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Trained Physician recently graduated from the University of Leuven's Biomedical Sciences PhD program. 

I have a huge interest in Clinical and Translational research and am looking for an opportunity where I can use both my clinical and research background in the development, organization and execution of projects in life sciences. 


Past Experience

  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences
    September 2009 --- September 2015

    - Cell Culture Work: siRNA, shRNA and cDNA transfections, adenoviral and lentiviral transductions, migrations and invasion assays. - Western Blotting. - Quantitative PCR - Mass Spectrometry for the analysis of lipids. - In vivo work: zebrafish and mice as animal models. - Training of Master students. - Scientific writing. - Oral presentation in seminars and conferences.

  • Pre-doctorate
    September 2008 --- August 2009

  • Associate Lecturer
    January 2008 --- July 2008

  • Master in Human Genetics
    August 2005 --- December 2007
    - Clinical training in Genetics Counseling. - Basic training in Molecular Biology Laboratory. - 3 months-visiting scholarship at Department of Human GEnetics (K. U. Leuven). - Poster/conferences/seminars

  • Associate Lecturer
    August 2005 --- December 2005

  • General Practitioner
    July 2003 --- July 2005


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingOrganizationOptimismInterest in knowledgeAdaptabilityCollaborationCoordinationApproachabilitySociabilityEfficiencyProactivity


Self Assessment :
CancerGeneticsEndocrinology and metabolismmolecular biologyPreclinical ResearchGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Laboratory Research
LinkedIn Assessment :
CancerClinical researchScientific WritingCell biologymolecular biologyCell CultureGeneticsWestern BlottingscienceqPCRELISAFluorescenceIn VitroBiochemistryAnimal ModelsNeurology

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze dataOral presentationConduct research at universitiescoordinating research projectsExecute scientific projectsPublish scientific projectsInteract with pre-clinical scientists


  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from KU Leuven in 2015
  • Master's Degree in Human Genetics from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2007
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in Medicine from Universidad Surcolombiana in 2003
  • High School in Academic Secondary School from Colegio Claretiano - Neiva - Colombia in 1995

Training and Certification

  • Certificate Masterclass Biotechnology in 2011 Certification
  • Laboratory Animal Science, FELASA C Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    2 weeks
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium Belgium Brussels, Belgium Ghent, Belgium Leuven, Belgium Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
  • International:

Area / Region

Antwerp, Belgium


Driving License
  • No