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Clinical Research Associate Resume Sample


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CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Preferred Industries: Medical Device or Pharmaceutical

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE 

Highly analytical and competent professional with solid foundation in biological sciences and experience in laboratory-based research as well as consumer sales. Demonstrate adeptness in ensuring strict compliance of all tasks and projects with quality-control guidelines and health and safety standards of the laboratory. Proven track record of strong work ethic and professionalism, evidenced by flawless attendance and promptness to work, as well as ability to learn quickly and produce quality outputs. Possess excellent research and communication skills, with keen attention to detail. Highly reliable team player, equipped with interpersonal and communication abilities, ready to assist and carry out instructions accurately.

Laboratory Skills:
Titration | PCR | Distillation | Chromatography | Dissection | Slide Preparation | Extraction
DNA Sequencing | Gel Electrophoresis

Computer Skills:
MS Windows, BLAST, Microsoft: Word, Excel, Paint, PowerPoint

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Specialization in Genetics and Microbiology: 2006
Rutgers University, Cook College ▪ New Brunswick, NJ
G.H. Cook Honors Graduate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

KEY SCIENTIFIC AND LABORATORY SKILLS

  • Accustomed to managing day-to-day operations in conducting a research project, strictly complying with standard operating procedures and specific instructions.
  • Possess thorough knowledge and experience in adhering to appropriate clinical safety precautions.
  • Experienced in conducting test protocols and procedures, product evaluation, experimental designs, data analysis, biotechnology and research programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and establish product design and performance objectives, in collaboration with other functions, including research, marketing and production, as well as with contractors, suppliers, and customers.
  • Skilled in data gathering, collection, and management along with recording and documentation of research experiment results.
  • Proficient in writing technical reports as well as research publications.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL ▪ Paterson, NJ
Medical Intern, Emergency Medicine | Oct 2007–Jan 2008

  • Provided assistance to all medical doctors and residents in the emergency room on various procedures, such as dressing wounds, reviewing laboratory results, preparing patient histories for attending physician’s review, and participating in discussions involving patient diagnoses and treatment

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, ENTOMOLOGY DEPARTMENT ▪ New Brunswick, NJ
Laboratory Technician | May 2006–March 2007

  • Performed additional research and co-authored a paper (A Phylogeny of Celithemis) with Dr. Michael May and Dr. Karl Kjer, presented at the National Entomological Society meeting and published in June 2008 in Odonatologica.

Undergraduate Laboratory Researcher | Sep 2005–Sep 2007

  • Managed the collection of molecular data (sequenced DNA) to clarify the evolutionary relationship of the genera Celithemis (Odonata) under supervision of head researchers.
  • Provided technical assistance to graduate students with their research while working on own thesis, which was accepted by the G.H Cook Honors Research Council.

Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant | Aug 2004–Sep 2005

  • Received training on DNA extraction, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), gene cleaning, and other crucial laboratory techniques.
  • Assisted in experiments dealing with conducting DNA sequencing and PCR on dragonfly’s DNA; maintained the laboratory by mixing proper chemicals necessary for various experiments conducted and helped graduate students in their laboratory work.
  • Undertook the following laboratory procedures with results confirming new phylogentic relationships between the different species of Celithemis (Odonata), which reorganized the genus as a whole:
    • Performed DNA extraction methods (QIAGEN, DNeasy) and amplified COI fragment from the mtDNA and the D2 region of the large sub-unit (28S) nuclear ribosomal coding region using PCR, C1731F, and CI–14R primers and D2ODUP and D2DnB primers.
    • Performed separation of the amplified DNA on a 1.5% low-melting agarose gel (FMC Bioproducts) and used QIAquick PCR Purification Kit Protocol (QIAGEN) in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Used BigDye Terminators Cycle Sequencing Kit (Applied Biosystems) and an ABI 3100 capillary sequencer to sequence the purified product.
    • Aligned COI using Clustal (Thompson 1997) and translated the corresponding protein sequence in MacClade (Maddison and Maddison 1992) to ensure homology. D2 sequence alignments were made using Clustal and the resulting files were aligned manually in Microsoft Word using the structural methods described in Kjer et al. (1994), Kjer (1995) Kjer et al., (2007) and secondary structure models based on Gutell et al. (1993).
    • Developed the phylogentic trees using various programs, such as PAUP* version 4.0b10 and MrBayes.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Substitute Teacher | Oakland Board of Education ▪ Oakland, NJ | Sep 2011–Present
Substitute Teacher | Guttenberg Board of Education ▪ Guttenberg, NJ | Sep 2011–Present
Chief Executive Officer | Shadow Ridge Antiques, Baskorp LLC ▪ Franklin Lakes, NJ | Jan 2010–Present
Substitute Teacher, Grades K-12 | Waldwick School District ▪ Waldwick, NJ | Sep 2008–Present
Senior Counselor | Wyckoff YMCA ▪ Wyckoff, New Jersey | Summer 2009 & 2010
Tutor, Science and Mathematics | Sept 2004–Present

ACTIVITIES

Waldwick Memorial Day Parade, Waldwick Public Schools: 2009–2010
Pre-Med Club, Cook College: 2003–2006
America Reads Program, Paterson Public School District: 2000–2001

 

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