Research Associate Sample Resume


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Determined research associate with verifiable qualifications in inventory management, quality assurance, customer service, and operational streamlining. Well-versed in molecular biology and Bioanalytical Techniques, such as restriction enzyme digest, nucleic acid, recombinant DNA plasmid purification, high performance liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and mammalian cell culture techniques, combined with outstanding time management skills. Proactive individual, with the ability to work under pressure, within time constraints and high-volume environments. Equipped with solid organizational and communication skills, complemented with keen attention to detail crucial in managing high-priority, high-visibility, and deadline-driven projects without compromising quality.

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOCHEMISTRY, MINOR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE: 2010
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

GENERAL CHEMISTRY I: 2007
Georgia Perimeter College, Decatur, GA
Best Student Overall in General Chemistry I

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Department of Animal Science-Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Student Laboratory Technician | Jun 2009-May 2010

Investigated and conducted thorough analysis of anti-inflammatory role of Resveratrol, a supplement in red wine. Managed media design and preparations. Administered mammalian adipose fat cells and macrophage cell culture. Executed cell treatment with various doses of Resveratrol subsequent to cell differentiation. Performed cell harvesting, DNA preparation, and RNA isolation. Utilized SDS-Page Electrophoresis to detect DNA viability. Implemented reverse transcriptase PCR technique to monitor gene expression. Assessed findings through statistical methods. Utilized high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), western blot, and UV-spectrophotometer in other laboratory experiments.

Highlight:

  • Acknowledged for developing an outstanding poster design, which resulted to receiving the Best Research Poster Presentation award

CVS Pharmacy, Atlanta, GA
Pharmacy Technician | Oct 2006-Jan 2008

Entered prescription into the database, performed pharmacy cycle count, provided first-rate customer assistance/ service, and executed generic/brand drug matching. Effectively managed safety, operational, and quality assurance functions of the company, and implemented action plans to strengthen overall performance. Supervised proper staffing, patient scheduling and billing, supplies purchasing, and equipment and facilities maintenance. Took charge in compounding and labeling drug orders, maintaining inventories, scheduling staff, ordering stocks, and managing payroll. Handled the compilation, negotiation, distribution, and filing of prior authorizations of medications for patients, rejections of medications, reports, and consultant recommendations. Actively interfaced with customers in response to product and service inquiries, as well as to timely address and resolve issues and concerns.

Highlight:

  • Earned commendation for initiating pioneering solutions and implementing corrective action plans to improve prescription turnover time, leveraging overall productivity and efficiency

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

International Volunteer, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

  • Took part in increasing awareness on health concerns in Africa while raising funds for various causes

Volunteer, Food Finders Food Bank

  • Assisted in selecting and distributing food items to shelters

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