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Summary

A Biomedical Sciences masters graduate looking to kickstart my career in clinical trials. My favorite topic in university was Drug Research, where I discovered my ethusiasm of preclinical and clinical trials and the process of putting a potentially life-saving compound on the market. I have completed my final year thesis in the field of colorectal cancer, doing my 6 month research at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Beerse, where I picked up many valuable lab and record keeping skills, as well as being able to communicate with scientists and managers from diverse backgrounds. 

I am multi-lingual, pick up new things very quickly and am keen to start and grow as a part of a large company involved in scientific research. 

Experiences

Past Experience

  • Student Researcher Beerse, Belgium
    November 2014 --- May 2015

    Topic: Establishing a Colorectal Cancer Cell Line Panel that Represents the Main Molecular Subtypes of Primary Colorectal Cancer

    A six month internship involves working in the laboratory of the Oncology Department in R&D while also writing a final year thesis as part of a Master’s Degree in the topic mentioned above. Skills gained: cell culture, proliferation assays, DNA and RNA extraction and preparation for sequencing, microarray, analysis and organization of results, detailed log keeping and write-up of protocols. Working closely with the oncology and colorectal cancer team gave me great insight into the organization and environment of a large pharmaceutical company.

     

  • Lab Intern (Toxicology) Antwerp, Belgium
    May 2014 --- June 2014

    Part of the University of Antwerp MSc Biomedical Sciences program.

    Skills gained: Processing of patient samples and analysis using GC-MS and HPLC for toxicological screening. Helped out a Clinical Pharmacology trainee in a tuberculosis drug study to find the optimal method of measuring the drug concentration in patient samples.

  • Lab Technician Gujarat, India
    August 2012 --- September 2012

    A volunteer trip to an Indian hospital, to gain experience in microbiology and infectious disease testing and treatment.

    Skills gained: Biochemical, haematological and pathological analysis of patient samples, testing for various infectious and tropical diseases.

Personality

Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingOptimismOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingSelf-disciplineSociabilityStrategic thinkingIndependenceInterest in knowledgeFlexibilityAdaptabilityApproachabilityCharmCollaborationCompetitivenessCreative thinkingCuriosityAttention to detailEfficiency

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Animal models Labtechnician R&D Biostatistics Cell biology Scientific writingActions and modes of action of human physiologyAllergy and immunologyAntibodiesCancerCell CultureDermatologyDNA extractionDrug development processEthics submission and approval processGeneticsMicrobiologyDrug metabolismIn VitroInfectious diseasesLatvianRussianVirologyToxicologyPharmaceutical IndustrySDS-PAGEEnglishPre-clinical researchLaboratoryVaccines Microsoft Office

Education

  • Master in Biomedical Sciences: Tropical and Infectious Diseases from University of Antwerp in 2015
  • Bachelor in Microbiology from London Metropolitan University in 2013

Training and Certification

  • Introduction to Marketing in 2015 Certification
  • Scientist Cat C (FELASA) Accredited course in Laboratory Animal Sciences in 2014 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Latvian
Native
Russian
Native
English
Full Proficiency
Dutch
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Administrative Assistant Clinical Laboratory Technician Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA) Lab Technician (Toxicology) Project Assistant Research Assistant Team Assistant
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Belgium United Kingdom United States
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
    BrightOwl employee :    100% FTE
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Hulshout, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes