I am a highly motivated, experienced Master of Science in Molecular Biology, currently lookin for a challenging position in the life sciences, clinical, pharmaceutical or biotech industry. I am open to opportunities in e.g. a R&D or sales setting, as long as my scientific background - acquired during my education and previous professional experience - can still be put to good and rewarding use.
Examples of positions of interest: Clinical Trial/Research Associate; Research associate; Project Assistent; Account Manager; Laboratory Assistent; Clinical Trial Coordinator; Product Manager; Project Manager; etc.
Account Manager Veterinary Medicine
Since February 2016
As of February 2016, I am responsible for the KRKA sales, product and service promotion, as well as client relationship management for the regions East and West-Flanders (Belgium). Focus: analgesics, antimicrobials and antiparasitics for companion animals and (partially) food producing animals. www.krka.be
Pre-doctoral researcher Ghent, Belgium
August 2013 --- December 2014
Following my temporary contract as a CTA, I was able to commence a PhD project for the laboratory of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases at the UGhent Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Here I worked for almost 18 months on a project for the development of a new generation of antibiotics, based on newly discovered antimicrobial peptides of amphibians. Sadly, due to financial shortcomings, my project had to be suspended at the end of December 2014.
July 2013 --- December 2014
New antimicrobial peptides from the skin secretions of salamanders as an alternative treatment for infections with multiresistant bacteria and fungi. Promotors: Prof. dr. Pasmans Frank(1); Prof. dr. Martel An(1); Prof. dr. Verhaert Peter(2); Prof. dr. Haesebrouck Freddy(1). (1) UGent Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry Diseases; BE-9820 Merelbeke (2) TUDelft Faculty of Applied Sciences; Analytical Biotechnology Group; NL-2628 BC Delft
Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA) Vilvoorde, Belgium
March 2013 --- July 2013
During my position as CTA at Quintiles Belgium, I worked in a team responsible for the filing, archiving and evaluating clinical study documentation. The study, which my team and I worked on, was for the development of a new drug to treat aspergillosis. For this project multiple research sites in 36 countries were involved, sending all the documentation to the central hub in Belgium where it was our task to put the last hand to finalization.
Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA)
March 2013 --- July 2013
• Main responsibilities: the administration for and tending of clinical trials; managing and evaluating clinical projects and procedures in compliance with the current ICH-GCP guidelines; contacting and meeting up with principal investigators of 32 different countries, involved in several clinical projects; reporting back to the Project Manager.
ApproachabilityCuriosityInterest in knowledgeCreative thinkingStrivingOrganizationDependabilitySelf-discipline
SociabilityAnalytical thinkingApproachabilityAssertivenessAttention to detailAuthenticityCharmCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationCritical thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyEmotional reactivityAdaptabilityFlexibilityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeKindnessOrientationCompetitivenessOptimismInnovative thinkingResponsibilityPerspectiveOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingResiliencyResult OrientedSelf-confidenceSelf-disciplineSelf-disclosureService orientedStrategic thinkingStrivingTrustWillingness to compromiseCreative thinking
NeurologyHematologyPhase IIPhase IIIPre-clinical researchClinical researchTrainingPharmacyClinical trialsCommunication Skills
Animal models Biostatistics Labtechnician Medical devices Phase I R&DA rising single dose tolerance study Lab scale batchesActions and modes of action of drugs in the human speciesActions and modes of action of human physiologyAllergy and immunologyAnalytical techniquesAnimal trialAntibodiesBioavailabilityBioinformaticsBiological Drug DevelopmentBiomarkersBiopharmaceuticalsBudget ManagementBudget NegotiationCancer DiabetesCellular Product DevelopmentClinical Data Management (CDM)Clinical DevelopmentClinical operationsClinical researchClinical Study DesignClinical study reportsClinical trial designClinical trial managementClinical trialsCommunication SkillsConfocal MicroscopyContract negotiationCross-functional team leadershipData AnalysisData cleaningData entryData ManagementDatabase design and maintenanceDNADNA sequencingDNA extractionDrug regulatory authoritiesDrug development processDrug substance developmentBiochemistryBiotechnologyELISACell biologyCell CultureChemistryDrug metabolismEarly development stageDrug safety assessmentEthics submission and approval processEndocrinologyFlow Cytometry NegotiationEnglishFluorescence MicroscopyGCPGeneticsGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Scientific writing Biochemistry Cell biologyGood Manufacturing Practice (GMP)Good Publication Practice (GPP)GMPGrant PreparationGrant WritingHPLCICH GCP guidelinesImmunocytochemistry (ICC)In VitroBudget ProcessIn VivoInfectious diseasesInterpret clinical trial resultsIt skillsLaboratory ResearchLaboratory ManagementAnimal ModelsLaboratory TechniquesLaboratory testingLabtechnicianMammalian Cell CultureMicrobiological TechniquesCAPAMicrobiologyMicroscopy
Skills and Expertise
Guide students Interpret dataSolve problemsCoachCollaborate with medical teamConduct university research Interact with pharmacists Control dataInteract with physiciansNetworkProvide training
microbiologymolecular biologydrug developmentproject managementBacteriologyichthylogyherpetologyICH GCPGLP Analyze data Control data Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Molecular Diagnostics Assure medical quality Monitor a clinical studyAdjust methodsAdjust processes Administrative supportArchive documentationArchive study documentsAssist study siteAssist with proceduresAttend seminarsUPLC-MS/MSmicro-array analysisqPCRRNA isolationFlow cytometrycell culturingBacteriologyyeast and fungal culturestoxicity testingmicroscopy techniquescell biologyparasitologypathologyDesign protocoloptimize protocolbiostatisticsbasic bioinformatics
Master’s Degree in Master of Science Cell and Systems Biology from Universiteit Antwerpen in 2013
Bachelor’s Degree in Bachelor of Science Biology from University of Antwerp in 2010
Training and Certification
Felasa C Certification