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Research Technicians usually work in laboratories and perform duties like conducting tests, analyzing materials, maintaining inventories, updating records, operating lab equipment and reporting to managers. Based on our collection of resume samples, those interested in a Research Technician job should demonstrate accuracy, attention to details, technical skills, time management and teamwork. Most Research Technicians make display of a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field in their resumes. On-the-job training is often provided for most Technicians.

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Research Technician

Designed and executed protocols for extraction and isolation of DNA, RNA and proteins from multiple ant-species.

  • Compared genetic differences using radioactive thin-layer chromatography as well as a dot-based western blot approach.
  • Spliced small ant genes into bacterial plasmids, as well as transfected SF9 insect cells in order to produce proteins for antibody production and functional analysis.
  • Created a database to catalog several thousand antibodies the lab has collective over the past three decades.
  • Managed and cared for over a hundred ant colonies, ensuring survival and proliferation, allowing expansion of current colonies as well as creation of new ones.
  • Extracted and purified DNA, RNA and proteins from cultured tissue, ants and fruit flies
  • Trained postdocs, students, and new technicians in: cloning, protein purification, antibody purification, plasmid purification, and ant care and maintenance
  • Purified custom proteins from used in research as well as designer plasmids using various strains of E. coli
  • Generated several competent cell lines including BL21 (for protein purification) and XL10 gold (for cloning) for used by two dozen postdocs and students for their research
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Biochemistry
MA
Molecular Biology
42

Research Technician

  • Worked in Saint Louis University Industrial/Organizational lab
  • Collected, interpreted, and compiled research data.
  • Completed eIRB protocol forms.
  • Reviewed previous research for literature review.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BA
Psychology And Spanish
MS
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
43

Research Technician

Developed, optimized, and validated fully quantitative and qualitative targeted MSIA (Mass Spectrometric Immunoassay) assay for MIF (Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor); lead author of manuscript recently submitted in Proteome Science.

  • Co-authored a review article, recently published in Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, detailing analytical methods for the study of oxidative protein modification.
  • Key role in translation of quantitative IGF-1 MSIA assay to 1000+ patient samples. Co-author of research article recently published in PlosOne.
  • Optimize protocols for on-target and in-solution enzymatic protein digest of plasma and serum proteins to characterize post-translational modifications.
  • Analyzed Albumin and Apoliprotein A-1 protein oxidation in healthy and prostate cancer serum samples using ESI (Electrospray Ionization) Mass Spectrometry. Co-author of research article recently published in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.
  • Program Beckman Multimek multichannel robotic workstation for high-throughput robotic protein extraction for MSIA assay methods.
  • Have run ELISA and BCA quantitative protein assays.
  • Performed antibody purification using microscale column chromatography.
  • Trained students and a visiting scientist in biochemistry lab techniques.
  • Developed and coordinated [company name]'s demo at ASU's annual Night of the Open Door, the flagship event of the Arizona SciTech Festival, in both March 2013 and March 2014.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Chemistry
44

Research Technician

Daily handling and maintaining of zebrafish lines (including mating and raising offspring) that were and are still used in projects

  • Successfully carried out to completion forward genetic and drug screens
  • Developed excel spreadsheets for organizational purposes of research projects which are in use by current lab members
  • Genotyping of zebrafish using pcr to amplify genes from gDNA in order to propagate certain lines or compare phenotype to genotype for experimental elucidation
  • Quick and effective screening of fish via fluorescence microscopy to detect expression phenotypes
  • Successfully trained students in laboratory protocols and techniques to work independently on projects
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Biochemistry
45

Sleep Research Technician

Applied EEG scalp and EMG facial electrodes based on the international 10-20 system

  • Monitored subjects vital signs and sleep EEG/EMG data during sleep episodes
  • Assisted research coordinators in scoring EEG/EMG signals
  • Serviced subjects with meals and other daily requests
  • Transcribed careful note-taking for sleep protocols that were archived for hospital records
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BS
Behavioral Neuroscience
46

Research Technician

  • Paid for continuation of senior thesis research
  • Maintained lab, prepared samples to be run in mass spectrophotometer, organized data to be sent to Global Sphagnum Project, ran cellulose extractions
  • Ultimate goal to produce data for the publication of peer reviewed article
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BS
Biology
47

Research Technician

  • Prepared and labeled solutions and collection containers
  • Assisted in lobster necropsies (~300), tissue collection and processing
  • Trimmed tissue samples for histological processing
  • Provided first level of histopathologic review
  • Transcribed histopathological findings after pathologist's review
  • Compiled data into Excel, Word, and laboratory information management system (LIMS)
  • Maintained communication between project manager and research investigators
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Molecular Biology
BS
Pathobiology
48

Research Technician

Conducted literature reviews in order to obtain abstracts and information to be utilized in research

  • Supervised the care of research animals that included performing minor surgical procedures, and collection of animal tissue for laboratory analysis in accordance with IACUC practices.
  • Giving general anesthesia, and monitoring vital signs of research animals
  • Bandage and dressing changes
  • Made statistical calculations analyzing data and prepared reports summarizing results.
  • Microbiological techniques including plating, serial dilutions, and enumeration in preparations of inoculums.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Biology
Biology
Biology-chemistry
49

Research Technician

Execute parallel and solid phase peptide synthesis extending into large combinatorial libraries for potential therapeutic drugs and biological testing.

  • Generate various aliquot concentrations and plating library inventory in 96 well format for in vitro and in vivo testing.
  • Interpreting and integrating data into detailed reports of synthesis.
  • Development, organization, and management of aliquot combinatorial library inventory
  • Performance of routine laboratory and equipment maintenance.
  • Implementing literature research skills to aid in the modification of current synthesis protocols, introducing new synthetic methods, troubleshooting issues with reactions and concepts for future projects.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Chemistry
MS
Biomedical Science

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