Building a résumé that gets an employer’s attention is serious business. Most employers need to be convinced that the candidate can be flexible and is an effective communicator. I have reviewed many résumés over the years, and this one is likely the most unusual.
Dr. Michelle Noonan earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and was a postdoctoral fellow at CalTech. She oversees a website devoted to health awareness. The details of her CV is unusual, to say the least; without a doubt, Dr. Noonan represents someone with a flexible background and the ability to communicate well.
*Science Comedy Writer, Jamie Kennedy’s HAHAJK website, www.hahajk.com (2011)
*Stand-up Comedian, Comedy Store (LA), Ha Ha Café (LA) (2010)
*Cast, “Baggage,” TV series in game show dating genre where 3 potential daters reveal small, medium and large “baggage” and one wins the date. One of my dating “baggage” was that I own and operate a guillotine for science (2010)
*”Earning a Ph.D. in Sexy: A Guide for Girls with Brains but No Game,” in progress, estimated completion May 30th, 2011.
Teleprompter, immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging, tissue sectioning, western blotting, hippocampal neuron culture, ELISA, PCR, genotyping, design-based stereology, intracardial perfusion, jugular vein catheter surgery, drug self-administration and reinstatement models, conditioned place preference model, fear conditioning, locomotor sensitization model, mouse and rat handling and injections, and olfaction testing.