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Summary

Profile:

  • Core values: passion - innovation - respect - enthusiasm - creativity
  • Eager to learn
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Analytical and problem-solving (scientific)
  • Commercial mindset, looking at the bigger picture
  • Team player

Summary:

With a solid background in Research (clinical and fundamental) and the Biomedical Life Sciences, I have passionately devoted the past 5.5 years to investigating the role of a novel antigenic target (biomarker) in multiple sclerosis. During this time I have not only been involved in a laboratory setting but also further evolved my analytical and problem-solving skills. Furthermore, being a team-player, it was very rewarding to work with several other research groups. I am a social, creative and focused person with great perseverance, not afraid to take action, with the necessary "multitask" skills (including the combination work and family); but I am also very willing to learn even more. It is therefore very important to me to work and get satisfaction in what I do and know that I am contributing something. The latter is very important for me, and one of the reasons why I chose to look further than the academic setting, and more in the bio/pharma/IT industry and healthcare sector.

Looking for a new job opportunity with a clear focus on translational research and innovation, including more sales-oriented and management functions; i.e. functions for which a scientific (bio)medical background is essential and not pure fundamental research.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Project manager
    Since October 2015

    Sector:

    ICT + Health

     

    Function:

    Project manager

     

    Description:

    For this function I am responsible for the R&D projects within Cubigo. From follow-up and implementation of ongoing projects to analysis and business development of novel opportunities. Further, I am responsible for data analysis of user metrics for different projects and on corporate level. From data to insights which are important for decision making.

Past Experience

  • PhD (FWO aspirant)
    September 2009 --- September 2015

    Research into a potential new candidate autoantigen for multiple sclerosis (Field: immunology, neurology, biomarker research, protein analysis and characterization) FWO grant: 2010-2015 (end September) • Perform research on neuro-immunological biomarkers (diagnostic and prognostic) according to GLP (independently and in a team ); analyze and solve problems; set up (inter)national collaborations (e.g. The Netherlands, Spain) • Knowledge of the following laboratory techniques: PCR and primer design, RT-qPCR, western blot, affinity chromatography (Äkta), antibody production and purification, cell culture (primary cells and cell lines) according to GCCP, ELISA + development and optimization of new ELISA tests (diagnostics), immunohistochemistry and (fluorescence) microscopy (pathology), transfections and flow cytometry (FACS) • Scientific writing of articles, conference abstracts, SOPS, project applications or grants and ethical matrices; manage budget and material stocks and placing orders • Perform statistical analysis • Guide bachelor and master students in the lab and provide motivation and coaching during their thesis writing • Give presentations, follow-up on recent literature, organizing conferences and recruiting new internship students

Personality

Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAttention to detailCreative thinkingInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingOptimismCollaboration

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
BiomarkersSocial SkillsPresentation SkillsCell CultureWestern BlottingELISAAntibodiesLife SciencesProtein PurificationProblem SolvingTeamworkNeurologyImmunologyImmunohistochemistry (IHC)MicroscopyCell biologyqPCRProtein ExpressionFluorescence MicroscopyIn Vivorecombinant DNA technologymolecular biologyProteomicsscience

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Develop protocols Guide students Interact with physicians Interpret data Molecular Diagnostics Write papersAnalyze dataBiomarker ResearchValidate dataCollaborate with project team

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical molecular sciences from Universiteit Hasselt in 2009
  • Bachelor Biomedical Sciences in Clinical Molecular Sciences from Universiteit Hasselt in 2007

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Full Proficiency
French
Elementary Proficiency
German
Elementary Proficiency
Portuguese
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Project Manager Clinical Research Manager Research Assistant Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerpen, België Diepenbeek, België Geel, België Genk, België Hasselt, België
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    80-100% FTE
  • International:
    No

Area / Region

Paal, België

Others

Driving License
  • Yes