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Jane Smith B.S., M.S.

1 Awesome St. Springfield, NJ 07777


(555) 555-5556
jsmith@snailMail.com

PR O FIL E

Highly creative and detail-oriented individual, bringing over four years of biomedical industry experience;
excellent oral and writing skills; seeking a Medical Writer position where I can combine my strong scientific
background with my talent in writing

EDUC A TI O N

Rutgers University Newark, NJ


Master of Science, Biology 2008-2010
cum laude

Brandeis University Waltham, MA


Bachelor of Science, Biology 2003-2007

R EL EVA N T CR EDI TS

In order to gain the necessary skills required for a Medical Writer position, I have taken several courses
concentrated in the Medical Communication field.

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) - Essential Skills Certificate


Learning Modules: Statistics, Medical Terminology, Ethics, Sentence Structure and Patterns, Effective
Paragraphing, Grammar and Usage, Punctuation for Clarity and Style.

Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) - Core Knowledge Assessment


Good Clinical Practice (E6), Clinical Safety Data Management (E2A), General Considerations for Clinical Trials
(E8), Declaration of Helsinki

Medical Writing eTraining- Training Modules


Regulatory Writing in the United States, Consumer Health Writing

EX PER I ENC E

Acme Bio-Tech Springfield, NJ


Research Associate, Research & Development 2007-Present

Perform cellular/molecular assays on donated human tissue to investigate wound healing in bone, tendon,
cartilage, and skin; studies encompass tissue processing improvements, microbial reduction, and cell-based
product development

Overview
• Design and direct short term and long term studies independently
• Conduct extensive literature review for relevant investigations, using Pubmed
• Compile, summarize, and analyze experimental data
• Author official study reports using AMA Manual of Style
• Present study findings using PowerPoint
• Provide recommendations for future studies based on previous study data
• Thoroughly document experimental procedures
• Collaborate with outside vendors to obtain equipment necessary for studies
Cellular/Molecular Experience
• Explore tissue regeneration using adult stem cells
• Perform primary cell isolation using enzymatic digestion and explant cultures
• Investigate differentiation potential of adult stem cell into bone, cartilage and fat cells for tissue repair
• Characterize cell types using flow cytometry, ELISAs, and staining
• Quantify viable cells using cell metabolic assays
• Extract growth factors and matrix proteins to ensure that the tissue integrity is not compromised after
implementing processing improvements
• Quantify proteins using ELISAs and colorimetric assays
• Identify presence of proteins using SDS-PAGE
• Troubleshoot and optimize cellular/molecular assays

Brandeis University - Griffith Genetics Lab Waltham, MA


Research Assistant 2004-2007

Thesis Project: Applied molecular genetics in Drosophila melanogaster to study and characterize the mutated
form of a learning and memory gene

• Induced a deletion mutation in the learning and memory gene using transposable elements
• Assayed for loss of gene expression using protein analysis
• Identified candidate deletion sites through PCR analysis
• Quantified the deletion sites using DNA sequencing

Brandeis University- Public Relations Waltham, MA


Media Relations Intern 2005

• Maintained and updated three media databases


• Compiled press releases
• Upheld office order during staff reorganization

PUB L IC A TI O N S

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SKILLS

Writing: Working knowledge of AMA Manual of Style 10th Edition, maintain a monthly health & science blog

Laboratory: ELISA, cell/tissue culture, cell viability assays, PCR, cell staining, SDS-PAGE, western blot,
osteogenic, chonrogenic, and adipogenic induction

Computer: Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Filemaker Pro