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● Business-savvy physiology and metabolism scientist specialized in metabolic phenotyping research with real-world business experience and strong innovation-driven, collaboration-oriented and entrepreneurial mindset. ● 5+ years of experience in: Handling of animal models (mice) and in vivo metabolic phenotyping ■ Work with cell cultures and in vitro metabolic phenotyping ■ Molecular biology techniques ■ Microscopy ■ Analysis, interpretation and reporting of data ■ Presentation of research findings ■ Compiling project reports and manuscript in English. ● 10+ years of experience in: ■ Project management ■ Business development ■ Work in international teams ■ Project management and administration ■ Budget planning ■ Customer and government liaisons ■ Running projects with strict deadlines. ► Keen interest in management of early Drug Discovery and Development: target identification, target validation, high throughput screens (HTS), ADME/Tox related transporter assays. ► Willing to build up expertise in providing scientific support to patent lawyers, regulatory issues, advertising/health claims substantiation and in performing scientific due-diligence. To know more about what I can do for your organization, call me at my mobile +34 635 935 511 or add me in Skype (Skype ID: petarbio)


Current Experience

  • Seeking Industrial post-doc ● Associate Scientist ● Scientist I ● Research Scientist position
    Since February 2016
    Willing to relocate within Europe

Past Experience

  • Graduate researcher in Nutrigenomics and Personalised Nutrition
    October 2010 --- February 2016
    ● Expanded the knowledge on the role of retinoblastoma protein in metabolic regulation ● Collaborated with and performed two research stays at 2 research groups in Spain and Switzerland. ● First author of 6 publications in Q1 peer-reviewed journals (Diabetes, American Journal Of Physiology Endoncrindology and Metabolism, Journal of Cellular Physiology, Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry, PlosOne, publications list available at ). ● Presented the experimental findings at 4 international meetings. ● Provided hands-on training in molecular biology methods to 4 master students and 1 visiting PhD student. ● Introduced 5 novel techniques in the lab. Keywords: 2D/3D cell culture, cell culture, vector design, molecular cloning, protein expression, protein purification, RNA interference, shRNA, protein interactions, western-blot, immunoprecipitation, immunofluorescence, fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, cellular assays, functional assays, signaling pathways, FACS, flow cytometry, transfection, transduction, DNA/RNA purification, RT-qPCR, SOP, lentivirus, retrovirus, proximity-ligation assay, kinase assay

  • Production Manager, Head of Research and Development
    February 2007 --- June 2009
    ● Managed the production process of a company with 50+ workers and 20+ products; trained 30+ workers on work safety and food hygiene; supervised a QC lab. ● Developed 8 concepts for new products and achieved a 100% implementation of the ISO 22000 certification plan. ● Represented the company at 7+ international expos and established direct contacts with 15+ functional ingredients´ suppliers, leading to reduction in company´s expense on commissions.

  • Self-employed | Small Business Owner (Bakery) (Bulgaria)
    February 2002 --- November 2006
    • Started a company (small bakery) that increased its assets by 500% in 5 years. • Managed the production process by training and working with a team of 4 pastry-chefs. • Responsible for the legal compliance and sales of the company.

  • Bioinformatician
    January 2000 --- March 2001
    Project lead and coordination for development of an epitope-prediction bioinformatics software prototype, currently used by several companies within the Drug Discovery domain.


LinkedIn Assessment :
Project ManagementProblem SolvingData AnalysisScientific PresentationAssay developmentMetabolic phenotypingNutrigenomicsPreclinicalMetabolismEnergy metabolismCell CultureCellular metabolismGlucose metabolismMetabolic SyndromeObesityPhenotypic screeningAnimal ModelsIn VitroIn VivoPre-clinical StudiesBioactive CompoundsMetabolic modulatorsqPCRBiotechnologyR&DLife SciencesResearchCell biologyGenomicsPCRscienceEnglishFood ScienceBioinformaticsProduct developmentGlucose homeostasismolecular biologyProtein ExpressionELISAProductionAnimal handlingISO 22000Western BlottingFELASABulgarianBiochemistryspanishNutritionMicroscopy


  • PhD in Nutrigenomics and personalised nutrition from Universitat de les Illes Balears in 2016
  • Master in Nutrigenomics and personalised nutrition from Universitat de les Illes Balears in 2010
  • Master in Food chemistry from Plovdiv University in 2009
  • Bachelor in Biotechnology from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski in 2004
  • Nurse in Veterinary Medicine in Veterinary Medicine from Secondary School of Veterinary Medicine, Kostinbron, Bulgaria in 1997

Training and Certification

  • FELASA Cat. C in 2011 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
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Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    4 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Associate Scientist Lab Scientist Postdoctoral Researcher Preclinical Scientist Preclinical Research Manager Assay Development Manager Manager Molecular Biologist Post-doctoral Fellow R&D Scientist Scientific Advisor Senior Associate Scientist Senior Scientist
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region

Palma de Mallorca, Spain


Driving License
  • Yes