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I started my career working as a veterinary surgeon in a companion animals practice. I soon moved to the pharma industry where I first worked as a CRA at a CRO (HCR) and at AstraZeneca. Then moved again to the veterinary side and worked as a Study Director at Janssen Animal Health. While negociating with CRO's to help me with the trials I was working on, I got interested in the commercial side of pharma research. I joined Adecco as Market Expert to launch their scientific department. In 2013 I decided to move back to my scientific roots and I now work as a Clinical Project Lead EMEA for Terumo BCT. Specialties: pharmaceutical industry, devices, CRO, drug development, clinical research, project management, start-up, business development, recruitment, contract negociations


Current Experience

  • Clinical Project Lead EMEA
    Since November 2013
    I am working on different clinical projects with Terumo BCT's Pathogen Reduction Technology system, called Mirasol as well as on trials with the Spectra Optia apheresis device in therapeutic applications.

Past Experience

  • Market Expert Pharma & Science
    January 2007 --- October 2013
    I launched the Science business line for Adecco Belgium and The Netherlands. XPE Pharma & Science offers staffing solutions for scientific functions as well as scientific project services (such as scientific writing, publication management and congress activities).

  • Scientist International R&D
    June 2005 --- January 2007
    As a Study Director at the international R&D department of Janssen Animal Health, I was responsible for the set-up, the organisation and follow-up of the preclinical and clinical studies for new drugs for companion animals. I was also the primary contact for dealing with external CROs. I worked on anti-infectives, anti-obesity drugs, anti-fungals and behaviour-influencing drugs.

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
    September 2003 --- June 2005
    As a CRA, I was responsible for the follow-up of clinical trials in oncology, ophtalmology and urology. I was also outsourced for 6 months to AstraZeneca. I worked on Investigator Initiated trials and phase 1 to phase 4 trials.

  • Veterinary Surgeon
    September 2001 --- August 2003
    I worked as a vet in a first line veterinary practice for companion animals.


LinkedIn Assessment :
Clinical trialsClinical DevelopmentBiotechnologyClinical researchGCPContract negotiationPharmaceutical DevelopmentClinical monitoringInternational SalesPharmaceutical IndustryoncologyRecruitingProduct developmentVaccinesCROscienceScientific WritingMedical Devices


  • DVM in Veterinary Sciences from Universiteit Gent in 2001
  • Master in Veterinary Sciences from RUG in 2001


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Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 1 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    50 or 60% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    20 to 30 Hours per week
    BrightOwl employee :    50 or 60% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region

Overijse, België


Driving License
  • Yes