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Summary

I recently obtained my PhD in biomedical sciences and I am now looking for an interesting job in which I can apply my experience from the life sciences.

During my PhD, I have run several study projects with healthy human volunteers, from start up until closure. A lot of the skills and expertise that I acquired during this fundamental research can be applied in clinical trials. For example design of the study protocol; inclusion and exclusion criteria; application for grants and fellowships; approval of the ethics committee; collecting recruitment data of the volunteers and selecting participants that correspond to the searched profile; explaining the protocol to trainees and colleagues; supervising and also running experiments myself; data verification, analysis and synthesis; writing reports, papers and reviews; presenting the results on (inter)national conferences; etcetera. 

My mother tongue is Dutch but speaking and writing in English and French is no problem at all. I have studied 6 years at the University of Liège, first as an Erasmus Belgica student for my master's thesis, later as PhD student. 

Experiences

Past Experience

  • PhD biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences Liège, België
    October 2009 --- September 2014

    Functional interactions between memory processes and spontaneous brain activity during resting state wakefulness and sleep onset in healthy human volunteers – fMRI and EEG studies

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityTrustService orientedSelf-disciplineProblem solvingPerspectiveOrganizationOptimismKindnessInterest in knowledgeIndependenceFlexibilityEfficiencyCuriosityCoordinationAttention to detailApproachabilityAnalytical thinkingWillingness to compromise

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Animal models Biostatistics Cell biologyAnimal trialClinical Data Management (CDM)Clinical monitoringClinical Study DesignClinical study reportsClinical trial designConfocal MicroscopyData AnalysisData cleaningData entryData ManagementDatabase design and maintenanceDesigning case report formsEnglishEthics submission and approval processFlow CytometryFluorescence MicroscopyGCPGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)ImmunofluorescenceInformed Consent ProcessInterpret clinical trial resultsInterpret systematic reviewsMATLAB (matrix laboratory)Medical DevicesMedical ImagingMedical writingMicroscopyMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMolecular & Cellular BiologyMonitoring Study ProgressNeurosciencePatient Follow UpPatient Screening and RecruitmentPowerPointProcess improvementProgrammingProtocolR&DSafety concerns (such as therapeutic ratio with respect to possible adverse effects)Scientific methodologyScientific WritingScreen patientsTechnical reportsUnderstand how results translate to practiceUnderstanding of regulatory guidelinesUnderstand levels of research evidenceInformed Consent DocumentsWriting Study Procedures and SOPs

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Assure medical quality Control data Create SOPs Design case record forms Develop protocols Guide students Interact with physicians Interpret data Report data Search literature on clinical trials Use a confocal microscopy Write papersAdjust processes Adjust methodsAdjust processes and methodsAdministrative supportAnalyze dataApprove consent documentsApprove monitoring reportsApprove patient informationArchive documentationArchive study documentsAssess subject safetyAssign activitiesAssist with experimentsAssist with proceduresAssist with routine testsAssure medical qualityAttend seminarsCoachCollaborate with project teamCollect patient forms and questionnairesComplete case report form (CRF)Complete study proceduresConduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiesConduct the trialConduct university research Confirm protocol complianceConfocal microscopyContact potential subjectsControl dataControl protocol versionsCoordinate ethics committeeCoordinate with the ethics commiteecoordinating research projectsCreate SOPsCreate standard operating procedure (SOP)Create study documentsData analysisData codingData entryData validationData verificationDesign case record form (CRF)Design database Design exclusion criteriaDesign inclusion criteriaDesign information leafletDesign protocolDesign studyDesign study documentsDesign subject consent formDetermine statistical analysis Develop software programsDevelop study timelinesDirect co-workersDiscuss treatments with investigatorDistribute study documentsEnsure data consistencyEnsure data integrityEnsure good clinical practice (GCP)Estimate subject complianceEthics committee applicationEthics committee submissionsEvaluate impurity identificationExecute scientific projectsExtrapolate dataHandle callsImplement data collection systemInformed consent processInteract with ethics committeeInteract with physiciansInteract with pre-clinical scientistsInterpret dataLabeling compliance with local regulationslifescienceMaintenance of biomedical equipmentManage data collection systemManage data reporting systemsManage front deskManage laboratory proceduresManage projects resourcesManage subject consent formManage subject safetyManuscript preparationManuscript preparation and reviewManuscript reviewMonitor dataMonitoring enrolmentMonitoring subject complianceNegotiate protocol details Negotiate payment schedulesObtain grantsOperate research equipmentOral presentationOrganise meetingsOrganise steering committeeNetworkNegotiationObserve trends in dataParticipate in medical reviewPatient recruitmentPre-study procedures Present clinical resultsPresent data at congressProtocol managementProvide trainingPublication of articlesPublish scientific projectsRead medical literatureReferral lettersRegulatory documentationRegulatory submissionsReport dataResearch at universitiesRetrieve study documentsReview data interpretationReview exclusion criteriaReview inclusion criteriaReview manufacturing documentationReview medical reportsReview monitoring reportsReview study protocolsSchedule trial visitsScheduling trial visitsScreen patientsSearch literature on clinical trialsSetup of research equipmentSolve problemsStatistical analysisStudy-related documentsSupervise data processingSupervise techniciansTrain on site staffValidate dataVerify dataWork under specific instructionsWrite combined statistical and medical reportsWrite medical reportsWrite papersWrite protocolsWrite statistical reportsWritten presentation

Education

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences from University of Liège in 2014
  • Master in Biomedical sciences, neurosciences from Universiteit Antwerpen in 2009
  • Bachelor in Biomedical sciences from Universiteit Antwerpen in 2007

Training and Certification

  • Statistical Parametric Mapping for EEG data in 2012 Training
  • Statistical Parametric Mapping for fMRI data in 2012 Training
  • First aid basics (Rode Kruis Vlaanderen) in 2013 Certification
  • Animal experiment leader (FELASA C) in 2009 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Full Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 2 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    FTE 80-100% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    36-40 Hours per week
    BrightOwl employee :    FTE 80-100% FTE
  • International:
    No

Publications

    Expert has 1 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Duffel, België

Others

Driving License
  • Yes