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Experiences

Past Experience

  • Medical Advisor Belgium
    November 2015 --- August 2017

    Medical advisor, Franchise I and D, Rheumatology.

    • Pre-launch and launch of Cosentyx in Spondylitis Ankylosans and Psoriatic Arthritis
    • Offering cross functional support for Sales Department
    • Active support to Clinical trials activities ( feasibility, SIV, support to CRA and investigators, revision ICF’s) (> 10 clinical trials in portfolio)
    • Trainings of 5 CRA’s and 4 Product specialists
    • Medinfo
    • Ensuring optimal market access in collaboration with department Market Access for Cosentyx in SpA
    • Engagement of KOL and investigators in Clinical trial activities, launch activities, Advisory boards
    • Provide appropriate strategic and operational input into franchise objective
    • Supporting patient centric initiatives, compassionate use and medical need programs

    Clinical Research Medical Advisor              

    • Active support to Phase 1 and 2 clinical trial activities in diverse indications (Neuroscience, Immunology /Rheumatology): feasibility, SIV, support to CRA and investigators, revision of ICF’s for EC-submission, … (9 clinical trials in portfolio)
    • Engagement of KOL and investigators in Clinical trial activities
    • NIBR portfolio: support to attract pipeline at CPO level
    • Support to patient centric initiatives (compassionate use programs)
    • Redaction of Non-interventional study report (Imatinib in PAH)

  • MD, Laboratory Physician Belgium
    April 2010 --- March 2015

    • Implementation of various methods (i.a. antigentests, Elisa’s) and analysers (Vitek (Biomerieux), Sedimax-Autionmax(Menarini), Adagio (Biorad)) (CLSI, Kumitech, Eucast)
    • Update and implementation of the quality system in the laboratory of microbiology: ATCC-strains, quality control strains for Antigen tests, logbooks, update of SOP’s, meeting notes, internal audits
    • Implementation and maintenance of quality standards ISO 15189
    • Supervision of stage work of laboratory technicians trainees (1 to 2)
    • Broad support by the implementation of Glims, MIPS (lab-software)
    • Update of the website laboratory department (type of lab test, sample type, ...)
    • Daily validation (clinical chemistry, hematology and microbiology) and follow-up of the iQC’s and External Quality controls
    • Daily advice about laboratory tests and therapy to GP’s and specialists   

  • QC Coordinator Belgium
    April 2009 --- March 2010

    • Responsible for the External Quality Controls immunoassays en HbA1c
    • Implementation of the EQC cardiac markers
    • Knowledge of ISO15189

Personality

Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAssertivenessCommunicativeApproachabilityProactivityResponsibility

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
BacteriologyBudgetsClinical trialsCross-functional team leadershipDiagnosticsElectrophoresisEMAELISAEnzyme AssaysEnzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)Ethics submission and approval processGel ElectrophoresisGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)HealthcareHematologyHuman AnatomyICH guidelinesImmunoassaysImmunologyIn vitro diagnostics (IVD)Infectious diseasesInformed Consent DocumentsKOL managementLeadershipLaboratory SkillsLaboratory TechniquesMedical affairsMedical budget managementMedicineMicrobiological TechniquesMicrobiologyMicroscopyMolecular DiagnosticsMultilingualPatient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)Phases of clinical development (phase I to IV)Presentation SkillsRoot Cause Analysis (RCA)Serious Adverse Event (SAE)Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)Study protocolsVirology

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Assure medical quality Create SOPs Interact with physicians Interact with nurses Molecular Diagnostics Search literature on clinical trialsAct as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigatorAdverse event reportingAdvise on medical perspectivesApprove consent documentsAssess site feasibilityAttend investigator meetingAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyCollaborate with medical teamCollaborate with principal investigatorCommunicate with investigatorConduct site initiationCoordinate regular advisory boardDiscuss treatments with investigatorIdentify investigatorsIdentify sitesIndentify clinicians to conduct clinical trialsInformed consent processInteract with KOLInteract with physiciansInteract with regulatory stakeholdersInterpret scientific dataLiaise with doctors and other professionals throughout the studyLiaise with research teamLiaise with professionals in other divisions of the company as requiredNegotiate protocol details Oral presentationPeople managementPersuade clinicians to conduct clinical trialsPlan work to meet objectives and deadlinesPresent clinical resultsProvide medical rationale of diseaseProvide medical insightsProvide study site fileProvide trainingPublication of articlesRead medical literatureRead medical literature to maintain current awareness and knowledgeTeachingTrain StaffUnderstand protocols

Education

  • Advanced Master in Medicine from KULeuven in 2003

Training and Certification

  • Transversal management in 2017 Training
  • High impact communication in 2016 Training
  • Seminiars in counseling patients in 2000 Training
  • Specialist in Laboratory medicine in 2009 Certification
  • Mycology in 2006 Certification
  • MD in 2003 Certification
  • English as a foreign language in 2000 Certification

Languages

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

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Associate Director - Head of Preclinical Immunology - Bacterial Vaccines Medical Director Medical Advisor Preclinical Project Manager Medical Manager MD (Medical Doctor)
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 2 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    90 to 100 % FTE
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes