As a biomedical engineer, I appreciate the combination of technical involvement and project management tasks. It is my challenge to coordinate the project’s schedule, the budget and gather the required devices for the study. Meanwhile, planning the study in such way that it guarantees reliable data, in line with quality and regulatory requirements, excites my scientific side. Driven, solution oriented and eager to learn are three qualities that best describe me. I am a positive person, very communicative and open-minded. Besides the serious side of my professional tasks, I enjoy organizing social events for my colleagues. In my spare hours, I teach first aid and CPR. This gives me the opportunity to combine my teaching skills with my interest for medical sciences.
Since January 2015
As a biomedical engineer, my main responsibility was the setup and management of biocompatibility and biostability studies for a new-generation thin film deep brain stimulation lead. I was the link between the scientist and the testing laboratory on one side, and the development team working on the devices on the other side.
Jr. Project Manager
July 2014 --- December 2014
In my position of junio project manager, my initial responsibilities were assisting a senior program manager in gathering and managing documentation, supporting budget overviews and tracking schedule and activities, as well as organizing and reporting on internal meetings. I started managing and coordinating the pre-clinical animal studies for a medical device, including action tracking, managing schedules and budget, organizing and reporting on meetings about technology and meetings with suppliers.
Technology Intelligence Analyst
January 2012 --- December 2013
Management of IP portfolio, managing internal and external IP communication. Developping IP intelligence and strategy within the company. Monitoring scientific and technological prior art and developments. Prepare intelligence-related reports and presentations to disseminate knowledge within the company. Editor of the company's bi-weekly newsletter.
November 2010 --- March 2011
I investigated the analysis of urine glycans on a nano-LC QTOF mass spectrometer. This may lead to improved diagnosis of disorders characterized by tetrasaccharide excretion in urine.
January 2006 --- March 2011
I developed a diagnostic tool, using mass spectrometry, for the elucidation of glycosylation disorders, by means of setup and optimalization of MALDI/MS, LC-QTOF and UPLC instrumentation. The diagnosis was focused on new biomarkers in blood and urine, and clinical presentation of the patient. This lead to 12 publications, 6 of which as first author and the PhD thesis "Biochemical and clinical investigations in the diagnosis of congenital disorders of glycosylation". During my PhD course, I trained and chaperoned 7 undergraduate students and participated in several international meetings about glycan analysis.
ApproachabilityAuthenticityCommunicativeInterest in knowledgeKindnessOrganizationProblem solvingWillingness to compromiseResult Oriented
Skills and Expertise
Analyze data Molecular Diagnostics Technology research Write papersAnswer, transfer and handle incoming calls as needed.Attend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companybudgeting of R&D activitiesConduct literature searchesDesign scientific experimentsDesign studyInteract with physiciansInteract with pre-clinical scientistsInterpret scientific datalifescienceManage budgetsManage study budgetManage study supplyOffice managementproject managementProvide trainingR&DTeachingWrite documentsWrite final reports
IPMA-D Project Management Associate in Project Management from NCOI in 2013
Master in Bio-informatics from Radboud University Nijmegen in 2006
Master in bio-engineering in Cell and genetechnology from in 2005