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Summary

Today I am looking for the new challenge where I will be able to show my motivation and dedication to biology and mainly ethology. I am an enthusiastic person that looks for challenges and I expect this in my job. I want to get the feeling I keep om evolving and learning and that I am moving towards a new achievement. I am flexible, stubborn, curious and studious. I look for job with a lot of diversity. I enjoy working with and for people and I like the contact with customers and other parties. I am not only looking for the next step in my career, but also a personal development towards a better communicator and a better project manager. I want to explore my possibilities, my interest and capacities. I want to gain new knowledge in different fields and gain new competences and skills. My dream position would be in the field of research and development, because this provides me with the constant learning, researching and all the challenges that go with it I look for in a job. R&D will provide me with the possibility of researching to the new and better. However any position that would keep me challenged, interested and focused is in the scope of my interests. To summarize the significant characteristics of a future position are: Learning and growing possibilities, pursue new achievements, potential to relocate, exploring my capabilities and interests.

Experiences

Past Experience

  • Intern Antwerp, Belgium
    May 2015 --- July 2015

    Experimental set up training with PhD student in the field of bird family ethology. I have learned to collect data from birds with measuring of beak, wing, head, feet but also blood withdrawal from chicks.

  • Educative Associate Tienen, Belgium
    May 2015 --- July 2015

    As educational associate I was helping the NGO Natuurpunt with educational walks for schools in nature areas maintained by Natuurpunt. We would explain the way of maintaining the nature and explain the different fauna and flora and their purpose in nature conservation. Our job was mainly to interest and educate kids on insects, flowers and micro vertebra in fresh water. Not only would we show them how to determine and classify the organisms, but also explain the importance of behavioral patterns (territorial quaking of a green frog), explain the need of specific plants in the area, and we would introduce them to the upcoming problems (fungal disease in amphibia and effect of politics).

  • Accredited Senior Analyst
    October 2013 --- June 2014
    Organization, guiding and validating work of the team with eye on maintaining department, personal and other team members quality and goals. This would have following responsibilities: - Maintaining and organising meetings with other departments - Making decisions accordingly - Guaranteeing the use of protocols and adjusting new guidelines - Distributing the work accordingly - Keeping the quality standard of the team high by checking and verifying works - Maintaining work relationship with the customer service, customer and related departments by adjusting protocols according to requirements - Working on changes in processes, writing and checking the working documents. - Writing new protocols - Performing and verifying bookings by authorisation limit

  • Analyst
    November 2012 --- October 2013
    A role of investigator and problem solver in case of a problems with domestic and SEPA payments within NL branch. This role has the following responsibilities: - Investigating the process of payments and revolving problem occuring during payment - Maintaining good client cooperation by building effective working relationships with key customers and stakeholders - Contacting and negotiation with other departments and other parties to resolve an issue according to working relationship. -Performing correction bookings within granted authorization and approval limit. -Achieve the personal and department goals. -Training of new joiners.

  • Speelplein animator
    January 2007 --- January 2012
    Every summer I was entertaining kids (Age 6-16) as a leader for an age group. This would include inventing games, motivating kids to join, teamwork, high improvisation skills, patience and adaptability.

  • Job student-animalarium
    September 2010 --- December 2010
    Taking care of several types of animals used at the VUB, this would include handling small to big animals, cleaning, feeding according to procedure.

  • Student job-lab APNA
    June 2009 --- July 2009
    I was helping PhD students with getting data for their thesis. I was used for logistics in setting up experiments in the field.

Personality

Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAttention to detailAuthenticityCreative thinkingCuriosityInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingResiliencySociabilityStrivingFlexibilityIndependenceAssertivenessAdaptabilityCritical thinking

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Writing Study Procedures and SOPsUnderstanding of regulatory guidelinesCommunication SkillsDNA Animal modelsDNA extractionDNA sequencingDrug metabolismEnglishData AnalysisData entryMicrobiologyPCRIn VivoMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficePowerPointScientific methodologySOPTime Management
LinkedIn Assessment :
Aquatic EcologyEnvironmental Toxicologychemical communicationHydrologyEthologyAmphibiansFreshwater EcologyReproductive BiologyConservation BiologyPopulation EcologyMolecular geneticsResearchBiologyProject ManagementTime ManagementTeamworkEmployee TrainingCreativity SkillsPresentation SkillsstudiousResiliencyscience

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Create SOPs Analyze data Control data Develop protocols

Education

  • Master's degree in Biology from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2012
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, General from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2010

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Native
French
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    lab assistant Junior Laboratory Technician Junior Recruitment Consultant Lab Analyst Lab Technician PhD student Lab Technician (Toxicology) Project Assistant Student Researcher BrightOwl Admin Administrative Assistant Field service technician Research Assistant Scientist
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Belgium Brussels, Belgium Denmark Germany Leuven, Belgium Netherlands Switzerland Tienen, Belgium United Kingdom United States
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Tienen, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes