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Summary

I have a broad mix of bioinformatic, project management, and logistical skills that include a high level of computer literacy, the ability to multitask effectively, and work to strict deadlines.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Researcher London, United Kingdom
    Since September 2016

    • Writing and editing business communication and marketing materials.
    • Researching company competitors and conducting competitor analysis.
    • Locating and applying for grants on behalf of the Company, submitting required materials for review.
    • Overseeing and conducting a variety of business operations

Past Experience

  • PhD researcher London, United Kingdom
    September 2010 --- July 2016

    Managed a research project from start to finish

    Data collection from literature, primary sources, and databases

    Self-taught the software necessary for the analysis of large data sets

    Analysis of data and statistical interpretation of results to a publishable quality

    Excellent communication skills: written - dissertation, thesis, research papers, meeting reports, conference posters; spoken - given talks to a range of audiences, enthusiastic amateur biologists, student geologists, professional academics, and work colleagues.

  • UK Buyer and Store Manager
    November 2014 --- November 2015

    Managed the Wimbledon store and staff

    Handled the buying of the fine food range and wines for the whole company, with an average yearly budget of ~£60000

    Sourced new products and set prices, ran sales figures, and conducted store visits.

    Fostered and maintained excellent working relationships with both suppliers and customers and was instrumental in negotiating sponsorship for several community events.

    My role expanded to include training in new sales software, which I disseminated to team members in the South West.

  • Post-graduate teaching assistant London, United Kingdom
    September 2010 --- April 2014

    • Assisted in the teaching in a range of Earth Science classes:
      • GEOL1003 History of Life
      • GEOL2008 Vertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution
      • GEOL3036 Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Patterns
    • Assisted in the teaching in a range in a range of Biological Science classes:
      • BIOL3018 Vertebrate life and Evolution
      • BIOL1006 Life on Earth
    • Assisted in the teaching in a range on a first year field trip:
      • GEOL1002 From Petrology to Petrogenesis (Cornwall fieldwork)

  • Assistant examiner for GEOL3036 London, United Kingdom
    September 2012 --- April 2014

    Responsible for setting a number of exam questions on topics covered by the undergraduate class GEOL3036

    I was a memeber of the panel that asessed the candidates during their viva

    During the academic year I would supervise the classes of around 20+ students and teach them technical skills, advise them of methods, and monitor progress for their group projects.

    Assessed all end of year group projects.

  • Course co-organiser for GEOLM003 Earth and Planetary System Science London, United Kingdom
    September 2012 --- April 2013

    I was jointly responsible for the Master's level Earth Science class and I set topics for the students presentations and essays. 

    Supervised ~30 students and source guest speakers for the classes.

    I was also responsible for the assessment of their group presentations and had to grade their individual essays.

  • Temporary Research Assistant
    June 2008 --- August 2008
    This was a 10 week data collection project for Dr Stuart Robinson at UCL. I contributed to a research project that used the geochemistry of fish remains to reconstruct ocean circulation during the Cretaceous. My role was to prepare the Cretaceous-age core samples and extract the fossil fish teeth which were then prepared for geochemical analysis.

  • PA/Studio Administrator
    September 2004 --- August 2006

    Responsible for organising the Managing Director’s diary, travel, meetings (national and international) and day to day correspondence.

    In charge of the smooth running of the design studio, which included HR, organising annual away day events, making preparations for meetings and taking minutes, maintaining the contacts database and being the first point of contact for clients and partners.

    Took charge of the project management of several smaller projects, developing my budgeting and time-management skills.

Personality

Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAttention to detailCoordinationDependabilityInterest in knowledge

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
AnalysisBioinformaticsBiologyComputational BiologyData AnalysisLogisticsLife SciencesMicrosoft OfficeMolecular geneticspeople managementPhysiologyPowerPointPresentation SkillsProblem SolvingProject ManagementReport WritingResearchScientific CommunicationsSequence AnalysisSupply Chain ManagementTeachingTeamworkTime ManagementPython
LinkedIn Assessment :
BioinformaticsLogisticsProject ManagementAnalysisMicrosoft ExcelBusiness StrategyResearchMicrosoft OfficeTrainingData Analysis

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Interpret dataCollect dataCommunicationConduct literature searches.Conduct research at universitiesCoordinate logisticsCoordinate projectsData miningData entryDirect co-workers to achieve resultExecute scientific projectsGeneral office managementGuide studentsImplement data reporting systemsLead teamsLiaise with professionals in other divisions of the company as requiredLiaise with research teamlifescienceMaintain strong relationshipsManage budgetsManage multiple projectsManage projects resourcesManage research projectsManage study budgetManage study supplymanaging a small teamManuscript preparation and reviewOral presentationPeople managementPrepare manuscriptPublication of articlesResearch at universitiesStatistical analysisTeach university studentsTeachingWrite documentsWritten presentationAdministrative supportCoordinationOffice managementOrganise meetings

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Palaeobiology from UCL in 2016
  • Master in Palaeobiology from UCL in 2011

Training and Certification

  • Certificate of Natural Sciences in 2006 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Afrikaans
Elementary Proficiency
English
Full Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Account Executive Account Manager - Life Sciences Administrative Assistant Assistant Account Manager Associate Scientist Biologist Bioinformatician Data Manager Data Reviewer Field Project Manager Freelance Science Writer Global Data Manager Graduate Intern Junior Laboratory Technician Junior Scientist Laboratory Assistant Laboratory Technician Lecturer Logistics Assistant Management Assistant Logistics Manager Product Manager
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Belgium France Germany Great Britain London, United Kingdom Netherlands
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    75-100% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer
  • International:
    Yes

Publications

    Expert has 1 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

London, United Kingdom

Others

Driving License
  • Yes