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Biologists study life and living organisms, and they typically specialize in subcategories, like microbiology or physiology. Resumes in this field highlight such responsibilities as conducting experiments with mice and rats, as well as cells; performing animal surgeries; and using molecular biology approaches to look at changes in genetic levels. A bachelor's degree in biology, biological sciences, or a related discipline is sufficient for entry-level careers in this field, but sample resumes show that advanced research and teaching careers require a doctoral degree.

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Biologist 3

Assist with the development and implementation of the Fisheries Extension Program, including generating informational material to distribute and attending outreach and public events.

  • Coordinated and attended events including fishing tournaments, boat shows, festivals, school group and youth activities, and fishing clinics.
  • Assisted with the development and informational content of an aquarium exhibit constructed at the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans, LA.
  • Manipulated large databases in R to analyze data from a cooperative marine fish tagging program and created informational maps using GIS techniques.
  • Participated in various field work activities, not limited to gillnets, seines, trawls, dredges, and vertical line surveys.
  • Trained through the NOAA Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) and conducted recreational fishing interviews.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Environmental Science, Mathematics
MS
Marine Science
2

Biologist 3, Discovery Sciences Group

Developed and performed biomarker analyses on 1,000 rodent DNA samples. Provided technical support for 3 reproductive toxicology studies.

  • Performed microsatellite (PCR) and biochemical analyses of DNA samples of protein polymorphisms for genetic monitoring of rodents. Determined DNA quantities on agarose gels. Prepared reports from results.
  • Maintained PCR machine and gel analyzer for completion of sample analysis.
  • Maintained mammalian cell cultures.
  • Operated IVOS (Integrated Visual Operation System) sperm analyzer for reproductive toxicology.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
C
Analytical Lab Skills
BS
Zoology
3

Molecular Biologist

Conducted study to reclassify the rat model to determine if the organism is a proper model for human breast cancer prognosis

  • Collaborated with three other team members for the duration of the extensive study
  • Analyzed data from Ph.D research associate
  • Assisted research associate with bench work, collection, and analysis of data
  • Developed a passion for oncology and genuine interest in breast cancer on a personal level
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BS
Organismal And Human Physiology
4

Biologist

  • Developed and implemented biosecurity protocol in accordance with APHIS guidelines.
  • Developed quarantine protocol to address chronic goldfish herpesvirus.
  • Maintained 13 recirculating systems capable of holding approximately 20,000 pounds of ornamental fish.
  • Assisted with day to day activities required to sustain an ornamental fish hatchery with approximately $3 million in annual sales.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
15
years
at this job
BA
Mass Communication
MA
Master of Arts
5

Wildlife Biologist - Shasta-trinity National Forest

Collected, entered, and analyzed data on a long-term study of bald eagle demographics and wildlife populations on Shasta Lake, CA.

  • Monitored lake use by resident and migratory waterfowl, passerines, and raptors, as well as fish populations.
  • Conducted surveys of the lake for fish carcasses during a food habits study, and monitored the effects of recreational fishing on eagle foraging behavior.
  • Hired, coordinated, and supervised a field crew of four.
  • Affixed radio transmitters to adult bald eagles in order to track and map their movements and foraging locations. Also affixed satellite transmitters to juvenile bald eagles to monitor their movements post-fledging.
  • Interacted with the public regarding reservoir management and area closures.
  • Collected data on nest attendance by bald eagles for Masters thesis research. Developed a baseline reference for future habitat monitoring using current mapping and survey techniques.
  • Produced year-end report presented to Bureau of Reclamation, [company name], and Predatory Bird Research Group.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BS
Biological Sciences
MS
Natural Resources
6

Senior Biologist

ATCC Custom Commercial Contracts and BEI Resources (MID-BRR) Bacteriology Production Departments

  • Performed production and quality control duties in an ISO accredited laboratory
  • Cultivated, identified, characterized and evaluated multiple bacterial strains, using traditional and automated methods (Vitek MS, Vitek 2, Biolog), to ensure quality and integrity of product
  • Compiled, maintained and reviewed production batch records and SOPs with precision and efficiency
  • Employed several molecular techniques in extracting and quantifying DNA, RNA, plasmids and LPS
  • Reduced expenditures on lab supplies by, potentially, greater than 10% through the design and implementation of an Operational Excellence project across multiple departments
  • Improved multiple process flows within the department through participation in 5S initiatives
  • Trained new employees on protocols and procedures
  • Serve as a Chairman of the ERC
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Biological Sciences
7

Research Biologist

Handled logistics of product sample distribution to nationwide sales force during and after launch of a new medical device

  • Sponsor Liaison with contracted research organization and trial sites for phase IV clinical trial of a medical device
  • Prepared various materials for poster presentations, manuscript publications, marketing
  • Coordinated off-site biological studies in animals
  • Performed basic statistical analysis and evaluation of raw data and prepared graphical results
Candidate Info
29
years in
workforce
15
years
at this job
BS
Biology
8

Conservation Biologist

  • Managed and participated in the review of over 50 NRDA early restoration projects.
  • Coordinated the review and production of The Gulf of Mexico: Marine and Coastal Atlas.
  • Created table summarizing impacts of Gulf oil disaster that became a program cornerstone.
  • Worked with CEO to develop [company name]'s five-year priorities.
  • Synthesized scientific and policy information into technical paper on Gulf hypoxia restoration.
  • Developed blog ideas and web material, wrote numerous blogs and became known as a trusted and reliable reviewer of colleagues' written content.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Marine And Freshwater Biology
MA
Coastal Environmental Management
9

Molecular Biologist

Successfully planned a quality control program as well as a genotypic profiling start up lab and created a workflow for sample processing

  • Lead research and development team to design protocols for several projects aimed at isolating fetal cells from maternal peripheral circulation using flow cytometry.
  • Evaluated and optimized sperm DNA extraction techniques.
  • Provided technical expertise and served as task lead in support of internal programs
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
Biology & Chemistry
Biology
10

Biologist

Operated automations to run assays including adenovirus SEAP neutralization assay, elispot assay, lumination assay and etc.

  • Maintained tissue culture in a GLP regulated laboratory.
  • Wrote SOP's for various automations and computer systems to accommodate each assay.
  • Researched HIV vaccine for Vaccines & Biologics Research department.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Biological Science

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