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Geneticist CV Template + Tips and Download

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 2 Apr 2021

Tip: Use the Geneticist CV Template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

Aaron Smith

67 Tulip Road
L15 6UJ
Mob: 079 8322 4562       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile statement

I am a committed, determined and self-motivated Geneticist with experience of studying genes, diagnosing genetic diseases and assisting with the development of new drugs. My core skills include experimental design, field work, statistical data analysis and a wide array of laboratory techniques. I have an analytical and investigative approach to my work which has enabled me to achieve a 1st class honours degree in this field. I have demonstrated an ability to manage a laboratory project and communicate with a wide variety of scientific colleagues through my previous work experience. I have the capability to work efficiently as part of a team but can also work individually and on my own initiative. I consistently strive to work to the best of my ability and deliver professional standards at all times and in all circumstances.


  • 1st class Honours degree in Genetics from the University of Liverpool
  • Diagnosed novel gene mutations that resulted in three separate genetic disorders
  • Achieved three A-Levels at grade AAB


2009 – 2012BSc (Hons) GeneticsUniversity of LiverpoolGrade achieved: 1:1

Relevant Modules:

  • Human and Clinical Genetics or the Molecular Biology of Cancer
  • Gene Expression and Development
  • Laboratory and Professional Skills for Bioscientists
  • Protein structure and function
  • Immunology & Infection

2007 – 2009
Results: Biology: A Maths: B Chemistry: A
A LevelsSummerfield College
2003 – 2010
Results: 11 GCSEs at Grades A*-C.
GCSEsThe Blue Coat School

Work experience

Sept 2013 – CurrentGeneticist         Green Health NHS Trust

Main duties performed:

  • Assisting with the diagnostics of genetic disorders, including Cystic Fibrosis, Tay-Sachs, Jackson-Weiss Syndrome and Huntington’s disease
  • Assisting with the development of new drugs and therapies
  • Performing DNA extraction (from mouth swabs, blood and semen samples)
  • Performing data analysis; coding, data extraction, storing, preparation of charts and data analysis using linear models in R
  • Supervising the day-to-day running of laboratory procedures
  • Managing a small team and training junior staff a range of laboratory techniques
  • Training new members of staff in laboratory protocols
  • Regularly liaising with colleagues, collaborators, clinicians, lab technicians and other professionals
  • Currently working on mutations in FGFR3 genes causing achondroplasia
  • Reading and analysing scientific literature
  • Attending scientific events, conferences and seminars
  • Performing general laboratory duties include record keeping, equipment monitoring, stock control, and issuing clinical reports upon request

Jul 2012 – June 2013Research Technician         University of Liverpool

Main duties performed:

  • Assisting the senior lab scientists with their investigations
  • Using PCR to multiply DNA for testing
  • Using SSCP to detect mutations
  • Supervising work of junior staff members and students
  • Performing general admin duties for the department


  • NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP) certified


  • Excellent verbal communication skills gained from delivery of presentations, seminars and tutorials as a part of my course, and excellent writing skills which have developed to a high standard through the rigours of university assignments and research projects in full-time employment.
  • Experienced in carrying out molecular laboratory work, including DNA extraction, cell membrane extraction, PCR, microsatellite genotyping, direct sequencing (ABI), SDS- PAGE, Western blotting, and cell and viral culture.
  • Expertise in long and short term cultures for karyotyping (prenatal, aborted and postnatal tissue samples), and SNP genotyping.


Mr Dylan Jones
Senior Geneticist, Green Health NHS Trust
Address: 12 Milk Rd, Essex, EI48 1YT
Tel: 0743 4251 9999
Email: [email protected]
Mrs Donna King
Researcher, University of Liverpool
Address: 5 North Road, Liverpool, L10 3IE
Tel: 0750 4562 5621
Email: [email protected]

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  • Knowledgeable: A Geneticist should be someone who is well-grounded in all aspects of their job and have an outstanding and up-to-date knowledge of science and genetics. Your CV should clearly reflect that you are an expert in your field and the most effective way to achieve this is to mention all the studies or experiments that have contributed towards. These contributions could have been in diagnosing genetic diseases, the studying of genes, or in the development of new drugs. You should also capitalise on any major breakthroughs or achievements by mentioning it in the “Achievements” section of your CV.

Good Luck!

Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).


    £25.000 – £45.000
    Degree and Work Experience
    37+ hours per week


  • Scientific Method
    Possessing strong knowledge of science and the scientific methods
  • Investigation
    Researching specific genes, diseases, genetic disorders and metabolic conditions
  • Diagnostics
    Diagnosing diseases and offering appropriate medication or therapy
  • Caring
    Ability to care for and empathise with patients’ needs
  • Organisational Skills
    Excellent organisation skills to balance a heavy workload
  • Computing Skills
    Having good knowledge of computers, Microsoft Office and scientific computer programs

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