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Researchers coordinate research projects and monitor teams. Common job duties described in a Researcher resume example include formulating project goals, researching methods and test parameters, analyzing data, writing reports, and maintaining database security. Those interested in this type of role should demonstrate in their resumes analytical thinking, attention to details, observation spirit, accuracy and teamwork. Leadership is also required for leading positions. Employers usually select candidates holding a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and previous research experience.

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Researcher

Managed an eight-member Junior and Senior Intellectual Property Researcher team creating hundreds of trademark clearance reports daily for over 100 Fortune 500 companies and boutique law firms.

  • Resolved client issues and provided sales support by managing special project timelines and budgets.
  • Trained ten researchers on proprietary software usage, research methodology, Boolean practices, and record selection, which included developing training materials and delivering presentations.
  • Proposed and implemented an internal repository clean-up project which updated over 100 client profiles.
  • Created product backlog items (PBI) and tested an automated research system that reduced research time 40% by writing a list of steps and verifying proper function.
  • Wrote weekly Quality Assurance reports detailing common issues, resolutions and preventative measures for clients and internal Sales, Research and Customer Service teams.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Criminal Justice
MA
Inspection And Oversight
2

Lab Researcher Assistant

Managed biology lab workstation with minimal supervision. Responsible for accurate recording and habit analysis of Zebra Finch in logbook. Achieved a 2-hour time saving for general management by introducing operation management process.

  • Assessed the structure and process of the current logbook, leveraged Excel to examine log data and created proposals about changing the reporting period from bi-weekly to weekly, increased reporting efficiency by 10%.
  • Communicated with co-workers and coordinate with the supervisor on regular condition of lab's current working stages, increased the working efficiency by using memo and email on daily basis.
  • Applied emergency medical care to necessary units with a detail report provided to the supervisor office.
  • Communicated with co-workers and supervisor on regular condition of lab's current working stages, increased the working efficiency by using memo and email on daily basis.
Candidate Info
3
months in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BBA
Bachelor of Business Administration
BBA
Finance And Operations Management
MS
Finance
3

Researcher

Investigation on the melting process of ice using non-intrusive technique

  • Use infrared thermal imaging to characterize proton movement during melting
  • Thermal imaging allowed for non-intrusive measurement leading to a novel experiment design
  • Simplified experimental protocol to eliminate error
  • Creative solutions led to design of an innovative experiment
  • Minimized the use of resources and reduced lab costs
  • Organized record keeping and generated written lab reports as well as presentations to lab group
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Biochemistry
4

Estate Researcher

Worked primarily as a researcher, both on a team and individually, locating and analyzing records with minimal supervision, using public and proprietary databases.

  • Negotiated representation agreements with clients while exceeding regular quotas.
  • Built and maintained client relationships from the ground up, maintaining client database.
  • Delegated research needs as necessary, supervising contractors.
  • Researched, interpreted, and applied intestate inheritance laws, working closely with local counsel as necessary.
  • Personally generated millions in revenue.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
JD
Law Journal
5

Graduate Researcher

Simulated and optimized different 3D microelectrode array designs for micro-biofuel cell and microbatteries using COMSOL multiphysics.

  • Fabricated high surface area 3D carbon microstructures by microfabrication process-carbon- microelectromechanical systems (C-MEMS) technique.
  • Conducted morphology, microstructural, and chemical characterization of carbon micro/nano-structures.
  • Investigated surface functionalization techniques such as direct amination, electrochemical activation, oxygen plasma, diazonium salts for biomolecule conjugation.
  • Performed surface engineering of 3D carbon microstructures by integrating carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene for electrochemical applications.
  • Designed and fabricated novel carbon based BioMEMS platforms to investigate fundamental processes and demonstrated on-chip enzymatic biofuel cells with 3-D microelectrodes.
  • Trained undergraduate and graduate students in research projects.
  • Prepared NSF proposals for advisor.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
MS
Materials Science And Engineering
PhD
Materials Science And Engineering
Materials Science And Engineering
6

Compliance Manager and Site Responsible Researcher

Oversaw the maintenance of all regulated and stewarded compliances involved in growing soybeans.

  • Trained and coached a crew in order to achieve goals of 100% error-free compliance.
  • Created in-house SOPs detailing compliance processes.
  • Worked within other departments of GDM Seeds as to assist in time sensitive activities such as hand-crossing, plant observational notes, and sample collection.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
BS
Agricultural Science
7

Public Relations/grant Researcher

  • Managed all media, press and public relations issues
  • Operated all social media accounts using Hootsuite, while gaining over 1,500 new “Likes” on Facebook and 500 new followers on Twitter
  • Maintained and updated both academic and athletic websites
  • Developed and integrated new logo for the school corporation
  • Increased registration by 10% through marketing campaigns
  • Wrote and received seven grants
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Journalism
8

Researcher

Conducted own qualitative and quantitative research on punctuality and the concept of time in Catalonia (Spain) and in the United States

  • Interviewed individuals, transcribed and analyzed data for empirical research articles
  • Recruited and scheduled study participants for research on attachment styles and behavior
  • Worked with professor to collect, input, and analyze data
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Summa
9

Researcher

Updated company database job candidates and job applicants by data-mining and requesting updated resumes and candidate data sheets via email correspondence.

  • Ensured accuracy of resume information by comparing resumes to candidate data sheets.
  • Reformatted resumes to include spell checking and ensured resumes were quality checked to meet company standards.
  • Published updated candidates to the companies shared network databases.
  • Provided IT support to include installing computer wireless peripherals on an as needed basis.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
10

Graduate Researcher

Simulated ultra high energy cosmic ray (UHECR) trajectories on NASA supercomputers and developed a database to compress the simulation output size by over 100x

  • Analyzed databases and performed statistical comparisons to real data to determine the likelihood that UHECRs originate within our galaxy
  • Developed methods to test theories previously too computationally expensive to simulate
  • Presented results to research group and to conferences in Bern, CH and Golden, CO
  • Trained other graduate students how to work with databases, specifically in Python
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Physics
MS
Physics

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