Research Assistant

Resume posted by zcolburn in Scientific.
Desired salary: $50,000.00
Desired position type: Any
Location: Pullman Washington, United States

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Summary

Motivated and productive scientist with a diverse skill set. Experience in next-generation sequencing analysis, image processing, mathematical modeling, software development, and applied machine learning.

Education

Western Governors University

M.S., Data Analytics…………………………………………………………………… 2018 (expected)

Washington State University

Ph.D., Molecular Biology……………………………………………………………. 2018 (expected)

B.S., Biochemistry……………………………………………………………………………………… 2013

B.S., Neuroscience……………………………………………………………………………………… 2013

B.S., Biology………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2013

Data Science, Machine Learning, and Software Development

Deep Learning (5 courses)……………………………………….. Deeplearning.ai via Coursera

Machine Learning Specialization (5 courses)…………… U. of Washington via Coursera

General Machine Learning (1 course)………………………………….. Stanford via Coursera

Data Analyst Nanodegree (7 courses)………………………………………………………. Udacity

Genomic Data Science (8 courses)…………………………….. Johns Hopkins via Coursera

Data Science Specialization (10 courses)……………………. Johns Hopkins via Coursera

Mastering Software Development in R (4 courses)……… Johns Hopkins via Coursera

Android App Development (4 courses)………………………… Vanderbilt U. via Coursera

Front End Web Development Certification…………………………………. Free Code Camp

Unique Professional Training

Super Res. Microscopy (SIM, iPALM) ….. Howard Hughes Med. Inst. (Ashburn, VA)

 

Experience

Research Assistant

Laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Jones, Washington State U. …….. (2014-Present)

  • Cut analysis times for still and time-lapse microscopy analyses (>100x)
  • Created software and statistical simulations to analyze conventional and super-resolution microscopy data
  • Trained graduate students and faculty on instruments and software

Teaching Assistant

Microbiology/Molecular Biology TA, Washington State U. …. (2016-Present)

  • Created a web app to automatically deliver students real-time feedback on heir lab reports
  • Lectured, graded lab reports and notebooks

 

Mathematical Biology Intern

Laboratory of Dr. Mark Dybdahl, Washington State U. ………….. (2010-2013)

  • Identified the evolutionary endpoints of a host-parasite relationship by mathematically modeling co-evolution and ecology

Skills

  • Tidyverse
  • ggplot2
  • Plotly
  • Tableau
  • Shiny
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Java
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • C++
  • Bash
  • Time-lapse microscopy
  • Git
  • Particle tracking
  • Image segmentation
  • Colocalization
  • ImageJ
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Microsoft Office
  • Scientific writing

Groups & Associations

    AAAS, ACS, Phi Beta Kappa

Spoken Languages

    Basic understanding of French, English (native), Spanish (ok)