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• Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research project manager with >4 year experience: >As PhD biomedical sciences at the KU Leuven and gastroenterology department of the UZ Leuven

• Profound knowledge of animal models and laboratory study design

• Expertise in clinical studies and monitoring. • (Co-)Author of 10 papers.

• Scientific expert in immunology, gastroenterology and diabetes.

• Coaching/teaching and communication skills >Teaching to medical students, PhD and master student guidance, paper writing and presentations at (inter)national meetings in academia


Current Experience

  • PhD student
    Since October 2010
    As a senior PhD student, I have a broad experience in research covering both basic and clinical topics. My basic research is focusing on the effect of diabetes and oxidative stress on gastric motor function. Another part of my PhD covers translation of our findings into patients, by setting up and monitoring a clinical trial in diabetes patients. This job allows me to organize my own research, set-up clinical trials and guide lab technicians and university students in their work.

Past Experience

  • Summer Internship
    July 2009 --- August 2009
    Internship at the virology lab of Professor Johan Neyts (Rega-institute KU Leuven)


BrightOwl Assessment :
DependabilityOrganizationKindnessInterest in knowledgeCuriosityApproachabilityImpulse commandResiliencyEfficiency
Self Assessment :


BrightOwl Assessment :
Animal trial DiabetesEthics submission and approval processWriting Study Procedures and SOPsInflammationScreen patientsLabtechnicianProject ManagementClinical research Animal modelsLaboratory study designImmunologyEndocrinology and metabolismGastroenterologyPre-clinical researchUnderstand levels of research evidenceGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Infectious diseasesDrug development processVaccinesNeurology
Self Assessment :
Endocrinology and metabolismGastroenterologyInfectious diseasesNeurologySearch literature on clinical trialsInterpret clinical trial resultsUnderstand how results translate to practiceClinical trial designUnderstand levels of research evidenceDatabase design and maintenanceDeveloping Clinical Trial ProtocolsProject ManagementEthics submission and approval processPatient Follow UpPatient Screening and RecruitmentWriting Study Procedures and SOPsGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Knowledge of the drug development processDiabetesScientific methodologyMicrosoft OfficeVaccinesImmunologyData Analysis
LinkedIn Assessment :
Western BlottingMicroscopymolecular biologyCell biologyCell CultureClinical researchInformed ConsentMulti TaskingImmunohistochemistry (IHC)PCRBiochemistryScientific Writing

Skills and Expertise

BrightOwl Assessment :
Ethics committee applicationPublish scientific projectsConfirm protocol complianceInteract with physicians Develop clinical trial protocolsSearch literature on clinical trialsInteract with nursesWrite papers Guide studentsSet up a clinical study Monitor a clinical studyValidate dataPresent data at congress Oxidative stressAnalyze proteinDesign subject consent formDesign the studyVerify dataSupervise techniciansScreen patientsCollect patient forms and questionnairesMonitor dataLiaise with doctors
Self Assessment :
R&DManuscript preparation and reviewEthics committee submissionsPublish scientific projectscoordinating research projectsAttend seminarsClinical data collectionCoach staffConfirm protocol complianceData validationData verificationDesign studyDesign subject consent formDevelop regulatory strategyEthics committee applicationOral presentationLiaise with doctorsManage clinical trial files/documentsFinancial administration


  • Master's degree in Biomedical sciences from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2010
  • Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences, General from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2007

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 3 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:

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Driving License
  • Yes