Marine Biologist

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Desired position type: Any
Location: Glasgow Scotland, United Kingdom

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Summary

Recent Biology graduate specialised in Marine System Science, with broad interests in near shore ecology, conservation and issues of climate change. With experience in the field of research. Major goal: to develop my knowledge, acquire new skills and professional experience and further my career in the field of marine environmental science and biology. Willing to travel and relocate.

Education

MSc in Marine System Science – University of Glasgow (2012), Merit
Dissertation Title: “Temperature preference in the marine species Pomatoschistus minutus and Pholis gunnellus” Supervisor: Dr. Shaun Killen
Selected Courses: Nearshore Ecology, Marine & Freshwater Sampling Techniques, Principles of GIS, Marine Mammal Biology, Research Key Skills, Environmental Statistics, Impacts of Climate Change, Coastal Processes & Management, Phyloinfromatics, Water Pollution
Skills acquired: Knowledge of biological, ecological and physical properties of the marine, estuarine and coastal environment. Practical skills of aquatic sampling on coasts and on research vessels, laboratory analysis of samples, marine mammal and bird surveying, biotope mapping, scientific writing, research skills and statistical analysis of data, handling of live fish in the lab.

BSc in Biology – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2011)
Dissertation Title: “The use of multimedia in the educational process”
Supervisor: Prof. L. H. Margaritis
Major Courses: Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Zoology, Marine Biology, Animal & Human Physiology, Ecology, Plant Biology, Taxonomy & Evolution, Limnology, Paleontology, Anthropology, Teaching methods, etc.
Skills acquired: Scientific knowledge in major fields of Biology. Practical skills of laboratory analysis of samples: use of microscopes, chemical & molecular analysis, cellular analysis, taxonomy of organisms, field sampling, practical examination of populations and ecosystems.

High School DIPLOMA, Distinction
Neshaminy High School – 2001 Old Lincoln Highway – Langhorne, PA 19047, U.S.A.

Experience

Research Assistant – Trainee at Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute (2012)
Supervisor: Dr. Alexandros Frantzis
– Examination of the stomach contents from Mediterranean sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)
– Cephalopod species identification from upper and lower beaks found in the stomach content
– Assistance in general duties of the Institute (eg. sorting stranding samples)

Tutor – Freelance Tutor – Student homes in Attica, Greece
– Teaching Biology at Secondary school students at home
– Organized lectures and notes that would fit each student’s needs
– High demands for High School students in their final exam preparation
– Developed teaching and communication skills with young students

Research Assistant at National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Dpt. of Biology – School of Animal & Human Physiology
Supervisor: Prof. E.D. Valakos
– Research study on lizards (Podarcis sp.); studying the behavioural impact of predation and the performance of antipredatory mechanisms and observing the movement of the tail
– Collected, handled data and performed statistical analysis using Minitab
– Poster presentation of experimental results at an annual biology congress

Intern at General Hospital of Attica (KAT) – Dpt. of Blood Donation
– Practiced laboratory techniques of blood testing before a transfusion
– Acquainted with lab techniques such as PCR and automated techniques for HIV, Hepatitis and Syphilis testing, techniques for ABO and Rh determination and blood antibody compatibility testing
– Experience in a hospital environment and practical experience with in biological samples

Skills

  • Sailing licence, digital photography, ECDL Certified: Windows, Microsoft Office™ tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Frontpage), internet services and security, statistical software Minitab, statistical programming in R, Perl programming, familiar with GIS software – ESRI ArcGIS and ERmapper, Use of graphic design applications (Adobe Lightroom™, PhotoShop™), Experience of managing a website and with social media platforms.

Specialties

    -Leadership, confident, Enthusiastic, flexible, organised, Prioritising and Action planning, Project Management, Report Writing, Responsible, Teamwork

Groups & Associations

    AEGEE, Hellenic Offshore Racing Club

Spoken Languages

    English (Proficient), French (Intermediate), Greek native