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My name is Jolien Brys. I am a Clinical Laboratory Technician looking for creative challenges in Life Sciences ! 
My interests are situated in the field of genetics, cell culture, projects, innovative diagnostic products and the development of them! 


Current Experience

  • Clinical Laboratory Technician
    Since May 2011
    Laboratory sample preparation in clinical trial studies phase 1. Setup of laboratory procedures according to protocol given by sponsors. Training of new freelance lab technicians.

Past Experience

  • Clinical Laboratory Technologist at SGS
    January 2011 --- May 2011

  • Laboratory Technician Diagnostic Service Facility Antwerp
    August 2009 --- December 2010
    Diagnostic mutationscreening of patient DNA for Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and others, by means of Sanger Sequencing and direct sequenceanalysis

  • Laboratory Technician Cell Core Antwerp
    August 2008 --- August 2009

    Tasks: Lymphoblast isolation from human blood and animal tissue,transformation of lymphoblasts with EBvirus, cell culture and proliferation, freezing of lymphoblast cultures and - pellets, DNA Isolation from blood/saliva/tissue (Magtration®System 8 Lx, PSS)


  • Lab Technician (Toxicology) Antwerp
    July 2007 --- July 2007

    Holiday job
    Drug analysis on urine by means of HPLC, GC 

  • Lab Technician (Chemistry) Anderlecht
    July 2006 --- July 2006

    Holiday job
    Analysis of Chlorine levels in drinking water for production
    Inventory of lab chemicals


BrightOwl Assessment :
PerspectiveCreative thinkingInterest in knowledgeEfficiencyAttention to detailDependabilityOrganization
Self Assessment :
OrganizationAttention to detailAdaptabilityApproachabilityCreative thinkingEfficiencyCuriosity


BrightOwl Assessment :
Scientific methodologyIt skillssciencedutchEnglishTeamworkFrenchUnderstand levels of research evidence
Self Assessment :
Understand levels of research evidenceInterpret clinical trial resultsClinical trial designDeveloping Clinical Trial ProtocolsICH GCP guidelinesPhases of clinical development (phase I to IV)Randomization and blindingPrinciples and ethics of clinical researchPatient Screening and RecruitmentPharmacogenomics (study of genetic variation)Managing Clinical Trial SuppliesClinical trial audits and inspectionsGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Genetic polymorphismValidationDiagnosticsInformed Consent ProcessTeamworkscienceYou can add new skills here and then just press enterDNA sequencing
LinkedIn Assessment :
MusicLaboratory ResearchGeneticsCell CulturePCRBiochemistryDNA sequencingDNAClinical researchICH-GCPClinical trialsLaboratoryEnzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)SequencingLifesciencesGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Life Sciences

Skills and Expertise

BrightOwl Assessment :
assess the needs of the project(s)/program(s) and make changes in process, work flow and/or assignments.Coach and provide guidance to clinical staff.Conduct research at universitiesimplement quality control process throughout the conduct of the trialInterpret dataWork collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team lifescience
Self Assessment :
Coach and provide guidance to clinical staff.Conduct research at universitiesEnsure all clinical trials are executed in compliance with international GCP guidelines/regulations and SOPsMaintain and manage internal clinical trial files and documentsParticipate in meetings with sponsors, monitors and regulatory authorities, as necessary.take responsibility for completing all study specific procedures according to the study protocol.Work collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team Work under specific instructions to assist with routine tests, experiments, and procedures Molecular Diagnostics


  • Professional Bachelor in Biochemical Research & Technology from Plantijnhogeschool Antwerpen in 2008
  • Secondary School in Health - and Welfare sciences from Technisch Instituut Sint-Carolus Sint Niklaas in 2005

Training and Certification

  • Principles of ICH, GCP/ European Directive 2001/20/EC in Clinical Research in 2016 Training
  • Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air: 6.2 Infectious Substances Class 9 (other related substances) according to IATA regulations in 2016 Certification
  • Animatrice in het jeugdwerk in 2004 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Full Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    6 weeks
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium Ghent, Belgium Mechelen, Belgium Zwijnaarde, Ghent, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
    BrightOwl employee :    100% FTE
  • International:


    Expert has 1 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

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Driving License
  • Yes