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Post Doctoral Associate Resume Sample


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QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Highly analytical, well-rounded, and assertive professional offering a strong background in biomedical engineering and clinical research, complemented with a strong educational foundation. Demonstrate outstanding analysis, research, documentation, and advocacy expertise, coupled with effective writing and presentation skills. Excel at managing multiple studies simultaneously from inception to completion along with ability in leading and carrying out all phases of medical research. Accustom to working with people from diverse cultures and organizational backgrounds. Employ a keen eye for detail with proven effectiveness to multitask in a fiercely competitive and fast-paced environment.

EDUCATION

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD) IN BIOENGINEERING, GPA: 3.94

  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA: 2004–2009

Dissertation Title:“Micromechanical Mechanisms of Fetal Membrane Failure”
Pre-Doctoral Fellowship:Provost Development Fund

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS) IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, GPA: 3.46

  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH: 2001–2004
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH: 1999–2001

Recipient, Trustee Scholarship | Archie Geisinger Scholarship | Fred Henry Scholarship
Vice President, Chi Omega Fraternity | Member, Tau Beta Pi–The Order of the Engineer | Member, Pi Tau Sigma National Mechanical Engineering Honorary Fraternity | Member, Order of Omega Greek Leadership Organization

 MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Characterized the sub-failure structure-strength behavior of the fetal membrane under physiological loading conditions
  • Examined the structural/strength sequelae during failure of the fetal membrane
  • Initiated the development of a novel inflation device, which allowed for simultaneous quantification of collagen fiber architecture of the fetal membrane under mult-axial loading
  • Explored tissue engineering approaches for development of functional tissue replacements and in vitro analysis
  • Successfully published work in peer-reviewed journals, from an engineering point of view, providing insight into the link between biochemical and biomechanical failure of the fetal membrane and injecting new perspective to the field of membrane failure
  • Delivered synopses of research at engineering and clinical conferences, both nationally and internationally
CAREER PROGRESSION
Clinical Experience

ARTIFICIAL HEART PROGRAM (AHP) TECHNICIAN | 2010–PRESENT
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER | PITTSBURGH, PA

Worked closely with medical staff to provide clinical management and to advance the development of technology to treat patients requiring mechanical circulatory support. Provided assistance to patients with a temporary device known as an intraoperative balloon pump.

  • Provided assistance to cardiac surgeons during operative procedures and biomedical engineers in delivering support to patients with heart-assist devices
  • Performed post-operative diagnostics on heart-assist devices and provided advanced technical support as necessary

Research Experience

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, CARDIOVASCULAR BIOMECHANICS LABORATORY
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AND THE MCGOWAN INSTITUTE  PITTSBURGH, PA

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, CARDIOVASCULAR BIOMECHANICS LABORATORY | 2009–PRESENT
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AND THE MCGOWAN INSTITUTE | PITTSBURGH, PA

Conducted comprehensive research on the biomechanical response of native and engineered soft tissues, linking biomechanical metrics to underlying cellular mechanobiology. Identified the specific physical milieu that induce extracellular matrix remodeling events, which affect macro-level mechanical behavior.

  • Characterized how mechanical loading regimens modulate synthesis of de novo collagen and elastin by bladder smooth muscle cells within the urinary bladder matrix
  • Investigated structure and function of newly synthesized collagen and elastin

RESEARCH ASSISTANT, ENGINEERED TISSUE MECHANICS AND MECHANOBIOLOGY LABORATORY | 2004–2009
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AND THE MCGOWAN INSTITUTE | PITTSBURGH, PA

Characterized the structure-function-biomechanics of the fetal membrane at near/full term under sub-failure and failure conditions as well as elucidated the correlation between the structural components of the fetal membrane and the resulting mechanical behavior.

  • Ascertained the sub-failure and failure structure-strength properties of fetal membrane
  • Designed and prototyped a novel device to perform tissue burst failure tests
  • Implemented a structural constitutive model of fetal membrane based on collagen fiber architecture
Teaching Experience

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT, INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING ANALYSIS | 2005
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH | PITTSBURGH, PA

Collaborated with the instructor to teach students general-purpose programming in Matlab and C. Supported students in mastering course materials and completing assignments through in-class workshops and one-on-one tutoring sessions centered around course assignments.

  • Provided online assistance to students through a chat room
  • Graded homework, quizzes, and exams for a balanced program of instruction that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and explore

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT, INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING COMPUTING | 2004
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH | PITTSBURGH, PA

Provided assistance to the instructor in introducing students to essential research skills and communication techniques used by all engineers. Introduced students to the importance of computers in engineering problem solving.

  • Educated students in basic analytical, programming design, and problem solving skills
  • Graded homework, quizzes, and exams to meet students’ varying needs
Industrial Experience

INTERN ENGINEER | 2001–2004
JEFFERSON COUNTY (OHIO) ENGINEERS | STEUBENVILLE OH

Participated in county-wide public works projects as a full-time summer intern. Regularly interacted with county engineers and county customers to address their concerns in a timely manner.

  • Implemented improvement measures on county projects in conjunction with Chief Water and Sewer Engineer
  • Prepared and upgraded county maps for 911 services utilizing GPS and CAD equipment
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, The Ohio State Alumni Association | Member, University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association
Member, Biomedical Engineering Society | Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Member, Society of Woman Engineers | Member, Society for Gynecologic Investigation

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY

Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, LabView, Matlab, MathCAD SolidWorks, and GeoMagic Studio

 


 

 

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