Oscar R. Rodriguez
A Lancaster Road Email: Nationality: Spanish
London, EN BS Mobile:
Jun Sep BSc. in Biological Sciences
University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.
The first three years were courses in General Biology, followed by two specialized courses, majoring
• Managing the time to deal with several lectures and/or practicals a day.
• Gave several written and oral presentations.
• Wrote several summaries detailing recent literature in several Biological fields.
Feb Present: Research Technician School of Biological Sciences,
Royal Holloway University of London.
Working in two research projects of the Pollinators Initiative to investigate the effect of parasites and
chemical pesticides in the population of pollinators, focusing on honeybees and different species of
British bumblebees. Developing the full process: from breeding the colonies to carrying out
experiments, coordinating with two PI, two postdoctoral researchers and students.
Mar Nov : Research Technician School of Biological and Chemical Sciences,
Queen Mary University of London.
The job consists in managing Prof. L. Chittka’s laboratory as well as conducting experiments for
research projects in this laboratory, mainly about behaviour and ecology of several populations of
bumblebee Bombus terrestris.
• Assisting in editing a special issue of a scientific journal
• Duties included editing articles using the correct format and layout for the journal
• Often used language skills when editing abstracts.
• Managing the laboratory own website: doing the design, implementing it with Dreamweaver
and updating it.
• Managing the information from the people in the laboratory.
Drive and motivation:
• Collect samples from the wild.
• Breeding bees in the laboratory requiring attention all year round.
• Devised a new model for feeding bees in a time efficient way requiring little time input from the
• doing the ordering of the materials for the laboratory, following the university protocols and
considering cost effectiveness with regards of grants.
Working with others:
• Collaborating with professor, postdocs and PhD students, ensuring the good running of the
• Guiding colleagues with beehandling.
• Helping with data collection and ascertain its relevance.