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Summary

Biopharmaceutical research scientist with keen interest in preclinical in vitro and in vivo drug development, assay development and translational research.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Associate Scientist Pharmacology
    Since June 2016
    Project support of preclinical and clinical development of candidate Nanobody-based therapeutics in the Pharmacodynamics & Translational Medicine team. Assay development & validation (ligand binding or cell based) In-vitro pharmacology (potency, affinity, mode-of-action, species cross reactivity, ...) Biomarkers & translational medicine Preclinical in-vivo / ex-vivo study design and monitoring (efficacy / PKPD / safety)

  • Associate Scientist Pharmacology Ghent, Belgium
    Since May 2016

    Preclinical and clinical development of Nanobodies.

    Project support, responsible for various work packages. Supervision of laboratory technicians.

    Focus area's:

    • In-vitro Pharmacology (Mode-of-action, Affinity, Potency, Species Cross Reactivity, Enzyme kinetics, ...)
    • Translational Medicine
    • Rational development and validation of bioassays
      • various types: biomarker, PK, immunogenicity, potency
      • various platforms: ELISA, MSD, cell-based, FRET, Gyrolab, flow cytometry
      • design of experiment

Past Experience

  • Senior Research Associate Pharmacology
    July 2014 --- June 2016

  • Research Associate Pharmacology
    November 2010 --- June 2014

Personality

Self Assessment :
SociabilityAnalytical thinkingCritical thinkingCommunicativeCollaborationResult OrientedInterest in knowledgeProactivityWillingness to compromiseCharm

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
BiotechnologypharmacologyDrug DevelopmentBiomarkersAssay developmentmolecular biologyCell CultureCell biologyPharmacodynamicsTranslational MedicineFlow CytometryValidationELISAImmunologyLifesciencesBiochemistryAntibodiesImmunohistochemistryClinical DevelopmentCell Based Assaysin vitro pharmacologyEnzyme KineticsLife SciencesIn VitroBiopharmaceuticals

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Guide students Report data Search literature on clinical trials Use content management systems Write protocolsCoachCollaborate with project teamCommunicationWrite final reportsWrite documentsTrain StaffSupervise techniciansSupervise analysts and researchersBiomarker ResearchCell cultureDesign scientific experimentsDesign studiesInteract with CROsOptimize assay performanceOrganise meetingsPrepare regulatory documents

Education

  • Master in Science in Biochemistry & Biotechnology from Universiteit Gent in 2010
  • Science-Maths in from Sint-Vincentiusinstituut in 2005

Training and Certification

  • First Aid Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Full Proficiency
French
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Assay Development Manager Associate Scientist Assistant Biomedical Scientist Junior Scientist Molecular Biologist Preclinical Project Manager Preclinical Research Manager Preclinical Scientist Project Assistant Project Leader Project Manager R&D Scientist Research associate researcher Scientific Associate Scientific Researcher Scientist Pharmacology Scientist senior research associate Senior Scientist
  • Positions I am NOT interested in:
    Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Ghent, Flanders, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes