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Summary

Since the last decade, I grew my career through various expert roles in the medical device and medical nutrition industry, primarily focusing on the therapeutic area of oncology. I started my international corporate career in the radiosurgery business, dominated by the German company Brainlab. As a hands-on trainer of the radiosurgery product portfolio, I facilitated both scientific classroom trainings and onsite trainings and built a divers KOL portfolio. It was only a small step converting my training material into scientific marketing material as I transitioned into an EMEA marketing manager role followed by my assignment as scientific research manager. My scientific acumen, obtained during my time as PhD in graphene nanotechnology, turned out to be a commonality for establishing long-term relationships with KOLs worldwide. Leveraging my network, I coordinated scientific research, drove the selection of potential research partners, and led international advisory boards. After six years with Brainlab, I reported directly to the CEO, whom I assisted in translating the internal strategy into an external customer-facing strategy that helped define the direction for investigator-initiated research grant funding. During my time at Brainlab, I experienced how the impact of new technology slowly saturated to the point when the release of new medical devices or software no longer revolutionized the outcomes for the patient. For so many years, all efforts have been focused on the treatment solely, with supportive therapy completely neglected. These insights were a revelation to me. Moving to Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition meant broadening my horizon beyond the aspects of patient treatment to the quintessential basics of any patient in any setting: compensating energy depletion levels to ensure a timely recovery, minimize treatment-related side effects and improve overall survival and quality of life.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Medical Affairs Manager Oncology and Intensive Care
    Since September 2015
    Medical Affairs Manager for the therapeutic areas of oncology as well as intensive care // Developing the medical insights and rationales behind the oncology and intensive care product portfolio // Defining commercial strategy and execution as well as local implementation of medical strategies in BeNeLux // Managing KOL networks with focus on building strong relationships with relevant specialists, namely gastro-enterologists, intensivists, oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists and dietitians // Supporting and participating in local events.

Past Experience

  • Co Owner
    July 2015 --- April 2017
    Concept restaurant with a fresh take on the all-time favorite "croque monsieur": made to order grilled sandwiches turned into true delicacies. Varieties range from the classic ham and cheese to surprising combinations like the signature Croque Copain: Cajun chicken, hummus, feta cheese, spicy salsa with tomato, scallion, corn, cilantro, chili and lime. The menu rotates with the seasons to ensure there's always a croque matching your mood.

  • Scientific Research Manager
    January 2013 --- September 2015
    Coordination and supervision of clinical research in cooperation with external partners, R&D, marketing and product managers // Selection of potential research partners // Driving the development team with clinical input and facilitating medical device validation among KOL // Monitoring of scientific publications describing interesting new technologies // Providing competitive and partner product intelligence // Supporting the sales force in illustrating the benefits of medical device portfolio to potential customers.

  • Marketing Manager
    March 2010 --- January 2013
    Driving radiotherapy sales and clinical marketing with in-depth scientific arguments // Business development of novel medical applications that facilitate closer inter-departmental collaboration // Ensuring best clinical practice of medical device portfolio.

  • Clinical Specialist
    April 2009 --- March 2010
    Facilitating classroom and on-site radiotherapy training and workshops // Assisting sales and marketing with scientific arguments by making scientific results and publications more widely accessible.

  • Consultant Nuclear Physics
    December 2008 --- March 2009
    Ascertain nuclear safety in the industry and hospitals and assist in proper nuclear waste handling as a result of an accident.

  • researcher
    October 2008 --- December 2008
    Successful development of a carbon nanomaterial field emission prototype device.

  • researcher
    November 2004 --- December 2008
    Plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition synthesis and extensive characterisation of carbon nanotubes and graphene. Development of prototype graphene electrical applications.

  • researcher
    January 2004 --- May 2004
    Development of chemical vapor deposition route for the electric field aligned growth of carbon nanotubes.

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingAttention to detailCommunicativeCreative thinkingCritical thinkingDiligence

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Scientific writingAccount ManagementApplicationsBusiness IntelligenceCancerCommercializationEnglishKOL managementmanagementMedical affairsMedical consultingMedical DevicesMedical oncology Medical writingMetabolismMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordNanotechnologyMultilingualNeurosurgeryoncologyOutlookPhysicsPresentationsPresentation SkillsProduct developmentProduct launchProduct managementProduct MarketingProject ManagementPublic SpeakingRadiation oncologyReport WritingScientific WritingSearch literature on clinical trialsUnderstand how results translate to practiceUnderstand levels of research evidenceUnderstanding of regulatory guidelines
LinkedIn Assessment :
GrapheneCarbon NanotubesNanomaterialsNanoelectronicsMarketingR&DResearchMedical ImagingMedical DevicesLife SciencesHealthcareHospitalsMedical PhysicsoncologyPhysicsRadiation TherapyCritical AppraisalScientific LiaisonClinical MarketingKOL developmentMarketing ResearchResearch AnalysisSales SupportInformation ManagementBusiness DevelopmentProduct R&DMarketing ManagementEvent ManagementScientific WritingSystematic ReviewsLiterature ReviewsLiterature AnalysisEvidence-based ManagementReference ManagementKOL IdentificationStrategic Brand PositioningConference CoverageSpeaker DevelopmentPublication StrategyProduct MarketingMarketing StrategyBrand AwarenessDeliverablesMilestonesAcademic WritingScientistsInternational ResearchScientific PapersApplied PhysicsNanotechnology

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Guide students Interact with nurses Interact with physicians Interpret data Search literature on clinical trials Use content management systems Write papers Write protocolsAchieve sales objectivesAct as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigatorAdvise on medical perspectivesAdvise on strategyAnswer, transfer and handle incoming calls as needed.Approve consent documentsApprove patient informationApprove queriesAssist with site trainingAttend seminarsAssure medical qualityAttend steering committeeAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyCoachCoach staffCoach clinical staffCollaborate with medical teamCollaborate with project teamCommunicationConduct literature searchesConduct literature searches.Conduct studiesCreate clinical documentsDesign studiesFollow up projectsGuide studentsInteract with physiciansInteract with nursesInteract with pharmacistsInteract with pre-clinical scientistsInterpret analytical resultsInterpret dataInterpret electrical schematicsInterpret scientific dataLiaise with doctorsLiaise with doctors and other professionals throughout the studyOral presentationOrganise meetingsOrganise steering committeePeople managementproject management

Education

  • M.S. in Medical Radiation Physics from KU Leuven in 2008
  • Ph.D. in Physics from KU Leuven in 2008
  • M.S. in Physics from KU Leuven in 2004
  • Bc. S. in Physics from in 2002
  • in from Humaniora Kindsheid Jesu in 2000

Training and Certification

  • Accredited Actor Certification
  • Fundamentals of Marketing Certification
  • Impact-full communication Certification
  • Media Training Certification
  • Strategy, Psychology & Language of Service Certification

Languages

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

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    3 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Scientific Advisor scientific affairs Medical affairs
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Belgium France Netherlands Spain
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:
    Yes

Publications

    Expert has 9 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Hasselt, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes