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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!


Past Experience

  • 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.


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationCuriosityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeOrganizationOptimismProactivityResponsibilitySelf-confidenceResult OrientedService orientedSociabilityStrategic thinkingTrustWillingness to compromise


Self Assessment :
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

Self Assessment :
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


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Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency
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Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Junior Scientist Junior Laboratory Technician Clinical Laboratory Technician Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA) Biomedical Biomedical Scientist
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
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Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes