My name is David Xavier and I am a Master of Science in Biomedical Science. My academic education began in the year of 2007 and finished in 2013. During that period I obtained a BSc degree and a MSc degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Beira Interior, in Covilhã, Portugal.
My BSc was a very multidisciplinary degree, including subjects ranging from biology and chemistry up to physics and informatics, which provided me with a very strong and diverse scientific background, but also allowed me to realize of my interest in scientific research. During the MSc degree I had the opportunity to choose a more specific scientific area to deepen my knowledge, and as so I decided to focus on the area that intrigues me the most – oncobiology.
Currently I’m seeking for a job in my field of studies: Life Sciences!
IT Analyst Trainee Lisbon, Portugal
March 2015 --- July 2015
Company well stablished in IT consulting business worldwide. The main task performed concers the integration of teams responsible for drawing consulting-oriented projects, in order to develop a specific project accordingly to clients demands and expectations.
Research fellow Covilhã, Portugal
June 2012 --- November 2013
Research project developed in the scientific areas of oncology, genetics and endocrinology. Responsible for a study conducted in the Portuguese Caucasian population, where a genome-wide association study (GWAS) was performed, in order to verify the VDR gene polymorphic variants in thyroid cancer patients.
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationCuriosityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeOrganizationOptimismProactivityResponsibilitySelf-confidenceResult OrientedService orientedSociabilityStrategic thinkingTrustWillingness to compromise
Biochemistry Cell biology R&D Scientific writingAllergy and immunologyAnalysisBioanalysisBioinformaticsBiologyBiomarkersBiomedical SciencesBiomedical EngineeringBiostatisticsCancerCancer ResearchCell CultureCell SignalingClinical researchConfocal MicroscopyDNADNA extractionDNA sequencingElectrocardiogram (ECG)ElectrophoresisElectronicsELISAEndocrinologyEndocrinology and metabolismEnglishEntrepreneurshipEnzyme AssaysEpidemiologyFlow CytometryFluorescence MicroscopyGeneticsGenomicsGenetic polymorphismGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Good Clinical Practice (GCP)HematologyHistologyHuman AnatomyImmunofluorescenceIn VitroInfectious diseasesInflammationInformaticsInterpret clinical trial resultsJavaLaboratory ResearchLife SciencesMATLAB (matrix laboratory)Materials ScienceMedical oncology Microsoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordMolecular & Cellular BiologyMolecular geneticsMultilingualNanotechnologyNeuroscienceoncologyOncology Clinical ResearchPCRPrinciples and ethics of clinical researchProteinsProteomicsProtocolqPCRscienceSequencingSequence AnalysisStatistical Data AnalysisStudy protocolsUnderstanding of regulatory guidelinesUnderstand how results translate to practice
Skills and Expertise
Analyze data Develop clinical trial protocols Develop protocols Molecular Diagnostics Interpret data Report data Search literature on clinical trials Write papersAdjust processes and methodsAssign activitiesAssist with experimentsAssist with proceduresAssist with routine testsAttend seminarsCell culturecollaborate in research projects at universitiesCommunicationConduct research at universitiesDesign protocolDevelop clinical hypothesesEnsure good clinical practice (GCP)Establish professional relationships with partnersEvaluate protocolsExecute scientific projectsInteract with pre-clinical scientistsInterpret analytical resultsInterpret dataInterpret research resultsLead studiesManage laboratory proceduresManage risksOral presentationOrganize scientific projects (in biology)pcrPlanning clinical studiesPre-study procedures R&DRead medical literatureRead medical literature to maintain current awareness and knowledgeResearch at universitiesReview protocolsStatistical analysisUse laboratory techniquesWrite final reportsWrite statistical reportsWritten presentation
Master in Biomedical Sciences from Universidade da Beira Interior in 2013
Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences from Universidade da Beira Interior in 2011
Training and Certification
JAVA basic programming in 2015 Training
Hands-on Course on Microscopy Imaging Analysis in 2014 Training
Laboratory Security in 2012 Training
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in 2014 Certification