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lab technician

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
July 25, 2018

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Alex Dailey

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Objective Obtain an entry level position in line with my college degree of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development. I am interested in doing lab research and learning new techniques.


2012 – 2016 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, B.S.

Major: Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

Coursework Foundations of Biology II Lab

Aseptic techniques

Pouring media/making media plates

Cell plating


DNA extraction and cloning

Gel Electrophoresis

Western blotting

Flow cytometry

Cell Biology, Developmental & Regeneration Lab

Hands on experience with different model systems: axolotl, zebrafish, planaria, chick embryos, and C. elegans

Mammalian cell culturing: chick, mice, and zebrafish

Fluorescent microscopy

Microbiology Lab

Cell culturing: fungi, protists, yeast, and bacteria

Work and Internship Experience

December 2017 – Current VRL Eurofins Minneapolis, MN

Job Position: Laboratory Technologist

Supervisors: Ali Drake

Duties include performing plasma and serum serologies at a CLIA/CAP certified lab for organ and tissue donation services. Testing performed through qPCR, ELISA, RPR, CMV, and ABO blood typing on a daily basis following strict FDA, and CLIA/CAP regulations and SOPs. Lot acceptance and daily quality control performed to ensure regulations are met. Preparation of lab reagents as well as maintenance is performed when needed.

April 2017 – December 2017 Abbott Minnetonka, MN

Job Position: Contingent Worker Public Relations

Supervisors: Laramie Otto, Wendy McCarty, Melissa Wappel

Duties include patient information data entry, and medical device reporting to regulatory agencies such as the FDA.

September 2016 – May 2017 Target – Starbucks Woodbury, MN

Job Position: Barista Supervisor: Angelina Corty

Duties include making and serving drinks to customers, and ensuring smooth daily operations.

June 2015 – August 2015 United Hospital St. Paul, MN

Job Position: Seasonal Site Coordinator Supervisor: Debbie Walczak

Duties include training new volunteers, creating volunteer shift schedules, working at guest services, and getting volunteer feedback for improvement in volunteer placement field.

May 2013 – August 2013 Medtronic Shanghai, China

Job Position: Intern Supervisor: Xin Tang, Ph.D.

Duties include establishing communication networks with other branches around the world, creating a training system to help familiarize employees on how to access and use Medtronic’s online databases, and training employees under the new system.

Specialized Skills

Fluent at using computers and internet, capable of using all kinds of software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Fiji/ImageJ, Chem Bio Draw

Experience using the Grifols TIGRIS, Arlington Scientific RPR, Immucor Capture-CMV, BioRad and Ortho ELISA testing kit systems

Have good documentation practices and follow current good tissue practices for human cells, tissues or tissue-based cellular products

Able to use micropipettes, transfer pipettes, as well as serological pipettes

Languages: 2 years of high school Spanish, 2 years of high school Mandarin Chinese, and 1 year of college Mandarin Chinese

Volunteer Experience

2010 – 2016 United Hospital

Volunteered over 300 hours, discharged patients, performed pharmacy runs, delivered beverages to patients, helped triage nurses in the ER, and worked at the gift shop.

Summer 2012 Feed My Starving Children & Local Food Shelf

Helped pack that would be sent off to hungry children around the world.

July 2011 Woodbury Library

Helped shelve books and read to young children for three weeks.

2006 – 2012 Ring the bell for the Salvation Army

Rang the Salvation Army bell to raise money for families in need.

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