Research Biologist

Top Research Biologist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Research Biologist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Research Biologist resumes they appeared on. For example, 15.1% of Research Biologist resumes contained Lab Equipment as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Research Biologist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Lab Equipment

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2. Cell Culture

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Here's how Cell Culture is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Established primary cell cultures from muscle, dermal, and connective tissues for creating three-dimensional biological constructs for tissue repair.
  • Performed cell plating and microbial cell culture maintenance to grow microbes used in the screening assays.
  • Generated cell culture and bacterial clones for development of HTS assays and lead optimization.
  • Perform cell culture on cancer cell lines used for studies.
  • Maintained mammalian cell cultures (human & mouse).
  • Supervised two cell culture technicians.
  • Ensured uninterrupted testing through qualification of critical materials utilizing cell culture, PCR and chemiluminescence methods.
  • Lead a team of researchers to successful implementation of bioreactor technology for increased cell culture efficiency.
  • Developed protocols for tandem affinity purification and immunoprecipitation of prion protein from neuronal cell cultures.
  • Maintained a variety of human cell lines, cytokine dependent cells, and primary cell cultures.
  • Isolated primary cell from tissue and executed primary cell culture and transduction.
  • Executed mammalian cell culture and performed stable and transient transfection.
  • Carried out tissue/cell culture for use in cell-based bioassays including cellular based receptor assays, toxicityassays and viral infection inhibition assays.
  • Propagated chondrocyte cells or mesenchymal stem cell progenitors as adherent cultures or selected for growth in 3-dimensional cell culture.

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3. Assay Development

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Here's how Assay Development is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Research Area: Protein purification and assay development
  • Develop custom automation equipment, protocols and computer software in support of all areas of assay development, screening and confirmations.
  • Established, optimized, and authored protocols for assay development.
  • Assay development in biological fluids.
  • Bioassay development for pre-clinical toxicity testing for product ingredients, formulations, and prototype testing

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4. Biology

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Here's how Biology is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Used skills in data evaluation and interpretation and practical knowledge of molecular biology analysis software and databases.
  • Organized and renovated a non-functional lab space into a working molecular biology lab.
  • Test studies for government grant using various microbiology techniques and instrumentation.
  • Established new cellular and molecular biology lab facilities.
  • Maintained a fully operational molecular cell biology laboratory.
  • Carried out molecular biology experiments using proteins and nucleic acids from human tissue and cultured cells.
  • Perform other molecular biology work that are related to Research and Development.
  • Designed and built a brand-new Biology lab with imaging capability.
  • Served as Biology point person/voice for the company.
  • Combined molecular biology strain development techniques with the bioprocessing principles to improve desired protein or secondary metabolite expression.
  • Supervised a molecular biology group of one Ph.D./two Associates in developing animal models and co-culture system.
  • Lead Biologist - Sample coordinator and primary evaluator of data on the Tarpon Project in conjunction with the Fish Biology group.
  • Specialized in monocot plant molecular biology and field studies.
  • Research Area: Electrophysiology, Neurobiology Department, Discovery CNS Diseases (with Dr. Mihaly Hajos).

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5. Experimental Data

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Here's how Experimental Data is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Plan, conduct, analyze, interpret and summarize experimental data, and report results in technical reports.
  • Build and maintained the automated online analytical and experimental database.

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6. Protein

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Here's how Protein is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Developed different expression and purification methods for proteins involved in inflammatory diseases and malignancies.
  • Designed experiments to express TAP-tagged prion protein in neuronal cells for tandem affinity purification.
  • Screened thousands of bacterial extracts for insect toxins and purified three protein toxins from the leads.
  • Carried out experiments to determine the roles of various proteins in cancer invasion.
  • Executed fermentation, purification, and scale up of interleukin and BST proteins.
  • Optimized condition of genes expression and protein products on mammalian cells.
  • Contribute to the scientific understanding of protein function.
  • Worked on tissue-culture-based potency assays on live attenuated vaccine products, peptides, protein therapeutics and process intermediates.
  • Designed recombinant protein expression strategies, perform literature and protein database searching and sequence analysis.
  • Provided scientific support for protein and gene expression biomarker development in support of safety programs.
  • Established gene banks of HPV E-protein variants from cloned human isolates, which was used for development of HPV therapeutic treatment.
  • Quantified global translation by metabolic labeling of new protein synthesis by [35S] amino acid incorporation.
  • Executed 1 L to 1500 L fermentation and purification of recombinant proteins.
  • Develop and optimize purification of recombinant proteins using AKTA Explorer 100.
  • Studied protein prenylation in cancer.
  • Core Responsibilities: * Initiated development of cell-based aggregation assay using inducible overexpression system for wild-type and mutant versions of protein.
  • Generated recombinant protein using baculovirus-infected insect cells and transformed bacteria.
  • Created novel tagged proteins with multiple tags for TAP pull down from cell lysates and brain homogenate.
  • Purified tagged proteins by metal chelate affinity chromatography and affinity-tag chromatography.
  • Qualified the transduction and protein-binding efficacy of CARs by flow cytometry.

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7. Rt-Pcr

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Here's how Rt-Pcr is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Isolated and purified viral RNA for RT-PCR and analyzed sequences using ChromasPro.
  • Use of BLAST to generate primers pairs for RT-PCR and Ribonuclease Protection assays.
  • Executed qRT-PCR to evaluate gene silent.
  • Created genetically manipulated knock down expression cell lines, multi-color flow cytometry, RNA purification, and qRT-PCR.

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8. Research Projects

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Here's how Research Projects is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Managed all aspects of protocol driven research projects conducted under Standard Operating Procedures and the Good Laboratory Practices guidelines.
  • Designed experiments, performed rodent surgeries, administered compounds and collected tissue/fluid samples for various research projects.
  • Planned and conducted independent research projects in the department of Cardiovascular Pharmacology.
  • Supervised lab technicians, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and veterinary medicine students in their respective research projects and studies.
  • Experiment design, setup, execution, and analysis for approximately three different research projects.
  • Transition lead for specialty crop research projects.
  • Designed and effected various biological/scientific research projects studying diseases pertinent to gastroenterology in animals and humans.
  • Provided analytical support for 4-6 therapeutic research projects per year.
  • Engaged in research projects assigned by Team Lead and Branch Chief related to parasitology and immunodiagnostics.

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9. Elisa

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Here's how Elisa is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Screened antibodies and optimized conditions for an indirect ELISA used to characterize a vaccine product.
  • Designed and executed various troubleshooting experiments to enhance the quality of various ELISA assays.
  • Developed and optimized direct ELISA to detect antigen specific antibodies from immunized Tg animal.
  • Developed and validated ELISA's detecting IL-6, IL-8 and PGE2 in primate and rodent endotoxin induced whole blood.
  • Key person in validating ELISA and executing assays used for P38 kinase inhibitor studies in clinic.
  • Take major response for ELISA, ICC for vaccine development and biomarker identification.
  • Develop experimental protocols for novel reagents for ELISA and immunohistochemical tissue staining for confocal microscopy.
  • Established an ELISA-based enzymatic assay and evaluated aggrecanase activity on catabolism in joints.
  • Cultured & cryopreserved hybridomas; monitored growth phases & antibody production via ELISA.
  • Performed analysis using ELISAs and RIAs.

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10. GLP

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Here's how GLP is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Conduct and provide technical support for GLP storage stability evaluations, Tablet Dissolution testing and Microbiology assays.
  • Assured GLP regulatory compliance of aforementioned projects.
  • Supported book of business activities by performing requested ELISA assays for ongoing GLP and Non-GLP safety studies.
  • Coordinated processing and analysis of 3,000 rodent tissues from 6 reproductive toxicology studies that followed GLP guidelines.
  • Followed GLP guidelines, tested and modified protocol to verify the model's precision and accuracy.
  • Collaborated with Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) to insure compliance with GLPS.
  • Improved laboratory operations and helped maintain GLP by keeping accurate notebooks, minimizing hazardous conditions (i.e.
  • Study director/coordinator for GLP cell proliferation, biochemical toxicology, ADME and biliary clearance studies.
  • Required to read and understand study specific protocols and SOPs and follow GLP regulations.
  • Edited and wrote SOPs as well as maintained equipment logbooks required for GLP studies.
  • Authored SOPs, protocols and 50+ internal final reports according to GLP/non-GLP Guidelines.
  • Collected biological and environmental data for short and long-term bioassays using GLP.
  • Developed new SOP s and reviewed SOP s following cGLP regulations.
  • Gained project management experience in pre-clinical pharmaceutical and environmental toxicology testing requiring strong knowledge of and adherence to cGLP.
  • Received regular trainings for SOPs, GMP & GLP compliance, and safety protocols.
  • Experienced in both GLP and Non-GLP laboratories Experienced with both in vivo and in vitro animal models.

