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Summary

- biochemist specialized in Microbiology & Immunology, phd degree in Biochemistry;
- expertise in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Virology, Immunology and oncology (leukemia);
- experience as Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Trainee; certification as Expert in clinical studies;
- strong capacity to lead and manage projects; experienced in supervising and Training individuals;
- Multilingual: proficiency in English and spanish (native); advanced French; basic level of German.

Experiences

Past Experience

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Liège, Belgium

    June 2015 --- September 2015

    responsible for implementing and monitoring Clinical studies ensuring the quality of data and Compliance with the investigators, with active participation in the following activities:
    - participation in site management including initiation, monitoring and close-out visits; - writing and reviewing study visits reports and follow-up letters; - management of patients’ enrollment and visits files; - contributing to the maintenance of all trial essential documentations; - supporting the drafting of new protocols and core study materials; - engagement in submissions to Ethics committee (ec) and competent authorities (ca); - identifying new site/investigators, locally-based (belgium) and abroad (spain, netherlands, germany, etc); - identifying national requirements for ec and ca submissions in foreign countries; - contributing to the maintenance of artialis’ Clinical standard operation procedure (SOP) in accordance with the principles of ich-gcp

  • FNRS Post-doctoral Researcher / Research Fellow ULg / FNRS Visiting Scientist Liège, Belgium.

    November 2008 --- June 2013

    engagement in clinical and Translational Research projects:
    - designing and performing In Vitro Assays to test the efficacy of new potential therapeutic regimens in retroviral (htlv/blv) induced diseases;
    - participation in Clinical trials assessing novel prospective preventive and therapeutic treatments in patients affected by htlv-induced diseases;
    - development of novel blv attenuated Vaccines and evaluation of their efficacy;
    - coordination of activities and participation in vaccination trials to evaluate the efficiency of Vaccines in experimental animals;
    - interpretation and summarization of study data; elaboration of reports to the proper competent authorities;
    - development and strengthening of international partnerships, ensuring efficient coordination, operational feasibility, transfer of knowledge and timely Communication exchange among all members of the collaborative teams;

  • Professional Researcher Permanent Position / ANPCyT Doctoral Fellow Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

    October 2003 --- June 2009

    engagement in a phd program and diverse basic and Translational Research projects:
    - Planning and conducting research studies aimed at elucidating the correlation of viral Genetics and Pathogenesis in the context of bovine leukemia; elaboration of papers to be published in peer-reviewed journals;
    - development and Validation of in house biochemical and molecular Diagnostic tools (idga, immunoblotting, ELISA, pcr, real-time PCR) for dairy cattle viral disease Diagnostics;
    - participation in national epidemiological programmes and consequent implementation of effective control plans and preventive strategies for viral bovine diseases;
    - outreach activities participating in workshops, courses and talks oriented to the argentinean farming sector.

  • Graduate Training ANPCyT Fellow Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

    June 2001 --- June 2003

    participation in a fundamental Research project oriented to the identification and Characterization of e. coli virulence
    factors associated with increased human and bovine pathogenicity towards their application into vaccine development:
    - design and realization of In Vitro experiments; data collection, Analysis and interpretation of the results; elaboration of
    posters and papers to be published in peer-reviewed journals
    - setting up basic bacteriological, immunological and molecular techniques in the Laboratory;

  • Clinical Biochemist Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

    March 2001 --- April 2003

    professional role in the laboratory of a specialized oncologic clinic including the following responsibilities:
    - routine clinical sample collection from hospitalized and ambulatory patients and their Analysis by appropriate
    serological, hematological chemical and biochemical techniques; discussion and evaluation of the results under the
    supervision of the laboratory Supervisor, elaboration of reports;
    - Validation of Analytical methods and calibration of common Clinical laboratory equipment;

  • Clinical Technical Assistant Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

    March 1996 --- June 1999
    involvement as Clinical technical assistant in the following activities: - assistance in routine mycological Laboratory Diagnostic practices for the isolation and Characterization of infectious agents from diverse Clinical specimens in patients affected with systemic and superficial mycosis; - involvement on Research projects related to fungal resistance in candida spp. and c. neoformans employing common microbiological methodologies and phenotypic methods used in antimicrobial resistance determination; - participation in the implementation of a national network and a Quality Control (qc) program for laboratories in mycological Diagnostics; elaboration of protocols; - routine Laboratory tasks: culture media preparation, Sterilization of Laboratory material, equipment calibration; general organization of the Laboratory.

  • Clinical Hospital Intern Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

    January 1996 --- March 1996
    Training as a biochemist in all Laboratory sectors performing: - collection of Clinical specimens, sample Analysis by serological, hematological, chemical and biochemical techniques; interpretation of Laboratory data under supervision of the Laboratory head; report elaboration; - routine Laboratory tasks; general organization, maintenance and management of the Laboratory.

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Molecular & Cellular BiologyMolecular geneticsImmunologyMicrobiologyVirologyoncologyClinical research Biochemistry R&D Scientific writingAnimal trialBiomedical SciencesBiotechnologyCancer ResearchClinical trialsDNADNA extractionDNA sequencingELISAEnzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)GeneticsGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)Grant WritingGraphPad PrismImmunoassaysIn VitroIn vitro diagnostics (IVD)Infectious diseasesLaboratoryLaboratory ResearchLife SciencesMolecular CloningPCRPresentation SkillsPrinciples and ethics of clinical researchqPCRreal-time PCRrecombinant DNA technologyResearchRT-PCRscienceSequence AnalysisStandard Operating Procedure (SOP)TransfectionSDS-PAGESearch literature on clinical trialsVaccinesWestern Blotting

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Build and manage the Trial Master File (TMF) Interact with nurses Interact with physicians Guide students Molecular Diagnostics Interpret data Monitor a clinical study Report data Write papers Search literature on clinical trialsApprove suitability of patient information and consent documentsArchive study documentsArchive trial documentation and correspondence.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Area: Virology. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. in 2010
  • Biochemist. Specialization: Microbiology and Immunology. in Microbiology from School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. in 2000

Training and Certification

  • Permanent Education Course in Human Genetics. Belgian Society for Human Genetics (BeSHG) in 2016 Certification
  • Certification as Expert in Clinical Studies - CLINET Training Program. Cefochim. Seneffe, Belgique. in 2015 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
English
Full Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Native
German
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Clinical Project Manager (CPM) Clinical Project Leader Clinical Research Consultant Clinical Trial Coordinator (CTC) Doctoral Researcher PhD researcher Postdoctoral Research Fellow Postdoctoral Researcher Research Assistant Research associate Research fellow Scientific Researcher
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
    BrightOwl employee :    100% FTE
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes

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