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For the past 5 years, I was responsible for the organization, processing and interpretation of a longitudinal study in which patients with Parkinson's disease were followed-up for 2 years during which behavioral and neuroiamging data are collected.

Within my PhD, I have gone through the entire process of clinical research: ethical approval, patient recruitment, protocol development, patient management, data collection, data organization, data analysis and publication.




Current Experience

  • Postdoctoral fellow
    Since May 2016

  • PhD student
    Since May 2016

Past Experience

  • PhD student
    October 2011 --- May 2016
    Study on evolution of freezing of gait in early stage Parkinson's disease - 2 year follow-up study - recruiting of study participants - developing data analysis protocols - data managing - preparing and executing statistical analysis - scientific writing

  • Job student
    June 2011 --- June 2011
    data-analysis educational study


Self Assessment :
Attention to detailAuthenticityCompetitivenessCoordinationCreative thinkingCritical thinkingEfficiencyIndependenceIndividualityInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeKindnessOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingResiliencyResponsibilityResult OrientedSelf-disciplineStrategic thinkingTrustWillingness to compromiseAnalytical thinkingCuriosityDependabilityPerspectiveApproachabilityCollaborationCommunicativeService orientedStriving


Self Assessment :
TroubleshootingData ManagementEnglishInformed Consent ProcessKnowledge of the drug development processMedical ImagingNeurosciencePatient Follow UpProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingSearch literature on clinical trialsStudy outcomes and outcome measuresScientific methodologyTime Management Biostatistics R&D Scientific writingClinical researchData AnalysisEthics submission and approval processInterpret clinical trial resultsLaboratory study designMATLAB (matrix laboratory)Medical writingMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft ExcelNeurologyInformed Consent DocumentsStrategic PlanningBiomarkersPatient Screening and Recruitment Cell biologyAnimal ModelsCell CultureDNADrug development processPCRPowerPointR&D Medical devicesAnalysisAnalytical Method ValidationAnalytical methodsAnalytical proceduresAnalytical techniquesBiomedical SciencesCell biologyCommunication SkillsCompliance with regulationsData cleaningData entryDrug DevelopmentDNA extractionDNA sequencingActions and modes of action of human physiologyAllergy and immunologyAnimal HealthBacteriologyBioinformaticsDatabasesDrug DiscoveryDrug metabolismEndocrinology and metabolismGeneticsGrant PreparationGrant Writinggrant writing and designGraphPad PrismHealthcareHuman AnatomyImmunologyInterpret systematic reviewsLaboratory Animal MedicineLaboratory SkillsLinuxMatlabMedical DevicesMicrobiologyMicroscopyMicrosoft WordMolecular & Cellular BiologyOutlookPatient recruitmentPharmaceutical ResearchPhases of clinical development (phase I to IV)Physical medicine and rehabilitationPresentation SkillsPresentationsProblem SolvingQualitative ResearchR&DReport WritingResearchScientific CommunicationsScientific WritingStatistical Data AnalysisStatisticsStudy proposalsStudy protocolsTeamworkUnderstand how results translate to practiceUnderstand levels of research evidenceUnderstanding of regulatory guidelinesVirologyClinical Study DesignClinical trialsEnglishExperimentationGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Laboratory TechniquesLife SciencesMicrosoft PowerpointNMRPharmaceutical IndustryPhenotype PhotoshopPrinciples and ethics of clinical researchProject ManagementProject CoordinationProject PlanningPublic SpeakingRecruitingscienceSPSS Animal models Phase IAntibodiesBiological Drug DevelopmentBudget ManagementCancerCardiovascular diseasesDatabase design and maintenanceDesign of Experiments (DOE) DiabetesDrug regulatory authoritiesEpidemiologyFlow CytometryFACSGeneral MedicineGenetic polymorphismGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Healthcare industryHospitalsInflammationInfectious diseasesInternational RelationsLaboratory ResearchLifesciencesMarket accessMedical consultingMedicineMultilingualNeurological surgeryNeurosurgeryPharmaceutical SciencesPharmacovigilancePhase IPhase IIPhase IIIPhysicsPhase IVPre-clinical researchPreclinical ResearchPulmonary diseasesQuality of Life (QoL) outcomesRandomization and blindingRheumatologyStem CellsTeachingTestingVaccines
LinkedIn Assessment :
EndNotefMRIFunctional NeuroimagingScientific WritingData AnalysisParkinson'sFreezingscienceLifesciencesPatient recruitmentGait AnalysisData ProcessingStatisticaNexusMicrosoft WordPowerPointMicrosoft ExcelMatlab

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze dataPresent data at congressOral presentationNetworkInformed consent processData analysisRead medical literatureSolve problemsStatistical analysisWrite papersCollaborate with project team Write papers Search literature on clinical trials Interpret data Control dataResearch at universities Develop protocols Report dataArchive study documents Guide studentsAttend seminarsConduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiesContact potential subjectsControl dataCoordinate with the ethics commiteeCreate study documentsDesign study documentsDevelop clinical hypothesesDetermine statistical analysis Develop study timelinesEthics committee applicationInterpret dataManuscript preparation and reviewObtain grantsPatient recruitmentPublication of articles Analytical skills Interact with physicians Write protocolsAdjust methodsAdjust processes Administrative supportAdvise on strategyAnalyze data/information to determine potential relationships.Approve suitability of patient information and consent documentsAssist with experimentsAssist with proceduresAssist with routine testsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyBiomarker ResearchClinical data collectionCoachcollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollect dataCollect patient forms and questionnairesComplete study proceduresConduct literature searches.Conduct university research Data codingData entryData miningData verificationData validationDesign clinical presentationDesign protocolDesign protocolsDesign subject consent formDetermine potential relationshipsDevelop protocolsdrafting grant applicationsEthics committee submissionsExecute scientific projectsFollow up training programsGuide studentsHandle callsHandle incidentsInteract with ethics committeeInteract with physiciansInteract with statisticiansInterpret analytical resultsInterpret research resultsManage subject consent formManuscript preparationManuscript reviewObserve trends in dataOperate research equipmentPerform routine testsPlan work to meet objectives and deadlinesPrepare final reportPrepare manuscriptPreparing referral lettersPresent clinical resultsProvide medical insightsRead medical literature to maintain current awareness and knowledgeReferral lettersResolves queriesSearch literature on clinical trialsSetup of research equipmentStorytellingSupervise data processingTranslate clinical research concepts into specific objectivesUnderstand protocolsVerify dataWrite combined statistical and medical reportsWrite final reportsWritten presentation Monitor a clinical studyAnswer, transfer and handle incoming calls as needed.Approve patient informationArchive documentationArchive trial documentation and correspondence.Assure medical qualityConduct limited data and/or statistical analysis.Conduct studiesCoordinate ethics committeeCoordinate projectscoordinating research projectsDesign database Design exclusion criteriaDesign inclusion criteriaDesign scientific experimentsDesign studiesDesign studyDesign the studyEstablish professional relationships with partnersExtrapolate dataFollow up projectsGeneral office managementInteract with computer specialistsInteract with nursesInterpret scientific dataLiaise with doctors and other professionals throughout the studyLiaise with research teamLiaise with doctorslifescienceManage data collection systemManage multiple projectsManage publication strategy of clinical trial resultsManage research projectsMonitor dataOffice managementOrganise meetingsOversee data collectionPatient liaisonproject managementProvide medical rationale of diseaseProvide support for scientific and/or technical projectsPublish scientific projectsR&DReport study conclusionsReview data interpretationReview the interpretation of dataScreen patientsSet up research projectsTeach university studentsValidate dataWrite documentsWrite statistical reports Interact with nurses Lab scale batchesAdvise on medical perspectivesAssess subject safetyassess the needs of the project(s)/program(s) and make changes in process, work flow and/or assignments.Calculate trial timelinesCalculate timelines for conducting and completing the trialCollaborate with medical teamCollaborate with principal investigatorCommunicate effectively on different company levelsCommunicationControl studiesCoordinationDesign data collection systemsDevelop study metricsDevelop training materialsDistribute study documentsDirect co-workersEncode dataEvaluate protocolsInteract with pre-clinical scientistsLiaise with professionals in other divisions of the company as requiredLiaise with research team in order to accurately collect and record dataManage data reporting systemsManage subject safetyParticipate in medical reviewPlan experimentsPlanning clinical studiesPresent at steering committeeProvide trainingReview exclusion criteriaReview inclusion criteriaReview medical reportsReview clinical study reportsReview study protocolsSet up a clinical studyStudy-related documentsTeachingUse laboratory techniquesWork collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team Work cross-functionallyWork under specific instructionsWork with coordination and data management teamsWrite medical reportsWrite clinical evaluation reports


  • Doctor in Biomedical Sciences in from University of Leuven in 2016
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from KU Leuven in 2016
  • Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences, General from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2011
  • Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences, General from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2009

Training and Certification

  • SPM course, London in 2015 Training
  • Internship of health and ageing, Newcastle in 2014 Training
  • Concepts of multilevel, longitudinal and mixed models in 2013 Training
  • Models for longitudinal and incomplete data in 2013 Training
  • Basic statistics in 2012 Training
  • Information retrieval and management in 2012 Training
  • SPM course, London in 2012 Training
  • Time Management in 2012 Training
  • Laboratory Animal Science in 2010 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    associate Clinical Project Manager Biomedical Scientist Clinical Data Manager (DM) Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Clinical Research Coordinator Clinical Project Manager (CPM) Teacher Scientific Writer Scientific consultant Scientific Associate Scientific Advisor Regulatory Affairs Associate Medical Writer Medical Data Coordinator Medical Affairs Associate Lecturer Global Data Manager Global Clinical Project Manager (GCPM, GTM) Data Manager Clinical Trial Coordinator (CTC)
  • Positions I am NOT interested in:
    Account Executive Assay Development Manager Assistant Biologist BioStatistician CEO Chemical Analyst Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Chief Strategy Officer Engineer Equipment Engineer Ziekenhuisapotheker Waitress Veterinary Clinical Research Sr. Associate Veterinary Clinical Manager
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium Belgium Mechelen, Belgium Puurs, Belgium Vilvoorde, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    FTE(80-100%)% FTE
    BrightOwl employee :    FTE(80-100%)% FTE
  • International:


    Expert has 14 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Mechelen, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes