Top PHD Researcher Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a PHD Researcher. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of PHD Researcher resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.0% of PHD Researcher resumes contained Cell Culture as a skill. Let's find out what skills a PHD Researcher actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on PHD Researcher resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Cell Culture

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Here's how Cell Culture is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Designed and conducted CHO cell culture experiments to optimize conditions.
  • Targeted metabolomics analysis using LC-MS/MS Cell culture and isotope enrichment
  • Ensured the enhancement of the surface expression of folate receptor in leukemia using cell culture experiments.
  • Created and maintained active leukemia cell cultures to be used in analytical tests.
  • Directed the Center for Mitochondrial Medicine's human cell culture facility.
  • Handled cell cultures, histological analyses, and immunohistochemistry for key projects.
  • Studied physiological roles of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) using both cell culture and transgenic (Tg) mouse models.
  • Use of a novel deep sequencing approach, in vitro cell culture, site directed mutagenesis and molecular cloning techniques Why.

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2. Protein

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Here's how Protein is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Prepared and published a review on applications of polymer brushes in protein analysis and purification in a reputed journal.
  • Investigated the force propagation speed in proteins; implemented a quantitative wave propagation relationship in a reduced model.
  • Designed experiments and generated and analyzed data that determined toxin regulation and characterized a novel protein.
  • Mentored two undergraduate researchers in training them in protein expression, purification, and crystallography.
  • Conducted mechanical test and cell-based/protein assays to verify device made within specifications.
  • Enhanced simulation software to handle easily modifiable complicated 3D protein models.
  • Administered protein qualification and quantification using ELISA and Western Blot techniques.
  • Trained undergraduate student interns and medical students in protein analysis techniques.
  • Investigated localization determinants for cellular RNA and proteins using fluorescence microscopy.
  • Designed and constructed fluorescent chimeric protein for quantitative fluorescence microscopy methods.
  • Surface modification, protein labeling and immobilization on various surfaces.
  • Screened and investigated drug-like-substrates of protein targets for anti-pathogenic research.
  • Examined protein folding and solvent accessibility using MALDI-coupled hydrogen/deuterium exchange.
  • Demonstrated optical wavelength controlled sequential release of multiple proteins.
  • Conjugated proteins with fluorescent label for biophysical characterization.
  • Characterized interactions between AMPK and viral proteins.
  • Performed protein-drug / protein-protein/ protein-nucleic acid interactions.
  • Generated an antibody against the V protein of the Mumps virus which contributed to several other ongoing projects in the lab.
  • Utilized software to acquire a knowledge base for three dimensional protein structures for drug targeting and design.
  • Generated transgenic mouse lines in which specific types of retinal cells are sparsely labeled by fluorescent proteins.

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3. Synthesis

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Here's how Synthesis is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Mentored/trained postdoc/graduate/undergraduate students for organic/polymer synthesis and characterization.
  • Devised and implemented a novel experimental system enabling structure probing of RNA during synthesis.
  • Studied Z-ring synthesis and expansion by photo-activated localization microscopy and time-lapse imaging.
  • Developed and published new organic synthesis methodologies towards molecules of pharmaceutical interest.
  • Researched synthesis of nickel doped silicate material for lithium ion batteries applications.
  • Set up a personal project of microwave-assisted catalyst synthesis
  • Established recombination induced tag exchange (RITE) method in budding yeast to discriminate the new protein synthesis from old protein.
  • Phoneme-Based Video Indexing Using Phonetic Disparity Search: Use of speech recognition and synthesis to index videos for cloud storage.
  • Project: Regulation of Growth Hormone Synthesis by C/EBP.
  • Created novel process for post-synthesis modification and growth of carbon nanotubes to enable new applications and research paths for carbon nanotechnology.
  • Designed, planned and performed polymer synthesis for encapsulation of organic dyes intended for fluorescence enhancement and bioconjugation.
  • Characterized the biochemical and physiological role of the enzymes for chrysolaminarin synthesis.
  • Formulated/Simulated continuum mixture models for biosynthesis in articular cartilage.
  • Parallel synthesis, characterization and testing of High Temperature Superconductors (HTSC) and Giant Magnetoresistance Resistance (GMR) materials.
  • Selected amino alcohols were used for the synthesis of target small molecules.
  • Research Title: Novel catalytic methods for the synthesis of lignan molecules.
  • total synthesis of natural product; development of new synthetic method.
  • Charted design and synthesis of prodrugs.
  • Completed the total synthesis of hirsutine.
  • Completed synthesis and physical and electrochemical characterization of carbon/pyritenanocomposites.

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4. Research Projects

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Here's how Research Projects is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Managed and mentored graduate and undergraduate students in their physical chemistry related studies and research projects on spin dynamics simulations.
  • Mentored graduate students in research projects and provided guidance in experimental design.
  • Collected and analyzed oceanographic microbial community data for two long-term research projects.
  • Fostered numerous industry and academic relationships for new research projects.
  • Mentored technicians and under-graduate students for research projects.
  • Defined and supervised research projects for undergraduate students.
  • Mentored 8 undergraduate research projects in immunology.
  • Mentored 3 undergraduates in independent research projects.
  • Initiated several research projects and collaboration.
  • Plan, organize and design research projects to investigate trace elements in human scalp hair and possible sources of environmental exposure.
  • Research projects focus on nutritional and metabolic drivers of inflammation in the context of diseases ranging from cardiovascular disease to cancer.
  • Directed the research of biochemistry graduate students, and guided the establishment of independent research projects and new grant support.
  • Conferred with scientists to conduct analyses of research projects, interpreted test results, or developed nonstandard tests.
  • Designed and led 2 field research projects on soil nutrient cycling and greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural systems.
  • Supervised and advised students in their research projects, including training them in various research tools.
  • Led initiating 3 research projects in the newly established lab and trained new graduate students.
  • Managed and worked on RNA, DNA, and protein levels of multiple research projects.
  • CROSS FUNCTION Cross-functional with researchers from different departments on several research projects HORNORS AND AWARDS
  • Manage, execute, and report on six research projects for director of CEMAS.
  • Design and test mechanical, electrical, and cryogenic elements of research projects.

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5. Biology

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Here's how Biology is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Enhanced laboratory infrastructure to support protein production and structural biology through the procurement of laboratory equipment and reagents.
  • Acted as a primary liaison to investigators interested in developing and performing structural biology research.
  • Supervised graduate students of Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science for their modeling efforts.
  • Trained and supervised undergraduate lab assistants in molecular techniques and field biology.
  • Research at Microbiology Laboratory of Dr. Guillermo Figueroa.
  • Supervised interns in Molecular and cell biology techniques.
  • Mentored three undergraduate interns - two in physics, one in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Program 3.
  • Used molecular biology to study expression of non-coding RNA during Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated herpes virus (KSHV) infection.
  • Trained eight scientists and students at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for protein purification using FPLC.
  • Research work: Prostate cancer biology, molecular biology of alcoholism, and Lyme disease.
  • Collaborated with researchers from the fields of mathematics, computer science, and biology.
  • Use of genetically-engineered mouse models to study the pancreatic beta cell biology and function.
  • Collaborated with members of two diverse teams to research the biology of aging.
  • Spearheaded the use of modern molecular biology techniques in the lab.
  • Trained four medical students in cell and molecular biology techniques.
  • Used molecular biology, cell biology, tissue culture extensively.
  • Introduced to the fundamental techniques of cellular biology research.
  • Research interest: The molecular biology of HIV-1 infection.
  • Published paper in Applied Environmental Microbiology (2016).
  • Conducted biochemistry and molecular biology on Gaq family member to understand lipid modification and membrane localization relationship.

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6. Confocal Microscopy

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Here's how Confocal Microscopy is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Used confocal microscopy to image biofilm differences and performed fluorescent staining live/dead assays.
  • Investigated the apoptosis events in prostate cancer cells by confocal microscopy using JC-1 dye for drug screening.
  • Screened novel GEFs that enabled control of the dynamics of cytoskeleton by observing cell migration via confocal microscopy and ImageXpress.
  • Monitored dynamic lipid-protein interactions through fluorescence tracking in live cells using confocal microscopy.
  • Managed departmental confocal microscopy core.
  • Designed protocol to image VAV3 activity with confocal microscopy.

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7. Data Analysis

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Here's how Data Analysis is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Project management Data analysis Manuscript preparation/publication
  • Mentored graduate students on research programs and assisted with development of algorithms and data analysis to validate experiments.
  • Demonstrated proficiency utilizing MEMS fabrication, rapid prototyping, characterization, numerical simulation, and data analysis.
  • Developed understanding of origin of performance improvement and degradation mechanism by data analysis.
  • Recommended suitable methods to analyze quantitative data and conducted extensive data analysis.
  • Mentored undergraduate and graduate students i n experimental design and data analysis.
  • Consolidated findings of data analysis into a completed project report.
  • Assisted experimental collaborators with data analysis and interpretation.
  • Developed a technique and tools for the assessment of data analysis heuristics for the analysis of supercomputers error logs.
  • Implemented statistical modeling (RRKM and phase-space theory) in data analysis code to evaluate reaction product state distributions.
  • Managed and mentored four research assistants, training them on research methodology, data collection, and data analysis.
  • Conducted complex data analysis; report deliveries to senior managerial board on a daily base.
  • Coded algorithm for data analysis of experimental measurements (C++).
  • Conducted research and data analysis concerning AID in San Francisco.
  • Used R Markdown for reproducible data analysis.
  • Trained graduate students in data analysis.
  • Performed data analysis on large climate/weather datasets.
  • Developed software for imaging data acquisition (MRI sequences), image reconstruction, data analysis and multithreaded Monte Carlo simulations.
  • CAPTAIN (Cryogenic Apparatus for Precision Tests of Argon Interactions with Neutrinos) Data analysis.
  • Performed data analysis and modeling utilizing the University of Kentucky s HPC Dell Cluster.

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8. DNA

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Here's how DNA is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Demonstrated the importance of certain enzyme interactions needed to promote efficient DNA recombination in viruses.
  • Used biochemical and molecular biological techniques to characterize the antigenic differences between DNABII proteins.
  • Developed the temperature-jump method to analysis DNA binding.
  • Coauthored a grant to the U.S. Army, pertaining to the association between malaria drug resistance and parasite DNA repair mechanisms.
  • Identified, cloned, and characterized two novel DNA replication genes in fission yeast.
  • Optimized DNA extraction protocol, leading to increased yield of intact viral DNA.
  • Developed a silver staining procedure for identifying SNP differences in crow DNA samples.
  • Utilized Perl to retrieve sequences from databases to translate DNA to RNA.
  • Designed protocols for plasma isolation, cell-free DNA extraction and sequencing.
  • Fabricated and tested a device to shear DNA in small volumes.
  • Fabricated world s largest self-assembled DNA patterns.
  • Performed computer simulations using AMBER6 software to evaluate effects from DNA bending and condensation on self-assembly as a nanopharmaceutical.
  • Major Areas of Responsibility Characterized DNA processing enzymes with emphasis on recombination, repair and replication.
  • Used molecular biological techniques to identify substrate and sequence specificity of P. gingivalis DNABII proteins.
  • Performed tissue culture, single-cell isolation, isothermic whole-genome amplification, and DNA library preparation.
  • Purified native and recombinant DNABII proteins from both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
  • Constructed DNA-based nanostructures designed to deliver expression cassettes into mammalian cells.
  • Enhanced thermodynamic stability of self-assembled DNA tiles using synthetic nucleotides.
  • Measured the rate of evolution in bacterial proteins from DNA sequence data using BioPython and maximum likelihood clustering (phylogenetics).
  • Developed a method for purification of all the proteins in the DNA replication checkpoint pathway (using KTA FPLC platform).

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9. Postdoctoral Researcher

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Here's how Postdoctoral Researcher is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Collaborated with other postdoctoral researchers and graduate students, ensuring timely project completion, resulting in publication in Molecular Cell.
  • Associated Postdoctoral Researcher at the Enzyme Technology Laboratory MIT Chemistry Department.
  • Employed as a Postdoctoral Researcher to write a competitive grant application, while developing novel crustacean aging protocols.
  • Hired as postdoctoral researcher to direct research efforts on lanthanide solubility properties in highly alkaline solutions.
  • Position Postdoctoral Researcher, Molecular Therapeutics for Cancer Ireland Supervisor Dr. Robert O'Connor and Prof. John Crown
  • Functioned as postdoctoral researcher involved in aptamer selection using SELEX.
  • Position: Postdoctoral Researcher Responsibilities: To conduct studies on the "Engel's law and food-poverty profile in Nigeria".

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10. PHD

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Here's how PHD is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Mentored prospective and incoming, accepted, McNair scholars on research design and steps in embarking on a PhD trajectory.
  • Project design, management and supervision of PhD student diagnostic development work at UC Irvine and the University of Arizona.
  • Started PhD at University of Surrey between 2004 and 2006 and completed at Jacobs University Bremen
  • Organized the annual PhD symposium for doctoral researchers, master's students and post-docs worldwide.
  • Supervised one PhD student, wrote 4 peer-reviewed articles and presented results at world-standing conferences.
  • Managed and prioritized multiple projects as a PhD candidate at a Research I University.
  • Helped supervise several masters & PhD students & trained visitors on several occasions
  • Pursued a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Supervised 10 PhD and master degree students to complete their projects.
  • Mentored and directed the research of a PhD physics student.
  • Supervised and trained undergraduate students and PhD candidates.
  • Served as a mentor for chemistry PhD candidates.
  • Supervised PhD and MS students in experimental techniques.
  • Trained and directed two junior PhD students.
  • Course: Supervision of PhD students.
  • Trained two PhD students (three months each).
  • Trained one PhD student (three months).
  • Designed and conducted laboratory research project investigating induction mechanisms of atopic disease, in collaboration with Dr. Daniel Conrad, PhD.
  • Investigated bone biomechanics in Hernandez Research Group for Christopher Hernandez, PhD.
  • Full time researcher with PhD program.

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11. Scientific Journals

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Here's how Scientific Journals is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Prepared publications in scientific journals and presentations at local and international meetings.
  • Publish results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Authored content for highly-regarded scientific journals.
  • Prepared publications in scientific journals and presentations at local and international meetings in Japan, China, Austria and The Netherlands.
  • Published research results in four papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented at three scientific conferences and numerous seminars.
  • Performed peer reviews of articles submitted for publication in scientific journals.
  • Published research results in leading scientific journals.
  • Led a multi-cultural team to publish cutting-edge results in scientific journals.

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12. Python

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Here's how Python is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Employed Python numerical simulations to assist protocol development.
  • Implemented the operational LCOGT scheduling kernel in Python
  • Analyzed and visualized numerical results with HDF5 scientific data format using visualization tool - VisIt, and Python for post-processing.
  • Implemented software package (Perl, C, & Python) for measuring supernova brightness in LCOGT imaging data.
  • Developed web interface to supernova data based on MySQL database tables and a Python CGI.
  • Designed and built 3D particle tracking hardware and software for diffusion studies in Python.
  • Utilize R, SPSS, and Python to analyze human behavioral data.
  • Author of StabLabPy, a Python package implementing the functionality of StabLab.
  • Created a software applications for OCR in Python.
  • Developed prediction models in R and python.
  • Experience: C++/C, R, MATLAB, Python & PostgreSQL.
  • Used R, C++, Python
  • Developed softwares for single-molecule decay trajectory analysis in Python for TIRF experiments.
  • Head of batch processing; created and used python scripts to analyze 1PB of data and simulation using 2000 CPUs.
  • Key participant in the generation of Python based tools useful for the study of surfaces and surface based chemistries.
  • Coded in Python with the need to adhere to best practices as laid out by the lead developers.
  • Developed parallel processing codes in Matlab and Python for the analysis of mid-scale image data.
  • Honed self-learning and research skills by completing MOOCs on public policy and Python programming.
  • Developed image post-processing softwares for 2D tracking of various shape particles in Python.
  • Coded in Python and Matlab.

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13. R

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Here's how R is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Achieved national ranking of Bronze in campus-wide sustainability (http://www.dominican.edu/dominicannews/dominican-receives-national-bronze-ranking-for-sustainability).
  • Conducted dissertation investigation regarding organizational change.
  • Supervised and collaborated with graduate students in the operation of a Rydberg atom quantum computing experiment.
  • Developed methods to calculate electrostatic properties of cell-signaling proteins for direct comparison with experimental measurements.
  • Present results, potential issues and solutions to principal investigator and collaborators as needed.
  • Design the proper acceleration testing method with proven predominant parameters for electrical contact stability.
  • Spearheaded projects focused on Huntington's disease and multiple sclerosis molecular mechanisms.
  • Evaluated significance of data, and prepared materials for presentations and publications.
  • Conduct experiments contributing to the understanding of modulations of development and metabolism.
  • Conducted postdoctoral research to identify proteins involved in nematode sex determination.
  • Presented research findings to select professors and professionals at scholar conferences.
  • Trained and supervised graduate students in molecular simulations and electrostatics calculations.
  • Developed algorithms and software for protein structure determination and model validation.
  • Experienced with production equipment procuring, installation, testing and maintenance
  • Studied ion insertion and transportation mechanisms in metal oxide electrode.
  • Co-authored National Science Foundation three-year proposal with Prof. Parker.
  • Characterized genetic markers and their association with morphological variation.
  • Presented dissertation research to committee of faculty members.
  • Funded by American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • Succeeded in teaching introductory courses in psychology.

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14. Rt-Pcr

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Here's how Rt-Pcr is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Performed RT-PCR and q-PCR for expression studies.
  • Analyzed gene transcription using rt-PCR of P. aeruginosa strains.
  • Quantified retroelement expression during nuclear reprogramming by qRT-PCR on RNA.
  • Designed RT-PCR primers for pathogen identification from environmental samples.
  • Validated antibody recognition and stage-specific protein expression using RT-PCR and Western blotting.
  • Patented and licensed an RT-PCR assay for interferon gene expression; co-authored the patent and 2 research articles.

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15. NMR

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Here's how NMR is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Determined the structure of the heme and Ca2+ containing active site using 1H NMR (NOESY).
  • Performed 11B NMR to study the boron-poly(vinyl alcohol) gel complex at different pH.
  • Validated the chemical structures and purity of compounds with HPLC, GC-MS, NMR and TLC.
  • Elucidated the mechanism of action of RNA binding drugs by NMR spectroscopy and molecular dynamics.
  • Worked on development of method for enzyme reaction monitoring using real time NMR.
  • Developed 2D protein NMR method for investigating heme binding and catalysis by HO-2.
  • RAFT and ATRP polymerization and characterization: NMR and GPC (SEC)
  • Performed structural determination by 1D- NMR and multidimensional NMR techniques.
  • Calculated C H and N H bond lengths using dipolar-recoupled NMR spectroscopy in crystalline compounds for determining hydrogen bond properties.
  • Created an analytical method to predict protein structure with limited nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data.
  • Conducted purification techniques using GC, NMR, MS, and chromatography
  • Characterized the reactionproducts by solution 11B NMR and FTIR.
  • Employed Overhauser dynamic nuclear polarization enhanced NMR to characterize hydration dynamics at the membrane interface as a function of oligomerization.
  • Reviewed and analyzed NMR spectral properties of bacteriochlorin and related macrocycles.
  • Conceived and created additional means to assess mitochondrial zinc-dependent physiology and MS/NMR based structural studies of a small molecule zinc ligand.
  • Utilized NMR, UPLC, Parr reactors, plugged flow reactors, batch reactors, Schlenck line, and UV-vis spectroscopy.
  • Explored impacts of Histidine on PS stabilities and mechanisms with 13C-Histdine assisted LC-MS and NMR.
  • Analyzed products and monitored reactions using NMR, chiral HPLC, chiral GC, GC-MS, LC-MS and IR.
  • Operated and maintained analytical instruments such as NMR, Circular Dichroism Spectrometer, Fluorescence Spectrometer, and UV-vis spectrophotometer.
  • Project focus: "Lung functional and metabolism studies in vivo using hyperpolarized 13C NMR and MRI"

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16. Hplc

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Here's how Hplc is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Operated and maintained LC-MS, GC-MS, HPLC instruments.
  • Analyzed and characterized encapsulated therapeutics via HPLC, UV-vis.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot 2 HPLC and 2 mass spectrometers (triple quadrupole and Q-ToF).
  • Maintain the HPLC instrument and ensure safe handling of hazardous and radiological material.
  • Developed an HPLC and LC/MS assay for measuring sobetirome concentration in biological matrices.
  • Analyzed biofuel production through small-scale fermentation, HPLC, and GC analysis.
  • Developed assays for determination of enantiomeric purity of organic molecules and analyze them using SFC orHPLC.
  • Developed HPLC methods for purification and analysis of dG-AAF(AF) oligonucleotides.
  • Conducted bioassay and HPLC analysis on termiticides extractions from soils samples.
  • Developed high pressure liquid chromatography methodology (HPLC) to investigate in vitro physicochemical profiles and ADME properties of anticancer agents.
  • Based on HPLC analysis of ORCAs overexpressing lines, we were able to enhance certain TIAs significantly.
  • Highlighted in Global Medical Discovery, Aug. 2014) HPLC/MS for structure elucidation and peptide separation.

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17. SEM

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Here's how SEM is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Research reveals implications for semiconductor electronics including thin semiconductor/metal nanotechnology, material characterization, and optimization for the device fabrication processes.
  • Collaborated in writing numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications, drafted numerous technical reports, and presented at international conferences and seminars.
  • Devised and troubleshooted a semi-automated image analysis method, including a CellProfiler pipeline, to collect precise cell measurement parameters.
  • Developed and implemented a new algorithm for unsupervised learning of semantic image hierarchies, using non-parametric Bayesian methods.
  • Delivered undergraduate lectures and seminars and supervised undergraduate laboratory classes, explaining key concepts clearly and effectively.
  • Published peer reviewed manuscripts, prepared and presented seminars and posters at national and international conferences.
  • Developed and presented platform presentations and posters for Biophysical society conferences and departmental seminars.
  • Investigated novel device structures for discrete power semiconductor devices as an independent researcher.
  • Designed, machined, and assembled custom experimental apparatus for ground-breaking research.
  • Developed statistical models to probe single molecule dynamics based on ensemble data.
  • Synthesized unprecedented self-assembling materials for applications to area selective atomic layer deposition.
  • Presented several scientific seminars in Dermatology, throughout the nation and Canada.
  • Mentored summer intern students and entered Siemens Science Competition Semifinal.
  • Developed protocol for growing single-crystal metal for semiconductor materials.
  • Disseminated findings at local and national meetings.
  • Research on doping diamonds for semiconductor applications
  • Disassembled used cells for FESEM characterization.
  • Derived in the grand canonical ensemble, DMD combines long-range elastic effects and short- range atomic interactions simultaneously with gradient thermodynamics.
  • Mentored 4 students - Presented at conferences and seminars - Successfully obtained 4 year grant based on project hypothesis and experimental design
  • Conduct lectures / seminars and to help organize posters and write papers and research grant proposals for the School of Engineering.

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18. C++

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Here's how C++ is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Programmed in several languages, most often C or C++; interfaced with several terabyte scale Agency proprietary databases.
  • Developed a C++ Boolean network program to predict the outcome of gene perturbation on curated gene interaction networks.
  • Developed C++ and MATLAB code for verifying correctness of MCMC output using statistical tests.
  • Implemented in NS2 (C++).
  • Conducted instrument interfacing programming with Borland C++.
  • Solved series of time-dependent non-linear PDEs by using parallel programming based on OpenMP and C/C++.
  • Modernized the MPQC C++ code base by using Boost and Eigen linear algebra library.
  • Developed reel-to-reel controllers for LTO magnetic tape drives in Matlab and C/C++.
  • Performed extensive accuracy analyses using c++ and VHDL testbeds.
  • Developed software based on neural networks (Random Forest C/C++) for statistical classification of gamma-like and hadron-like air showers.
  • Developed Castview design visualization software using C, C++, OpengGL, and MFC on Windows platform.
  • Developed a realistic analysis of the polarization of top quarks at the Large Hadron Collider leveraging the ROOT C++ analytical framework.

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19. Experimental Data

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Here's how Experimental Data is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Collaborated closely with experimental physicists to analyze experimental data and model it using appropriate theoretical concepts.
  • Formulated, designed, developed, conducted experiments; analyzed, and interpreted experimental data.
  • Spearhead the acquisition, organization, and dissemination of experimental data.
  • Worked extensively with experimental data and nonlinear optimization.
  • Developed computer programs for simulating experimental data.
  • Collected and analyzed animal experimental data to test the safety and efficacy of the drug.
  • Validate the model by comparing the numerical results with experimental data.
  • Used MATLAB to conduct RCWA analysis for interfacial optical phenomena via energy balance to validate experimental data.
  • Created a new method to identify multi processes in SOFC and improved understanding of experimental data.

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20. XRD

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Here's how XRD is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Determined the spatial arrangement and distribution of molecules in the acid sites using PXRD and Spartan molecular modeling.
  • Characterized samples using NMR, UV-Vis, CV, ESI-MS, EA, and XRD.
  • Experienced in time-resolved photoluminescence (TRPL), polarized photoluminescence (PDPL), X-ray diffraction (XRD).
  • Utilized XRD to identify carbonate minerals.
  • Employed x-ray diffraction (XRD) to obtain qualitative and quantitative information on low levels of crystallization in optically processed glasses.
  • Researched and developed green building and construction materials and established and managed the XRD laboratory with two technicians.

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21. Elisa

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Here's how Elisa is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Tested the antibody response in the infected mice serum and BALF by ELISA and micro-neutralization assay.
  • Measured mouse plasma insulin using an ELISA kit.
  • Developed a custom ELISA using sonicate from the organism and used this to test sera from vaccinated and infected swine.
  • Examined the cytokine production in BALF of infected mice by ELISA and luminax analysis.
  • Compared the binding affinities of the peptides and relevant integrin antibodies using ELISA.
  • Developed species-specific ELISAs for the detection of antibodies against Chlamydia spp.
  • Identified bacterial antigens using ELISA, westernblot and proteome microarray analysis.

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22. TEM

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Here's how TEM is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Designed/constructed/characterized high numerical aperture imaging systems.
  • Project: Campus-wide Sustainability Assessment and Planning and Sustainability Performance Management Systems Focusing on Coral Reef Protection by the Tourism Industry.
  • Facilitated NIH-funded research program on temperament and behavior management with parents, teachers, and children, reaching approximately 700 participants.
  • Performed term-by-term force-balance analyses of simulation time series to isolate physical effects, both spatially and temporally.
  • Evaluated the applicability of identified bottlenecks from the automated system against real-world applications and optimized their performance.
  • Developed software package in Python for rigorous analysis of entropy of dynamical systems at various resolutions.
  • Develop optical systems (microscopes and related hardware and software components) for investigations in cellular biophysics
  • Researched and implemented an automated system that can identify performance bottlenecks resident in applications and systems.
  • Tasked with developing and executing several scientific programs focused on fabricating and characterizing advanced polymeric systems.
  • Calibrated and used different lab instruments including various pressure, velocity, and temperature measurement.
  • Developed a for controlling the degradation rate of magnesium based alloy in human physiological system.
  • Modeled structures of complex oxygen-storage systems based on raw data collected using cutting edge technologies.
  • Prepared research proposal to develop phase change materials for development of efficient thermal management systems.
  • Design and implementation of abatement program to prevent pollution of the environmental media.
  • Investigate the dependence of threshold current and characteristic temperature on varied laser structure.
  • Researched bone-marrow stem cells muscle differentiation and their potential use in regenerative medicine.
  • Developed operational protocols using best practices for system procedures and experimental testing.
  • Research and development of advanced semiconductor radiation detectors and energy harvesting systems.
  • Established a system of ultrasound imaging for cortical bone under mechanical loading.
  • Developed control oriented models with clinical data using system identification techniques.

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23. Data Collection

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Here's how Data Collection is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Performed data collection and analyzed results to collaborate with team members for varied solutions.
  • Participated in several oceanographic cruises in support of data collection and analysis.
  • Trained assistants on recruitment, data collection, and data compilation/analysis.
  • Redesigned existing spectrometer to decrease uncertainty in data collection.
  • Facilitate supervision and training of Lab Technicians on methods of preparation, manipulation, experiments, and data collection.
  • Research data collection, organization, analysis and presentation (both written and oral).
  • Developed software for data collection and analysis in the brain scanner.
  • Managed multi-site data collection and analysis.
  • Developed and administrated lab wiki entries on eye-tracking, EEG/ERP, and fMRI data collection and analysis.
  • Self-designed study in which data collection was performed through chart abstraction and analysis completed using Epi Info.
  • X-ray data collection in cryo conditions and in room temperature.

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24. Solar Cells

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Here's how Solar Cells is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Work with internal and external technical and management teams to start the project of flexible substrate CdTe thin film solar cells.
  • Used the solar cell capacitance simulator software (SCAPS) to model fundamental device physics of CdTe solar cells.
  • Initiated first bend testing of flexible CdTe solar cells and confirmed efficiency was unchanged for larger bending radii.
  • Conducted advanced research of high efficiency III-V based solar cells for DARPA Very High Efficiency Solar Cell program.
  • Studied solar cells as a renewable energy source for a sustainable future for humanity.
  • Optimized efficiency of existing 2 terminal tandem solar cells.
  • Designed and fabricated solution based CuInGaSe2 heterojunction solar cells.
  • Worked on high efficiency OSCs, particularly in improving the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of single-junction solar cells.
  • Air stable, highly efficient inverted type all organic solar cells using zinc oxide nanoparticles as a buffer layer.
  • Designed an in-house anti-reflection coating for CdTe solar cells using the optical thin film software TFCalc.
  • Designed and fabricated 3-D nanoparticle TiO2 with quantum dots PbS thin film solar cells.
  • Conduct research on nanomaterials for solar cells and lithium ion batteries.
  • Improved efficiencies of non-lattice matched III-V solar cells through MOCVD.
  • Fabricated and characterized the metrology of CdTe thin film solar cells from nanoparticle solution.

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25. AFM

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Here's how AFM is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Used atomic force microscope (AFM) to obtain adhesion force measurements and analyzed oxidized samples' surface roughness.
  • Synthesized an approach to data acquisition on adhesion force measurements using AFM for students with limited experience.
  • Developed and taught an AFM course for the Physical Chemistry laboratory.
  • Used AFM to image viruses in their natural environments.
  • Design, fabrication, and implementation of mechanical and electronic components for High-Speed AFM.
  • Use of combination AFM and optical microscopes.

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26. Mass Spectrometry

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Here's how Mass Spectrometry is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Contributed to the development of new methods to identify new and known metabolites using tandem mass spectrometry and molecular networking.
  • Implemented dynamic programming algorithms to align mass spectrometry spectra.
  • Investigated the tertiary structure of proteins using H/D exchange and mass spectrometry.
  • Performed MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry of plant tissues for metabolite localization.
  • Conducted large scale proteomic analyses using quantitative mass spectrometry.
  • Lead and developed Computational Systems Biology approach to analyze large proteomics datasets generated by mass spectrometry
  • Operated with high temperature furnaces, mass spectrometry, thermogravimetric analysis, and Raman spectroscopy.
  • Study of kinetic folding of Ribonuclease H by spectrophotometry and hydrogen deuterium exchange mass spectrometry.
  • Used Mass Spectrometry tools to design and perform preclinical pharmacokinetics studies in small animals
  • Prepared samples for mass spectrometry and analysis of mass spectrometry results by Proteome Discover (version 1.4).
  • Characterized the structure of a novel heparan sulfate-derived saccharide found in Mucopolysaccharidosis type I disease using tandem mass spectrometry.
  • Developed effective analytical strategies, with specialization in chromatography and mass spectrometry methods (e.g.

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27. International Conferences

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Here's how International Conferences is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Published 10 peer-reviewed papers, and presented international conferences to communicate and shear findings with fellow researchers.
  • Published five papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented seven communications in international conferences
  • Organized and chaired panels at 5 different international conferences.
  • Invited conference speaker; presented work at international conferences.
  • Contributed to four publications and attended 20+ international conferences
  • Published manuscripts and presented results at international conferences.
  • Presented research work in international conferences.
  • Presented research at 6 international conferences.
  • Presented at local and international conferences to both large (>300) and small (<10) audiences.
  • Presented research results, as posters and as oral presentations, at multiple international conferences.
  • Presented research work in eight international conferences with research papers, oral and poster presentations.
  • Presented work in lab meetings, national, and international conferences.

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28. PI

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Here's how PI is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Studied the structural and thermodynamic aspects of protein-lipid interactions in order to develop methods for predicting the topology of membrane proteins.
  • Proposed robust interference cancellation algorithms, which required much weaker condition to achieve full pilot contamination elimination in massive MIMO.
  • Be responsible for designing animal experimental, developing assay methods, collecting and analyzing data, interpreting and reporting results
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with professionals to pinpoint cutting-edge solutions to meet and exceed project and organizational objectives.
  • Analyzed pitch variation in speech samples using acoustic analysis software programs and assisted mentor with statistical analysis.
  • Developed a technique that allowed the assessment of exogenous dietary lipid oxidation to total lipid oxidation.
  • Provided leadership and guidance to research team members developing manuals and protocols for teaching research methodologies.
  • Research project aimed at exploring the genetic factors involved in epileptic disorders.
  • Implemented advanced technologies to aid the understanding of complicated organic chemistry topics.
  • Quantified radiation treatment outcomes using biophysical models for developing new treatment protocols.
  • Investigated spectral characterization of algae growth relative to lipid content.
  • Developed custom analysis and visualization software and implemented common pipelines.
  • Investigated the interaction between lipid oxidation by-products and muscle proteins.
  • Designed high-efficient micro lens by bio-inspiration for solar cells.
  • Investigated effect of calcining atmosphere on carbon doping.
  • Designed algorithms for super resolution microscopic image registration.
  • Designed pilot studies and supervised university students.
  • Researched microscopic organism in Cleveland Shale.
  • Interpreted findings, formulated conclusions, and wrote final epidemiological research report for the purpose of intervening in a disease process.
  • Performed molecular biological and human genetic experiments in order to investigate the cause of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

