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My core values are helping others, flexibility, loyalty, passion and expertise. I want to perform a job in which I can be autonomous, coordinate a project and coach people. I am very flexible and prepared to travel and/or work abroad. I love problem solving, working on a variety of projects and make things work by dedication and by bringing people together. I want to interact and communicate, but most of all I want others to directly benefit from my work.


Current Experience

  • PhD student with bidiplomation Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Since October 2011

    PhD student/Teaching assistant in bidiplomation between Hasselt University (Belgium) and University Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6 (France)

    Field: Biomedical Sciences - Neuroscience
    Topic: “Mechanisms of microglial migration in the mouse embryonic central nervous system”
    Technical skills: advanced fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, live tissue imaging, animal breeding, immunohistochemistry, cell culture

    Tasks: I set up and coordinated my own research project in developmental neuroscience, while coordinating and actively taking part in the education of Biomedical Science students at UHasselt. During my PhD, I collaborated interdisciplinary and communicated scientific results through publishing papers and performing oral and poster presentations at international meetings. I coached master thesis projects and bachelor students in small groups for theoretical subjects as well as practical and theoretical assessments. In this job I loved the autonomy, the diversity and the opportunity to help others as well as the - sometimes difficult - challenges I faced upon problem solving.


Self Assessment :
Service orientedFlexibilityKindnessOrganizationCoordinationAdaptabilityProblem solvingApproachabilityAttention to detailCharmCollaborationCommunicativeAssertivenessCritical thinkingCuriosityDiligenceIndependenceIndividualityWillingness to compromiseInterest in knowledgeProactivityReaction to stressResponsibilitySelf-disciplineSociabilityEmotional reactivity


Self Assessment :
Animal models Biostatistics Cell biology Scientific writingAnalysisAnimal HealthAntibodiesAseptic TechniquesBiologyBiomedical SciencesCell Based AssaysCell biologyCell CultureCell SignalingCharacterizationCoachingCommunication SkillsConfocal MicroscopyContinuous ImprovementCustomer ServiceData AnalysisDNA extractionElectrophoresisEnglishEvent ManagementFACSFlow CytometryFluorescence MicroscopyGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Grant PreparationGrant WritingGraphPad PrismImmunofluorescenceIn VivoLifesciencesMammalian Cell CultureMicroscopyMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordNeuroscienceNursingPrenatal developmentProblem SolvingProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingqPCRSalesSASScientific WritingSocial SkillsStatisticsTeamworkTime Management

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Guide students Analyze data Develop protocols Use a confocal microscopy Write papers Write protocolsAseptic techniquesCell culturecollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with principal investigatorCollaborate with project teamCollect dataCommunicate with investigatorConduct literature searchesCoordinate projectscoordinating research projectsDesign protocolsDesign scientific projects (in biology)Direct co-workers to achieve resultExecute scientific projectsGuide studentsInteract with statisticiansInterpret scientific dataManage multiple projectsManuscript preparation and reviewObtain grantsOral presentationOrganise meetingsPlan experimentsPlan work to meet objectives and deadlinesProvide trainingProvide technical supportPublication of articlesProvide support for scientific and/or technical projectsSolve problemsSupervise techniciansTeach university studentsTeachingUnderstand protocolsWork collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team


  • Master in Biomedical Sciences from Hasselt University in 2011

Training and Certification

  • Laboratory Animal Sciences - FELASA C in 2011 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency
Full Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Clinical Data Reviewer Clinical Research Consultant Clinical Research Manager Clinical Research Coordinator Clinical Project Leader Clinical Trial Coordinator (CTC) Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA) Data Manager Junior Consultant Junior Recruitment Consultant Laboratory Manager Medical Manager Medical Officer Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Preclinical Research Manager Preclinical Project Manager Project Manager Project Leader QA Consultant Quality manager Reviewer Science teacher Scientific Advisor Scientific consultant Scientific Officer scientific translator Scientific Writer Senior Consultant Teacher Team Leader
  • Positions I am NOT interested in:
    Administrative Assistant Assistant Professor Bioinformatician Chemical Analyst Clinical Research Physician Graduate Intern jobstudent Lab Technician (Toxicology) Laboratory Engineer Laboratory Technician Laboratory Technologist Master student Master Thesis MD (Medical Doctor) Mechanical Technician Nurse Office Manager Ph.D. Student Pharmacist Pharmacovigilance Assistant Pharmacovigilance Officer PhD Candidate PhD student Physical Therapist Physician Physiotherapist Research Technician Research Trainee Secretary Student Researcher Student Job Student Internship Student Worker Waitress Ziekenhuisapotheker
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Aachen, Germany Belgium France Geleen, Netherlands Hasselt, Belgium Leuven, Belgium Liège, Belgium Maastricht, Netherlands Paris, France United Kingdom USA
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:


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Area / Region

Hasselt, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes