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Experiences

Current Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher - Movement Control and Neuroplasticity Research Group
    Since December 2015

Past Experience

  • PhD student
    October 2010 --- December 2015

    "Motor Memory Formation: A Neurobehavioral Investigation"

    Promotor:

    Prof. Dr. N. Wenderoth - Neural Control of Movement Lab at ETH Zürich (CH)

    Prof. Dr. S.P. Swinnen - Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Research Group at KU Leuven (BE)

    Co-Promotor:

    Prof. Dr. K. Alaerts - Research Group for Neuromotor Rehabilitation at KU Leuven (BE)

  • PhD student
    October 2014 --- March 2015

    Research stay to conduct a sleep experiment investigating the synaptic homeostasis hypothesis in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Reto Huber – Children's Hospital Zürich.

  • Erasmus
    March 2009 --- March 2009
    The Intensive Programme on Sport in the EU and its Member States (SEUMS).

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingAssertivenessCommunicativeCoordinationCritical thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyFlexibilityInterest in knowledgeOptimismOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingResponsibilityResiliencyResult OrientedSelf-confidenceSelf-disciplineService orientedTrustWillingness to compromise

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Neuroscience Scientific writingActions and modes of action of human physiologyBiomedical SciencesCoachingData AnalysisData cleaningData entryData ManagementDatabase design and maintenanceDatabasesExperimentationGrant PreparationGrant Writinggrant writing and designHuman AnatomyInformed Consent DocumentsInformed Consent ProcessInternational Project ManagementInternational RelationsInterpret clinical trial resultsInterpret systematic reviewsIt skillsLeadershipLife SciencesMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordMonitoring Study ProgressOutlookPhotoshopPhysiologyPowerPointProgrammingProject CoordinationProject ManagementProject PlanningProject Portfolio ManagementPublic RelationsPublic SpeakingReport WritingResearchscienceScientific CommunicationsScientific methodologyScientific WritingScreen patientsSocial MediaSocial SkillsSPSSStatistical Data AnalysisStatisticsStudy outcomes and outcome measuresTeachingTeam BuildingTeam LeadershipTeam ManagementTeamworkTime ManagementTrainingUnderstand how results translate to practiceUnderstand levels of research evidenceUnderstanding of regulatory guidelines
LinkedIn Assessment :
scienceEnglishScientific Writing

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS)Electromyography (EMG)Electroencephalography (EEG)Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)Microsoft officePhotoshopmatlab Analytical skills Analyze data Control data Guide students Interpret data Search literature on clinical trials Write papers Write protocolsAdjust methodsAdjust processes Adjust processes and methodsAnswer, transfer and handle incoming calls as needed.Assist with experimentsAssist with proceduresAssist with routine testsAttend at steering committee meetingsAttend investigator meetingAssure medical qualityAttend seminarsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyAttend steering committeeCoachCoach staffCollaborate with principal investigatorCollaborate with project teamCollect dataCollect patient forms and questionnairesCommunicate effectively on different company levelsCommunicate with investigatorCommunicationConduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiesConduct studiesConduct university research Contact potential subjectsCoordinate projectscoordinating research projectsCoordinationData codingData entryData miningData validationData verificationDesign data collection systemsDesign inclusion criteriaDesign exclusion criteriaDesign IT solutionsDesign protocolDesign protocolsDesign scientific experimentsDesign the studyDevelop software programsDirect co-workersDirect co-workers to achieve resultDiscuss treatments with investigatorDocument data collection systemDocument data reporting systemsDocument employees training requirementsdrafting grant applicationsEnsure data consistencyEnsure data integrityEstablish contractsEstablish professional relationships with partnersEthics committee applicationEthics committee submissionsEvaluate protocolsExecute scientific projectsExtrapolate dataGuide studentsHandle callsHandle incidentsImplement data collection systemImplement data reporting systemsInteract with computer specialistsInteract with ethics committeeInterpret analytical resultsInterpret dataInteract with statisticiansInterpret research resultsInterpret scientific dataLead studiesLead teamsLiaise with doctorsLiaise with doctors and other professionals throughout the studyLiaise with research teamLiaise with research team in order to accurately collect and record datalifescienceMaintain strong relationshipsMaintenance of biomedical equipmentManage research projectsManage subject safetyManuscript preparationManuscript preparation and reviewManuscript reviewNegotiate budget Negotiate protocol details NegotiationNetworkNegotiate payment schedulesObserve trends in dataObtain grantsOral presentationOrganise meetingsOrganise steering committeeOrganize scientific projects (in biology)Oversee data collectionPeople managementPlan experimentsPlan work to meet objectives and deadlinesPre-study procedures Prepare final reportPresent clinical resultsPresent data at congressPrepare manuscriptPrepare regulatory documentsPresent at steering committeeproject managementProtocol managementProvide trainingPublication of articlesPublish scientific projectsRead medical literatureRead medical literature to maintain current awareness and knowledgeReport study conclusionsResearch at universitiesReview data interpretationReview manufacturing documentationReview the interpretation of dataSet up research projectsSetup of research equipmentSolve problemsStatistical analysisStudy execution planStudy-related documentsSupervise PhD studentsSupervise data processingSupervise techniciansTeach university studentsTeachingTrain off site staffTrain on site staffTrain StaffTranslate strategy into operational plansUnderstand protocolsWork cross-functionallyWork under specific instructionsWrite final reportsWrite papersWritten presentation

Education

  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences from KU Leuven in 2015
  • Master’s Degree in Physical Education and Kinesiology - Research in Biomedical Kinesiology from KU Leuven in 2010
  • High School in Mathematics/Sciences from Sint-Eduardus in 2005

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Full Proficiency
French
Elementary Proficiency
German
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Locations I am interested in:
    Brussels, Belgium Leuven, Belgium Mechelen, Belgium Wavre, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 1 days per week
  • International:
    Yes

Publications

    Expert has 4 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes