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Gary Markey

 
Full Name: Gary Markey
Position Sought: Laboratory technician / Trainee embryologist
Primary Language: English
Address: Dublin
Dublin 7
Ireland
D7
Telephone: +353852828643
E-mail: Contact Gary
 Profile and objectives
I am currently in my final year of my BSc(Hons) studying Biological and Biomedical sciences. I have a keen passion in all aspects of life science with proven translational clinical research skills in molecular biology. I wish to broaden my skill set and forge a career as a trainee clinical embryologist. Email:
  Main resume

Education

2015 – to date               Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co.Kildare.

                                    B.Sc. (Honours) Biomedical Science

                                    Expected Result: Honours 2.1

Thesis title: Hypoxic mechanisms regulating epithelial regeneration in allergic oesophagitis

Laboratory Skills & Instrumentation 

  • General: Clinical sample handling, Aseptic technique, cell culture, Centrifugation safety training, Data analysis, Literature researching, Presentation skills, Report writing, Documentation and Quality Management Systems.

Laboratory Experience

  • Organic and Inorganic Chemistry,
  • Biomedical research lab (Institute of Immunology, Human health institute, Maynooth University),
  • Biopsy handling, Immunohistochemistry, FISH,
  • Animal specimen dissection and tissue/organ harvesting and preparation
  • Cell / tissue culture,
  • Tissue staining,
  • Microtome applications,   
  • RT PCR,
  • Data extrapolation & analysis,

Instrumentation and Analytical Experience

  • Volumetric Titrations
  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AA)
  • Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Ultraviolet and Visible Absorption Spectroscopy (UV-Vis)
  • Mass Spectrometry & Proteomic analysis
  • HPLC/MS/MS.
  • Western Blotting
  • Microbiological and Immunological analysis
  • Immunohistochemistry.
  • Toxicological analysis
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Thin layer Chromatography (TLC), Gas Chromatography (GC),

       High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).

Computer

  • Computer Applications - extensive experience with spreadsheet and graphical analysis packages, Microsoft Office suite (WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT),
  • Web - Good understanding of Web, Website design using Microsoft Publisher, Journal Databases.

Instructional

      • Private tutor to students in Leaving Cert Biology
      • Lab Demonstrations to students during Maynooth University Laboratory open nights
      • Open days (November 2017- Present)

Vacation Employment

  • June – September 2018    Researcher (SPUR Scholarship) – Allergy Inflammation & Remodelling Laboratory, Maynooth University. Optimisation of microRNA detection by in situ hybridisation in Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE)
  • Ensure EoE clinical biopsy samples were suitable for analysis.
  • Poster presentation of our research findings at a research symposium at Maynooth University.
  • In situ hybridisation with immunofluorescence on patient tissue samples.
  • Statistical analysis and extrapolation of data.
  • Histopathological analysis and comparison of diseased tissue vs healthy.
  • Microscopic image acquisition and quantitative analysis.
  • Mammalian tissue culture   
  • September to May 2017: Maynooth Student’s Union (MSU)

                                       Operations team (Office)

  • Responsible for collecting and sending post
  • Provide efficient service to students with any enquiries
  • Ensure the meeting rooms are kept in good condition
  • Issue students with student Leap cards
  • Support staff members with paperwork and other clerical duties
  • Comfortable working in busy environment and to tight deadlines
  • June 2017 to August 2017: Cineworld Cinema, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

                                            Team Member

  • Customer service & stock rotation
  • Manual handling
  • Cash handling
  • Monitored the fire exits every morning and evening

 

Interests and Achievements

University:  Member – Biology Society, Maynooth University

  • Volunteered as a lab demonstrator to school students during the Biology departmental open day.
  • Volunteered as representative for the Biology Department giving school students insight on the variety of biological / biomedical research undertaken at Maynooth University.

Scholarship: Maynooth Summer Research Scholarship (SPUR):

  • Awarded a competitive 1500 SPUR scholarship to undertake Biomedical research into   Eosinophilic Esophagitis under mentorship of Dr Joanne Masterson.
  • Experience in translational clinical research setting by working in one of the
  • Institute of Immunology’s labs at Maynooth University
 History
Career History:

Vacation Employment

  • June – September 2018    Researcher (SPUR Scholarship) – Allergy Inflammation & Remodelling Laboratory, Maynooth University. Optimisation of microRNA detection by in situ hybridisation in Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE)
  • Ensure EoE clinical biopsy samples were suitable for analysis.
  • Poster presentation of our research findings at a research symposium at Maynooth University.
  • In situ hybridisation with immunofluorescence on patient tissue samples.
  • Statistical analysis and extrapolation of data.
  • Histopathological analysis and comparison of diseased tissue vs healthy.
  • Microscopic image acquisition and quantitative analysis.
  • Mammalian tissue culture   

September to May 2017: Maynooth Student’s Union (MSU)

                                       Operations team (Office)

  • Responsible for collecting and sending post
  • Provide efficient service to students with any enquiries
  • Ensure the meeting rooms are kept in good condition
  • Issue students with student Leap cards
  • Support staff members with paperwork and other clerical duties
  • Comfortable working in busy environment and to tight deadlines

 

June 2017 to August 2017: Cineworld Cinema, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

                                            Team Member

  • Customer service & stock rotation
  • Manual handling
  • Cash handling
  • Monitored the fire exits every morning and evening

 

 

Experience:

Scholarship: Maynooth Summer Research Scholarship (SPUR):

  • Awarded a competitive 1500 SPUR scholarship to undertake Biomedical research into   Eosinophilic Esophagitis under mentorship of Dr Joanne Masterson.
  • Experience in translational clinical research setting by working in one of the Institute of Immunology’s labs at Maynooth University

 

  • June – September 2018    Researcher (SPUR Scholarship) – Allergy Inflammation & Remodelling Laboratory, Maynooth University. Optimisation of microRNA detection by in situ hybridisation in Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE)
  • Ensure EoE clinical biopsy samples were suitable for analysis.
  • Poster presentation of our research findings at a research symposium at Maynooth University.
  • In situ hybridisation with immunofluorescence on patient tissue samples.
  • Statistical analysis and extrapolation of data.
  • Histopathological analysis and comparison of diseased tissue vs healthy.
  • Microscopic image acquisition and quantitative analysis.
  • Mammalian tissue culture   
Education:

Education

2015 – to date               Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co.Kildare.

                                    B.Sc. (Honours) Biomedical Science

                                    Expected Result: Honours 2.1

Thesis title: Hypoxic mechanisms regulating epithelial regeneration in allergic oesophagitis

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Presentations:

I have presented my research at resarch symposiums as well as oral presentations as part of my unegraduate degree and as part of my schoarship. A sample of my research poster may be viwed on my LinkedIn account https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-markey-856880127/  



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