Aug. 2014- Dec. 2014: Research Technician, Centre for Skin Sciences, University of Bradford, UK in collaboration with Alcyomics Ltd, University of Newcastle, UK.
Research project: Skin sensitivity testing.
Techniques: Peripheral blood separation (Lymphoprep), monocytes isolation, generation of fast dendritic cells, T cells proliferation assay, in vitro antigen presentation in a DC-TC co-culture experiment and skin challenge with activated T cells.
May 2010 to Oct. 2012: Research Assistant, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Leeds, UK
Research project: The role of type III interferon in cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
Techniques: Culture of primary human keratinocytes, keratinocyte stimulation using cytokines and PAMPS, RNA extraction, RT-qPCR, Conventional PCR, ELISA, FACS, Western blotting, proliferation assay, immunofluorescence, isolation of immune cells from peripheral blood etc.
Feb. 2010- May, 2010: Research Assistant, Institute of Membrane and System Biology, University of Leeds, UK
Research project: Selective degradation of phospholamban as therapeutic strategy in heart failure.
Techniques: yeast culture, fluorescence microscopy, protein expression, SDS-PAGE analysis, Western blotting, FACS etc.
2009: Independent Monitor, National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs), World Health Organization, Ondo State Office.
Role: Monitoring the progress of vaccination in the LGA, ensuring vaccines are in usable forms during vaccination, data collection and report collation
2006-2007: Trainee Embryologist, The Bridge Clinic, Lagos
Role: ***** Assessment, preparation and freezing; Egg collection and stripping and; Embryo transfer.
2003-2004: Biology Teacher, St. Cyprian’s Special Science School, Nsukka, Enugu State (NYSC)
2001: Vaccinator, National Programme on Immunization (NPI)
Role: Delivering oral polio vaccine to children between 0-59 months.
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
In my previous role as a research assistant, I gained so much experience the enables me to work independently. However, I still function effectively as part of my research team where I contribute actively in areas where my research overlaps with other group members. I interact and communicate well with my boss, company representatives, students and other members of the group. I am involved in students’ supervision in the lab, presentation of research progress on a weekly basis, ordering of lab consumables online and other administrative roles as may be assigned by my boss.
In essence, I demonstrate the following skills on a daily basis:
• Excellent communication skills, problem solving skills, team work, administrative and leaderships skills