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Research, Research Technician, Laboratory technician

Location:
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted:
May 10, 2020

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Ashwini Premashankar

adc5uv@r.postjobfree.com Contact number: 780-***-**** Edmonton, Alberta

Highlight of skills

• Experience in in-vivo work, including cloning, subcloning, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and DNA extraction and sequencing.

• Experience in molecular biology cloning techniques in E. coli, yeast and plant cells.

• Two years of wet lab experience.

• Have performed basic microbiology testing such as the catalase test MSA, BAP and Bile Esculin Agar tests and biochemical assays such as Western blots, pH determination, Spectrophotometry and Immuno-Precipitation (IP).

• Proficient in using various types of computer software such as the Microsoft Office package, Fiji, and ImageJ.

Education

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Molecular Genetics. (2017 to present) University of Alberta, Edmonton AB.

• Will be graduating in June 2020.

• Research project was done as coursework in Biol 499 in Dr. Richard Wozniak’s lab. This included two semesters of research work in his lab, a report of the project and the presenting of the data as a presentation.

• Research project was done as coursework currently in a Biol 399 in Dr. Enrico Scarpella’s lab. This includes two semesters of research work in his lab, a report of the project and the presenting of the data as a presentation.

• Relevant coursework: Introduction to Molecular Genetics Techniques (Genet 375), Gene Manipulation (Genet 390), Structure and Catalysis (Biochem 320), Introduction to Oncology

(Oncol 320) Introductory University Chemistry II (Chem 102), Organic Chemistry II (Chem 263). First-year of University education at the American National College (2016-2017) Colombo, Sri Lanka

• Completed a month-long internship at the Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IBMBB) at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Worked with researchers on cell cultures and cancer therapeutics.

Work Experience

Alberta Innovates funded research project (May 2019- August 2019) University of Alberta, Edmonton AB.

• Research project in Dr. Richard Wozniak’s lab at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

• Worked independently and managed my own research project.

• Analysed data obtained through Immuno-Precipitation and Western blots.

• Trouble-shoot Immuno-Precipitation data.

• Documented and maintained lab experiment results in a thorough and organised manner.

• Analysed Computationally the data collected through Microscopy.

• Analysed microscopy data using MS Excel.

• Experienced working in a sterile environment.

• Co-ordinated with team members who were working on similar projects

• Worked with the PI closely to further optimise the assays performed and presented the data at lab group meetings.

• Presented the data as poster presentations multiple times. This includes the Celebration of Research

(September 2019) and 52nd annual Summer Students’ Research day hosted by the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (October 2019). Presented the data at the RE Peter Biology Conference

(March 2020), and the Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (FURCA)

(March 2020).

• Won Outstanding International Researcher at the Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (FURCA) (March 2020).

Training students in Science (2017- present)

Colombo, Sri Lanka and Edmonton AB.

• Advised university students in Biology and Information Technology courses. Currently teaching high school students’ chemistry and biology.

• Worked closely with international students and volunteered hours tutoring courses through the Golden Mentors program offered at the University of Alberta. Researcher and Writer (September 2016- March 2017) Bakamoono.lk, Non-profit Organisation, Colombo, Sri Lanka

• Organised interviews, analysed the data and wrote articles which were published online in both English and Tamil.

• Took detailed and thorough notes throughout the interviews to later quote in articles.

• Analysed digital polls to gather public opinion about relevant issues. Volunteer with Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) (September 2018- present) University of Alberta, Edmonton AB.

• Worked closely with minority groups in STEM to further diversify the field.

• Ensured that all safety standards were met when planning events such as the Annual Black-Tie Affair

Volunteering activities and Professional Memberships Vice President of the National Organisation for Rare Disorders Students’ Association (NORDSA)

(September 2019- present)

University of Alberta, Edmonton AB.

• Organised large events by working closely with members of the rare disorders community, the Rare Disease Foundation (RDF), National Organisation for Rare Disorders (NORD), and the members of the scientific community that research on rare disorders.

• Worked with the rest of the members of the team to achieve the best results when event planning.

• Project Manager of “A night with NORDSA” event planned and executed by the team. Education Volunteer at the University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre (September 2019- present) University of Alberta, Edmonton AB.

• Provide educational workshops and presentations around the issue of sexual assault on campus.

• Work closely with survivors of sexual assault and provide the sources for support. Member of the Golden Key International Honor Society (April 2018- present) University of Alberta, Edmonton AB.

• I was invited to join the Honor club as I fulfilled their academic expectation in university.



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