A scientist not only needs to be highly knowledgeable but also should be creative. Employers look for the demonstration of innovation in science in a science CV. It is no longer enough to simply rely on your academic qualifications as every applicant for the job has similar or even better qualifications.
A scientist helps people understand their world better; the scientist makes it possible for the lay person to understand the intricate details of why things work the way they do in a language that is understandable to all. Thus potential employers look for people with good analytical skills coupled with well polished presentation abilities. Other skills that recruiters look for in scientist’s CV include good communications skills and the ability to work under very little supervision. Shown below is a science CV example.
Sample Science CV
Jane McGrath Alexander
Stanford, CA 12343
Seeking for a research position in an international research firm where I can have the opportunity to use my skills in the science field as a research scientist. I cultivate an exciting and engaging environment by operating hands-on activities, experiments, and coming up with practical real life solutions to problems affecting the human race. Use my vast experience in the scientific field to contribute positively in the scientific field.
2000 – 2002 MSc in Cell Biology
Gracious University of Technology, Baltimore, MD
1996 – 1999 BS in General Biology
Queens University, Allentown, PA
2001 – 2002 Masters Degree Thesis, Gracious University of Technology
Department of Biological Sciences (Dr. John Weston)
Research Experience: Developed a Research project to map out the order through which DNA replicates in MHC to delineate mammalian origins of replication.
Supervisory Experience: Supervised two undergraduate students, Maintained laboratory radiation safety compliance, and assisted in Biochemistry and cell-function biology laboratory courses.
2002 Alexander, J.M., & Patricia, M.D. (2002). “Gene Mapping replication in Columbus Monkey.”Journal of Immunology125:1123-1167
2005 Alexander, J.M. & Kerry, D.L. (2005). “The science of antigens: A serological and Biomedical Study.”Journal of analytical Biology156: 980-1009
2006 – Present SharpEnds Laboratories Ltd
Position Laboratory Analyzer
Job Description Genetic Coding development; Research and Development of Antigens, coding tissue development and growth
2003-2005: McClain Senior High School, Any Where, AW
Position Teach Biology and Chemistry to 11th– 12th Graders
Job Description Teach Molecular genetics, Immunology, Biochemistry, and tissue culture
Teach analytical models in chemistry, Laboratory procedures, and Theoretical perspectives in Chemistry
2002 – Present American Institute of Chartered Immunologists (Member)
2005 – Present: The John Faller Task Force on Antigen Development (Member)
2006 – Present American Biology Teacher’s Association (Member)
High analytical abilities
Excellent communication skills
Ability to mentor
Strong interpersonal skills
High expectations of achievement
Good planning abilities
Dr. John Weston
Department of Biological Sciences, McClain Senior High School
Mr. Mark Morrison
Gracious University of Technology Any Where, AW