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Strengths:

- Executive with strong scientific background and business acumen
- Well-established realizations in discovery and development of new antiviral drugs and management of research teams
- Results-oriented professional
- Academic and industrial experience
- Will go the extra mile to do what it takes to succeed
- Interested in joining early-stage startups/biopharmaceuticals, in new approaches to control or prevent viral diseases
- Drive, flexibility and ‘can do’ attitude
- Strategic leadership
- Excellent communication and motivation skills


Expertise:

- Leadership and Management of research teams
- Management of Research projects
- Antiviral drugs research & development
- Virology, Oncology
- Scientific advisory boards
- Critical analysis & evaluation of research projects in biotech/pharmaceutical industry
- Deep understanding of critical issues in drug discovery and development
- Ability to work independently, to act decisively and make decisions based on sound judgment
- Scientific writing/editing
- Can communicate efficiently complex information to scientific and non-scientific audiences

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Co-Founder & Senior Scientific Consultant

    Laval, QC, Canada
    Since October 2004
    Clinical research

    Main Responsibilities:
    -    Competitive business & scientific intelligence, along with consultation and R&D expertise;
    -    Collecting non-confidential information from various public sources on antiviral compounds and vaccines in the form of a database, to better advise scientists and decision-makers worldwide;
    -    Evaluation of research and development projects for investors and Venture Capitalists;
    -    Advisor for research projects at the academic or pharmaceutical/biotech level

    Achievements:
    •    Founded Antiviral InteliStrat Inc., a company offering access to a proprietary comprehensive database with preclinical and clinical information on antiviral drugs and vaccines at any stage of development (research/discovery stage to commercialization & Phase IV)
    •    Designed and developed the company’s website (www.antiviralintelistrat.com) with flexible subscription options to provide online access to the database to customers with different needs worldwide
    •    Designed tools to make the company’s database highly flexible and user-friendly, adaptable to new developments and easy to update on a regular basis
    •    Collected public information available on over 2800 antiviral drugs and vaccines in order to better advise major players in the virology area worldwide
    •    Performed a comprehensive review of Ambrilia Biopharma Inc.'s research projects as invited member of its Scientific Advisory Board
    •    Invited speaker at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Canada): « Discovery of new anti-HIV compounds : the Pharmacor Inc.’s journey»
    •    Prepared various scientific and clinical documents and conducted searches for post-operative complications for the Radiation Oncology Dept. of the Jewish General Hospital (Montreal, Canada)
    •    Provided guidance and prepared grant applications for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and other granting agencies for the Jewish General Hospital (Montreal, Canada)
    •    Acted as consultant to revise and improve the content of the online course for Clinical Research Professionals provided by the Clinical Research Training Center (Montreal, Canada)
    •    Acted as Special Advisor to provide operational support to CQDM's grants program
    •    Invited as active Member, Editorial Board of Journal of Human Virology & Retrovirology, MedCrave Publishing Group, to review virology manuscripts

Past Experience

  • Senior Clinical Laboratory Manager Rixensart and Wavre, Belgium

    May 2013 --- November 2013
    Analysis

  • Director, Research & Development, Virology Montréal, QC, Canada

    April 2003 --- September 2004
    Discovery

  • Vice-President R&D Laval, QC, Canada

    September 1998 --- April 2003
    Cell Culture

  • Research Scientist & Laboratory Co-Director Laval, QC, Canada

    September 1990 --- September 1998
    Cell Culture

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityEfficiencyProblem solvingCreative thinkingKindnessInterest in knowledgeOrganizationSelf-disciplineStrategic thinkingDependabilityAttention to detailAnalytical thinkingCollaboration

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
You can add new skills here and then just press enterUnderstand levels of research evidenceTransfectionScientific WritingResearchProject ManagementPre-clinical researchPowerPointPhases of clinical development (phase I to IV)Pharmaceutical IndustryUnderstand how results translate to practiceUnderstanding of regulatory guidelinesCancerBiomarkersBiotechnologyBiologyBiochemistryWestern BlottingVirologyVaccinesFlow CytometryPCROutlookICH GCP guidelinesGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)GeneticsFluorescent microscopyFlow CytometryDrug DiscoveryDNA sequencingCross-functional team leadershipCell CultureImmunofluorescenceImmunologyoncologymolecular biologyMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft ExcelMicroscopyLife SciencesKnowledge of the drug development processInformed Consent ProcessIn Vitro R&DEarly development stageData ManagementDrug development processInterpret clinical trial resultsLaboratory study designScientific methodologyTechnical reportsSDS-PAGEPrinciples and ethics of clinical researchMolecular CloningLaboratory

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skillsExecute scientific projectsInteractive presentation skillsManuscript reviewOral presentationObtain grantsPublish scientific projectsRead medical literatureResearch at universitiesdrafting and planning research strategies together with the CSODirect co-workers to achieve result Analyze data execute and publish scientific projects (in biology) Guide students Interact with physicians organize Write papersComplete case report form (CRF)Conduct research at universitiesData entryWritten presentation Interpret data Report dataAttend seminarsbudgeting of R&D activitiesConduct literature searchesData analysisCreates a collaborative team environmentDesign scientific projects (in biology)Design database Direct co-workersInteract with pre-clinical scientistsInterpret dataInteract with physicianslifescienceManage laboratory proceduresmanaging a small teamManuscript preparation and reviewPresent data at congress

Education

  • Post-doctorate in Cellular Oncology from Clinical Research Institute of Montreal in 1990
  • Doctor of Sciences (PhD) in Virology from Armand-Frappier Institute, University of Quebec in 1987
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Virology from Armand-Frappier Institute, University of Quebec in 1981
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biology (Microbiology) from University of Montreal in 1977

Training and Certification

  • Advanced training on MS Outlook software in 2004 Training
  • Management of senior scientists in charge of research teams in 2004 Training
  • Working as a team & leader profiling in 2002 Training
  • Advanced training on MS Project software in 1999 Training
  • Internship at Institut Pasteur, Paris, France: Molecular biology techniques applied to virology in 1982 Training
  • Clinical Research Training Centre (cGCP and regulatory aspects of clinical research, certification in progress) in 2014 Certification

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    40 Hours per week
  • International:
    Yes

Publications

    Expert has 5 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Laval, QC, Canada

Others

Driving License
  • Yes

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