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Assistant Support

Moorhead, Minnesota, United States
May 28, 2018

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Erhiga Ekhama

*** **** ** * *** * Moorhead, MN **560 218-***-****


Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Emphasis in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Minor in Biology and Chemistry

Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM), Moorhead, MN May 2018

Cumulative GPA 3.48

Dean’s List, six semesters

National Student Exchange, Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York Spring 2016

Foreign and Native Student Organization (FANS).

African Student Union.

Nurtured self-reliance, flexibility, self-confidence and independence qualities.

Gained good socialization and communication skills.

Establish rapport in unfamiliar environment.


American Red Cross, MSUM October 2016

Issued certificate for completed requirements for Adult CPR/AED, Child CPR and First Aid

Math and Chemistry Tutor, Academic Support Center, MSUM August 2015

CRLA’s International Tutor Training Program Certification for Lifetime, Certified Tutor, Level 1

Emerging Leader, MSUM May 2014

Awarded Emerging leadership training Certificate of Completion


Laboratory Technician, Novum Pharmaceutical Research Services, Fargo January 2018-present

Proper documentation and QC of all study activities

Performed vital signs, including blood pressure, pulse and oral temperature

Used EKG’s to monitor participant performance throughout study.

Controlled collection of specimen including blood, urine, and saliva

Performed specimen testing for drug, pregnancy and alcohol

Centrifugation of blood specimen for plasma collection.

Support study according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)

Laboratory Assistant, Biomed Diagnostics, Houston, Texas September 2014-2015

Blood, stool and serum sample analysis

Practiced empathy with ability to distress patients

Performed application of dressing on patients

Labelling, delivering and record keeping of blood samples

Followed protocols and procedures accurately.

Maintained proper laboratory ethics.

Math and Chemistry Tutor, Academic Support Center, MSUM August 2014-February 2018

Aided MSUM students in understanding course content

Strategized sessions to enable tutees develop and improve their problem-solving skills

Observed and monitored learning patterns/progress of tutees.

Effective use of resources in a timely manner.

Assisting tutees in developing good management skills


Tri-Beta Historian, MSUM January 2017-present

Conducted event promotions

Developed organizational and leadership skills

Responsible for maintaining and updating the club scrapbook.

Responsible for taking pictures at activities.

Chemistry Undergraduate Research, MSUM January-December 2017

Quantified product purity using GC/MS

Identified products from schematics using proton NMR

Developed synthesis troubleshooting skills

Maintained upkeep of personal work area

Biochemistry and Biotechnology Undergraduate research, MSUM January-May 2017

Team building skills

Proficiency in use of standard laboratory equipment’s

Lipid/protein extraction and purification skills

Ability to work without direct supervision

Basic Microsoft Excel skills

Developed critical thinking and protocol troubleshooting skills

Molecular Biology Undergraduate Research, MSUM January-May 2017

Detailed gene annotation skills

Intermediary use of UCSC Genome browser, Gene record finder, NCBI BLAST and FlyBase

Execution of written protocols

Laboratory math and stoichiometric skills

Public Relator, African Student Union, MSUM January-January 2017

Conducts on campus events, planning, and publication

Idea appreciation and critique

Implementation of strategic responses/advice on group

Conducts event promotions

Attained Problem solving skills


Eventide Senior Living Communities, Moorhead, MN January 2015

Assisted elderly in daily activities.

Walked and wheeled elderly when assistance was needed

Entertained the elderly by dancing, conversing, singing and watching an act with them.

Sanford Health Pediatric Playroom, Moorhead, MN Summer 2016

Developed Medical health hazard consciousness

Patient and family confidentiality keeping skills

Assisted nurses with bored and crying infants.

Developed good sanitary skills

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