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I am Microbiologist/Molecular Biologist with strong analytical and interpersonal skills internationally accomplished with postings at several different research institutions across the world. Skills: • Microbiological techniques • RNA/DNA isolation • qRT-PCR • Cloning and sequencing • Transfection • ELISA • HPLC • Light and Electron Microscopy (SEM and TEM) • Cell Culture • Flow Cytometry • Data Analysis • GLP • GMP


Current Experience

  • Microbiology Analyst
    Since September 2015
    Detection of microbial contamination and air quality testing using microbiological air sampler in different industrial environments. Identification of organisms to genus and species level by colony morphology and biochemical testing. Working within an ISO/IEC 17025:2005, ISO 14001:2005, ISO 9001:2008 and OHSAS 18001:2008 quality management systems.

Past Experience

  • Trainee
    January 2015 --- July 2015
    • The activities were performed in an accredited lab, meaning that all activities followed prescribed procedures, and had to be accurately documented in lab notebooks • Investigated gene expression in marine diatoms by qRT-PCR upon exposure to different classes of herbicides and heavy metals with the final aim to identify biomarkers for water quality assessment • Performed RNA extraction • Microarray data analysis using DAVID and KEGG • Wrote SOPs

  • researcher
    July 2014 --- January 2015
    • Involved in several projects concerning mechanisms of active uptake of metals, metal toxicity and metal detoxification in photosynthetic organisms • Key methods: UV/Vis- absorbance and fluorescence spectroscopy, elemental analysis (ICP-MS, GF-AAS), fluorescence kinetic microscopy, confocal microscopy, HPLC

  • Microbiology Consultant
    February 2013 --- December 2013
    Worked on setting up a new microbiology laboratory. Main responsibilities: • Preparing and organizing laboratory materials and tools, supervising the ordering and delivery of new supplies, and assessing new equipment • Training personnel on laboratory functions • Overseeing of clean up and proper disposal of biological materials

  • Research Assistant
    March 2011 --- July 2012
    • Designed, planned and performed experiments related to the effect of rising atmospheric CO2 levels and global warming on phytoplankton communities • Presented experimental findings (poster/oral presentations) • Wrote projects, organized, planned and designed experiments for B.Sc and M.Sc students Experimental techniques: Titration Automatic phytoplankton counting (CASY Counter, Flowcytometer) TIC/TOC analysis, CHNS elemental analysis Measurement of oxygen evolution Cultivation of microorganisms in continuous cultures (chemostats)

  • Research Assistant
    January 2008 --- August 2010
    • Identified and described new marine cyanobacterium species using cutting edge molecular techniques and classic microbiological techniques • Performed DNA extraction and purification, End-Point PCR, LH-PCR • Used ELISA and HPLC to detect and quantify cyanotoxins • Recorded experiments, results and findings • Responsible for bacterial culture collection maintenance, isolation and identification of new bacterial strains, and assessment of new equipment • Planned, organized, prepared and taught Introductory Microbiology Lab and Cell Biology Lab, supervised 48 students each semester Experimental techniques: ELISA, HPLC DNA extraction and purification, End- Point PCR, LH-PCR, Cloning and Sequencing, Transfection Light and Electron Microscopy (SEM and TEM), Critical Point Dryer Cell cultures Isolation and culturing of different bacterial strains

  • Application Scientist/Data Curator
    November 2006 --- December 2007
    • Responsible for creating high quality database (data entry and quality control) for software which can predict possible toxicological effects of new drugs and other chemicals in the early development • Served as chief liaison and point person for external contacts and domain experts to curate and optimize data sets • Responsible for selecting, managing and training staff

  • Support Manager
    November 2006 --- February 2007
    • Provided guidance and help to customers with ToxWiz, a software solution for predicting toxic endpoints and for elucidating mechanisms of toxicity


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingCharmCollaborationCommunicativeFlexibilityIndependenceKindnessOptimismOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingResponsibilityTrust


LinkedIn Assessment :
ELISAHPLCAutomatic phytoplankton countingPCRLH-PCRCloning and sequencingTransfectionElectron Microscopy (SEM and TEM)Physiology and taxonomy of cyanobacteriaIsolation and culture collection of freshwater and marine cyanobacteriaCulturing of phytoplankton in continuous culturesClassical Microbiological techniquesMicrobiologyCell CultureScanning Electron MicroscopyIsolationCulturePhysiologyCountingLifesciencesSequencingElectron MicroscopyCell biologyComputational BiologyBiochemistrymolecular biologyLaboratoryPharmaceutical IndustryscienceScientific WritingMolecular CloningDNABiotechnologyMicroscopyBioinformaticsCellProtein chemistryExperimentationGenomicsGeneticsFluorescence MicroscopyConfocal MicroscopyLife Sciences

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Molecular Diagnostics Report data Use a confocal microscopy Write papersAssist with experimentsAssist with proceduresCoach staffCollect dataConduct literature searchesConfocal microscopyCreate standard operating procedure (SOP)Data analysisData entryWrite papersWrite protocolsWritten presentationWork under specific instructionsUse fluorescence microscopyResearch at universitiesReport technical problemsRead medical literaturePublish scientific projectsPublication of articlesProvide trainingOrganize scientific projects (in biology)Organise meetingsOral presentationOperate research equipmentManuscript reviewManuscript preparation and reviewmanaging a small teamlifescienceDesign scientific projects (in biology)Design protocol


  • M.S. in Biology in Microbiology, General from Florida International University in 2010
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology/Biological Sciences, General from University of Novi Sad in 2005

Training and Certification

  • Boat Safety Course Certification
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • FSSC 22000 Certification
  • GLP Certification
  • GMP Certification
  • ISO 14001 Certification
  • ISO 22000 Certification
  • ISO 9001 Certification
  • LAB SAFETY Certification
  • Rescue Diver Course Certification
  • Scientific Diver Course Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:


    Expert has 6 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Novi Sad, Vojvodina


Driving License
  • Yes