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Sample Resume for a Research Technician

Sample Resume for a Research Technician

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55 First Drive
Sometown, MN 55806
Industrial Chemicals | Coatings/Adhesives | Specialty Gases

Hands-on research technician with three years of research experience with leading industrial chemical and gas manufacturers. Qualifications include:

  • A solid foundation in inorganic chemical synthesis;
  • Proven skills in utilizing SEM, TGA and dilatometry testing methods;
  • Expertise in sample and data collection, analysis and reporting; and
  • Demonstrated success maintaining safe laboratory operations. 


ABC Company, Sometown, MN
Manufacturer of industrial chemicals and gases
Research Technician, 2/10 to Present

Assist in the design and execution of research, testing and analysis of ABC’s chemical products – coatings, resins, adhesives and industrial gases. Use tools and methods including solid-state synthesis, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and dilatometry.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Achieved optimal quality control through detailed testing, synthesis and analysis of multicomponent metallic oxides and ceramic samples.
  • Maintained compliance with safety guidelines and company SOPs in handling toxic chemicals and operating gas-handling equipment such as compressor systems, distribution systems and pressure regulators.
  • Developed and launched SEM and TGA training program that was subsequently adopted as the companywide standard.
  • Strengthened environmental health and safety (EH&S) standards as a member of ABC’s nationwide laboratory health and safety committee.

DEF Company, Sometown, MN
Chemical manufacturer serving the energy sector
Research Technician, 9/09 to 2/10
Research Apprentice, 6/09 to 9/09

Gained experience in the preparation of inorganic compounds using high-temperature, high-pressure and other synthetic techniques.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Performed data reduction and analysis and prepared reports, R&D briefings and safety documentation.
  • Assessed chemical stability and thermal/chemical expansion by simulating process conditions within a state-of-the-art laboratory.
  • Helped conduct cutting-edge experimental research involving superconductivity and molecular sieves technology.


GHI University, Sometown, MN
BS in Chemistry, 5/09 (graduated with honors; GPA: 3.7)

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