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Summary

My educational foothold as a Biomedical Scientist alongside my technical skills give me a unique perspective on the future of healthcare and allow me to locate possibilities that can extend to any industry. I am verbally fluent, can easily communicate with people, love networking and have an analytical and critical mind-set which helps locate and solve complex issues. Throughout my studies at Ghent University, I was employed in extracurricular activities which helped me develop my social, organisational and managerial skills along with strategic decision-making to achieve predefined goals. To further nurture the basics of these communication skills in a competitive and professional environment, I have taken on the great opportunity of working for QuintilesIMS/Sanofi as a Medical Sales Specialist | Scientific Advisor. Until now, this excellent experience has allowed me to further develop my medical knowledge, sales management and organizational skills - on top of the fine tuning of my intercommunication skills.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Medical Sales Specialist | Scientific Advisor | Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease
    Since January 2017
    - Maintaining scientific knowledge on diabetes type I and II studies worldwide - Representation of Sanofi and its diabetes product range to (400+) Health Care Professionals (HCP's) - Maintaining professional relationship with key HCP's - Expansion of influence, market reach through networking & prospecting within relevant parties - Participation and organisation of relevant scientific meetings regarding diabetes product range - Achieving unique results in sector performance

  • Medical Sales Specialist | Scientific Advisor
    Since January 2017
    - To acquire and maintain scientific knowledge on cutting edge research regarding product range - Representing and promoting the company and its products to healthcare professionals - Create and maintain relationships with key HCP's - Organisation of PR event, training, scientific meeting in sector - Close cooperation with the marketing department - Sector performance analysis

  • Master Graduate Ghent, Belgium
    Since January 2010

    Thesis: "Study of N-terminal proteoform generated by alternative translation initiation"
    Python, Machine learning, Unsupervised learning, Pattern analysis, Statiscal analysis, Graphical visualization, Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry, Transcriptomics, Genomics

Past Experience

  • Board Treasurer | Student Council | Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (StuGG)
    August 2015 --- October 2016
    - Financial management - Strategic involvement in multiple entities - Management of major yearly events (with 1000+ participants)

  • Board Treasurer | Student Council - Biomedical Sciences
    August 2015 --- October 2016
    - Financial management - Organization of 4 yearly events - Representing the BSR at faculty level

  • Digital and Library Commission | Faculty Council - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
    September 2014 --- October 2016
    - Communication and planning of IT implementation

  • Faculty Representative | Faculty Council | Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
    January 2014 --- October 2016
    - Representing the students at faculty commission - Delegate of faculty in other UGent entities

  • Student Representative | Educational committee | Biomedical Sciences
    January 2011 --- October 2016
    - Representing the best interests of students for involved parties - Guidance in structuring the educational direction

  • Associate at Drug Research Unit Ghent (D.R.U.G.)
    July 2015 --- August 2015
    D.R.U.G. contributes to the development of new and better drugs for mankind by conducting Phase 0 through Phase II clinical trials of high quality in due time and in accordance with the applicable rules and legislation.

  • Student Representative | Student Council | Biomedical Sciences
    January 2011 --- August 2015
    Managed communication between Ghent University and students for all matters concerning biomedical sciences

  • DNA extraction lab
    July 2014 --- September 2014

  • Digital & Data Manager
    January 2011 --- January 2014

  • Logistics Assistant
    January 2009 --- January 2009

  • Program Analyst
    January 2008 --- January 2008

Personality

Self Assessment :
CommunicativeCuriosityAssertivenessInnovative thinkingIndependenceOrganizationCollaborationProblem solvingAttention to detailFlexibilityEfficiencyProactivityResult OrientedSelf-disciplineStrategic thinkingAdaptability

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Molecular & Cellular BiologyMolecular geneticsBiomedical SciencesBioinformaticsProtein chemistryData AnalysisAnalytical ChemistryInformaticsGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)Life SciencesMachine LearningEpidemiologyClinical pharmacologyMolecular DiagnosticsCell SignalingClinical researchPre-clinical research
LinkedIn Assessment :
Life SciencesSalesBusiness DevelopmentPharmaceutical IndustryBioinformaticsMarketingBiomedical SciencesClinical researchProject ManagementTeam LeadershipStrategyChange ManagementStatistical Data AnalysisMachine LearningMathematical AnalysisSoftware DevelopmentPythonGood Clinical Practice (GCP)

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Technology researchRational reasoningTechnical mindsetleadershipEntrepreneurialEstablish relationships with Key Opinion LeadersMaintain strong relationshipsCommunication

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences: Systems Biology from Ghent University in 2016

Training and Certification

  • Good Clinical Practice in 2016 Certification
  • Laboratory Animal Science in 2014 Certification

Languages

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

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    2 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Business Development Manager Associate Director Clinical Operations Medical Affairs Manager Account Manager - Life Sciences Scientific Advisor
  • Positions I am NOT interested in:
    Medical Sales Representative
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Brugge, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes