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CV, Biology Phd Graduate Seeking Pharma, Life Sciences Position

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 25586
(18/05/1987, female)
List top 5 skills: biotechnology, consulting, pharmaceutical, research, scientist
Short Bio:

An enthusiastic PhD graduate with an proven track record in biological research and development. Now my next career challenge is to enter the pharmaceutical and life science industries. I offer a strong interest in research, an enthusiastic approach, and a proven willingness to accept challenges and responsibility. I am an enthusiastic, self-motivated, hands-on, results-driven researcher who continuously demonstrates a high level of commitment.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Pharmaceutical and Science, Oil, Gas and Energy, Medical and Nursing

Spoken languages: 

english, Vietnamese

Locations I am interested in working:

Singapore, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Qualifications & Education

Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge (UK)
PhD in Plant Sciences (Molecular Biology)

• Scholarship by Cambridge Philosophical Society scholarship and Murray Edwards College

• Presented results to the international conference of 200+ audiences (California, US)

• Published 2 journal articles (PNAS and The Plant Journal)

University of Nottingham (UK), School of Biosciences
The International University (Vietnam), Department of Biotechnology

• BSc (Hons) in Plant Biotechnology, Grade 2:1 (Exchange programme)

• 45% Scholarship as the 2nd best exchange student

• Minor subjects: plants, genetics, biotechnology, sustainable food production, biochemistry, GMOs, microbiology, nutrition, neurophysiology, pharmacology, chemistry

High School for the Gifted (Vietnam)

• Rank 1st nationally in the 2013 Vietnam high school/university admission ranking

• Major subject: Information Technologies

• Grade: 1st class (equivalent A level in Maths, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology)

Career Summary

2014- 2015
Research assistant, Plant Metabolism Group, University of Cambridge (UK)

• Applied high-throughput workflow to overexpress isoprene synthase in C. reinhardtii in order to generate a recombinant strain with high level of isoprene production.

• Further elucidated thiamine biosynthesis by analysing the genetic basis of thiamine-requiring mutants using bioinformatics and gene sequencing analysis.

Supervisor for Master students

• Proposed ideas, oversaw their specific needs and guided them to solve technical problems

Demonstrator for 1st and 2nd year Natural Sciences undergraduates

• Managed practical classes, prepared materials, taught undergraduate students

Freelancer educator for TED-ed animation ‘How do vitamins work?’

• Proposed and executed original ideas and proof-reading manuscripts

• Responsible for the scientific accuracy of the script and video clip

Volunteer in Science Fairs (Cambridge, UK)

• Engaged with young children and teenagers, motivated their interest in sciences

Part-time data analyst in Butler Hill (

• Analysed results of different search engines (Yahoo Bing) and improved their performances for Vietnamese audiences


Native Vietnamese, fluent in English, basic French and Spanish


Project Management & Leadership: Organised, co-ordinated and developed the following projects:

• PhD Project, collaboration with the Plant Biochemistry and Physiology academic group (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

• Post-doc research project with multiple tasks

• Mentorship project of a group of 2 university students (undergraduate and master students)

• Organised practical classes of 200+ undergraduate students, prepare lab materials, implemented training schedules, taught the relevant background theory in a timely and efficient manner, scheduled around lectures and other time constraints

Critical Analysis and Problem-solving: Identified and developed ideas in research projects:

• Formed hypothesis, methodologies, and analysis of complex data results and statistics.

• Performed failure analysis and implemented corrective measures.

• Conducted literature research on technological developments.

Communication skills & teamwork: Demonstrated enthusiastic and networking personal qualities:

• Well-developed presentation skills, gave regular internal seminars. Written communication skills with departmental reports, conference proposal, and second-author papers in highly recognised journals.

• Dedicated team player. Collaborate work in my research groups as well as graduate society in the College. Involved in weekly social and formal events in the College.

Information Technology:

• Competent in Microsoft Offices, experienced user of both Macs and Windows, basic knowledge of coding (C+, Visual Basic), genetic software, high-resolution image processing software (Adobe Photoshop or Inkscape), bioinformatics, and statistics.

Biology Expertise:

• Knowledge of eukaryotic cell biology, mammalian biochemistry, human neurophysiology & pharmacology, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, Illumina next generation sequencing, confocal microscopy, FACS sorting technique, Western blot, ‘omics’ database (genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics), GC/LC-MS, biostatistics, and probabilities