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Molecular Cell Biologist Resume Sample


Molecular Cell Biologist Resume Sample

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MOLECULAR/CELL BIOLOGIST

Hardworking and results-driven professional, offering comprehensive experience in the research industry, with focus in the fields of biology, biochemistry, education and training, and bench research. Adept at combining professional development and expertise, with a methodical and level-headed approach to meet the challenges faced by today’s research industry. Focused achiever who sought out and implemented numerous and rigorous research driven best practices to increase overall effectiveness in all fields of endeavor. Committed to the highest level of professionalism and excellence. Strong and disciplined individual with powerful communication and exceptional problem solving skills.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Biochemical Expertise
Received several honors, including Travel Award from Midwest Society for Developmental Biology, and Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Biochemistry training grant from ABCD University. Accurately carried out data presentations to senior scientists.

Biology Techniques
Integrated key techniques in various scientific disciplines, such as Molecular Biology (PCR, cloning and engineering constructs); Cell Biology (tissue culture with CHO cells and primary cells, transfection, electroporation, and cell line generation); Biochemistry (enzyme activity assays, protein purification, protein quantification, HPLC and SPR); and Developmental Biology (embryonic micro-injection, in situ hybridization and confocal microscopy).

Research and Content Development Skills
Authored the thesis entitled, “The Xylosyltransferase Isoforms: Their Role in Proteoglycan Biosynthesis and Development.” Analyzed half-life of active ingredients in pharmaceuticals for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.

EDUCATION

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR: 2009-2011
Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy—ABCD University | Chicago, IL

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MOLECULAR PATHOGENESIS AND MOLECULAR MEDICINE: 2004–2009
ABCD University | Chicago, IL

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIOCHEMISTRY: 1996–2000
EFG College | Galesburg, IL

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Midwest Society for Developmental Biology | Cincinnati, OH: 2010
Teaching Assistant Training Course, ABCD University | Chicago, IL: 2006
Biomedical Sciences Cluster Retreat, ABCD University | Chicago, IL: 2004
Midwest Society for Developmental Biology | Kansas City, KS: 2003

TECHNICAL ACUMEN

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) | Adobe Photoshop | GraphPad Prism | EndNote | ImageJ

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TEACHING ASSISTANT, VERTEBRATE DEVELOPMENT | ABCD University, Chicago, IL: 2005
Performed lectures, student presentations, and discussion sessions regarding Vertebrate Development (DVBI-35600) — covering major topics on developmental biology of embryos, including formation of the germ line, gastrulation, segmentation, nervous system development, limb patterning, and organogenesis.

  • Utilized primary literature, emphasizing experimental approaches such as classical embryology, genetics, and molecular genetics.

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN | The Department of Pediatrics, ABCD University, Chicago, IL: 2000–2004
Performed experiments to collect and analyze data for publication; provided oral presentation of data at laboratory meetings as well as to the scientific community; and carried out training and lectures to laboratory members on new protocols.

  • Demonstrated molecular biology techniques by interfacing with neighboring laboratories to assist with generating complex knockout constructs, along with facilitating human genomics facility in PCR equipment set-up and cloning numerous genes.
  • Played an integral role in ensuring the functionality of the real-time PCR method.
  • Took full accountability for mutant mouse strain, genetically screening hundreds of mice to identify mutants and ensure the propagation of mutation.
  • Thoroughly trained postdoctoral scholars, students, and faculty in different techniques, such as cDNA library screening, rtPCR, and EMSA method streamlining.

EARLIER CAREER

RESEARCH INTERN |EFGH Pharmaceutical Partners, Franklin Park, IL: 1999
ENGINEERING INTERN | IJKL INC., Grayslake, IL: 1997

AWARDS AND HONORS

Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Biochemistry Training Grant, ABCD University
Travel Award, Midwest Society for Developmental Biology

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