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Graduate Research Assistants provide support to professors in exchange of a stipend. The main advantage of working as a Graduate Research Assistant is that you can focus on your studies while adding to your income and improving future employment chances. Typical resume samples for this job highlight duties like interacting with research subjects, doing paperwork, updating databases, verifying data, and performing quality control. Qualifications listed on the most successful resume examples include academic expertise, accuracy, attention to details, and problem-solving skills. Regarding education requirements, eligible candidates are still students and work under the supervision of a faculty member.

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Graduate Research Assistant

Designed, planned and managed several research projects investigating how bacterial biofilms are associated with health and disease

  • Collaborated with faculty and students across different departments to conduct interdisciplinary research
  • Coauthored three peer-reviewed publications and presented research results at several state and national
  • Chosen to present a platform presentation at the 2012 ASM Biofilm meeting in Miami, FL
  • Mentored undergraduate research students to ensure proper understanding of concepts and completion of assigned experiments
  • Managed laboratory operations including equipment and supply inventory, maintenance, and purchasing
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Biology
MS
Microbiology And Molecular Genetics
2

Graduate Research Assistant

Led a collaborative and translational project to validate and utilize a novel, anti-miRNA
based therapy for heart diseases.

  • Partnered with a senior scientist and postdoctoral fellow to evaluate novel ways to estimate aging and senescence in murine models of aging.
  • Highly successful cardiovascular research led to a patent application and high-impact
  • Discovered and characterized a novel microRNA, which potently induces both proliferation and differentiation of fibroblasts leading to fibrosis and heart failure.
  • Presented research at multiple scientific conferences ranging from 150 to 50,000
  • Supervised and mentored the research of eight undergraduate and graduate students.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Biotechnology
MS
Biology
PhD
Cell & Molecular Biology
3

Graduate Research Assistant

Researcher in the Laboratory for Environmental Computing and Decision Making (LECDM) investigating topics including High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing; intermodal transportation; atmospheric dispersion modeling and model integration; mortality calculations; geospatial data collection and creation; dispersion, population and elevation mapping; SQL query generation; and integration of government and industry data.

  • Developed an innovative method utilizing GIS, a GPS application, and Excel to process AERMOD data.
  • Calculated enhanced emissions mortality rates in 7 test case locations in New York and Pennsylvania.
  • Researched, analyzed, and documented a revised data input methodology improving model efficiency.
  • Created and delivered 2 ESRI International Users Conference presentations leading to new collaborations.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Atmospheric And Oceanic Sciences
MS
Environmental Science
4

Graduate Research Assistant

Performed independent research in drug delivery, specifically cancer therapeutics

  • Successfully synthesized polymer and subsequently formulated polymeric nanoparticles
  • Cellular toxicity and uptake studies demonstrated superb results
  • Received AUP approval from Clemson University's IACUC and began Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) studies
  • Mentored 3 undergraduate students who assisted with daily laboratory tasks
  • TEM images of nanoparticles
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Bioengineering
MA
Biomedical Engineering
5

Graduate Research Assistant

Experimental design and construction of bench-top dense-phase membrane bioreactors to access microbial degradation potential of chlorinated solvents under varying conditions

  • Cultivated and enriched aerobic toluene oxidizing bacteria from collected samples
  • Enriched and subcultured anaerobic dehalogenating bacteria from established community using traditional glove-bag procedure
  • Maintained and serviced Hewlett Packard 5890 Series II Chromatography
  • Developed, verified, and quantified methods for GC-FID
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Environmental Enginnering
MS
Environmental Engineering
6

LAB COORDINATOR // Graduate Research Assistant

The [company name] is home to the Parker Friendship Lab, the research lab of Dr. Jeff Parker. Under his mentorship, I researched intra- and interpersonal processes central to child-peer experiences and social competences through a combination of observational and school-based assessments.

  • Bi-annually recruited, trained, and evaluated 10-25 undergraduate research assistants on lab protocol
  • Prepared 180-page Institution Review Board application for Adolescent Behavior in Triadic Situations; post-approval, maintained appropriate correspondence to update on progress and protocol modifications
  • Oversaw recruitment of 300 participants to study, supervised lab personnel in the execution of experimental sessions, and managed data collection
  • Liaison between study investigator, site coordinators, and research assistants to ensure study success
  • Mentored research assistants for Honors’ thesis and conference submissions
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Communication Studies With A Human Relationships Concentration
BS
Psychology With A Research Concentration
PhD
Experimental Psychology And Statistics
7

Graduate Research Assistant

I worked as a coordinator for the 2015 IMPACT Rally, which provided families with an opportunity to interact with and learn about St. Louis agencies that support children and family needs. In addition, I performed general work at the Center when necessary to further reduce violence and injury the areas of child abuse and neglect, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and suicide.

  • Researched the most cost-effective resources to conduct event
  • Communicated with local agencies to provide support in their participation
  • Reported to the Center Director to discuss and reconcile project plan
  • Recruited volunteers for event marketing and event-day tasks
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BA
Social Work
MA
Social Work / Master
8

Graduate Research Assistant

Synthesized eight bimetallic nanoparticle systems to address greenhouse gas emissions. Served as teaching assistant and guest lecturer of organic chemistry for three years.

  • Managed multiple projects and collaborated with other graduate students on synthetic and characterization work.
  • Maintained and operated laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Delivered and organized research presentations for weekly group meetings, departmental seminars, and thesis defense oral examination.
  • Analyzed scientific articles to compare and improve research studies.
  • Provided recommendations for laboratory operations, including purchase of necessary supplies, and reorganization and maintenance of chemical inventory.
  • Developed and presented lectures and assessment tools for undergraduate courses.
  • Executed statistical analysis on 10% increase in student examination scores of 160 students to homework grades to extrapolate effectiveness of online system.
  • Mentored 15 high school and undergraduate students in math and physical sciences, and synthesis and project management of scientific investigations.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Chemistry
BS
Materials Science And Engineering
MS
Chemistry
9

Graduate Research Assistant

Executed, designed, and optimized syntheses for emulsion polymers and polymerizable olefins under inert atmosphere, in addition to candidate fluorescent probes complexes and ligand-switchable complexes under ambient laboratory conditions

  • Troubleshot equipment and procedures to achieve material products with desired properties in optimum yield
  • Read literature to compare synthesis methods and plan or troubleshoot experiments
  • Characterized products via analytical instrumentation (pH meter, analytical balance, ICP-AES, UV-Vis, spectrofluorometry, DLS, SEM, MALDI-MS, and IR, with guided exposure to ESI LC-MS, NMR, CV, and X-ray crystallography instruments), conducted data analysis and interpretation, and presented results for material candidates at group meetings, seminars, and conferences
  • Classified waste prior to disposal, placed orders for chemicals and supplies, and notified superiors of needed equipment repairs
  • Trained and mentored graduate, undergraduate, and high-school research students
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Biological Sciences
MS
Chemical Synthesis, Drug Discovery And Design
10

Graduate Research Assistant

Multimode Tuning of Cylindrical Structure - Funded by the Naval Underwater Warfare Center (NUWC) to implement passive solutions to reduce structural-borne noise as applied to torpedos

  • Experimentally investigated tuning variability of vibration absorbers and overall effect on structural response
  • Characterized acoustic spot size and radiation beam focal length from non-contact ultrasonic transducer
  • Used laser interferometric methods for indirect estimation of applied force
  • Assisted in conducting modal test of 50 meter wind turbine blade
  • Analyzed, processed, correlated collected data and published test reports
  • Experienced with accelerometers, laser vibrometer, shaker, impact and operational modal analysis test methods
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MS
Mechanical Engineering

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