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Research Scientists are responsible for conducting experiments in areas such as biochemistry and life sciences. Typical work activities highlighted in a Research Scientist resume include analyzing experiment data, processing and publishing results, creating new research proposals, applying for funding, and coordinating multidisciplinary teams. Successful resume examples for the job showcase qualifications like life sciences expertise, leadership, organizational skills, teamwork, data analysis abilities, effective communication, and computer competencies. Most Research Scientists hold a Doctorate Degree in a relevant discipline.

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1

Research Scientist

Conduct research and development programs in fuel cell and battery technologies. Perform daily experiments, measurements, production, and reporting. Develop and test new plasma etching procedures, new alloys, and new metals. Design experiments, collect and analyze data, and prepare reports for corrosion resistant metal plates for flow batteries project.

  • Part of team that completed $1 million Department of Energy research project that led to being awarded $2 million phase 2 project.
  • Known to consistently deliver products and research on time and within budget and specifications.
  • Developed new methods that enabled company to win new research funding.
  • Redesigned sample carrier to increase capacity that drove productivity by about 20%.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
MS
Ultrafine Powder
PhD
Aerosol & Particulate Research
2

Research Scientist

Designed, planned and performed experiments studying the effect of environmental enrichment, a preclinical model of neuro-rehabilitation on motor and cognitive recovery following experimental brain injury in adult and juvenile rats.

  • Developed and utilized novel and conventional behavioral testing paradigms assessing motor and cognitive recovery following brain trauma.
  • Wrote abstracts and reports based on results. Presented the results from the studies at 2 national meetings as well as several departmental symposia.
  • Collaborated on several projects with other postdoctoral fellows and scientists within the department.
  • Trained 2-3 undergraduate students in behavioral and molecular techniques per semester
  • Assisted the principal investigator in reviewing submitted manuscripts
  • Co-authored one review paper and two research manuscripts
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Gerontology
BS
Biological Chemistry
PhD
Neuroscience
3

Research Scientist

Led R&D team of six across three global sites for development of a next generation liquid chromatography (LC) column platform. Organized silica and organo-silica hybrid particle development, synthesis scale-up and particle handling procedures.

  • Coordinated with cross-functional team including manufacturing, marketing and quality in development of new LC products.
  • Sub-team lead in product development and commercialization of the Poroshell 120, a multi-million dollar LC product line, including the introduction of 45 new part numbers.
  • Implemented Design of Experiments for two R&D projects.
  • Supervised purchase and installation of group SEM and trained research and manufacturing users.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Ceramic Engineering
MS
Materials Science And Engineering
PhD
Materials Science And Engineering
4

Research Scientist, Chemistry

Conducted process research, demonstrated process improvements and prepared up to 500g lots of key intermediates.

  • Carried out multiple parallel experiments varying key reaction parameters and analyzed results to develop process improvements.
  • Ran sequential scale up reactions to demonstrate the viability of process improvements.
  • Implemented improved processes to prepare required amounts of synthetic intermediates.
  • Wrote weekly progress reports and contributed to bi-weekly conference call updates with the client.
  • Supervised one employee.
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Chemistry
PhD
Chemistry
5

Research Scientist

  • The research efforts resulted in 10 publications in peer reviewed high impact journals and 2 US patents
  • Synthesized organic-molecule conjugated metal-oxide nanoparticles and explained with plausible mechanism for their linker-induced anomalous emission behavior
  • Designed and synthesized 4 lipids and 3 monomer/4 polymer via multistep organic synthesis for isozyme specific detection and drug delivery.
  • Achieved successful cancer sub typing employing water soluble fluorescent acrylic and polyvinyl polymers for the first time.
  • Supervised 4 graduate and 5 undergraduate students to advance their projects under GLP conditions.
  • Successfully designed research methodology for three projects involving diverse experimental and analytical techniques, independently interpreted the research results and summarized the research findings for presentation and/or publication.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
PhD
Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Human Resources Development And Management
Organic Chemistry
6

Research Scientist

  • Recombinant production of a novel tumor suppressor protein, Rabphilin 3A-Like (RPH3AL) for biochemical and structural studies
  • Studied gene expression and genetic alterations of RPH3AL in cancers. Generated cell lines stably expressing RPH3AL and developed cell-based assays for functional characterization
  • Conducted profiling and mechanistic studies of microRNAs in breast and colorectal cancers
  • Performed sequence analysis of hypermutated genes of breast and colorectal cancers using Ion PGM (Ion Torrent, Life Technologies) Next-Gen sequencing (NGS) platform
  • NGS analysis of cell-free circulating DNA and the DNA extracted from fine needle aspirations of pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients. Clinical validation of mutational profiles as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers
  • Trained and managed a 15 member team of basic researchers, clinicians, biostatisticians, and industry scientists
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Microbiology And Biochemistry
MA
Biotechnology
PhD
Biotechnology
7

Research Scientist

Accomplishments

  • 29 journal publications and 11 conference proceedings.
  • Trained junior graduate and REU students (Research Experience for Undergraduates).
  • Managed research projects and labs.
  • Coordinated multi-group collaboration for developing high performance LC materials for short-wave infrared photonic applications.
  • Developed novel LC microlens for 2D/3D switchable displays and improved the response time by at least 10X.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Information Engineering
MS
Optical Engineering
PhD
Optics
8

Research Scientist

Designed experimental plans for testing efficacy of various anti-tumor agents vs. controls

  • Analyzed the collected data with MS Excel, Minitab, prism, SAS
  • Determined optimal doses for anti-tumor agents
  • Performed inference and accessed research models
  • Maintained database of anti-tumor agents using LIMS system and SQL
  • Cooperated with other scientists and reported research models
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
9

Research Scientist

  • Developed new tools that enable creative experimental approaches to biological questions.
  • Managed research project that resulted in 3 high-impact publications.
  • Opened new pathways for disease diagnosis and drug discovery.
  • Extended research focus of the laboratory and learned new techniques rapidly.
  • Coordinated and prioritized multiple simultaneous research projects.
  • Supervised and trained 15 undergraduate and PhD students that contributed to important publications.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
PhD
Biology
Biology
10

Research Scientist

  • Implemented and demonstrated target detection and tracking with various data sets from airborne sensors
  • Worked with real data in various sensor modes including EO, IR and hyperspectral sensors
  • Major contributions to two projects resulting in phase II contracts awards greater than $1 million
  • Authored proposals, prepared research reports, personally created and presented technical briefs
  • Mentored interns in hyperspectral exploitation techniques
  • No barriers to Secret Clearance issued by the U.S. government
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Electrical Engineering
MS
Electrical & Computer Engineering

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