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Current Experience

  • Business Development Manager Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Since May 2016

Past Experience

  • Business Development Manager Bioville / Investment Manager Health&Care Diepenbeek/Hasselt, Belgium
    May 2014 --- May 2016

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow Hasselt, Belgium
    September 2009 --- April 2014

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow Leuven, Belgium
    January 2009 --- September 2009

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow Maastricht, Netherlands
    July 2007 --- December 2008

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow Gainesville, FL, United States
    March 2008 --- July 2008


Self Assessment :
AssertivenessCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationEfficiencyFlexibilityInnovative thinkingKindnessOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingResponsibilityResult OrientedSelf-discipline


Self Assessment :
Animal models Cell biology Negotiation R&DAllergy and immunologyAnimal trialAntibodiesBiologyVenture CapitalTranslational ResearchTrainingTissue CultureTime ManagementTechnology transferTechnological InnovationTechnical SupportTeamworkTeam ManagementTeam LeadershipTeam BuildingTeachingBiological Drug DevelopmentBiotechnologyBiomedical SciencesBiopharmaceuticalsBusiness DevelopmentBusiness IntelligenceBusiness PlanningBusiness Strategy

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Create SOPs Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Report data Technology research Write papers Write protocolsAchieve sales objectivesAct as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigatorAdministrative supportAdvise on strategyAlzheimerAnswer, transfer and handle incoming calls as needed.Analyze data/information to determine potential relationships.Attend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyCell cultureCoach staffcollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with principal investigatorCollaborate with project teamCommunicate effectively on different company levelsCommunicationConduct animal studiesConduct literature searchesCoordinate projectsCoordinationDesign scientific experimentsDevelop business planDetermine potential relationshipsDevelop marketing strategiesDirect co-workers to achieve resultDiscuss treatments with investigatordrafting grant applicationsEstablish professional relationships with partnersEstablish relationships with Key Opinion LeadersFollow up projectsGuide staffGuide studentsHandle callsHandle incidentsIdentify market opportunitiesIdentify risksInteract with CROsInteract with pre-clinical scientistsInteract with regulatory stakeholderslifescienceManage multiple projectsManuscript preparation and reviewNegotiationNetworkOral presentationOrganise meetingsproject managementR&DSolve problemsStorytellingSupport due diligence assessmentsSupervise PhD students


  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Maastricht University in 2007
  • Master in Biology from KULeuven in 2002
  • Bachelor in Biology from Hasselt University in 2000

Training and Certification

  • Advances in cell engineering, imaging and screening in 2016 Training
  • octrooidatabases en intellectuele eigendom in biomedisch onderzoek in 2012 Training
  • MS pathologie in 2001 Training
  • Vennootschapsrecht grondige snelcursus in 2013 Certification
  • Werken met radioactiviteit in 2008 Certification
  • Inflammatoire mechanismen in neurodegeneratieve ziektes in 2006 Certification
  • Stereologie voor Neurowetenschappen in 2005 Certification
  • Geavanceerde microscopie en “vital imaging” in 2004 Certification
  • Proefdierkunde - Felasa C in 2003 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Business Development Manager Account Manager - Life Sciences Business Consultant Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Preclinical Project Manager Project Manager Teacher Senior Medical Sales Representative Sales Manager
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 1 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    80-100% FTE
    BrightOwl employee :    80-100% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region



Driving License
  • Yes