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Current Experience

  • Non-clinical Research Specialist, Business Development
    Since February 2011
    Contributes to business growth by finding new outsourcing opportunities, creating new business relationships with Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology clients and managing key accounts. Works closely with the operations team to develop new services (e.g. oncology models, non-human primate studies) and generate project proposals with detailed cost, timelines and scope of work analysis.

Past Experience

  • Project Manager
    January 2009 --- January 2011
    Experienced project manager. Through strong innovative and management skills I contributed to the success of a number of projects in progressing compounds to preclinical development. Proven ability to work on international projects in a multi-disciplinary matrix environment. Initiated and managed strategic collaborations across Europe and USA, gaining access to the expertise and technology required to reach critical milestones. Specialties: • Management of Lead Finding and Lead Optimisation projects. • Initiation and management of external collaborations. • Development of strategies to ensure translation of preclinical projects into clinical phase. • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written, verbal and presentation) skills • Effective team management, ensuring staff remained dynamic and motivated. • PRINCE 2 practitioner.

  • Project Manager
    January 2007 --- January 2009

  • Team Leader, Neurobiology Section
    January 2001 --- January 2007

  • CNS Project Leader
    June 1996 --- December 2000


LinkedIn Assessment :
In VivoNeuropharmacologyPsychopharmacologyMood DisordersPTSDAnxiety DisordersSchizophreniaNeurodegenerative DiseasesAnimal ModelsPharmacodynamicsTranslational MedicineNew Business DevelopmentContract negotiationKey Account ManagementTeam LeadershipOutsourcingStrategic PlanningMember of ToastmastersEnzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)NeurodegenerationPharmaceutical IndustryAssay developmentDrug DiscoveryCellNeuroscienceCROpharmacologyPharmaceutical ResearchPharmacokineticsLifesciencesIn VitroRegulatory submissionsMedical writingProtocolClinical trialsBiopharmaceuticalsGCPCognitionAnimal Behavior


  • Pharmacology in Neuropharmacology from National University of Ireland, Galway in 1996
  • Biochemistry in from National University of Ireland, Galway in 1992

Area / Region

Waterloo, Belgium


Driving License
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