Professional Skills + Qualities
  • Public speaking: 15 scientific + 4 non-scientific oral presentations in 9 countries.

  • Leadership: 4 teams of up to 20 people, garnering a national, a regional + 4 collegiate awards for impact + effort.

  • Negotiation: terms of 3 sponsorship contracts.

  • Adaptability: visited + presented at 13 research institutions in every continent; studied at 3 universities in London + participated in 4 technical workshops in 4 countries.

  • Eye for detail: expertise in string algorithms + data structures.

  • Thriving under pressure + time management: 4 leadership roles, over 18 volunteering roles + 4 research projects during PhD.

  • Independent learner: self-taught C++ from YouTube + StackOverflow.

  • Raising capital: 12 research grant proposals totalling over £51,700 + 3 business proposals procuring over £5000.

  • Collaboration: with researchers in Italy + Australia; closely with students in home research group + with team members for volunteering activities.

  • Written communication: 8 scientific papers; articles for personal blog + The Biochemist.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit: co-founder of only society in UK for bioinformatics students + founder of longest-running student conference series on mathematics in bioinformatics.

  • Project management: participation in bioinformatics software development pipelines.

  • Mentoring + outreach: 2 formal mentees; a school visit; a mock interview + a CV clinic.

  • Fast learner: PhD in computer science following BSc in biology.

  • Event organisation: chair of 4 scientific conferences + 2 scientific panels; organising team member of 4 scientific conferences + 3 charity events.

  • Building relationships: globally with representatives of consultancies; senior researchers; university staff; students + C-suite of SMEs.

  • Budget management: 4 conferences + over 10 research visits.

  • Analytical mind: design computational algorithms to answer biological questions.

  • Conflict resolution.

  • Professionalism.

  • Empathy.

  • Patience

  • Diplomacy.

  • Democracy.

Technical + Scientific Skills
  • Expertise in intersection of theoretical computer science, computational molecular biology + computational linguistics: string algorithms + data structures; graph theory; automata theory; computational complexity theory + combinatorics on words.

  • Experience in development of bioinformatics tools: design, implementation + testing of sequence analysis algorithms.

  • Use of bioinformatics software: pipeline development; biological data analysis.

  • Languages (intermediate): C++, Python

  • Typesetting (advanced): LaTeX

  • Comfortable with: Linux, MS Windows, macOS, R, HTML, CSS, Git

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