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29. Monte Carlo

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Here's how Monte Carlo is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Developed kinetic Monte Carlo simulation code to study both semiconductor and metal growth, etching and annealing characteristics of materials.
  • Developed software using Monte Carlo algorithms to explain physiological properties of protein ion channels using high-performance parallel computing systems.
  • Research in on-lattice Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations of point defect aggregation.
  • Evaluated Monte Carlo modeling with comparison to direct QCD radiation measurement.
  • Integrated copulas within Monte Carlo simulation for survival risk assessment.
  • Implemented and improved numerous machine learning (Hidden Markov Models, Monte Carlo, NLP) & other statistical models.
  • Designed websites to host libraries and to run Monte Carlo simulations through the Internet via a PBS queue system.
  • Created Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations of free and limited particle diffusion.
  • Designed Monte Carlo particle simulations (C++).
  • Simulated this diffusion with Kinetic Monte Carlo.
  • Developed a dynamic model for clinic-used Gd(III)-NMR Contrast, Ising model and Monte Carlo simulations are employed.
  • Studied electronic and magnetic properties of correlated materials for magnetic storage devices using DFT and Monte Carlo methods.
  • Applied Monte Carlo simulations in MATLAB and the Ising model for magnets was utilized.
  • Conducted Monte Carlo simulations in a 3D geometrical model of the lung acinus.
  • Develop Monte Carlo code to simulate these systems.
  • Simulated stochastic dynamics of complex systems including nanoscale biomaterials and inorganic nanoparticle self-assembly using Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics.

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30. Thin Films

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Here's how Thin Films is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Fabricated metal phthalocyanine/polymer thin films on different substrates as bio-active surface for disinfection purpose.
  • Characterized structure of magnetic thin films with TEM for Seagate Technology
  • Cobalt-doped ZnO thin films) generated from high-throughput combinatorial experimentation.
  • Developed novel multiferroic materials based on bismuth based perovskite-structured oxide thin films and multilayers for a future device application.
  • Analyzed the photophysics of lead halide perovskite thin films using photoluminescence and transient absorption spectroscopy.
  • Designed and built high-frequency experimental setup to characterize patterned magnetic arrays and magnetic thin films for microwave-assisted recording technology.

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31. Ftir

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Here's how Ftir is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Performed experiments with FTIR instruments in the LWIR and THz regions.
  • Synthesized potential promoters and characterized them using GC, GC-MS and FTIR.
  • Performed contact angle measurements and ATR-FTIR studies to verify the surface modification.
  • Performed materials and light source characterization with FTIR instruments.
  • Characterized new materials with FTIR, MS and XPS.
  • Developed surface science techniques, such as FTIR, MS, and EELS housed in UHV.

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32. CO2

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Here's how CO2 is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Fabricated and characterized polymer films by a spin coating in SCCO2 using a rotating disk apparatus.
  • Size effect of supported Pt clusters on CO2 adsorption; 4.
  • Constructed QCM apparatus and measured thin polymer film dissolution, adsorption, and desorption in SCCO2.
  • Generated solubility data for fluorinated polymers in supercritical CO2 (SCCO2) used for coating applications.
  • Designed and developed organotin catalysts for valorization of CO2 for carbonation of alcohols to Dialkyl Carbonates.
  • Associated Project: Multiscale non-perturbative, in situ radio-labeled CO2 imaging.
  • Generated VLE data for CO2 + soysolv, and CO2 + soysolv + quaternary ammonium chloride.

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33. NIH

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Here's how NIH is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Presented data in both poster and oral formats at multiple conferences, as well as gave several talks at the NIH.
  • Key contributor in several research programs, including those funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).
  • Reviewed and curated 2 grant applications (NIH-R01) for Assistant Professor that were successfully awarded.
  • Generated most of the preliminary data for two NIH R01 grant applications.
  • Assist with implementation of large multi-site NIH grant focused on improving earlydevelopmental screening processes and detection of developmental delays.
  • Supported by NIH Grants) 2) Multivariate correlation evaluation with applications on analyzing TCGA data.
  • Supported by NIH with collaboration with SAGE-bionetworks)
  • Deciphered Spry and eNOS uncoupling Accomplished NIH-funded project Caveolae/caveolin-1 and placental angiogenesis

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34. Drug Delivery

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Here's how Drug Delivery is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Prepared unique proposals for state-of-the-art drug delivery materials.
  • Developed methods of gene delivery mediated by AAV and drug delivery via Osmotic pump in animals.
  • Invented low-cost, large-area nano-fabrication for nano-medicine (therapeutic drug delivery and medical imaging).
  • Developed novel alginate-based drug delivery device to release VEGF for angiogenesis.
  • Worked on smart drug delivery methods for cancer treatment 1 6600 Alpha Drive, Apartment No 346, Kent, Ohio.
  • Developed and characterized biodegradable polyisobutylene-based polydisulfide for targeted drug deliveryapplications.

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35. Cancer Patients

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Here's how Cancer Patients is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Transcribed and coded interviews for Dr. Kristen Rosen's study based on Breast Cancer patients achieving mindfulness.
  • Designed and conducted clinical studies of radiation therapy on prostate cancer patients.
  • Identified therapeutic opportunities to target stem-like phenotype in a relevant cohort of cancer patients (published in Cancer Research)
  • Studied chemotherapy-induced side effects and identified effective supportive therapies in cancer patients, contributing to granting the US7994125B2 patent.
  • Collaborate with multi disciplinary team regarding care for cancer patients and their families.
  • Created genes targeting ES cell lines with knock-in human BRAC1 haplotypes identified in female breast cancer patients.

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36. Fortran

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Here's how Fortran is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Increased calculation speed (by 2-3 times) of cutting-edge quantum chemistry simulations through the development of high-performance algorithms in FORTRAN.
  • Developed software in MATLAB, FORTRAN90 and C++ for large scale (~107 neurons) simulations.
  • Developed FORTRAN and BASH scripts to analyze hundreds of gigabytes of scientific simulation data.
  • Improved data acquisition techniques by implementing automatic analyses and graphing with Fortran/C++ codes.
  • Creep and shrinkage analyses of prestressed concrete bridges using ABAQUS and its user subroutine (UMAT) written in FORTRAN.
  • Modeled dust grains with solid and solid with vacuum & Fe-oxide included shapes using Fortran codes.
  • Modeled dust grains and simulated gas atoms impacts using Fortran, MATLAB and C++ codes.
  • Used simulations written in Fortran, OpenMPI, OpenMP, and R.
  • Accomplished high fidelity calculations by generating and analyzing large datasets using Fortran.
  • Implemented high-order time-integrator in single- and multi-steps methods in Fortran 2003 within the new CAE framework, e.g.
  • Conducted inelastic thermal analysis of preloaded steel trusses and frames undergoing the heating and cooling process (Fortran & Abaqus).
  • Modeled Coronal Mass Ejection Launched CMEs with Fortran based code, Space Weather Modeling Framework.

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37. Flow Cytometry

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Here's how Flow Cytometry is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Developed and executed flow cytometry assays for analyzing cell death.
  • Isolate immune cells from pancreas and studied immune infiltration in pancreas by flow cytometry.
  • Identified novel markers for treatment of osteoporosis using flow cytometry, microarray, RNA-Seq.
  • Examine humoral and cellular immune responses by ELISA, ELISPOT, flow cytometry and ex vivo stimulation studies.
  • Assess the surface marker of immunocytes using flow cytometry and luminex.
  • flow Cytometry, qPCR, cloning, ChIP, proliferation assay, antibody-conjugation, hybridoma project, mononuclear isolation

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38. Ft-Ir

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Here's how Ft-Ir is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Developed an assay based on FT-IR spectroscopy to solve the problem of dead versus live cells differentiation.

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39. Raman

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Here's how Raman is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Used Raman Spectroscopy to characterize the iron surface oxides phases and other impurities like carbon.
  • Used nano-antennas as substrates for chemical sensing via Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy.
  • Headed a team through the ideation and risk-assessment stages of the product design process for a novel Raman spectroscopy substrate.
  • Designed electrochemical cells for in situ x-ray and Raman spectroscopy of catalysts.
  • Constructed femtosecond-time resolved stimulated Raman spectroscopy to study excited W Ruchira Silva 2 state charge transfer dynamics in solution phase.
  • Characterized diamond substrates for contamination with a Raman microscope in order to ensure pure diamond-silicon contact.

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40. NSF

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Here's how NSF is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Developed Fourier-transformation technique to characterize interactions among drug resistance mutations in malaria (2 peer reviewed publications).
  • Direct construction of novel transformation vector containing associated genome engineering components needed to generate citrus founder lines.
  • Evaluated the clusters for their catalytic activity in homogeneous phase towards various organic transformations.
  • Transformed lengthy and technically complex thesis into focused articles accessible to a wider public.
  • Designed a modern algorithm to study G-coupled protein receptor activation mechanism using helical transformations.
  • Collaborated with City of Hope for technology transfer towards a contract manufacturing facility.
  • Developed highly efficient fusion PCR and transformation techniques for filamentous fungi.
  • Create novel transformation vectors pertinent to design and implementation of strategy.
  • Developed and implemented improved protocol for regeneration and transformation.
  • Contributed in development successful NSF proposals.
  • Studied diverse properties of technologically important metals, like plasticity, melting, phase transformation, etc.
  • Established a contract regarding technical transfer of this synthesizing technique to the industrial sector (DSM).
  • Design and perform experiments to test functionality of new transformation vectors, using transient expression assay.
  • Authored two technical papers describing heat-transfer modeling in soils (JGR, 2009a, 2009b).
  • Modeled and optimized the RF power transfer coefficient between receiver and external transmitter using CST.
  • Worked on an NSF funded project to develop novel wearable technology for Hygiene monitoring purposes.
  • Increased transforming growth factor beta 1 expression mediates ozone- induced airway fibrosis in mice.
  • Investigated the charge transfer effects at the interfaces of complex metal oxide thin films.
  • Performed building HVAC and energy experiments and technology transfer in emerging HVAC technologies.
  • Support for projects with XRF technology funded by NIH, NSF, and EPA.

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41. GEL Electrophoresis

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Here's how GEL Electrophoresis is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Purified DNA and performed biochemical assays (gel electrophoresis, viscosity, DNA binding)
  • Performed PCR and gel electrophoresis regularly to genotype mouse colonies.
  • Investigated anti-cancer properties of Vitamin D on head and neck cancers utilizing proteomic techniques including isoelectric focusing and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis.
  • Perform cell lysis and extract nucleic acid for analysis using qPCR or PCR and CE/gel electrophoresis.
  • Utilized fluorescent microscopy, gel electrophoresis, and PCR to characterize evolutionary patterns of genetically engineered fungi released into the wild.
  • Researched as an undergraduate student synthesizing metallic complexes and carrying out gel electrophoresis to observe their interactions with DNA.

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42. DOE

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Here's how DOE is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Implement SPC, DOE and Six Sigma principles to interpret and optimize the processes.
  • Performed DOE to obtain optimal settings at every fabrication step.
  • Drafted proposals which were funded by DOE, NASA and ONR.
  • Perform high accuracy CFD computations for the flow in the heated vane cascade The project is funded by DOE and GE.
  • Key physical mechanism study of nanostructured solar cells (funded by DARPA, DOE).
  • Involved in DOE project "Affordable CO2-selective membranes for post-combustion capture".

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43. Labview

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Here's how Labview is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Applied scientific programming techniques for customized data acquisition and processing including LabVIEW, MATLAB and others.
  • Developed LabView code to automate measurements and Matlab code to process data.
  • Modified LabVIEW VIs for troubleshooting multilayer depositions, and developed/wrote deposition operating procedures for other equipment users.
  • Time domain multichannel data acquisition and inline analysis with Labview.
  • Developed user-friendly TLM measurement program in LabVIEW that resulted in 80-95% increase in time efficiency for semiconductor characterization data collection.
  • Developed multiple LabVIEW applications for lab instrumentation, and data acquisition.

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44. Immunology

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Here's how Immunology is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Collaborated with doctorates in the field of immunology.
  • Studied interactions among neutrophil/PMN, mucosal innate immunology and candida and bacterium co-infection by using mouse and 3-D tissue models.
  • Provided consultation and liaison to various medical clinics including: Special Immunology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Primary Care/Gynecology.
  • Use molecular/cellular immunology and molecular biology skills to study the function of members of TNF receptor family.
  • Conducted research in the field of immunology and characterized molecules involved in host-parasite immunity.
  • Participated in outreach activities promoting the laboratory and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

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45. Small Molecules

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Here's how Small Molecules is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Designed and carried out synthetic procedures to produce 13C- and 15N-labeled small molecules from inexpensive isotope sources.
  • Characterized small molecules using classical organic chemistry techniques (e.g., solution NMR and mass spectroscopy).
  • Used to screen small molecules.
  • Designed and synthesized amphiphilic small molecules and polymers as antimicrobial therapeutics that are currently being developed by a pharmaceutical company.
  • Designed, synthesized and tested new organometallic catalysts for the activation of inert small molecules, such as N2 and CO2.
  • Designed and implemented ab-initio quantum chemistry simulations to study the interaction of strong ultrafast laser fields with small molecules.

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46. Research Group

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Here's how Research Group is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Developed research grant proposals and established collaborations with other research groups, institutions and companies.
  • Conducted contract research at Chicago History Museum for Swedish-based research group.
  • Identified need for project management software to improve technical resources for research group (~35 people).
  • Established a close collaboration with physicists from Optics Research Group, Delft University of Technology.
  • Presented results of research to advisor's research group.
  • Implemented different bioprocesses in DFBAlab in collaboration with other research groups.

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47. MRI

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Here's how MRI is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Developed optimization algorithm for producing faster and more reliable maps of the human visual cortex using highly powerful MRI scanners.
  • Organized and taught course on Medical Imaging (MRI) at CNIC.
  • Developed software for image data acquisition (MRI sequences).
  • Collaborated with neuroscientists & psychologists to measure brain activity using MRI on a variety of vision and attention-related tasks
  • Applied network analysis tools to fMRI data, finding that chronic methamphetamine use results in changes in brain functional networks.
  • Developed novel T1rho contrast using ultra short echo time 3D Cones for volumetric MRI with MSK applications.
  • Developed and implemented a new algorithm for motion estimation in brain activation detection studies using fMRI.
  • Planned, executed, and analyzed behavioral and fMRI studies of language processing in human subjects.
  • Supervised animal surgery and maintained optimal physiological conditions throughout a 9hr in vivo fMRI experiment.
  • Conducted scientific research on the characterization of lung structure and function using MRI of hyperpolarized and fluorinated gases.
  • Carried out in vivo fMRI experiments to measure cerebral blood flow (CBF) in rats.
  • Designed the first experimental method to quantify fMRI signals relationship with deoxyhemoglobin.

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48. Mouse Model

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Here's how Mouse Model is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Validated a mouse model of accelerated aging for use as a physiologically relevant model for studying senile osteoporosis.
  • Evaluated the prophylactic and therapeutic efficacy of antibodies in a mouse model of tularemia.
  • Established a novel mouse model to study Type I Diabetes.
  • Characterized a new mouse model and successfully clarified the role of T cells in cancer immunotherapy.
  • Studied the impact conditional ubiquitous activation of K-ras (K-rasG12D) in mouse model.
  • Utilized syngeneic mouse models and NOD mouse models to study therapeutic approaches of HCC.
  • Elucidated mechanisms of signal transduction in carcinomas Investigated population genetics of H. pylori and developed H. pylori infected mouse models
  • Age-Related Behavioral Phenotype of an Astrocytic Monoamine Oxidase-B Transgenic Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease.
  • Characterized transgenic mouse model with cardiac specific miRNA-365 overexpression in vivo.
  • Demonstrated the efficacy of folate receptor-targeted therapy for the treatment of leukemia (AML) using xenograft mouse model.
  • Used genetic and cell based assays using in-vitro and in-vivo approaches to characterize the mouse model.
  • Investigated the role of senescent fibroblasts in tumor grow promotion using xenographic mouse model.
  • Performed pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics analysis of ?-lapachone and its derivatives using mouse models.
  • Developed novel transgenic mouse models for Neurofibromatoses Types 1 and 2, Schwannomatosis, and Glioblastoma Multiforme.

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49. Mathematica

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Here's how Mathematica is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Created mathematical models of parameter distributions and response within realistic neuronal populations.
  • Performed mathematical modeling and simulations to validate the theoretical concepts.
  • Published a mathematical model of permafrost degradation in the arctic.
  • Collaborated with engineers to effectively improve mathematical models.
  • Research topic: the origin, impact and potential remediation of mathematical learning problems in children with cerebral palsy.
  • Developed computer code to assist in state of the art mathematical research.
  • Analyzed a gene network model by means of mathematical tools.
  • Replicated and tested various well-known random number generators in Mathematica and FORTRAN for quality assurance of primary testing algorithm.
  • Modeled the optical response in Mathematica and analyzed data with Origin.
  • Model building and numerical simulation using C++ and Mathematica.
  • Delivered code to a mathematical finance startup company.
  • Analyzed data using Python and Mathematica.
  • Used mathematical models and zebrafish assays to show the toxic effects of halogenated and next generation chemical mixtures.

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50. Linux

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Here's how Linux is used in PHD Researcher jobs:
  • Performed parallel Monte-Carlo simulations on Linux clusters, treated and analyzed large data retrieved from calculations.
  • Deployed and used our algorithms in IRIX and Linux based image acquisition and reconstruction workstations.
  • Completed Porting SOAX and other home-made software from Linux to Windows.
  • Build and maintain 48 node Linux Beowulf cluster.
  • Designed and implemented a custom-tailored 5 node x86 Linux cluster for graduate level research in the Physics Department.
  • Used Scientific Linux-based computers to remote-access the University of Michigan s interface description language database.

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20 Most Common Skill for a PHD Researcher

Cell Culture16.3%
Protein12.4%
Synthesis8.4%
Research Projects7.9%
Biology7.8%
Confocal Microscopy6.9%
Data Analysis5.9%
DNA5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A PHD Researcher

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Cell Culture
Cell Culture
12%
12%
2
2
Protein
Protein
9.1%
9.1%
3
3
Synthesis
Synthesis
6.2%
6.2%
4
4
Research Projects
Research Projects
5.8%
5.8%
5
5
Biology
Biology
5.7%
5.7%
6
6
Confocal Microscopy
Confocal Microscopy
5.1%
5.1%
7
7
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
4.4%
4.4%
8
8
DNA
DNA
3.7%
3.7%
9
9
Postdoctoral Researcher
Postdoctoral Researcher
2.2%
2.2%
10
10
PHD
PHD
2.1%
2.1%
11
11
Scientific Journals
Scientific Journals
2.1%
2.1%
12
12
Python
Python
2.1%
2.1%
13
13
R
R
2%
2%
14
14
Rt-Pcr
Rt-Pcr
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
NMR
NMR
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Hplc
Hplc
1.6%
1.6%
17
17
SEM
SEM
1.5%
1.5%
18
18
C++
C++
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
Experimental Data
Experimental Data
1.4%
1.4%
20
20
XRD
XRD
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Elisa
Elisa
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
TEM
TEM
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
Data Collection
Data Collection
1.2%
1.2%
24
24
Solar Cells
Solar Cells
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
AFM
AFM
1.2%
1.2%
26
26
Mass Spectrometry
Mass Spectrometry
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
International Conferences
International Conferences
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
PI
PI
1%
1%
29
29
Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo
1%
1%
30
30
Thin Films
Thin Films
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Ftir
Ftir
0.9%
0.9%
32
32
CO2
CO2
0.9%
0.9%
33
33
NIH
NIH
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
Drug Delivery
Drug Delivery
0.9%
0.9%
35
35
Cancer Patients
Cancer Patients
0.9%
0.9%
36
36
Fortran
Fortran
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
Flow Cytometry
Flow Cytometry
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Ft-Ir
Ft-Ir
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
Raman
Raman
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
NSF
NSF
0.8%
0.8%
41
41
GEL Electrophoresis
GEL Electrophoresis
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
DOE
DOE
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Labview
Labview
0.7%
0.7%
44
44
Immunology
Immunology
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
Small Molecules
Small Molecules
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
Research Group
Research Group
0.7%
0.7%
47
47
MRI
MRI
0.7%
0.7%
48
48
Mouse Model
Mouse Model
0.7%
0.7%
49
49
Mathematica
Mathematica
0.6%
0.6%
50
50
Linux
Linux
0.6%
0.6%

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