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Shaun Patterson

Academic Proofreader - Experience in Life Sciences

Works remotely from Glasgow

  • 55.860766
  • -4.268234
  • Suggested rate £214 / day
  • Experience 0-2 years
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Location and workplace preferences

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Remote only
Primarily works remotely


Business sector
  • Medical
  • Research
  • Biotech


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  • English

    Native or bilingual


Skills (4)

Shaun in a few words

I am a post-doctoral researcher in the field of cancer sciences looking to undertake some additional freelancing projects. I am educated to PhD level and have experience in writing, editing and proofreading a range of academic styles. This includes journal articles, grant funding applications presentations and poster materials. I also have experience in light bioinformatics data analyses and data science, and so I can offer support with some projects of this nature.

I am looking to work on proofreading and copyediting projects across diverse areas of life sciences. I take a close eye to detail in any writing projects and aim to deliver these within short timeframes. I can also offer more thorough editing to content and writing style for scientific projects, based on clients' needs. A couple of examples of published journal articles, for which I am a first author, are given below.

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University of Glasgow


Post-doctoral Research Assistant

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

January 2022 - Today (1 year and 1 month)

I work in the Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre as a Post-doctoral Research Assistant, in the fields of myeloid leukaemias. My roles and responsibilities include:
- Conducting extensive in vitro laboratory work
- Data analysis, data science and bioinformatics (including analysis of sequencing data)
- Writing research articles for publication
- Teaching students practical skills and reviewing their ongoing work, including writing projects
- Designing and presenting posters and live presentations at both local and international meetings

Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre

Laboratory Assistant

Glasgow, UK

September 2018 - September 2018

I continued prior MSc project work and assumed new laboratory responsibilities in the interim period leading up to PhD study in this laboratory.

Clear Links Support Ltd.

Student Support Worker: Notetaker/Exam Support

Glasgow, UK

September 2017 - May 2018 (8 months)

- I provided lecture and seminar notes to university students with additional support needs.
- The work required me to be adaptive to the needs of individuals and organised around a busy schedule.
- Subjects were in undergraduate and postgraduate level science fields, including chemistry, physics, maths, biomedical sciences.
- I also supported students with reading and writing during university examinations, demanding a higher level of responsibility and discipline.

Multiple Venues (see below)


Bar/Restaurant Staff

Glasgow, UK

May 2015 - August 2017 (2 years and 3 months)

I held four similar positions in bar and restaurant teams, providing bar and table service. The roles required an ability to multitask in a pressured environment, communicate effectively amongst the team and establish rapport with members of the public. I worked in four venues in Glasgow.

Glasgow Biomedical Research Centre: Evans Group


Student - Research Attachment

July 2015 - August 2015 (1 month)

Through motivation to develop new skills I sought and gained a summer placement in the Evans laboratory. Here I contributed to a project investigating the virulence of S. Pneumoniae following capsular modifications. This provided a practical grounding in laboratory skills including:
- Bacterial cell culture
- Human epithelial cell culture
- DNA isolation
- PCR and gel electrophoresis

GlaxoSmithKline Pharma GmbH

Industrial Placement Student

Stevenage, UK

October 2014 - March 2015 (5 months)

I worked within the Allergic Inflammation team on a laboratory-based project to characterise novel cytokine signalling in asthma and its viability as a therapeutic target. This role included:
- Training with senior scientists on data analysis and experimental design
- Developing presentation confidence at departmental meetings
- Gaining an enhanced understanding of pharmaceutical drug development through in-house seminars Laboratory training included:
- A grounding in primary human cell culture
- Concentration-response assays using novel and established inhibitors
- Multiplexed analyte detection
- Regulated laboratory practices