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11. Drug Discovery

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Here's how Drug Discovery is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Directed the facility's automated drug discovery operations and high throughput screening robotics laboratory, overseeing 3 scientists.
  • Drug discovery research for anti-parasite and insecticide products.
  • Performed behavioral phenotyping, proof-of-pharmacology, and efficacy studies to support drug discovery efforts.
  • Key contributor in Januvia and Janumet drug discovery programs.

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12. Data Analysis

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Here's how Data Analysis is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Field study and data analysis of habitat areas comprising endangered California native plant species.
  • Developed data analysis and modeling tools.
  • Identified macroinvertebrates and provided data analysis.

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13. RNA

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Here's how RNA is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Published first author original research articles in peer reviewed scientific journals and presented research findings at national conferences.
  • Established collaborations with scientists in China and Pakistan to strengthen international research connections at my university.
  • Investigated and developed alternative labeling methods to increase the overall sensitivity of glass arrays.
  • Instructed local students, international students, and resource agencies about conservation issues in American Samoa to promote resource conservation.
  • Evaluated author submissions to The Journal of Medical Entomology, determining the value of submitted documents as potential publications.
  • Passed all 5 external audits from hired facilities at a successful rate which increased the use of our facility.
  • Published in five peer-reviewed journals with one first-authored (Refs: 1-5).
  • Conducted RNA analysis to confirm loss of function mutation.
  • Presented research group's results at three international conferences.
  • Managed budgets for external grants and contracts.
  • Supported 50-70 projects annually for R&D across 3 internal BMS sites (HPW, LVL, and WFD).
  • Harvested ocular tissue for the evaluation of ocular distribution of topical, oral, and siRNA dosage compounds.
  • Led in-house RNA production and quality control Managed RNA out-sourcing manufacture and trained technical support and sales personnel
  • Established protocol for external CRO to perform routine genotyping.
  • Isolated and amplified RNA for transcript profiling of immunocyte from clinical samples for gene expression profiling analysis including biomarkers.
  • Work profile at Ranbaxy was to understand and validate mechanism of action through siRNA targeted gene silencing.
  • Conducted Mouse Bone Marrow Transplantation via lentivirus with RNAi tool.
  • Developed biochemical assays to verify mechanism of action (MOA) for actives against SnoRNA processome biogenesis and microtubulin polymerization.
  • Extracted RNA from 100+ mouse tissues using Trizol Analyzed and interpreted micoarray chip data.
  • Developed and executed Lenti-virus based siRNA gene silent, generated Lenti-virus particles and performed transduct on mammalian cells and primary cells.

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14. DNA

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Here's how DNA is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Evaluated and implemented new state-of-the-art molecular biology methodologies and DNA purification technologies adaptable to high throughput testing.
  • Use of DNA sequencing to determine if clones prepared by commercial expression vectors are correct.
  • Set up maize transformation quality control of DNA constructs and transgenic events.
  • Performed validation activities and technical support for Residual DNA Assay.
  • Target identification with DNA arrays.
  • Established bio-level safety 2 virus facility for Lentivirus and Corresponding DNA and cell Repository.
  • Constructed subtracted cDNA libraries for deep-sequencing projects collaborated with Successfully CGC.
  • Performed research focused on DNA repair systems associated with Huntington s, Parkinson s, Cockayne Syndrome and Alzheimer s disease.
  • Utilized skillful genotyping method design and development to work with crude DNA specimens with variable concentration and quality.
  • Completed training in collection of organsamples for DNA/RNA analysis and flash freezing of organs.
  • Involved in constructing cDNA chips for target identification for various disease groups.
  • Designed experiments to isolate a single 100 base-pair segment of DNA.
  • Experience with Bioassays, tissue & cell culture and DNA purification.
  • Evaluated BRCA1 dependent DNA damage induced ubiquitination of endogenous substrates for small molecule inhibitor characterization and as potential pharmacodynamic markers.
  • Evaluated adjuvant effect on immune responses in mouse model Antibody responses to combination vaccine, protein and DNA based vaccines.
  • Performed whole genome/transcriptome amplification of DNA/RNA for genetic, epigenetic, and gene expression studies.
  • Involved in testing new slide types and technology related to cDNA microarrays
  • Designed polyclonal peptide antibodies against K. brevis DNA replication fork proteins.
  • Use of PCR, cloning, gel electrophoresis, DNA extraction, tissue storage, and phylogenetic systematics techniques.

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15. Merck

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Here's how Merck is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Raised over $9,000 for Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk as captain of Merck team.
  • Received a second Merck Award of Excellence for project leadership.
  • Awarded twice with Merck award for Excellence.
  • Peer reviewer for Merck manuscript clearance.
  • Integrated Merck's CMR with PEMS and SRS.
  • Provided experimental and computational validation of Merck's V710 Staphylococcus aureus vaccine.
  • Volunteered on behalf of the Merck Institute for Science Education, including mentoring students online at Telementor.org.
  • Used Zinc Finger Nuclease technology to generate the first knockout rabbit line for Merck.
  • Created a workflow for adding Merck-proprietary genomes.

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16. Data Collection

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Here's how Data Collection is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Performed laboratory experiments requiring data collections and entry of such data.
  • Reviewed data collection for accuracy and consistency.
  • Partnered with Principal Investigators in the design, setup, data collection and troubleshooting of experiments.
  • Assisted with the validation of the Labware LIMS data collection system, followed by Xybion.

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17. Clinical Trials

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Here's how Clinical Trials is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Managed cellular/molecular assays based clinical trials within the Clinical Research Core.
  • Prepared Director of Laboratory (DoL) safety clearances for human clinical trials.
  • Outsourced biological assays to established laboratories in support of phase II-IV clinical trials.
  • Supported clinical trials for P38 Kinase inhibitor with ex-vivo TNF assays to assess PK/PD relationship.

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18. EPA

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Here's how EPA is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Scheduled and coordinated ophthalmic examinations with biologists and the ophthalmologists, across functional departments at multiple sites.
  • Transferred newly developed PCR based assays to the Molecular Biology department for diagnostic testing implementation.
  • Served as Department s Computer Data Security Administrator, managed department file servers.
  • Prepared calculations and drug preparations of test article formulations.
  • Facilitate standard work processes for the department and take an active role in developing new or enhancing existing systems as needed.
  • Assisted in writing and editing grant proposals, scientific papers and course materials in preparation for submission, publication and/or presentation.
  • Developed, authored and implemented Standard Operating Procedures, and chaired the Regulatory department's SOP committee.
  • Proposed and designed biological research to be conducted on three separate NASA launch platforms.
  • Analyzed, interpreted, prepared, and presented complex data to colleagues and peers.
  • Functioned as sole subject matter expert for department in assigned scope work.
  • Gained Secret clearance from Department of Defense Security Service.
  • Prepared and analyzed all experiments and authored the memo.
  • Conducted basic and applied research on pathogenesis of biological threat agents and infectious diseases within Molecular Pathology department.
  • Maintained dinoflagellate cultures, including preparation of media.
  • Interacted with Bioinformatics and IS departments to optimize scanner performance, QC tools, software upgrades and protocol optimization.
  • Provide biological knowledge and support to other teams/departments in areas such as cell biology and genomics.
  • Performed Thromboxane B2 ELISA assay for all samples generated in the department.
  • Conduct testing of chemical Bio-degradability in compliance with OECD guidelines and EPA.
  • Conducted ocular siRNA delivery studies and performed ocular tissue dissections for RNA preparation and Taqman analysis.
  • Worked in Neuropharmacology, Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology, and New Lead Pharmacology departments.

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19. Blot

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Here's how Blot is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Performed routine molecular techniques including dot blots, Western Blots, Southern Blots, and extraction of DNA and RNA.
  • Established Southern blot protocol for molecular analysis of rat knockout lines.
  • Evaluated clones for DNA and mRNA expression by northern and southern blot.
  • Cultured and maintained hepatoma cell lines, performed western blotting techniques.
  • Prepared and ran gel electrophoresis of proteins (Western Blot).
  • Characterize recombinant proteins using Western blot, ELISA, Biacore and FRET.
  • Utilized Western blot assay to evaluate aggrecan neoepitopes for potential clinical biomarkers.
  • Identified ubiquitinated targets of the E3 ubiquitin ligase BRCA1 by ectopic expression and Western blot analysis.

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20. Diabetes

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Here's how Diabetes is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Targeted identification and validation for Atherosclerosis, Diabetes and Obesity Franchise by Adeno Associated Virus (AAV).
  • Developed a new AMPK target engagement immunoassay in PBMCs for Type 2 Diabetes clinical trials.
  • Performed in vivo hyperinsulinemic- euglycemic clamp paradigm in conscious unrestrained mice in support of Diabetes and Obesity projects as needed.

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21. Animal Models

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Here's how Animal Models is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Developed animal models for human and animal health care products/pipeline drugs.
  • Investigated and validated various acute phase protein assays as OA biomarkers in rodent animal models.
  • Validated three cancer targets in animal models through collaborations with colleagues from diverse research sites using in vivo RNAi; 3.

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22. Hplc

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Here's how Hplc is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Performed IC, HPLC, Wet Chemistry, instrument maintenance and calibration.
  • Develop a new HPLC technique for the separation and quantification of cutinase activity.
  • Performed HPLC analysis measuring uric acid and creatinine in crew member's urine.
  • Conducted HPLC assays to quantify plasma amino acids.
  • Performed HPLC, trypsin digestion, Immunoprecipitation and sample extraction for LC/MS assay development.

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23. FDA

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Here's how FDA is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Supported COX-2 franchise and submitted annual non-clinical pharmacology updates to regulatory group for FDA submission.
  • Ensured facilities and personnel compliance with FDA and OSHA guidelines and regulations.
  • Provided oversight for FDA inspections.
  • Participated in the FDA submission.
  • Facilitated collaboration of competing company stakeholders, academia, and FDA for the advancement of current detection technologies.

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24. High Throughput

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Here's how High Throughput is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Cell-based assay development, high throughput screening, analysis of screening data.
  • Developed a high throughput workflow to characterize corn seed storage proteins for a corn nutrition improvement program.
  • Screened small molecules for the inhibition of the NF-kB pathway using a cell-based assay in a semi-high throughput mode.

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25. R

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Here's how R is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Included determining capture method efficiency by species, creating length frequency histograms, and statistically comparing fish communities.
  • Provided project management and technical support to new and experienced study directors.
  • Planned and organized studies in cooperation with collaborating chemists and researchers.
  • Led process improvement projects using Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Assist with, coordinate and perform instrument automation and laboratory robotic projects, client installations, perform IQ/OQ and system validations.
  • Published study results in over 50 internal reports, 10 professional society presentations, and 6 journal articles.
  • Will present our findings at the American Geophysical Union Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana Dec. 2017.
  • Screened 50 different bacterial and fungal enzymes with different nerve agents and nerve agent surrogates.
  • Plan, design, conduct and analyze field trials for fungicidal efficacy and residue evaluations.
  • Processed data according to procedures; utilizing mapping coordinates, spreadsheets, and written copy.
  • Screened over 300 pesticides and other related nerve agent surrogates using high-throughput screening method.
  • Attended relevant working group meetings and presented data when applicable.
  • Reduced inefficiencies in Study Director work-flow processes by 50%.
  • Collected larval endangered fish with light traps.
  • Work centered on developing detection and percutaneous decontamination methods using immobilized enzymes with neat chemical warfare agents.
  • Located previously unknown spawning sites of razorback and flannelmouth suckers.
  • Operated and maintained jet boats and electro-shocking boats.
  • Captured fish using trammel, hoop, and fyke nets, and minnow traps, and an electro-shocking boat.
  • Determined stages of the K. brevis cell cycle using flow cytometry.
  • Developed and utilized subcellular fractionation to study nuclear proteins in dinoflagellates.

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26. IV

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Here's how IV is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Authored informative environmental fate summaries, technical bulletins and white papers used to educate and influence customers and regulators.
  • Compared sensitivity to KRAS-dependency and selected sensitive and resistant cell line for cell functional assays.
  • Performed correlations of five species between instruments to ensure accuracy and precision.
  • Maintained detailed experiment notebooks and completed comprehensive usage reports.
  • Provided expert kinetic evaluation of active ingredient(s) and metabolites using novel computer applications (e.g., ModelMaker).
  • Coached, mentored and led a diverse technical team establishing goals, which ensured fulfillment of objectives.
  • Received award for outstanding efforts and achieving great financial savings for Safety Assessment.
  • Received an award for outstanding contribution to the Building 81 Validation effort.
  • Give oral presentations at schools, special events and professional conferences.
  • Conducted staff performance reviews, recruiting and hiring activities.
  • Screened novel compounds for effectiveness in treating human disease.
  • Work closely with private and public funding agencies.
  • Date range includes 12 years of nonconsecutive employment.
  • Received award for excellence in 2013.
  • Initiated and validated the Chandler Loop assay for ex-vivo human and rat whole blood studies.
  • Determined potential target sensitivity in NSCLC lines via lentiviral shRNA analysis and functional survival studies.
  • Developed in vivo assays for inflammation and arthritis programs and provided in vitro support, via ELISA.
  • Maintain large ASTRO Biorepository databases and Specimen Barcode for quick and effective location of specimens.
  • Developed polysome fractionation techniques to study active translation in K. brevis.
  • Characterized anti-hypertensive activities of the novel Angiotensin II receptor antagonist Losartan (Cozaar ).

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27. Obesity

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Here's how Obesity is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Developed reporter assay for receptor function in the obesity project

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28. Drawing Blood

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29. Technical Reports

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Here's how Technical Reports is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Prepared technical reports, delivered presentations, and maintained an electronic laboratory notebook as well as laboratory logs.
  • Co-authored several technical reports and currently preparing presentations for studies conducted in 2017.
  • Compiled and analyzed results for inclusion in technical reports.
  • Prepared technical reports of findings for publication.
  • Authored or co-authored five internal technical reports.
  • Prepared EPA-funded technical reports concerning pesticide applications.

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30. Study Protocol

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31. GMP

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Here's how GMP is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Selected candidates - maintained lab oversight and performed GMP follow-on audits.
  • Operated in the cGMP regulated environment.

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32. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Developed and copyrighted proprietary software for global biological field data entry and analyses.
  • Selected as one of the first tech to be trained on new company wide data entry system PROVANTIS.
  • Completed data entry of study results and first scientific review of data.

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33. Biotechnology

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Here's how Biotechnology is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Extracted and purified 5 newly discovered bacterial producing cutinases while working in collaboration with Biotechnology Research Development Corporation in Champaign, Illinois

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34. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Project Scientist Primary technical support - performed investigations of QPCR methods and several viral vaccine control procedures and in vivo assays.

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35. Powerpoint

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Analyzed and interpreted data generated from experiments and prepare summaries, reports and PowerPoint Presentations to be presented at scientific meetings.

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36. Blood Collection

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Here's how Blood Collection is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Blood collection techniques for toxicological data through jugular, cephalic, saphenous, and tail (rodents only) veins.

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37. Immunology

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Here's how Immunology is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Performed research in immunology and virology as a part of the vaccine development division; developed and validated bioassays.

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38. New Product Development

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39. Target Validation

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Here's how Target Validation is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Transfected the virus into the activated interested cells for Target validation for inflammation/autoimmune diseases (asthma, RA and MS)
  • Investigated the expression of potential genes of interest thru Taqman analysis in support of new target validation.

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40. Neuroscience

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Here's how Neuroscience is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Served as Academic Advisor for the Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience.

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41. IP

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Here's how IP is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Developed training procedures for assays and equipment operation - implemented for laboratory and technical support personnel.
  • Established a tracking specimen incident report spreadsheet documenting item descriptions, findings and corrective action.
  • Foster professional relationships with landowners to enable effective management of deer and deer-borne diseases.
  • Participated in more than 30 scientific presentations in International Conferences (USA, Venezuela, Mexico, and Cuba).
  • Trained co-workers on use, maintenance and troubleshooting, data interpretation, system flagging, histograms, and peripheral morphology.
  • Managed the behavioral study team, the Biodiversity Fellowship program, and the physiology and video labs.
  • Selected from a field of over 1,000 candidates to attend the Project Management Principles & Practices Course.
  • Operate a dive program for employees using both self contained and surface supplied air equipment.
  • Managed and handled multiple studies at one time, varying in species and complexity.
  • Use of all forms of heavy equipment to construct large Dolphin pools.
  • Experienced with multiple routes of dosing including IV and IP.
  • Helped secure funding for equipment and salaries of students.
  • Planned, organized and led back country trips.
  • Attended Leadership and Management Training Courses.
  • Participated as an active member of ASM, PDA, ISSCR, ASQ and AAAS.
  • Carried out minimum inhibitory concentration assays with multiple bacterial lab and clinical strains, including C.difficile.
  • Used Zinc Finger Nuclease technology to generate multiple knockout rat lines for Merck.
  • Collected fin clips and otoliths for fish aging purposes.
  • Researched evolutionary relationships of neotropical pipers, distinguishing differences between known species of Pipperace to justify or challenge the current taxonomy.
  • Manipulated study images using Image Analysis and reconstruction using NIH Image enhancer, imageJ, Photoshop and Chemis3D.

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42. HTS

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Here's how HTS is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Conducted weekly Herbicide Discovery HTS in 48-well or 96-well plates.
  • Collected data on body weights, food weights.
  • Developed HTRF kinase assays for HTS.
  • Research Project Highlights: Responsible for bacterial, yeast and mammalian cells expression of antibodies and single chain antibodies.

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43. GPS

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Here's how GPS is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Operated an ATV and GPS for use on Gulf State Park, Perdido Key State Park and Gulf Shores National Seashore.

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44. CDC

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Here's how CDC is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Presented findings of study results to internal CDC audiences.

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45. HIV

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Here's how HIV is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Pioneered our new data archiving system implemented for quality control.
  • Archived all samples and raw data for large 2-year chronic toxicology rodent study including amending report for Japanese submission package.
  • Maintained test plot security, application equipment, monitoring equipment, facility logs, database, and archives.
  • Conducted research in HIV and other Infectious Diseases while supervising biological technicians, technologists and other scientists.
  • Served as temporary scientific lead of four analysts who performed GMP release of HIV adenovirus vaccine clinical material for one year.
  • Determined epitope profile of T cell to HIV proteins from none progressive Aids patients.
  • Term appointment research in biochemistry of HIV infection of human monocytes.

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46. ABI

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Here's how ABI is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Design protocols for capturing and monitoring urban deer, including habitat quantification and the collection and management of biological samples.
  • Identified, validated and implemented new assays and technologies enhancing Discovery R&D capabilities and effectiveness.
  • Produced report on availability of world-wide low-frequency whale-call data.
  • Skilled in software of the ABI (Applied BioSystems) Sequence Detection System Prism 7000 using the PCR process.
  • Develop and master the ability to produce and maintain healthy organism cultures for use in aquatic toxicity testing.
  • Operated four-wheeler in order to transport and re-stock fuel for remote cabins.
  • Collected bird and habitat data.
  • Project Name: Research on Bioremediation of Environmental Liabilities and Miners, procedures used for environmental decontamination.
  • Promoted after 3.5 years; organized and analyzed all adenovirus vaccine stability data.
  • Conducted various assays (Metabolic Stability, Metabolic Clearance, ELISA & Human IC50.
  • Have experience in WBC counting and viability testing on the hemocytometer.
  • Used Mariabio software to analyze data.
  • Conducted tissue culture for cannabinoid/opioid membrane preparations.
  • Optimized and performed cannabinoid/opioid receptor binding assays.
  • Modified HuBChE and prolidase with polyethylene glycol (PEG) in order to enhance the circulatory stability of these protein drugs.
  • Fish habitat assessments, habitat surveys, and macroinvertebrate and periphyton sampling also were conducted.

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47. CHO

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Here's how CHO is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Mentored 2 local school teachers and 4 college students in metabolism study procedures.
  • Provided training to scholars and students, help them develop the protocols.
  • Developed and validated an assay for the determination of cholinesterase activity in whole blood of laboratory animals.
  • Collaborated with investigators from the University of Maryland and Morehouse School of Medicine to optimize study design.
  • Evaluated cardiac function and structure using ultrasound/echocardiography.
  • Designed smaller polypeptides based on HuBChE and its active site conformation; Cloned and expressed in CHO cells.
  • Conducted classroom presentations on the aforementioned topics for visiting school groups and the general public.
  • Characterized inhibition of type III secretion through P. aeruginosa CHO-K1 killing assays.
  • Isolated chondrocytes from human and bovine cartilage for functional assay studies.
  • Extracted RNA from bovine chondrocytes for activity studies.
  • Optimized conditions for biosensor technology and validated biosensors using psychostimulants.
  • Optimized a cell-culture assay to measure nitric oxide in chondrocyte culture for expression of proteases and matrix products.
  • Evaluated the effects of psychostimulants and marketed antipsychotics on monoamine efflux in the rodent brain using microdialysis technology.

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48. Sigma

low Demand
Here's how Sigma is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Utilized Six Sigma methods to evaluate and execute changes to improve operational efficiency.

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49. GIS

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Here's how GIS is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Served as Study Director and Primary Biologist for canine cardiovascular and rat respiratory studies.
  • Selected to participate in core group of biologists charged with development of laboratory.
  • Research Ecologist, Conservation Biologist and Vegetation Scientist.
  • Analyzed activity data, informed chemists and biologists of active compounds, and worked with statisticians to improve screen protocols.
  • Draft protocols used to train district biologists in the collection of biological samples for state-wide disease monitoring.
  • Collected biological and GIS data on desert tortoises and their habitat conditions for desert tortoise population survey.
  • Gained experience interacting with hunters, trappers, wildlife officers, and other state biologists.
  • Collaborated in project teams with scientists, toxicologist, study directors' and pathologists.
  • Provided guidance on capture methods to fisheries biologists that assisted with field work.
  • Designed survey maps using ArcGIS 9.2.
  • Conducted multiple transgene characterization studies to support regulatory studies for product registration in multiple countries.
  • Research Biologist - I conducted poultry research using Coccidiostats to increase biological absorption of nutrients and promote faster growth in Poultry.
  • Collaborated with the Biologists to create teambuilding activities which resulted in a fun and productive work environment.
  • See details under Orthovita Research Biologist.
  • Managed rodenticide product development projects including toxicology and palatability studies as the primary research biologist as a certified Laboratory Animal Technician.
  • Research Biologist Developed novel HPLC technique for separation and quantification of cutinase activity.
  • Field evaluate experimential new products for registeration.
  • Research Biologist, Neuropharmacology Department Developed fluorescent, luminescent and radiolabel binding assays to support compound profiling in new programs.
  • Utilized proteomic and genomics techniques to identify the molecular mechanism of synergistic effects of chemopreventive drugs.
  • Research Biologist in the Thrombosis Working Group Supported research into antithrombotic treatments to prevent ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction.

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50. MSD

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Here's how MSD is used in Research Biologist jobs:
  • Validated 6-plex MSD assay for the biomarkers in support of clinical programs in atherosclerosis (in CDL).

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20 Most Common Skill for a Research Biologist

Lab Equipment19.2%
Cell Culture15.2%
Assay Development8.2%
Biology6.8%
Experimental Data6.7%
Protein5.1%
Rt-Pcr4.6%
Research Projects4.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Research Biologist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Lab Equipment
Lab Equipment
15.1%
15.1%
2
2
Cell Culture
Cell Culture
11.9%
11.9%
3
3
Assay Development
Assay Development
6.4%
6.4%
4
4
Biology
Biology
5.3%
5.3%
5
5
Experimental Data
Experimental Data
5.3%
5.3%
6
6
Protein
Protein
4%
4%
7
7
Rt-Pcr
Rt-Pcr
3.6%
3.6%
8
8
Research Projects
Research Projects
3.2%
3.2%
9
9
Elisa
Elisa
2.7%
2.7%
10
10
GLP
GLP
2.7%
2.7%
11
11
Drug Discovery
Drug Discovery
2.4%
2.4%
12
12
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
2.3%
2.3%
13
13
RNA
RNA
2.1%
2.1%
14
14
DNA
DNA
2.1%
2.1%
15
15
Merck
Merck
2.1%
2.1%
16
16
Data Collection
Data Collection
2%
2%
17
17
Clinical Trials
Clinical Trials
1.4%
1.4%
18
18
EPA
EPA
1.4%
1.4%
19
19
Blot
Blot
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
Diabetes
Diabetes
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
Animal Models
Animal Models
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Hplc
Hplc
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
FDA
FDA
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
High Throughput
High Throughput
1%
1%
25
25
R
R
1%
1%
26
26
IV
IV
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
Obesity
Obesity
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Drawing Blood
Drawing Blood
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Technical Reports
Technical Reports
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Study Protocol
Study Protocol
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
GMP
GMP
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Biotechnology
Biotechnology
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Technical Support
Technical Support
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Blood Collection
Blood Collection
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Immunology
Immunology
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
New Product Development
New Product Development
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Target Validation
Target Validation
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Neuroscience
Neuroscience
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
IP
IP
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
HTS
HTS
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
GPS
GPS
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
CDC
CDC
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
HIV
HIV
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
ABI
ABI
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
CHO
CHO
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Sigma
Sigma
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
GIS
GIS
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
MSD
MSD
0.5%
0.5%

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