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Career path: -Ph D in molecular biology, Free University of Brussels, Belgium -Three years of Post doc experience at the University of Chicago (Molecular Biology) -13 years of additional experience at the University of Leuven Belgium and VIB with further acquisition of expertise in molecular biology, cell-cell communication in embryonic development and disease (congential disease and tumor progression). -9 years of experience in Pharma industry i.e. science writing (5 years, _immunotherapy in oncology) and clinical safety and pharmacovigilance (prophylactic vaccines, 3 years), GCP and GVP, Skills acquired on the job: -Writing (grant applications/publications/clinical documents e;g. clinical study protocols and reports, investigator brochures, informed consents, briefing documents, PBRERS, risk management plans, DSURs etc) -Research: Assay development/ interpretation and dissemination of results -Deep insight into molecular mechanisms of gene transcription/cell-cell communication/embryonic development/oncology/congenital disease -Giving presentations/teaching/quick integration of information from literature -Networking with experts both at level of university as at level of pharma industry -Analytical and critical thinking -Management: groupleader at University of Leuven & VIB/working within matrix structure in Industry/interactions with external key stakeholders Personal interests: Continuous growth and learning Engage in physical and emotional well being_physical activities few hours/week_course transactional analysis


Current Experience

  • Safety scientist
    Since November 2011
    clinical safety and pharmacovigilance

Past Experience

  • Science writer
    January 2007 --- December 2011
    Science writer for GSK, early clinical development immunotherapeutics, oncology

  • Group leader
    January 2001 --- January 2006
    molecular biology, oncology, embryonic development, teaching, grant writing, writing of articles, patent applications,

  • Post -doctoral researcher
    January 1993 --- January 2001
    molecular biology,


Self Assessment :
Cell biology Phase I R&D Scientific writingBiopharmaceuticalsBiotechnologyCancerCell CultureClinical DevelopmentClinical researchDNADNA extractionDNA sequencingDrug Safety and PharmacovigilanceDrug regulatory authoritiesDrug safety assessmentEarly development stageEnglishImmunologyInfectious diseasesInterpret clinical trial resultsKnowledge of the drug development processLaboratoryLaboratory study designMedical writingMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMolecular & Cellular Biologymolecular biologyMolecular CloningoncologyPCRPharmaceutical IndustryPharmacovigilancePhase IPhase IIPhases of clinical development (phase I to IV)ProtocolScientific methodologyScientific WritingSDS-PAGESerious Adverse Event (SAE)SOPVaccinesWestern BlottingInformed Consent DocumentsWriting Study Procedures and SOPs
LinkedIn Assessment :
embryonic development, cell-cell communication, gene expression, teachingmolecular biologyoncologyClinical trialsLife SciencesCell biologyCell CultureGeneticsBiotechnologyVaccinesBiochemistryGCPscienceCellPharmacovigilanceClinical DevelopmentAssay developmentImmunologyClinical researchPharmaceutical IndustryScientific Writing


  • Post doc in Molecular Biology from University of Chicago in 1991
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Molecular Biology from Free University of Brussels in 1987


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    12 weeks
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • International:

Area / Region

Tienen, België


Driving License
  • Yes