2016 - Current
  • Conduct telephone screening interviews and assist with recruitment for clinical study
  • Administer computerized tests of cognitive, emotional, and motor function to cognitively normal older adults with and without self-reported cognitive concerns
  • Observe comprehensive neurologic and neuropsychological evaluations of older adults with normal cognition, mild cognitive impairment, and various dementia syndromes
Feinberg School Of Medicine: Laboratory For Human Neuroscience - Intern; Research Assistant
City, STATE, 03/2014 - 06/2016
  • Working with both older and younger adults
  • Operating an MRI scanner for brain imaging
  • Data and imaging analysis using the MRIcron suite and AFNI.
  • Data management and archiving subject session data in MySQL
  • Administering a wide variety of neuropsychological tests
  • Administering transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Planning and organizing procedures for an intensive longitudinal study
Laboratory For The Neurobiology Of Information Storage - Research Assistant
City, STATE, 2013 - 05/2014
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Creating images in PhotoShop for presentations and academic papers
  • Maintenance of C. elegans and preparation of chemical solutions
  • Immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy
The Airspace - Contributing Editor and Science Columnist
, , 01/2012 - 11/2013
  • Translating scientific research papers into accessible articles for the public
  • Writing articles about other personal interests
  • Using HTML to format the articles
  • Editing the articles of other contributors
  • Programming Languages: Presentation, MATLAB, Python
  • Statistical software: R, SPSS, and JMP
  • Design and Editing Programs: Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, Audacity, and AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Applications: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Intensive experience with MRIcron; experience with AFNI
  • Advanced, transferable skills in carpentry, drafting, stage electrics, and visual arts
  • Proficient in French language
Recent Honors
  • Poster Presenter at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference (2016)
  • Departmental Honors in Cognitive Science (2015) 
  • Senior Grand Marshall for Cognitive Science Honors Program (2015)
  • Co-author of an abstract at the International Stroke Conference (2014)
  • Poster Presenter at Northwestern Undergraduate Research Exposition (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Weinberg Undergraduate Research Grant Recipient (2013)
Personal Interests
Community service is an extremely important part of my life. Once a week, I tutor local disadvantaged young adults through a program called Youth Lounge 101. I've also been a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a national fraternity dedicated to community service, since February of 2013. Theatre design, primarily set design and painting, are other passions of mine. I earned a minor in Theatre Design from Northwestern, worked on a total of 20 plays and musicals during my undergraduate career, and traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with the professional theatre company Chamber Opera Chicago as a hired stagehand. 

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School Attended

  • Northwestern University

Job Titles Held:

  • Volunteer Research Assistant
  • Intern; Research Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Contributing Editor and Science Columnist


  • Bachelor of Arts

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