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Summary

❝ The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.❞ ― Alvin Toffler

I am a life science PhD with an entrepreneurial spirit! My experience as a biomedical researcher has taught me among other things ― to adapt well to new situations through creative problem solving. I aspire to leverage on my science background to solve real-world problems particularly in healthcare and medicine by combining my advanced scientific training with a growing interest in business and economics. I am professionally trained and experienced in research methodology, project management, report writing and presentations. Open for collaborations and opportunities in marketing, business development, business strategy and market research in biotech and pharma industries. Eager to meet like-minded individuals and work towards making a difference! 

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Intern Project Management Düsseldorf, Germany
    Since May 2016

    The HealthCare Futurists is an international and independent think-tank in disruptive innovation in healthcare, life sciences and medicine. My work at HCF includes the following aspects.

    Project support for pharmaceutical market access projects.
    Project management – development of company websites – management of external contractors.
    Social media management of company profiles on twitter and linkedln.
    Writing of grant applications to obtain new funding.

  • AI Trainer -Volunteer
    Since May 2016
    I am Level 1 Trainer for Iris AI. I help advance science through teaching an Artificial Intelligence how to read it.

Past Experience

  • Clinical and Medical Affairs Intern
    January 2016 --- April 2016

    At Asclepio Digital, we develop digital solutions for Pharmaceutical and Med-tech companies. My work involved the following aspects. 

    I work on all aspects related to scientific and medical research; project planning and proposal making. Scientific content development. Develop new ideas for business development. Assist in our content marketing initiative. 

  • PhD researcher
    April 2011 --- June 2015
    ✓ I was one out of 10 students selected to the prestigious NRW International Graduate School in Development Health and Disease for their PhD program out of hundreds of world-wide applicants. ☛Link to personal page: http://www.igsdhd.uni-koeln.de/11698.html?&L=1 ✓ PhD thesis dealt with the elucidation of the proteolytic regulation of an oncogene (Ornithine Decarboxylase) using yeast as a model organism. ✓ Developed new methodologies to address challenging scientific problems; developed an in vitro degradation system to study the degradation of the protein, Ornithine Decarboxylase using purified components; developed an in vitro binding assay to study protein-protein interactions. ✓ Successful establishment and ran an overseas collaboration project leading to grant renewal. ✓ Managed students in the laboratory and saw their projects to completion and organised undergraduate laboratory courses. ✓ Technical expertise: Molecular biology techniques like DNA isolation, PCR and cloning, electrophoresis, yeast genetic techniques, microscopy, biochemical techniques including protein expression and protein purification, immunoprecipitation, in vitro reconstitution assays, FPLC and western blotting.

  • Fundraising and marketing
    November 2014 --- May 2015
    We are a group of young biotech professionals in Europe. YEBN has now around four thousand members in 14 European countries. I am actively involved in fundraising activities of YEBN.

  • Intern
    October 2010 --- February 2011
    ✓ Worked in three different laboratories training and networking with peers and mentors. Documented and presented the results obtained ✓ Technical expertise: Mammalian cell culture and transfection, FISH, antibody in situ hybridization, fluorescence microscopy, E. coli genetic techniques, EMSA, protein purification using FPLC

  • Summer Intern
    May 2009 --- June 2009

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityCollaborationAnalytical thinkingAuthenticityCommunicativeCoordinationInnovative thinking

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Project Management Scientific writingProject PlanningTechnology transferSocial Media MarketingTeam ManagementScientific Communications Biochemistry R&DBusiness DevelopmentCommunication SkillsNew Business DevelopmentWestern BlottingPresentation SkillsUnderstand levels of research evidenceStrategic PlanningSearch literature on clinical trialsPublic SpeakingProtein PurificationProtein Engineering
LinkedIn Assessment :
Life SciencesScientific WritingProject ManagementData AnalysisPresentationsPublic SpeakingBiotechnologymolecular biologyBiochemistryContent MarketingMarketingProtein ExpressionProtein PurificationIn VitroYeast GeneticsBacterial GeneticsGeneticsCell biologyCell CultureMolecular CloningFundraisingTransfectionMicrosoft OfficePowerPointMicrosoft ExcelBioinformaticsResearchMicroscopyPCRWestern BlottingLaboratoryFluorescence MicroscopyPurificationscienceMicrobiologyGenomics

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Analyze data Guide students Interpret data Search literature on clinical trials Technology research Use content management systems Write papersAdjust processes and methodsAnalyze proteinassess the needs of the project(s)/program(s) and make changes in process, work flow and/or assignments.Work cross-functionallyUse western blotting techniqueUse laboratory techniquesResearch at universitiesRead medical literature to maintain current awareness and knowledgePublish scientific projectsPublication of articlesproject managementPrepare manuscriptMarket approval

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Life sciences/Genetics from Universität zu Köln in 2015
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Genomics from Madurai Kamaraj University in 2010
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Plant biology and plant biotechnology from Stella Maris College in 2008

Training and Certification

  • EIT Health Summer School on Business Creation and Innovation in 2016 Training
  • Languages

    BrightOwl Assessment:
    Self Assessment:
    English
    Native
    German
    Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Project Manager Account Manager Account Manager - Life Sciences Biologist Biomedical Scientist Business Consultant BrightOwl Admin Development Manager Freelance Science Writer Trainee Student Internship Scientist Scientific Writer Scientific Officer Scientific consultant Scientific Associate Scientific Advisor Product Manager Medical Writer Molecular Biologist Management Consultant Intern
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Belgium France Germany Netherlands Switzerland
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer :    40 Hours per week
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Cologne, Germany

Others

Driving License
  • No