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Microbiologist with more than 4 years experience and passion for research in infectious diseases. - Extensive knowledge in in vitro and in vivo models to study chronic infectious diseases and discover applications for translational medicine. - Experience working in interdisciplinary environments and independently coordinating research projects. - Excellent communication and writing skills developed through presenting research at international conferences and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.


Current Experience

  • Wetenschappelijk medewerker
    Since March 2017
    • Research focuses on the set up and execution of numerous in vitro and in vivo experimental models to study chronic bacterial infections. • Currently working on a national collaborative project which aims to uncover the ways in which bacteria break through the host's natural barriers to cause infections. Further responsibilities include: • Aiding in the writing of scientific grant proposals to further develop these research projects. • Writing and submitting detailed ethical proposals for the allowance to extend research from in vitro to in vivo models. • Teaching of medical and pharmaceutical students in microbiological methodologies.

Past Experience

  • PhD student
    October 2013 --- February 2017
    • Succesfully created a methodology that is now been used to study vascular graft infections in mice. • Awarded two separate grants for high risk, innovative research projects to stimulate young and interdisciplinary researchers. • Pro-actively pursued my careers goals by attending soft skill workshops on e.g. project management, leadership skills and communication.

  • Research Assistant
    July 2013 --- September 2013
    Continuing work done during M.Sc. thesis on bioluminescent imaging of African sleeping sickness


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingAssertivenessCollaborationCritical thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityInterest in knowledgeOptimismProblem solvingSelf-disciplineSociability


LinkedIn Assessment :
Microsoft OfficeZellkulturenResearchMicrosoft ExcelEnglischMolecular & Cellular BiologyCell CultureEnglishMicroscopymolecular biologyPCRscience


  • PhD in Biology in Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in 2017
  • Master's Degree in Tropical Medicine in Biomedical Research from Universiteit Antwerpen in 2013
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Sciences, General from Universiteit Antwerpen in 2011

Training and Certification

  • Felasa Type C Certification


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Professional Proficiency
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Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    6 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Assay Development Manager Associate Scientist Biomedical Scientist Biologist Junior Consultant Molecular Biologist Preclinical Project Manager Preclinical Research Manager Preclinical Scientist Project Leader R&D Scientist Scientific consultant Senior Associate Scientist Senior Scientist Team Leader
  • Locations I am interested in:
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  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    80-100% FTE
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Area / Region

Münster, Germany


Driving License
  • Yes