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Research Scientist Resume


Desired Industry: Biotech SpiderID: 56997
Desired Job Location: san diego, California Date Posted: 1/13/2012
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 01/13/2012
Desired Wage: 70000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Doctoral Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
I am a highly motivated science professional seeking a challenging role in the biotech industry where my education and experience will add significant value.

My qualifications include experience in molecular/cell biology, neurobiology and biochemistry, background and understanding in many areas of physical and life sciences. I have good analytical and troubleshooting skills, including design, implementation and prioritization of experiments, and to communicate the findings through presentations and reports on a routine basis. I am innovative, creative, forward-thinker and keen to develop my understanding and acquire new skills through employment.

I have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships with key opinion leaders and multiple stakeholders across diverse scientific disciplines. With a strong work ethic, I love to work in a team environment but also do well working independently with minimal supervision.


Experience:
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla CA
Department of Molecular Biology, Advisor: Dr Elizabeth Thomas Dec 2010 – Jul 2011
Research Associate
Analysis of microarrays expression data and RT-PCR experiments to characterize differentially expressed genes during aging in Schizophrenia using post-mortem human brain samples and mouse models.

Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Advisor: Dr Marta Perego Aug 2009 – Jul 2010
Research Associate
Performed deletions of B. anthracis Sterne 34F2 and transformed into pTCV-lac (replicative vector) to monitor pagA expression levels through â–galactosidase activity.

University of California in San Diego, La Jolla CA
Postdoctoral Employee
Department of Biological Sciences, Advisor: Kit Pogliano Aug 2010 – Nov 2010
Identification of Environmental Isolates Strains from soil samples based on their 16S ribosomal RNA gene. A database containing the acquired information related to each Environmental Isolate was performed for ongoing and future studies on their interaction with Bacillus subtilis (predation or repulsion).

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Advisor: Dr. Hector Viadiu Aug 2008 – Jul 2009
Postdoctoral Fellow
Development and improvement of purification protocols for two proteins in cancer research study (p73DBD and MDM2) for future analysis using x-ray crystallography.

Sao Paulo State University, SJRPreto SP Brazil
Department of Physics, Advisor: Dr Marcio Colombo Nov 2003 – Dec 2007
Doctoral Research II
Investigation of the correlation between the enthalpy of oxygenation of several Hemoglobin species (animals and human) and their respective hydration changes, protons and chloride concentration. Moreover, contributions of enthalpy, thermal capacity, entropy and free energy of oxygenation, as well as the nature of the energetic of the protein solvation were obtained.

Department of Physics, Advisor: Dr. Eloi Feitosa Mar 2002 – Oct 2003
Doctoral Research I
Investigation of structure and phase behavior in a ternary system containing two cationic surfactants and water in function of the components composition, from 60 to 100% in weight, and elaboration of the respective phase diagram.
University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos SP Brazil
Department of Materials Engineering, Advisor: Dr Rinaldo Gregorio Aug 1999 – Mar 2002
Graduate Research
Morphological study of PVDF and PVDF/P(VDF-TrFE) blends investigating the correlation between the formed spherulite type and the dominant crystalline phase in their lamellas.

University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo SP Brazil
Department of Applied Physics, Advisors: Dr Francisco Degasperi and Eng Gustave Tuszel May 1995 – Jul 1997
Technician
Development and assembly of a cooling system for TOKAMAK-TCA-BR toroidal reels (equipment for plasma confinement).


Education:
Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics, Sao Paulo State University - UNESP, Brazil, June-2007
Thesis titled: Determination of Thermodynamic Parameters of Hemoglobins During Oxygenation.

M.Sc. in Science and Materials Engineering, University of Sao Paulo - USP, Brazil, March-2002
Dissertation titled: Morphological Study of PVDF and PVDF/P(VDF-TrFE) Blends.

B.Sc. in Technology of Materials and Processes, Sao Paulo State Technological College - FATEC, Brazil, July-1997
College Graduation Thesis titled: Cooling system for a Tokamak TCABR Toroidal Reels.


Skills:
Molecular/Cell Biology: primers design; set up and troubleshooting PCR; DNA subcloning and protein expression with plasmids; agarose gel electrophoresis; DNA extraction, sequencing and analysis; bacterial transformation (e.g. electroporation) and culture (isolated colony); cell culture; genomic DNA purification; gene expression assays (qPCR). --- Biochemistry: protein expression, purification and quantification;separation of proteins by column chromatography; fraction collection; western blot analysis; SDS-PAGE, enzyme assay. --- Genetics: maintenance (e.g. ear tagging, weaning), breeding and genotyping (tail DNA) of mice. --- Instrumentation: optical (UV-VIS) and infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy; differential scanning calorimeter; optical microscopy; FPLC and HPLC; microplate reader; RT-PCR. --- Computer Software: BLAST search (NCBI, GEO Datasets, D.A.V.I.D.); identification (RDP – Ribosomal Database); sequence alignment (ApE, Finch TV, Multialin); phylogenetic analysis (Blast2tree, RDP); data analysis in GraphPad Prism and Microsoft Excell; presentation and reports in Microsoft Word-Power Point.


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