Extensive knowledge of the life sciences and medicine with a doctorate in molecular biology. Passionate about learning new scientific skills. Enthusiastic team player. Experienced in managing multiple projects simultaneously. Years of experience writing on scientific and legal themes and editing manuscripts, reports and briefs authored by others.
Looking for an opportunity to work in an institution which provides professional development and personal growth. Eager to employ knowledge of working in a bio-medical environment in sync with human subjects training, along with deep understanding of conducting literature reviews and data collection activities.
MEDICAL DATA ANALYST Berlin, Germany
Since December 2016
Responsible for reviewing medical records and/or Electronic Medical Record (EMR) for appropriate Evaluation and Management services.
⦁ Electronic health record / practice integration
⦁ Claims, coding, billing
⦁ CMS regulations
PROJECT/GROUP LEADER and ACADEMIC LECTURER/EXAMINER Berlin, Germany
April 2011 --- July 2013
Project management and educational position with emphasis on preparing research proposals and funding applications, full cycle project management and teaching.
⦁ Managed 2 projects (Culture of Isolated Human Adipocytes and Isolated Adipose Tissue - developed novel method for cultivation of adult astrocytes ("explant-derived cell culture") and Gene Expression in Bovine Adipose Tissue) worth EUR 600k in total.
⦁ Supervised 5 PhD students and 10 graduate students.
⦁ Orchestrated annual budget of EUR 350k and coordinated management and technical decisions.
⦁ Granted for research and established own research group.
⦁ Taught 150 students through integrated multimedia approaches and instructional technology in 4 fields - Veterinary Physiology, Pathophysiology, Gene Therapy and Tissue Biotechnology.
⦁ Taught general education students and individuals with learning challenges and special needs within mainstreamed, inclusive classroom.
⦁ Recognized as "List of Teachers" Ranked Excellent by students
LABORATORY ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR Magdeburg, Germany
October 2010 --- April 2011
Coordinative function within lab concentrated on laboratory specific administrative duties.
⦁ Registration and progress monitoring of new and ongoing studies
⦁ Financial administration of studies
⦁ Administrative management of the infrastructure, management of consumables
⦁ Planning and organization of meetings, support of public relations
⦁ Reporting to the daily and scientific management team of the facility
⦁ Maintenance of the Max-Planck webpage
July 2007 --- October 2010
Researching role focused on 2 research projects - Expression, purification and crystallization of membrane proteins and Crystallization of PigD protein.
⦁ Managed 8 undergraduate students of Pharmacy, 5 graduate students of Chemistry and 3 technicians.
⦁ Performed protein purification utilizing AKTA, chromatography columns, SDS-PAGE and Western analysis and E.Coli recombinant protein expression system.
⦁ Developed novel method for in vivo measurement of ammonia uptake into cells.
⦁ Earned honorable mention for best solved protein structure (resolution at 1.5 Å)
⦁ Created database of ammonia transport proteins of nearly 200 mutants.
Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Tübingen, Germany
October 2005 --- July 2007
Researching position with emphasis on molecular research of genetic factors in sporadic and familiar Parkinson's disease.
Managed 2 research projects:
⦁ Human skin Fibroblasts as model for study Pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease: identified periphilin as novel interactor of synphilin-1, protein implicated in Parkinson's disease and identified novel interacting protein of DJ-1 (PARK7).
⦁ Transdifferentiation of Hematopoietic CD133+ cells into Neuron-Like Cells: results indicated that human blood- derived CD133+ hematopoietic stem cells could transdifferentiate into neuron-like cells and grown in culture in presence of retinoic acid.
DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH ASSOCIATE Belgrade
January 2004 --- September 2005
Researching function concentrated on data collection, analysis and reporting in main diagnostics projects: Allergological Analysis, Virological Diagnostics, Autoimmune Diseases Diagnostics and Testing Immunological Causes of Infertility.
⦁ Ensured trials adhered to clinical objectives and federal regulations.
⦁ Explained test results to participants and family members.
⦁ Analyzed data, drew conclusions and reported and presented them.
⦁ Critical contribution in identification of biomarkers for oncology program that is developed as diagnostics tests.
DIAGNOSTIC ASSOCIATE Belgrade
January 2003 --- May 2003
⦁ Project focused on Court-based DNA analysis to determine the issues in paternity and other kinship testing.
⦁ Results of a paternity, maternity or sibling test are to be used as valid evidence in court or for authorities (e.g. immigration).
Lab Technician (Toxicology) Belgrade
June 1997 --- September 1998
The Toxicology Diagnostics Service provides specimen collection, secure transportation of specimens to the laboratory, drug screening and confirmation analytical services, verification of results by board certified scientists, and confidential reporting of findings.
⦁ Urine tests for drugs of abuse
⦁ Urine tests for pain clinic management
⦁ Point of care test screening
⦁ Blood ethanol medical-legal screening
⦁ Forensic testing
⦁ Comprehensive therapeutic drug monitoring for patients on medication
Critical thinkingCuriosityInnovative thinkingOrganizationStrategic thinking
Skills and Expertise
Write papersTrain StaffTeachingReview reportsproject managementPresent data at congress Analyze data Molecular Diagnostics Interpret data Report data
Postgradute studies in Endocrinology from University of Belgrade in 2015
Dr.rer.nat (Ph.D) in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology from The University of Freiburg in 2010
Diploma (B.Sc/M.Sc) in Molecular Biology and Physiology from University of Belgrade in 2003
Technical Diploma in Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician from The High Medical School in 1997
Training and Certification
Biosafety Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 Certification
EKG Practice - Practical Clinical Skills Certification
Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager Certification
Psychology and mental health: beyond nature and nurture Certification
Working with Translation: Theory and Practice Certification