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Assistant Manager

Montreal, QC, Canada
March 06, 2019

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• Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System 2015

• MS Word, Power Point, Excel and Photoshop CS (CSCS 100: A)

• Member of soccer team in high school, college and university

• Hobbies: gadgets, gaming and technology

• English – full professional proficiency (TOEFL iBT: 108/120)

• Urdu – native proficiency

• Hindi – full professional speaking and listening proficiency

• Presentations, employee training, equipment maintenance Skills and Certifications

Khayaal Festival – Lahore, Pakistan 2015

• Liaised with a large team to organize 20+ open events as a part of a large team

• Provided link between management and co-volunteers to ensure that the event was executed according to the organizer’s expectations

Earth Watch Club – Lahore, Pakistan 2014 – 2016

Organized events, workshops and awareness campaigns, focused primarily on environmental issues in Pakistan, including:

• The ‘Inspiration of Renewable Energy’ Workshop

• Tree Plantation Campaign

• Eco Quiz

Volunteer Work

McGill University – Montreal, Canada

Master’s Research Fellow 2017- 2019

Thesis: “Characterization and mapping of meiotic mutants in C. elegans”

• Identified a novel gene crucial for meiosis in C. elegans

• Maintained inventory, ordered lab supplies

• Represented the lab in the annual seminar series: ‘WIPS ‘WIPS’

• Regularly scheduled lab meetings to discuss research goals Acquired expertise in various molecular and cytological techniques, including, but not limited to:

• Genetic Mapping • Immunohistochemistry

• Confocal Microscopy • Microinjection

Forman Christian College – Lahore, Pakistan

Baccalaureate Research Fellow 2015 – 2016

Thesis: “Novel plant extract from Lagenaria siceraria induces several stimulatory effects in the invertebrate model organism Caenorhabditis elegans”.

• Set up the first C. elegans research lab in Pakistan under the leadership of my supervisor

• Supervised two research fellows for their independent research projects

• Assisted Head of Department in the ‘Research Internship’ crash course for junior year students, demonstrating various analytical techniques such as:

• Agarose Gel Electrophoresis • Genetic Outcrossing

• Transformation • PCR • Plasmid Cloning

Research Experience

McGill University – Montreal, Canada

Lab Assistant 2017

• Coordinated the relocation of two McGill Biology laboratories to a new facility, including fragile equipment such as microscopes and sensitive biological specimens

• Organized the new work-spaces to maximize efficiency and safety while meeting GL GLP & WHMIS standards

Uber – Lahore, Pakistan

CSR Agent, Team Lead, Trainer 2016

• Provided Customer Support for Uber’s Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE users

• Promoted twice in two successive months due to superior performance as a CSR agent

• Taught company policy, regulations, and software to 120 employees

• Point of contact for a team of 40 agents, serving as the link to upper management

• Developed a training protocol that streamlined employee training, increasing temporal efficiency

Rehmat Clinic & Diagnostics Lab

Medical Laboratory Assistant 2014

• Collected, organized and filed test results, converted them into digital records

• Organized the pharmacy and ordered lab supplies

• Prepared and archived reports for the MD

• Recorded patient symptoms

• Communicated scientific information from MD to patients

• Ensured that the lab members were following SO SOP Work experience

McGill University – Montreal, Canada

Master of Science, Biology expected Feb 2019

cGPA: 4/4

• Secured a graduate stipend and competitive awards worth over $65,000, including: Graduate Excellence Award, Biology Graduate Award, Arthur Willey Fellowship, Khasuri Family Bursary

Forman Christian College – Lahore, Pakistan

Bachelor of Science (Honors), Biotechnology Aug 2016 91% equivalence

• Vice rector’s list

• Project Leader and Corporate Relations Manager for the final year project (BIOT 305)

• Teaching Assistant for Biochemistry (BIOL 313)

• Merit Scholarship awarded to the top 5 students in the bachelor program, worth $6500


Proactive and adaptable postgraduate research fellow, with a demonstrated history of leadership, team-work, training, and autonomous research abilities in the higher education and technology industries in two countries. A highly motivated individual with a passion for broadening my skill-set. Muhammad Tabassum

3525 Rue Aylmer, Apt 205, Montreal, QC, H2X 2C1, Canada


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