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PhD candidate with good knowledge and experience in cardiovascular research. Proven ability to report and present concisely in English. Highly flexible and eager to gain new skills evidenced by the visits to national and international laboratories. I am looking forward to excel as a technician/scientist in a challeging environment of a biotecnology company as being a dedicated, enthusiastic, result-oriented and highly motivated team player.


Past Experience

  • PhD Candidate Maastricht, Netherlands
    March 2011 --- December 2015

    Co-promoter Dr. P.A. da Costa Martins, promotor Prof. Dr. L. de Windt

    • Research on cardiovascular diseases and anti-sense oligonucleotide technology
    • Project management: collecting, analyzing and interpreting data
    • Exchanging knowledge with colleagues and experts
    • Supervision of master and bachelor students
    • Maintaining and adjusting research methods and instruments
    • Writing scientific articles and standard operating procedures (SOP)

  • Master student Groningen, Netherlands
    November 2009 --- June 2010

    Supervised by Prof. Dr. J. J. Schuringa

    • Research on aging of stem cells
    • Working under strict safety regulations
    • Handling human material (stem cell isolation from bone marrow)
    • Writing, presenting and discussing scientific findings

  • Master student Groningen, Netherlands
    February 2009 --- June 2009

    Supervised by Prof. Dr. M. G. Rots

    • Research on epigenetic mechanisms in ovarian cancer
    • Working under good laboratory practice (GLP)
    • Writing, presenting and discussing scientific findings

  • Volunteer Internship Groningen, Netherlands
    July 2007 --- September 2007

    Supervised by Prof. Dr. J. M. van Dijl

    • Research on bacterial strain called Methicillin Resistant aureus (MRSA) biology
    • Work under good laboratory practice (GLP) in the microbiology lab


BrightOwl Assessment :
Anger commandImpulse commandApproachabilityPerspectiveCuriosityAuthenticityStrivingOrganizationDependabilitySelf-disciplineSelf-confidence
Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingApproachabilityAttention to detailCollaborationCommunicativeCritical thinkingInnovative thinkingOrganizationSociabilityStrategic thinkingProactivityAssertivenessEfficiencySelf-confidenceFlexibilityProblem solvingService orientedTrustWillingness to compromise


BrightOwl Assessment :
Design of Experiments (DOE) DNAPCRHigh Throughput Screening (HTS)Stem CellsPresentation Skills
Self Assessment :
Cardiovascular diseasesCardiology Cell biology Animal modelsFluorescence MicroscopyMicrobiologyStem cell researchEpigeneticsCancerCancer Research Scientific writingAnimal trialApplicationsAssay developmentAseptic TechniquesBiopharmaceuticalsBiomedical SciencesBiotechnologyCROGood Clinical Practice (GCP)HematologyIn VivoIn VitroLifesciencesCell Based AssaysFlow CytometryGood Laboratory Practive (GLP)MicroscopyImmunofluorescencePre-clinical researchFACSMammalian Cell CultureImmunocytochemistry (ICC)Cell Culture

Skills and Expertise

BrightOwl Assessment :
Write papersOral presentationWritten presentationDesign scientific experimentsConduct literature searchesNetworkPerform routine tests Analyze data Interpret data Report dataPresent data at congressPlan experiments
Self Assessment :
pcrQ-RT-PCRGel electrophoresisRNA/DNA PurificationReverse TranscriptionSoutern/Northern/Western blottingmolecular cloningAGO2 immunoprecipitationMononuclear cells from human bone marrow; cardiac muscle cells from neonatal rat hearts; endothelial cells from juvenile and adult mice heartsHuman cell lines (cell suspension and adherent cells) and primary cells and transfection using cationic lipidsinfection (transduction) with virusImmunohistochemistryImmunofluorescence stainingin situ hybridizationInjections and EchocardiographyFlow cytometryBisulfite sequencingHigh-throughput functional screening (Anti-microRNA library)TALENbasic bioinformatics Analytical skills Analyze data Develop protocols Write protocolsAdjust processes and methods Develop clinical trial protocols Guide students Create SOPs Interpret data Search literature on clinical trials Write papersAdjust methodsAdjust processes Answer, transfer and handle incoming calls as needed.Archive study documentsArchive documentationCell culturecollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with principal investigatorCollect dataCommunicationConduct animal studiesConduct literature searches.Conduct university research Coordinate projectsData validationData verificationDesign efficiency studyDesign protocolDesign protocolsDesign scientific experimentsDesign scientific projects (in biology)Determine needs


  • Masters in Medical Pharmaceutical Sceinces from Groningen University in 2010
  • Bachelor in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Istanbul University in 2008

Training and Certification

  • GCP and the general rules of clinical research in 2016 Certification
  • Experimental usage of experimental animals (Art.9) in 2012 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Associate Scientist associate Clinical Project Manager Biomedical Scientist Clinical Data Reviewer Clinical Laboratory Technician Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA) Clinical Trial Manager (CTM) Clinical Trial Specialist (CTS) Customer Service Assistant Customer Service Representative Field Clinical Research Specialist Freelance Science Writer Junior Consultant Junior Scientist Lab Scientist Laboratory Technician Medical Writer Preclinical Scientist QA Officer R&D Scientist Regulatory Affairs Assistant Regulatory Affairs Associate Research Assistant Research associate Science teacher Scientific Associate Scientific consultant Scientific Writer
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    BrightOwl freelancer :    38-40 Hours per week
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:


    Expert has 3 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Maastricht, Netherlands


Driving License
  • Yes