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Summary

I'm a neuroscientist by training, experienced in bio-medical research, genetics and behavioural analysis of mouse models of psychiatric diseases. I'm devoted to science communication, particularly by public speaking and visual presentations, and currently I work for the EU project RD-Connect, dealing with rare genetic diseases. The project finishes in 2018 and from January/February 2019 I would welcome a new employment opportunity. Besides, I'm interested in visual media and global health, particularly noncommunicable diseases.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Science Communication and Impact Coordinator
    Since May 2016
    Science communication for RD-Connect, an EU project on rare diseases http://rd-connect.eu/

Past Experience

  • Intern
    November 2015 --- December 2015
    Reports on economy and politics in South America, Spanish-Polish translations, consular documentation, diplomatic events.

  • R&D Scientist
    March 2015 --- August 2015
    Research on mouse models of psychiatric diseases for a biotech company.

  • PhD Candidate
    October 2010 --- January 2015
    Project: "Schizophrenia Risk Factor Tcf4 and Gene x Environment Interaction in Mice"; Dept. Neurogenetics, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine

  • Summer Student
    June 2007 --- August 2007
    Genetic screening for genes involved in axonal transport in Drosophila melanogaster.

Personality

Self Assessment :
Self-disciplineOrganizationApproachabilityCommunicativeCoordinationCuriosityIndividualityInterest in knowledgeKindnessResponsibilityCreative thinkingCritical thinking

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Animal models Diabetes Scientific writingAnalytical techniquesAnimal ModelsBiomedical SciencesCommunication SkillsData AnalysisDesign of Experiments (DOE) DNA extractionEnglishExperimentationGeneticsGenomicsGermanGraphPad PrismInternational Project ManagementLaboratoryLaboratory ResearchLaboratory SkillsLaboratory testingLife SciencesLifesciencesMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordMolecular & Cellular BiologyMolecular geneticsMultilingualNeurosciencenext generation sequencingOutlookPCRPhenotype PowerPointPresentation SkillsPresentationsProject CoordinationProject ManagementPsychiatryPublic HealthPublic RelationsPublic SpeakingqPCRreal-time PCRReport WritingResearchRNA isolationRT-PCRSchizophreniascienceScientific CommunicationsScientific WritingSocial MediaSocial Media MarketingSocial SkillsStatistical Data AnalysisTeamworkTestingWestern BlottingWomens HealthBehavioural analysisbehaviorMorris Water MazeOpen FieldPainData VisualizationWordPressVideo ProductionWebsite contentMarketing StrategyFear conditioningspanishPolish
LinkedIn Assessment :
EnglishResearchPublic SpeakingBehavioral NeuroscienceMorris Water MazeOpen FieldScientific PresentationWritten & Oral Presentation SkillsLaTeXPowerPointVideo ProductionAdobe PremiereAdobe Design ProgramsPresentationsmouse modelsGlobal HealthMental HealthRNA isolationAgilentRT-PCRGene Expression ProfilingWestern BlottingGenotypingPCRBlood CollectionGraphPad PrismImageJTransgenic MiceMicrosoft OfficeWindowsPreziTeam LeadershipTeamworkAudacity

Education

  • in Coordination of International Project Management from Gesellschaft für Nachhaltige Entwicklung in 2016
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Neuroscience from International Max Planck Research School for Neuroscience in 2014
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from University of Warsaw in 2009

Training and Certification

  • Grant writing (Newcastle University) in 2017 Training
  • Next Generation Sequencing in diagnostic setting (3Gb-TEST) in 2017 Training
  • Data Presentation (EMWA) in 2015 Training
  • Introduction to Medical Writing (EMWA) in 2015 Training
  • Production of Educational Films and Information Clips (Georg-August University) in 2015 Training
  • Television (Georg-August University) in 2015 Training
  • E-portfolios (Georg-August University) in 2014 Training
  • Media & public relations for academia (Georg-August University) in 2014 Training
  • Medical English for non-native speakers (EMWA) in 2014 Training
  • Radio (Georg-August University) in 2014 Training
  • Science and medical writing for the public (Georg-August University) in 2014 Training
  • Diabetes - a Global Challenge (Coursera, University of Copenhagen) in 2017 Certification
  • Systems Thinking in Public Health (Coursera, Johns Hopkins University) in 2017 Certification
  • Animal handling and surgery (Max-Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine) in 2011 Certification
  • Certificate in Advanced English (the British Council) in 2005 Certification
  • Epidemiology (University of North Carolina) Certification
  • Global Health (University of Geneva) Certification
  • History of Rock, Part Two (University of Rochester) Certification
  • International Communication Workshop Certification
  • International Women’s Health & Human Rights Certification
  • The Language of Hollywood: Storytelling, Sound and Color (Wesleyan University) Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Polish
Native
English
Full Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency
German
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Locations I am interested in:
    Austria Belgium Denmark Germany Kraków, Poland Luxembourg Netherlands Portugal Slovenia Spain Switzerland Warsaw, Poland
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
    BrightOwl employee :    100% FTE
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Others

Driving License
  • No