I am a life science research scientist with broad technical skills in laboratory research. I gained several years of experience in planning and conducting research experiments, project development and management, data analysis and solving, teaching undergraduates, training graduate students, scientific communication, critical thinking and international collaborations. I have a full and critical understanding of biological processes and excel in independent thinking and problem-solving. I have experience in industry in developing new products and updating existing products, and in leading and managing teams. I am interested in a career that offers the opportunity to continue to develop, both on a personal and professional level, working in a team of scientists.
Postdoctoral Researcher Delft, Netherlands
Since February 2014
Membrane proteins: expression and purification, studying protein traffiking and protein-protein interactions.
Training and advising PhD students, practical teaching master students.
Techniques: Chromatography FPLC, electrophoresis, western-blotting, protein assays, insect cells culture,E. coli, transmission electron microscopy, image aquisition, image processing, lipids solubilization, proteoliposoms, extrusion
March 2012 --- November 2013
Biochemical and structural characterization of supramolecular organization of membrane protein complexes by cryo-electron microscopy. Single particle imaging by transmission electron microscopy and image processing in order to obtain high-resolution structural information.
Techniques: membrane protein purification by FPLC, electrophoresis, cry-electron microscopy, 2d crystallization, protein-lipid interactions
Biochemist, Product Development Medical Devices
January 2010 --- October 2010
- Product development, formulation and registration of “over-the-counter” medication having prevention and treatment claims and registered as Medical Devices. A big part of my work was the pharmacological assessment of individual ingredient through an extensive literature research in scientific articles, clinical trials and toxicological data, and biocompatibility. - Management reporting, review and release technical documents in accordance with ISO10993. - Contact manufacturers and distributors for acquisition of chemicals, communication with customers, contact with our outsource manufacturers to plan and discuss the manufacturing process - Product registration, audits.
September 2008 --- August 2009
Tracking radioactive water by autoradiography, ultramicrotomy, cryo-sectioning and transmission electron microscopy.
April 2003 --- August 2008
Membrane protein expression, purification and structural characterization by transmission electron microscopy and image processing.
Techniques: Afinity chromatography, FLPC, electrophoresis, sucrose gradient purifiation, dinamic light scattering, trasmission electron miicroscopy: negative staining, cryoelectron microscopy, 2 dimensional crystallization of membrane proteins, image processing
October 2001 --- September 2002
Supervising five technicians, planning operations, responsible for maintenance of equipment, support the laboratory quality management system by ensuring compliance with ISO 9000:2001, provide training to ensure compliance with regulations and guidelines.
Analytical thinkingCommunicativeCritical thinkingCuriosityIndependenceOptimismFlexibilityInterest in knowledgeResult OrientedProblem solving
Biochemistry Cell biology Medical devices R&D Scientific writingCell CultureDNA extractionDrug safety assessmentGood Manufacturing Practice (GMP)FDAHPLCICH GCP guidelinesLaboratory ResearchLaboratory TechniquesMicroscopyUnderstand how results translate to practiceProtein ExpressionWestern BlottingSDS-PAGE
Skills and Expertise
Develop protocols Analyze data Guide students Interpret data Search literature on clinical trials Write papersAnalyze proteincoordinating research projectsConduct literature searches Report data Analytical skills Technology research Write protocolsAdjust methodsAssist with experimentsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companybudgeting of R&D activitiescollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with project teamCommunicate effectively on different company levelsCommunicationCompile informationConduct university research Control protocol versionsDesign protocolsDesign scientific experimentsUse western blotting techniqueUse laboratory techniquesUnderstand protocolsTeach university studentsSupervise techniciansSolve problemsSet up research projectsReview protocolsReview manufacturing documentationResearch at universitiesR&DQuality control processPublish scientific projectsProvide support for scientific and/or technical projectsProcure and prepare samplesPrepare internal auditsPeople managementOral presentationOperate research equipmentNetworkManage multiple projectsInterpret scientific dataInterpret analytical resultsGuide students
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry and Structural biology from University of Groningen, The Netherlands in 2008
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Environmental Chemistry from University of Craiova, Romania in 2002
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Chemistry, Technological Biochemistry from University of Craiova, Romania in 2001
Training and Certification
Radiation protection, level 5 B in 2008 Certification
Teaching Certificate in Chemistry in 2001 Certification
Expert has 10 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)