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I am a chemical engineer specializing in biotechnology, with a focus on statistics, modeling, optimization and quality. For the past 5 years I have been performing and studying animal cell cultures (CHO, hybridoma) producing biologicals (antibodies, recombinant proteins such as the interferon-gamma) for a pharmaceutical industrial context (batch/fedbatch/continuous perfused regimes).

I have finished a post-graduate program in Drug Development, where I have developed skills on ICH GCP/GLP/GMP guidance, clinical trials, among others. I am further undergoing an intensive training at the Cefochim biotechnology center in clinical research.

I have prior work experience in the industrial sector, dealing with customers, quality certification and process design.

I would like to invest myself professionally in the pharmaceutical industry (eg. quality assurance) or in the field of clinical research (eg. biostatistics, data management, PK/PD, scientific writing, project management).


Current Experience

  • QA Coordinator Rixensart, Belgium
    Since August 2015

    QA Release, Trending and Compliance and Operational QA for 3 vaccines production units.

Past Experience

  • Researcher BioSystems Pole Mons, Belgium
    January 2009 --- July 2015

    - culture of animal cells (CHO, hybridoma) to produce biological medicines (MAbs, recombinant proteins such as interferon-gamma) in an industrial pharmaceutical production scenario (batch/fedbatch/continuous perfused regimes);

    - extensive programming in Matlab and use of laboratory data for tasks such as optimization, modeling and statistical analysis.

    - I have written laboratory operating procedures, project management reports (in French) and scientific reports (in English, publication list: ).

  • Past experiences Portugal
    December 2003 --- December 2008

    • Process Manager in a start-up company (2006-08) An intensive and very rewarding challenge dealing with process engineering, quality management, logistics, suppliers, customer relations and communication, support to production and financial departments of a start-up company. Major achievements: set-up of the complete process, the successful ISO9001 certification of the company.

    • Innovation consultant (2005) Programmer, information flow development for software solutions set out to improve project management quality within large companies/structures and to optimize problem-solving.

    • R&D process engineer (2003-04) in a large chemical plant. Research and development of process design solutions: optimization and scale-up of a production line of organics (large-scale commodities) destined for the pharmaceutical industry.


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingService orientedOptimismCoordinationAttention to detailCollaborationCritical thinkingCreative thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityInterest in knowledgeInnovative thinkingProactivityOrganizationProblem solvingSociabilityStrategic thinkingTrust


Self Assessment :
It skillsPatient Follow UpPatient Screening and Recruitmentpeople managementPharmaceutical IndustryPharmacodynamicsPharmacokineticsPharmacovigilancePhase IPhase IIPhase IIIPhase IVPatient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)New Drug Application (NDA)Multiple dose tolerance studyKnowledge of the drug development processLaTeXMarket accessMarketing approvalMarketing Authorisation Application (MAA)MATLAB (matrix laboratory)Medical DevicesMedical writingMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMonitoring Study ProgressPhases of clinical development (phase I to IV)PowerPointPre-clinical researchScientific methodologyScientific WritingSerious Adverse Event (SAE)SOPStatistical considerations in design and analysisStatisticsStudy outcomes and outcome measuresSupervising CRAsTechnical reportsUnderstand levels of research evidenceInformed Consent DocumentsRegulatory affairsRegistration of the productRate of drug eliminationPreclinical regulations and practicesPrinciples and ethics of clinical researchProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingProduct designProgrammingProject ManagementProtocolQuality Assurance (QA)Quality of Life (QoL) outcomesR&DRandomization and blindingWriting Study Procedures and SOPsInterpret clinical trial results BiostatisticsClinical DevelopmentClinical monitoringClinical operationsClinical researchClinical Study DesignClinical study reportsClinical trial audits and inspectionsClinical trial designClinical trialsClinical trial managementData AnalysisClinical Data Management (CDM)Cell CultureCAPA Medical devices Phase I R&D Scientific writingA rising single dose tolerance studyBioavailabilityBioinformaticsBiological Drug DevelopmentBiomarkersBiopharmaceuticalsBiotechnologyData cleaningData entryData ManagementExtent of drug absorptionFDAGCPGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)GMPGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)Good Publication Practice (GPP)HPLCICH GCP guidelinesICH-GCPEthics submission and approval processEnzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)EnglishDatabase design and maintenanceDesigning case report formsDrug development processDrug metabolismDrug regulatory authoritiesDrug Safety and PharmacovigilanceDrug safety assessmentDrug substance developmentEfficacy trialsElectronic Data Capture (EDC) ELISAInformed Consent ProcessQAReleaseinspection


  • Ph.D. in Engineering (biotechnology) from Université de Mons in 2015
  • Master in Chemical Engineering from Universidade de Coimbra in 2008
  • 5-Year Degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidade de Coimbra in 2003

Training and Certification

  • CLINET – Expert en Études Cliniques (Cefochim, 23/03/2015–02/06/2015). Functions for which we are trained in: Scientific Writer; Data Manager; CRA/CTA; RA officer; Pharmacovigilance officer; Quality Assurance officer; Biostatistician. in 2015 Training
  • PHARMED: 1-year post-graduate program on Drug Development (ULB, 2014/15): study design, ICH GLP/GCP/GMP guidelines, study monitoring, protocol writing, regulatory affairs, biostatistics, PK/PD, epidemiology, health economics, clinical project management in 2015 Training
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    Expert has 1 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium


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