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After a Phd in Animal sciences, studying the in vitro effects of air pollution on human lung cells, I pursued my research career with the Institute of Medical Immunology in Gosselies (Belgium) as a Postdoc researcher. I managed to gain more experience in molecular and cellular biology/immunology techniques as well as laboratory animal handling. After these years of lab work, I spent 1 1/2 years as CRA within an Belgian CRO, working on medical device (cardiology related) trials. I also was part of the Core Lab team and participated in writing intermediate and final reports for the sponsors, as well as statistical analyses. After a short-term position (replacement pregnancy leave) as "Research and Innovation Manager" at the Vaxinfectio group headed by Prof Van Damme, I started work at Flen Pharma Belgium.


Past Experience

  • Senior Associate Belgium
    November 2014 --- May 2015

    For six months, I worked on writing Clinical Evaluation Reports for Medical Devices of class I and class IIa and IIb. This short experience gave me the opportunity to gain more insight into the "art" of writing CERs and gaining more knowledge on the current laws and regulations. Unfortunately, the position was terminated due to financial problems of the company.

  • Head of External Relations
    August 2013 --- March 2014
    -Participate in national and international meetings relating to various issues of importance to the company: EWMA workgroup meetings, European Parlament Workshops on MDs, workgroup on MDs within BACHI, representative at AESGP on behalf of BACHI -Keep Clinical Evaluation Reports for all products up to date, requiring literature search, scientific writing skills - Review various kinds of documents for scientific accuracy as well as general wording (mainly English and French) - Setup and maintain networks with various players in the wound care sector, at all levels - Support regulatory affairs in document writing where required

  • Clinical and Innovations Manager
    January 2011 --- August 2013

  • Research and Innovation Manager
    October 2010 --- January 2011
    -keep overview of ongoing research -represent the group at international meetings -build up contacts -setup of a vaccine platform for main players in Flanders -report writing

  • Core Lab Associate Antwerp
    December 2008 --- December 2009
    Involved in: -Core Lab project management -report writing -data management -statistical analysis Basic knowledge of QVA/QCA analysis

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
    July 2008 --- November 2009

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    January 2004 --- December 2007

  • PhD student Thionville/Liège
    January 1999 --- March 2003

              Research Theme: "Evaluation of alveolar macrophage mobility and production of cellular                                               metabolites after in vitro exposure to ozone"

              Research Laboratory: Laboratoire d’Immunologie-Microbiologie, IUT Thionville

                                                 1, Impasse A. Kastler,  F-57970 Yutz (France)


BrightOwl Assessment :
DiligenceKindnessAuthenticityImpulse commandDependability
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BrightOwl Assessment :
Search literature on clinical trialsClinical trial designUnderstanding of regulatory guidelinesAllergy and immunologyGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Interpret systematic reviewsMedical DevicesImmunologyCellIn Vitro
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Understanding of regulatory guidelinesClinical trial designGood Clinical Practice (GCP)It skillsRegistration of the productAllergy and immunologySearch literature on clinical trialsInterpret systematic reviewsClinical Evaluation reportsiso13485 Medical device directives
LinkedIn Assessment :
LifesciencesBiotechnologyClinical trialsMedical DevicesCROImmunologyStatisticsCellPharmaceutical IndustryHealthcareRegulatory affairsVaccinesIn VitroR&DBiochemistry

Skills and Expertise

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Attend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyWrite protocolswrite an understandable and appropriate subject consent form and information leafletwrite and maintain clinical evaluation reportsWork collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team Support oral and written presentations of clinical results by study investigators.Read medical literature to maintain current awareness and knowledgeEthics committee submissionsConduct literature searches.Teaching


  • PhD in Animal Biology from Université de Liège in 2003
  • Diplôme d'Etudes Spécialisées in Biotechnology from Université de Liège in 1999
  • Master in Biochemistry from Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I) in 1997
  • Licence de Biochimie in from Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg i) in 1996
  • DEUG Biophysicochimie in from Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg i) in 1995
  • Baccalaureat Mathematics and Sciences in from Lycée Michel Rodange in 1993

Training and Certification

  • Health Economics (3-day course) in 2014 Training
  • SPSS training course - tables in 2009 Training
  • SPSS course - data management in 2008 Training
  • Formation in Laboratory Animal Science and Techniques in 2007 Certification


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Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Full Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    75-85% FTE
    BrightOwl employee :    75-85% FTE
  • International:

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Driving License
  • Yes