Associate Scientist Resume
|Desired Industry: Biotech
|Desired Job Location: Rockland, Maryland
||Date Posted: 4/18/2011
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: 5/2/11
|Desired Wage: 50000-75000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: New Grad/Entry Level
||Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
|Highest Degree Attained: Doctoral
||Willing to Relocate: Yes
I am looking for a research position in
industry to further develop my career and
research experience. I would eventually
like to move into Field Application
University of California, Davis GPA:
Ph.D. in Microbiology, September 2010
Dissertation Topic: Understanding the
Assembly of the TOR complexes 1 and 2
and the TOR signaling pathways in
Thesis Advisor: Ted Powers
University of Washington, Seattle GPA:
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with
distinction, June 2004
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry,
• Familiar with PCR and molecular
cloning, including creating novel
expression vectors for use in both E.
coli and S. cerevisiae.
• Versed in protein over-
expression, purification, and
immunoprecipitation in both E. coli and
• Experience with mammalian cell
• Practiced in fluorescence
microscopy techniques including
• Experienced at evaluating
ability of bleeds or purified antibodies
to recognize proteins by western.
• Practiced designing
immunoprecipitation assays to purify
protein for a variety of purposes.
• In-depth understanding of
protein analysis by Western, PAGE, and
concentration assays (Bradford and BCA).
Some experience with flow
Doctoral Research, UC Davis (June 2006-
• Created chimeric TOR proteins in
order to examine the structure and
function of the two yeast TOR kinases,
homologs of the human mTOR protein
important in cancer development.
• Discerned specific protein
sequences important for determining the
ability of the TOR proteins to modify
• Analyzed ability of TOR-complex
specific antibodies to recognize members
of the complexes.
• Worked to get results and meet
project goals ahead of conference dates
and grant submission deadlines.
Group Project, UC Davis (January 2008-
• Worked with a post-doctoral
scholar to create and manage a long-term
research project to identify targets for
modification by the yeast YPK1 and YPK2
kinases, modified by TOR2.
• Used multiple techniques to
purify active YPK1 and YPK2 for use in
• Designed an immunoprecipitation
assay to purify potential targets of the
• Worked with advisor to maintain
necessary collaboration with a lab at
the Scripps Research Institute.
• Recruited junior graduate
students, undergraduates, and research
technicians to the team.
• Consulted with advisor and
postdoctoral researcher to determine
• Mentored graduate students and
undergraduates in project design and
• Encouraged students to work
collaboratively to get results under a
Undergraduate research project,
University of Washington (June 2003-June
• Studied the metabolism of the
• Mastered techniques to
manipulate DNA and perform metabolic
analyses on mutant bacteria.
Awarded a full-year Mary Gates research
NIH MCB Training Grant recipient, two
consecutive years (amount of full
stipend and tuition for graduate
Available upon request.
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