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Experiences

Current Experience

  • LC-MS analyst
    Since July 2016

    Analysis and intrepretation of extractables and leachables by LC-Orbitrap-MS (GLP, GMP)

  • PhD Researcher (Marie Curie Fellow in the FP7 A-TEAM project)
    Since January 2013
    PhD theme "Developing non-invasive methods for monitoring human body burdens". Main goals and experience: -Optimization of new extraction methods based on microextraction (e.g. DLLME) and solid-phase extraction (SPE) and their analytical validation. -Assessment of the human exposure to different classes of environmental organic pollutants such as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), phthalate esters (PEs) and organophosphate esters (flame retardants) by using non-invasive samples (e.g. hair, nails, urine). -Quantification and identification using analytical techniques (UPLC-MS/MS, UPLC-DAD-MS, LC-ORBITRAP-MS, HR-GC-MS).

Past Experience

  • Chemist Researcher
    April 2010 --- September 2012
    Research in the project named "Aroma Profiles of Honey - A system of classification and appreciation of Portuguese honey", funded by National Beekeeping Plan 2008-2010 Main goals and tasks: Analytical method development and validation Characterization of volatile/aroma compounds in food samples by GC-MS-Identification and quantification of organic compounds by liquid chromatography diode array detection (HPLC-DAD) Evaluation of antioxidant activity in biological and food samples by UV-Vis (DPPH radical scavenging, ferric reduction antioxidative power (FRAP assay), total phenolics content (Foiln-Ciocalteu), Photochemiluminescence (PCL) Assay) Mineral characterization of solid matrices: (acid digestion,calcination), determination of major (e.g. Fe, Ca, Mg, K,etc) and minor mineral (Ni, Zn, Cd, etc) content by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry associated to flame/graphite furnace atomization Honey sample quality control (pH, conductivity, free acidity, moisture) according to EU 2001/110 Directive Additional Research tasks: Trace analysis (hydrocarbons, pesticides, PAHs, VOCs) Terpene, phenols and benzene derivatives quantification by GC-MS Characterization and use of a bio-oil Acid-base fractionation Characterization of volatiles and nonvolatiles by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS) Characterization of organic compounds by infrared spectrometry (FTIR) Sample preparation techniques (SPE, SPME, HS-SPME, DLLME, SBSE, SPE-DLLME) Optimization/development and validation (linearity, precision, LOD, LOQ, repeatibility) of microextraction methods for pesticides removal from water samples Chemical chacarterization (GC-MS, GC-FID, FTIR) of bio-oil obtained by pyrolysis of chicken beds Quantitative analysis of volatiles present in eucalypt samples ▪Professor of Food Quality II subject (practical)-Food Quality and Tecnhology Master, academic year 2010/2011 and 2011/2012

Personality

BrightOwl Assessment :
Anger commandSociabilityPerspectiveCuriosityKindnessAuthenticityOrganizationDependabilityEfficiency
Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAssertivenessAttention to detailAuthenticityCollaborationCommunicativeCritical thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeOptimismProactivityResult OrientedSelf-confidence

Knowledge

BrightOwl Assessment :
Analytical Method ValidationLiquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS)Analytical techniquesHPLC
Self Assessment :
samples extractionMethod developmentMassLynxXcalibur (Thermo)
LinkedIn Assessment :
GC-MSHPLCFTIRSolid Phase ExtractionSPMEDispersive Liquid-Liquid MicroextractionAtomic AbsorptionAtomic SpectroscopyGC-FIDSPSSPrincipal Component AnalysisCluster AnalysisANOVAPearson CorrelationAnalytical Method ValidationFood ChemistryFood SafetyFood QualityAntioxidantsPesticideBiooil chracterizationUV-Vis-NIRStir bar sorptive extractionMono TrapPhenolic compoundsLC-MSHR-GC-MSAnalytical Chemistry

Skills and Expertise

BrightOwl Assessment :
Develop protocolsAssist with experimentsAssist with routine testscollaborate in research projects at universitiesDevelop extraction methods
Self Assessment :
Liquid chromatographyGas Chromatography Analytical skills Develop protocols Technology research Write papers Write protocolsAdjust methodsAdjust processes and methodsAssess quality process issuesAssist with experimentsAssist with routine testsAttend investigator meetingAttend seminarsBiomarker ResearchBuild trial master file (TMF)collaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with principal investigator Control datacoordinating research projectsDesign protocolDevelop ICH/GCP compliant processesEvaluate physico-chemical dataQuality control process

Education

  • Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Antwerp in 2017
  • Master’s Degree in Bioorganic from New University of Lisbon in 2010
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Chemistry-Organic Chemistry from New University of Lisbon in 2008

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Dutch
Professional Proficiency
English
Professional Proficiency
Portuguese
Native
Spanish
Professional Proficiency
Self Assessment:
Portuguese
Native
English
Professional Proficiency
Dutch
Elementary Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Junior Scientist Lab Analyst PhD researcher Project Assistant QA Engineer R&D Scientist Research Assistant
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • No