The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see.
To avoid going over one page, only include the most important examples from your work history that would be relevant to
the employer, and keep them in chronological order. Here are some examples from different Staff Scientists:
University of California San Diego
- Designed and performed experiments to investigate the role of the ubiquitin proteasome system in aging- related diseases.
- Collaborated with fellow lab members on projects focused on cardiac myocyte biology.
- Assisted in the analysis of polymer, and field water samples by ICP-MS, GPC, and HPLC.
- breast cancer, cardiac hypertrophy), biology systems (eg.
- Identified critical questions to answer, pursued answers to critical questions, and explored molecular IVD technologies.
Chemistry Teaching Assistant
University of California Press
- Designed and conducted the flower arrangement workshop and gave lectures on flower arranging principles.
- Lectured on clinical, abnormal, and infant psychology, human stress, hardiness, gerontology, and research methods.
- Research on postharvest physiology and pathology, control of diseases and its control.
- Conceptualized, designed, and implemented theory based research.
- Project leader of team designing redundant, wireless VOC sensor networks based on integrated porous Si systems.
- Developed methodology using a Star Workstation for Varian 3800 and Chemstation software, for Agilent 6890's GC.
- Worked at Chevron-Phillips as a GC chemist developing new methods for ethylene, cumene, and benzene.
- Collaborated with other team members to implement the ISO 9000 standards for the plant and laboratory.
- Analyzed natural gas liquid (NGL) samples via GC/FID and a wide variety of wet chemical analyses.
- Performed routine and troubleshooting maintenance on all assigned laboratory instruments and maintained records of maintenance performed.
- Resolved complex problems, contributed to the development of new products/processes and maintenance/improvement of existing products/processes.
- Led color matching projects by utilizing GCT methods and procedures.
- Performed product testing/claim support utilizing ASTM standard test methods.
- Project management of fundamental research to develop polymers for concrete.
- Performed organic synthesis for the development of antimicrobial formulations.
We compared 2,868 sample staff scientist resumes with job offers and found that the average years of experience required for a staff scientist job required by employers is 4.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average staff scientist job listing asks for 4.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average staff scientist candidate have?
The average staff scientist resume contains 6.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your staff scientist skills.
Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real
examples from staff scientist resumes that people have included in their work experience
section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills: