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Biological/Biomedical Research Resume

Desired Industry: Biotech SpiderID: 12068
Desired Job Location: Shreveport, Louisiana Date Posted: 4/2/2007
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 04/02/2007
Desired Wage: $50000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: No Preference

Mid-level position in the Life Science Education field that will allow for professional growth, research accomplishment, and further education.


Graduate Research Assistant, Environmental Microbiology
 Assisted with multiple bacterial water quality monitoring projects using EPA Method 1600: Modified Enterococcus Method and EPA Method 1103.1: Escherichia coli in and around the Corpus Christi Bay area.
 Implemented an EPA/TGLO joint project (Texas Beach Watch) that currently monitors bacterial water quality at Nueces County beaches using EPA Method 1600: Modified Enterococcus Method. Used Trimble Geo Explorer III and Trimble Pathfinder Office with ArcView 3.3 to generate images of sample sites.
 Implemented and performed an independent research project (M.S. thesis research) that monitored the 2004 Taura Syndrome Virus outbreak on the South Texas shrimp farms; research surveyed the intermediate hosts and potential transmission vectors of Taura Syndrome Virus on a temporal and geographic basis.
 Presented Taura Syndrome Virus research to the meeting of the World Aquaculture Society in New Orleans, LA (January 2005) and to the Texas Aquaculture Association (February 2005) in Corpus Christi, TX.
 Abstracts published in World Aquaculture Society Aquaculture America 2005: Book of Abstracts (Gaines et al., 2005; Lawrence et al., 2005).
 Gaines, K.L. 2005. Researchers & farmers combine efforts to eradicate TSV from Texas. In: Bender, P. (ed.) Industry Briefs: The U.S. Marine Shrimp Farming Program. Vol. 11, No. 2. USMSFP, Waimanalo, HI.
 Member of the World Aquaculture Society.
 Member of the Texas Aquaculture Association. Named TAA Graduate Student Researcher of the Year for 2005 and awarded the 2005 TAA Scholarship.

2005–Current Various Dallas, TX
Consultant/Environmental Biologist/GIS Analyst
 Acted as GIS analyst for Hunt Petroleum Corporation in Dallas. Using Autodesk Map 3D to create lease and pipeline maps from paper-copy parcel maps. Used digitizing tablet to ortho-rectify points and polylines from paper-copy maps to digital map format.
 Created oil and gas lease maps for several North Texas counties as part of a large leasehold acquisition project. Maps included information about existing leases using land parcel data and Texas Railroad Commission oil lease data. Data processing required extensive manipulation of geodatabases and use of address locators in conjunction with Intersect/Union/Overlay, ‘Select by attributes,’ and ‘Select by location’ features within ArcGIS 9.1.
 Provided GIS mapping services under the START contract as a part of the Hurricane Katrina clean-up efforts. Spent 2 weeks in New Orleans, LA, on-site, acting as GIS analyst for Region 6 of the US EPA. Used databases and GPS data to render maps of hazardous debris, hazardous wastes, and flooded areas of New Orleans and the surrounding Louisiana parishes. Incorporated FEMA flood plain data into maps of flooded areas of New Orleans. The team of four GIS analysts produced over 900 maps in a two-week time period.
 Obtained OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour training and certification.
 Assisted with sampling efforts associated with a large-scale asbestos survey in an industrial setting. Used a Trimble GeoXT GPS unit to precisely locate sample points within 3D space. Exported GPS data directly to ArcGIS 8.1 using Trimble Pathfinder Office.

2003-2005 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Physical and Life Sciences
 Taught laboratory and lecture courses courses in:
 Diseases and Parasites of Aquatic Organisms
 Chemistry of Natural Waters
 General Ecology
 Environmental Science
 Marine Ecology
 Genetics
2001–2003 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Corpus Christi, TX
Fish and Wildlife Technician II (Datasonde Technician)
 Operated, maintained, and deployed HydroLab® water quality monitoring equipment at several sites along the Texas coast. Also performed independent research using four separate models of logging instruments to compare dissolved oxygen concentration data.
 Obtained Texas Commission on Environmental Quality GPS/GIS Certification using the Trimble Geo Explorer II, GeoExplorer III, and Geo XT platforms.
 Assisted with the 2002 National Coastal Assessment sampling and data compilation.
 Assisted with GPS/GIS survey of seagrass beds in the Aransas/Mission River estuary as part of a seagrass restoration project.

3/2005–9/2005 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Lake Jackson, TX
Natural Resources Specialist II (Hatchery Biologist)
 Performed duties required for the operation and maintenance of a large-scale marine finfish aquaculture facility at SeaCenter Texas in Lake Jackson, TX. Duties included water quality monitoring, hatchery operations, pond and broodstock feeding, and zooplankton enumeration.
 Performed physical plant-related duties including water intake, water exchange, and hatchery water polishing.
 Operated and maintained large display aquaria and tanks. Performed SCUBA dives in saltwater display tanks that held species representative of Gulf of Mexico fishes including nurse sharks, red drum, and grouper.
 Maintained coral reef aquaria and fish-only aquaria on display in the facility Visitor Center.

1989 - 2001 United States Navy Multiple duty stations
Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator (Surface-based)
 Trained as Engineering Laboratory Technician. Monitored chemical and radiochemical parameters in reactor plant and steam plant water systems.

1999–Current Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
 B.S., Biology (Marine Science Emphasis), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, August 2003.
 Currently completing Master of Science degree (Mariculture, Thesis Research Option) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Coursework and field research completed, thesis defense during Summer 2007.

Member of the World Aquaculture Society.
 Member of the Texas Aquaculture Association. Named TAA Graduate Student Researcher of the Year for 2005 and awarded the 2005 TAA Scholarship.

PADI-certified Open Water SCUBA Diver
Software packages:
 Microsoft® Office 2003 Professional (including MS Access, Excel, Project, and Visio)
 Adobe Photoshop CS
 Adobe Acrobat 7.0
 ESRI ArcGIS 9.1 (ArcINFO license level) and Extensions
 Trimble Pathfinder Office
 Autodesk Map 3D 2006
 AutoCAD Map 2000
 EPA Visual Sampling Plan (VSP) Version 4.3
 Genetic analyses using PCR/RT-PCR
 Water chemistry and radiochemistry analsyes

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