Environmental Coordinator type A Online courses/Ghent University
Since February 2017
Currently, I am following online courses for a postgraduate "Environmental Coordinator type A" at Ghent University. I would like to combine this postgraduate with a position as Environmental consultant or other interesting life science job from december 2017 on.
Medical Science Liaison
June 2016 --- August 2016
Working as a MSL for Roche, I was responsible for the scientific interaction with stakeholders in Multiple Sclerosis and the initiation of clinical phase III trials. Although Roche is a fantastic company, the future responsibilities in this role were not aligned with my expectations. Therefore, I have decided to leave the company and look for a new opportunity.
Medical Science Liaison CNS and Oncology&Hematology
February 2014 --- May 2016
Working as a MSL for Teva, I provided up-to-date scientific info on existing and future portfolio-products to neurologists, oncologists and hematologists. In addition, I was dedicated to the initiation and follow-up of clinical phase IV trials, with tasks varying from feasibility and pre-study visits, up to site initiation and (e)CRF training. Aside from this, I executed projects, participated to tactical brainstorms, followed up medical questions, frequently assisted in the training of sales reps and trained medical colleagues as "Veeva" CRM super user. An assignment as Medical Expert BENELUX for Trisenox (October 2015) enhanced my experience in medical affaires. Beside interactions with stakeholders in Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia in the BENELUX, I was also responsible for the organization of advisory boards and the review of market access documents in collaboration with Teva Europe.
October 2008 --- September 2013
Main Goal: "Identifying and characterizing one of the causal agents of yield decline in Philippine aerobic rice fields"
*Molecular and microscopic research at the laboratory of phytopathology, Ghent University (2008-2013)
*Internship of one month at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Philippines (2009)
*Data analysis and interpretation
*Writing and publishing scientific papers
*Giving seminars, creating posters and attending (inter)national conferences
*Teaching practical courses on crop protection and molecular phytopathology
*Being responsible for the AFLP room and microscope facility at the lab
*Teaching colleagues molecular and microscopic techniques
*Tutor of three master students (2008-2010)
*Executing experiments in collaboration with BASF (2010-2011)
*Performing diagnostic analyses for fair-fruit (2013)
Financial support: Personal IWT scholarship
October 2007 --- September 2008
Main goal: Broaden our knowledge regarding the oomycete Phytophthora porri on leek.
*Executing molecular research at the laboratory of phytopathology, Ghent University
*Data analysis and interpretation
*Writing reports and scientific papers
*Attending national conferences and meetings with experimental stations
*Attending additional courses e.g. English writing skills
*Helping master students
ProactivityFlexibilityAttention to detailStrategic thinkingCollaborationCreative thinkingResponsibility
Cell biology R&D Scientific writingActions and modes of action of drugs in the human speciesBioinformaticsBiologyBiotechnologyCancerClinical trialsCommunication SkillsData Managementgrant writing and designImmunologyLifesciencesCell SignalingCRFDNAeCRFFluorescence MicroscopyGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Healthcare industryHistologyIn VitroIn VivoInflammationKOL managementLaboratory ResearchMedical affairsMicrobiologyMicroscopyMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordNeurologyoncologyOxidative stressPCRPhase IIIPhase IVPhysiologyPresentation SkillsPresentationsProtocolqPCRreal-time PCRRNA isolationRT-PCRSamplingSPSSTeamworkTissue CultureTraining
Skills and Expertise
Analyze data Report dataPlan experimentsRead medical literatureConduct literature searchesManage research projectsConduct research at universitiesOral presentationWrite papersAssist with site trainingProvide trainingTeach university studentsInitiate clinical trials Follow up projects Interact with nursesInteract with physiciansInteract with KOLParticipate in medical reviewbrainstormdrafting grant applicationsDesign protocols Write protocolsNetwork Guide students Interpret dataAct as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigatorAssess site feasibilityAssist study siteAttend seminarsCollaborate with principal investigatorConduct maintenance visitsEstablish relationships with Key Opinion LeadersExecute scientific projectslifescienceManage multiple projectsManuscript preparation and reviewObserve trends in dataOrganise meetingsPatient recruitmentPlan work to meet objectives and deadlinesproject managementProvide medical insightsPublication of articlesRead medical literature to maintain current awareness and knowledge
Doctor of Applied Biological Sciences (PhD) in Bioscience engineering option cell and gene biotechnology from Universiteit Gent in 2013
Master of Engineering in Bioscience engineering option cell and gene biotechnology from Universiteit Gent in 2007
Bachelor's degree in Bioscience engineering from Universiteit Antwerpen in 2004