I am an SFU graduate that is interested in hands-on laboratory work in the biotech or academic field with emphasis on molecular biology or analytical chemistry. What sparked my interest in molecular biology was the curiosity of how the human body works similar to an electronic engineer who is curious in how a circuit in an electronic device functions. I went into sciences with the long term goal of being able to make an impact in people's health and wellness in some way.
There are several qualities that makes me a great research assistant. Some of these qualities that were gained through my eight months of laboratory experience at Neuromed Pharmaceuticals Inc. are my extensive laboratory skills which include DNA/RNA extraction and purification, electrophoresis, chromatography and PCR. Furthermore, my note-taking skills, file keeping and familiarity with different chemicals and solutions learned through lab training and conference meetings are valuable assets.
Other assets include lab safety and proper chemical disposal through the W.H.M.I.S. workshop and prior experience from working in laboratories at SFU. These are important qualities to have when working in a laboratory.Meeting deadlines for pre-lab assignments, group projects, and lab reports has made me become an organized individual and a team player. Performing lab experiments and following protocols in academic labs with and without supervision has made me evolve to be a more experienced and independent lab worker.