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Biobank Research Assistant, Biobanking, Viral Mol. Biology, Cell Biolo

Vancouver, BC, Canada
May 27, 2020

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Faezeh Kharazyan, M.Sc


C: 604-***-****



Research Assistant

Brain Tissue and DNA Bank, UBC Centre for Brain Health Vancouver, BC February 2018 - present

• Assisting with strategizing policies and collaborating on strategic roadmaps

• Assisting with writing Research Ethics Board (REB) applications, renewals and amendments

• Developing and revising the Biobank Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), assent and consent forms, withdrawal of consent form, confidentiality and information access control

• Assisting with developing clinical databases using REDCap

• Managing documents: Ethics, Logs, Checklists, SOPs, sample requisition and consent forms

• Collaborating with MS, Parkinson and Alzheimer clinics regarding common projects

• Trained for conducting consent process with patients

• Performing blood collection; processing, labeling, storage, retrieving and releasing of specimens

• Successfully developed and maintained a biospecimen management system

• Initiated and maintained biobank inventory using Quartzy’s lab management software

• Meeting with pharmaceutical company representatives, assisting with ordering reagents and supplies and ensuring that they are reasonable and project related

• Isolation of White Blood Cells and Extraction of DNA

• Routine maintenance of lab equipment

• Training clinic volunteers on biobank procedures Veterinary Assistant/Office Administrator

Burrard Animal Hospital + Emergency Vancouver, BC November 2017 – January 2018

• Successfully supported a large team of veterinarians in a fast-paced emergency hospital environment

• Coordinated schedule of patients, doctors, surgeries and x-rays on a daily basis

• Performed invoicing and billing

• Recorded treatment plans, lab results and medical information throughout a patient’s treatment

• Follow-up of patients with their owners to check on progress since their last appointment Research professional experienced in biobanking, viral molecular biology, cellular biology, genome analysis and project management

• Research principles knowledge

•skills Team work with tact and diplomacy • Communication

• Documentation management

• Confidentiality and integrity

• Infectious Diseases

• Ethics application, RISE, REDCap

• Analytical thinking and accuracy

• Phlebotomy

• Microsoft Office


Brain Tissue and DNA Biobank

University of British Columbia

• Project management • Laboratory organization



Project title: Molecular genetics, genetic analysis and genome evolution of the Amdoparvoviruses Project outcomes: Thesis was accepted without revisions, three novel virus species were discovered, a diagnostic molecular marker was determined, incorrect genetic analyses was unraveled in literature over the last decade, and proper method of analysis was developed M.Sc Animal Science-Molecular Genetics & Bioinformatics, GPA: A/ Thesis A+ Dalhousie University Halifax, NS 2016

B.Sc Animal Science-Equine Studies, GPA: 3.4, Distinguished Student of 2009 University of Applied Science and Technology Tehran, Iran 2009 Certificate in Project Management

UBC Sauder School of Business 2020-2021

Research Manager

Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran, Iran 2011 – 2012 (6 months)

• Investigated mutations in basal core promoter of Hep B virus's genome in HBeAg neg patients

• Trained students and RAs for genetics techniques: PCR, DNA analysis Research Assistant

Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin Dublin, Ireland 2010 –2011 (1 year)

• Providing technical support for members of the lab in a wide array of areas of cellular and molecular biology. The focus of the lab was development of dorsal vessel in Drosophila melanogaster’s larvae by site directed mutagenesis

• RT-qPCR, PCR, cloning, DNA purification using mini/midi prep, Chromatin Immunoprecipitation, Immunohistochemistry, In situ hybridization, cell culture, Confocal and Fluorescent microscopy

• Published at the Veterinary Journal

Research Assistant/Lab Supervisor

Aquaculture Genomics Laboratory, Dalhousie University Truro, NS March 2017 – July 2017

• Organized multiple genetics laboratories and developed inventories of supplies and chemicals

• Sequenced 100 unknown marine samples by designing efficient primers and optimizing PCR conditions followed by development of a database based on genetic analysis results

• Supervised students on operation of equipment and various genetics protocols 2

Faezeh Kharazyan

• BCIT Basic Venipuncture for Allied Health Professionals

• VCH & PHC Confidentiality Undertaking for Researchers • Panel on Research Ethics: TCPS 2: CORE

• UBC Privacy & Information Security • Good Clinical Practice Assistants/Coordinators

• UBCx: Biobank1x: Biospecimen Research Methods • UBC Biological Safety

• Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

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