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Summary

I'm a Biochemist with a PhD in chemistry. 

I have 17 years of experience in R&D in polymer chemistry and processing.

I'm at the moment the head of the formulation department of a Biotech start-up company. 

 

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Formulation Scientist Belgium
    Since May 2013

    Head of the Formulation Department of Agrosavfe 

    Start-up process of the company;

    Creation of the formulation department and of the team;

    Setting of the laboratories and implementation of the techniques;

    R&D of innovative components and formulations for target-delivery of biopesticides (production micro and nano-processed materials, surfactants and additives);

    Management of external R&D partnerships and collaborations;  General management: application and product development, Agchem marketing and regulatory issues.  

Past Experience

  • Post-doctoral Fellow Belgium
    September 2010 --- April 2013

    Post-Doc Position at U-Gent


    Development and characterization of polymer electrospun nanofibres for liver regeneration (HEPSTEM-IWT-SBO Project);

    Synthesis of polymer drug carriers for antimycotics for the pharmaceutical industry;

    Processing of polymers for cardiovascular grafts based on nano materials (Project Biomedical Engineering for improved Diagnosis and Patient Tailored Treatment of Aortic Aneurysms and Dissection and Project Heart-e-Gel);

    Development of high efficiency glucose sensors with polymer nanofibre components (GlucoSens-IWT Project);  Development of polymer cleaning elements for optical applications (EP2CON IWT Project and VECTOR-O&O Project)-3 patents.

  • Doctoral Researcher Belgium and Portugal
    January 2006 --- September 2010

    Doctoral Research at U-Gent, U-Antwerp and U-Coimbra

    Development and functionalisation of polymer nanofibres for biomedical and smart textiles (Flexifunbar-Project);

    Development of polymer nanomaterials for HEPA filtration, scaffolds, implantable devices and skin treatment;

    Development of hydrogels for leather treatment;

    Development of cryogels based in natural polymers for tissue engineering scaffolds.

  • Marie Curie Researcher Belgium
    January 2005 --- December 2005

    Marie Curie Researcher 


    Characterization of polymer nanomaterials by surface analysis methods.

  • Scientific Researcher Portugal
    September 2000 --- December 2004

    Scientific Researcher


    Development and characterization of biomaterials based on natural polymers.

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingApproachabilityAttention to detailCommunicativeCoordinationCreative thinkingCritical thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeOrganizationOrientationProactivityProblem solvingResiliencyResponsibilityResult OrientedSociability

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Biochemistry Negotiation Phase I R&D Scientific writing Lab scale batches3D PrintingAnalytical ChemistryAnalytical methodsAnalytical techniquesAntibodiesApplicationsAssay developmentBioavailabilityBiomedical EngineeringBiotechnologyBusiness IntelligenceBusiness DevelopmentChemistryChemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC)ChromatographyClinical trialsEnvironmental ScienceEvent ManagementFormulationGMPGood Clinical Practice (GCP)LaboratoryLife SciencesMarket AnalysisMaterials ScienceTeam ManagementDesign for Manufacturing (DFM)Innovation ManagementMarket researchNanotechnologyNMRPatentsPathologypeople managementProject CoordinationProject PlanningProject ManagementProtein chemistryPrototyping techniquesReport WritingResearchScientific CommunicationsScientific WritingStart-upsStrategic PlanningTeachingTeamworkTechnological InnovationTechnical reportsTechnology transferTraining

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Guide students Technology research Write paperscollaborate in research projects at universitiesCommunicationConduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiesConduct university research CoordinationDesign scientific experimentsEstablish professional relationships with partnersEvaluate physico-chemical data of lab scale/pilot scale batchesExecute scientific projectsFollow up projectsGuide staffIdentify market opportunitiesImplement ProcessesInterpret scientific dataLead teamsLead studiesManuscript preparation and reviewManuscript reviewOral presentationOrganise meetingsOrganize scientific projects (in biology)People managementPlan experimentsproject managementR&DResearch at universitiesSolve problemsStorytellingSupervise PhD studentsTeachingTrain StaffUse laboratory techniquesWrite papersWritten presentation

Education

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Ghent in 2010
  • Post Graduate in Biochemical Engineering from University of Coimbra in 2003
  • Licenciature in Biochemistry in Biochemistry from University of Coimbra in 1998

Training and Certification

  • CRA course almost finished in 2016 Training
  • Languages

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

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Associate Scientist Assistant Professor Biomedical Scientist Chemical Analyst Clinical Project Leader Clinical Trial Coordinator (CTC) Development Manager Engineer Formulation scientist General Manager Manager Post-doctoral Fellow Postdoctoral fellow Postdoctoral Research Fellow Postdoctoral Researcher Principal Scientist Project Leader R&D manager R&D Scientist Scientific Advisor Scientific consultant Scientific Writer Scientist Senior Project Manager (PM) Senior Scientist
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Aalst, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • No