Laboratory Skills

It’s sometimes difficult to fit all the laboratory skills on a resume, so here’s a list of a few of the things I can do.

Chemical Laboratory Skills

  • Qualitative organic analysis
  • Thin layer chromatography
  • Column chromatogrpahy
  • Dilution and titration

Biological Laboratory Skills

  • Flow cytometry (FACS)
  • SDS-PAGE
  • Western Blot
  • Agarose gel electrophoresis
  • PCR – Conventional
  • qPRC (Real-time PCR)
  • Immunofluorescence
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Cell size estimation
  • Wet mount preparation
  • Agar plate preparation
  • DNA quantitation
  • Protein quantitation
  • Microtomy and histological staining
  • Colony isolation
  • Cell culture

General Laboratory Skills

  • Centrifuge operation
  • Aseptic technique
  • Sterilization
  • Wash / clean glassware
  • Lab calculations and dilutions
  • pH measurement
  • Incubation
  • Light microscopy
  • Fluorescent microscopy
  • Pipetting
  • Hood operation (fume hood, BSCs)
  • Documentation and presentation skills

Ecological Field Skills

  • Dip netting
  • Dichotomous keys

Computer Skills

  • Extensive programming experience
    • PHP, Javascript, Python, C, SQL
  • Standard document processing software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Statistical Analysis and hypothesis testing
  • Database experience (NCBI, etc)