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Driven bio-pharmaceutical sciences graduate with high flexibility and dedication to realizing objectives of the project/company, with an outcome-based approach. Proficient independent worker and engaging team player with international experience in NGOs and excellent communication skills in a multinational setting. Passionate and motivated person looking to gain experience in an international environment and seeking new opportunities to bring innovative work in the pharmaceutical industry and the arena of global health. My willingness to dig into details while being able to think in the big picture and make observations enables me to work steadily and meet deadlines. Lastly, I am able to grasp new concepts quickly and efficiently.


Past Experience

  • Marketing intern The Hague, Netherlands
    March 2016 --- August 2016

    • Event marketing and content marketing for three major FIP world congresses
    • Business development, implementation, integration of new services in the FIP portfolio
    • Skills: Microsoft (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook), Social media, Salesforce, Sharepoint

  • Research intern Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    February 2015 --- August 2015

    • Cultured and maintained induced pluripotent stem cell derived podocytes
    • Investigated the contribution of the calcium sensing receptor in Alport Syndrome
    • Techniques: cell culture, calcium imaging, epifluorescence microscopy, statistical analysis

  • Teaching Assistant Leiden, Netherlands
    November 2014 --- February 2015

    • Supervised 2nd year Bachelor students in practical work for the course Biochemistry regarding growth factor signalling in breast cancer cells

  • Research Intern Leiden, Netherlands
    September 2013 --- August 2014

    • Established osteosarcoma cell lines in a zebrafish model
    • Investigated the role of macrophage-activating agent L-MTP-PE and VEGFR-inhibitor Sunitinib in an osteosarcoma zebrafish model
    • Techniques: cell culture, zebrafish embryo handling, pharmacological treatment, confocal and fluorescence microscopy, qPCR, statistical analysis

  • Research Intern Leiden, Netherlands
    May 2013 --- August 2013

    • Investigated the role of RGD-binding integrins in 3D cell invasion
    • Techniques: cell culture, qPCR, FACS analysis, polyacrylamide assay, western blotting, 3D collagen assay, statistical analysis


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingApproachabilityAttention to detailCommunicativeCuriosityDependabilityCritical thinkingCreative thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeKindnessOptimismResponsibilityResult OrientedSociabilityWillingness to compromiseTrust


LinkedIn Assessment :
PharmacyDrug DiscoveryCell biologyPharmaceutical IndustryPhotoshopMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft WordqPCRWestern BlottingCell CultureMicroscopyStem cell researchCalcium ImagingTeamwork

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Use a confocal microscopy Write papersAdjust processes and methodsAnalyze data/information to determine potential relationships.Answer, transfer and handle incoming calls as needed.Assist with experimentsAttend at steering committee meetingsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyCell cultureCollect dataCommunicate effectively on different company levelsConduct research at universitiesCoordinate projectsDesign marketing advertismentsDesign scientific experimentsFollow up projectsGuide studentsIdentify market opportunitiesInterpret research resultsLiaise with research teamWrite final reportsUse fluorescence microscopyUse laboratory techniquesUnderstand protocolsStatistical analysisSolve problemsR&D


  • Master of Science (MSc) in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences from Leiden University in 2016
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Science Based Business from Leiden University in 2016
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences from Leiden University in 2013
  • Secondary Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences from Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege Westmalle in 2009

Training and Certification

  • Health Physics expert level 5B Certification
  • Introduction to teaching for PhD students and teaching assistants Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Associate Scientist Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA) Junior Laboratory Technician Lab Technician (Toxicology) Laboratory Assistant Lab Scientist Lab Analyst Junior Scientist Medical Advisor Preclinical Scientist Clinical Laboratory Technician Clinical Research Coordinator Clinical Trial Coordinator (CTC)
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium Brussels, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:

Area / Region

Antwerp, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes