Research Assistant

Research assistants support professionals by completing research projects and gathering data in a variety of industries such as healthcare, education, business and consulting. Their responsibilities will vary depending on the environment and business needs.

Having a strong research assistant resume can help you move forward in the job search process. In this article, we’ll share two examples of a research assistant resume with specific ways to create a resume that stands out to employers.

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Sofia Flores
Boston MA | (123) 456-7891 | sflores@email.com
Summary
Diligent Research Assistant with 3+ years of experience contributing to scientific discoveries in the fields of molecular biology and immunogenetics. Specializes in clinical research, statistical analysis and biochemical assays.
Education
CORAL SPRINGS UNIVERSITY
Aug '11-May '15
Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology
Experience
CRANE & JENKINS, Research Assistant
Jul '19 - Current
  • Research small molecule therapies for genetic neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases to help develop new clinical assays
  • Prepare genomic samples from raw DNA using Ion Torrent system for next-generation sequencing in a high throughput environment
  • Perform molecular, nucleic acid and protein purification techniques like Western blots, cell cultures, DNA/RNA quantification and immunostaining on a daily basis
  • Operate Biomek liquid handler system for automated pipetting
CLOUD CLEARWATER, Research Assistant
Aug '15 - Jul '19
  • Developed research proposal on structure/function studies of muscle cell motility in collaboration with 6-person research team; secured $20K federal grant
  • Conducted Southern blotting analysis and end point PCR for genotyping transgenic mice
  • Set up, calibrated and maintained laboratory equipment/apparatus, including centrifuges, homogenizers, pH meters and spectrophotometers
Skills
  • Excel/PowerPoint
  • ELISA biochemical assay

Resume samples

Sofia Flores
Boston MA | (123) 456-7891 | sflores@email.com
Summary
Diligent Research Assistant with 3+ years of experience contributing to scientific discoveries in the fields of molecular biology and immunogenetics. Specializes in clinical research, statistical analysis and biochemical assays.
Education
CORAL SPRINGS UNIVERSITY
Aug '11-May '15
Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology
Experience
CRANE & JENKINS, Research Assistant
Jul '19 - Current
  • Research small molecule therapies for genetic neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases to help develop new clinical assays
  • Prepare genomic samples from raw DNA using Ion Torrent system for next-generation sequencing in a high throughput environment
  • Perform molecular, nucleic acid and protein purification techniques like Western blots, cell cultures, DNA/RNA quantification and immunostaining on a daily basis
  • Operate Biomek liquid handler system for automated pipetting
CLOUD CLEARWATER, Research Assistant
Aug '15 - Jul '19
  • Developed research proposal on structure/function studies of muscle cell motility in collaboration with 6-person research team; secured $20K federal grant
  • Conducted Southern blotting analysis and end point PCR for genotyping transgenic mice
  • Set up, calibrated and maintained laboratory equipment/apparatus, including centrifuges, homogenizers, pH meters and spectrophotometers
Skills
  • Excel/PowerPoint
  • ELISA biochemical assay
Cody Fredrickson
Houston TX | (123) 456-7891 | cfredrickson@email.com
Summary
Enthusiastic, self-motivated Research Assistant with 15+ years of experience leveraging molecular and cellular biology techniques to analyze data and perform complex studies, specifically in cancer and endothelial cell research.
Education
HAWAII WESTERN
Aug '11-May '13
Master of Science in Biochemistry
Experience
TRADELOT, Senior Research Assistant
Jul '19 - Current
  • Directly supervise 5 lab assistants and 2 undergraduate research assistants
  • Presented research findings on the role of Krüppel-like Factor 2 (KLF2) in regulating endothelial thrombotic function to 350+ scientists/researchers at a national conference
  • Perform aseptic survival surgery on mice, providing post-op care, follow-up treatment and retro-orbital injections
CRANE & JENKINS, Research Assistant
Aug '15 - Jul '19
  • Assisted Dr. Ebony Moore in researching novel anticancer methods, drugs and techniques; co-authored peer-reviewed article on mechanisms behind hormone-related cancers
  • Trained 15+ lab workers in research methods, biosafety and hazardous materials handling protocols, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and best practices
  • Executed large-scale purification and testing of monoclonal antibodies; performed quality control tests for assay development
Certifications
  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Certification
Skills
  • Experienced in animal procedures

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