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“I am the kind of person who is innovative. I bring new ideas to the table, either at the start of new projects or to solve a problem in a project or experiment. In addition, I like the writing process of projects; I am an excellent scientific writer who can write alone or in collaboration on reports, articles, posters, and grant applications. Finally, I find myself landing naturally into a coordinating role: seeking out active collaborations, activating and motivating members of the team, while keeping track of milestones.”


• Strong background in QA driven research work for 10+ years, method development, broad experience in different fields, with pre-doctoral experience in regulatory affairs on vaccines and blood products.
• Pharmaceutical experience 5 years.
• Passionate about working in a challenging position that I can fully take on contributing to success.
• Dynamic personality with international experience
• Native Dutch, fluent English

- Post-Doctoral Researcher. Centre For Drug Research (University of Helsinki (01.2011 -> ), (FI)
- Scientific advisor at Biotechrabbit (01.2012 -> ), (FI/DE)
- Researcher (7 yrs, 4 mon), University of Oulu (FI)
- Ph.D student at the BPEL. University of Oulu (FI)
- Board member of the Biocenter Oulu Graduate School (5yrs, FI)
- M.Sc student, Oulu (FI)
- Researcher (3 yrs.), RIVM (NL)
- Technician: Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry, Cosmetic Formulator, Food Industry (NL)

Extensive experience in innovation and research has included:
• Method development
• Quality Assurance (QA)
• Grant writing • Supervision of students (Trainees, Master, PhD)
• Teaching • Developed various tools for laboratories (QA, chemical administration, documentation)
• Recruiting (laboratory staff and PhD students)
• Scientific advisor • Chemical administrator
• Bio-business • Presenting at international conferences
• Test-Supervisor
• Marketing
• Fluent in Dutch and English, some German


Current Experience

  • Academy of Finland Post Doctoral Research Fellow at CDR
    Since September 2013
    - Center for Drug Research (Faculty of Pharmacy) - *Project management and conducting research, in two projects: 1) Setting up to set-up cell-free platform technology for efficient expression and screening of pharmaceutical proteins (Academy of Finland; IV4SP) 2) Towards biological drugs for degenerative eye diseases: Delivery of heat shock protein variants to retinal pigment epithelial cells lysosomes (Academy of Finland; own project). * Teaching (5 - 10%), supervising students (both masters and PhD level), peer review of articles, writing of: (i) grant applications; (ii) reports; (ii) articles.

  • Scientific Advisor
    Since July 2012
    Offering expert advice to the elected board of directors on pharmaceutical proteins and biotechnology. ACCOMPLISHMENTS include involving biotechrabbit in several EU and local Finnish grant applications.

Past Experience

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Centre for Drug Research
    January 2011 --- August 2013
    - Center for Drug Research (Faculty of Pharmacy) - Protein engineering of biotherapeutics for AMD. Project planning, writing grant applications, teaching, supervising students, peer review of articles. ACCOMPLISHMENTS include developing and implementing of a HC printable arrays for cell studies. Co-author in 2 peer-review publications. AWARDS: BMG labtech Spectrophotometer competition winner (13 500 EUR), FEBS travel grant (2012, 2300 EUR).

  • Visiting research fellow (FEBS)
    June 2012 --- June 2012
    Short research visit to learn and apply incorporation of unnatural amino acids in heat shock proteins, conjugation "click" chemistry, and developing a Cell Free Protein Synthesis system in collaboration with Raboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands and Biosilta Oy, Oulu, Finland.

  • researcher
    January 2003 --- May 2010
    (1). Ph.D. Student at the Department of process en Environmental engineering (PYO), Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory (BPEL) and project researcher;(2). M.Sc. Student at the Department of Biochemistry; (3). Board member of the Biocenter Oulu Graduate School. Developing genetic, directed evolution on triosephosphate isomerase, enzyme-characterization & enzymes-characterization, contract work for academic and industrial partners, project planning, writing grant applications, teaching, supervising students, hiring of Ph.D. students, chairing an international conference. ACCOMPLISHMENTS include developing and implementing of (a) a SOP administrative system; (b) automated HTP E. coli expression; (c) simple high yield cultivation technique for 15N stable isotope labeling. Acquired M.Sc degree (Magna Cum Laude) in molecular biology, acquired a Ph.D. degree in bioprocess engineering. Co-author in 5 peer-review publications. AWARDS: Scholarship Tauno Tönningin Foundation (2009, 4000 EUR), Best Poster of the year – Biocenter Oulu (2004, 150 EUR).

  • Reseacher
    December 1999 --- December 2002
    Test-supervisor for batch release of vaccines and blood-products, chemical administrator, providing statistical support to co-workers. ACCOMPLISHMENTS includes drafting ISO 17025 guidelines for ´measurement insecurities´, writing statistical tools under GcLP and ISO 17025, a post marketing surveillance study on human growth hormones, a physicochemical study on the stability of influenza haemagglutinin. Co-author in 1 peer-review publication.

  • Inorganic Chemical analyst/Microbiological analyst
    September 1999 --- November 1999
    Actively performed wet chemistry methods, quantitative analysis, and instrumental methods related to inorganic chemistry and microbiology in two departments under strict QA rules. ACCOMPLISHMENTS include automation of monthly Shewhart card calculations saving valuable time.

  • Cosmetic Formulator
    February 1999 --- August 1999
    Personal Care & Wash (PCI) Creating emulsions for sun care products, soaps and lotions.

  • Inorganic Chemical analyst/Microbiological analyst
    October 1997 --- November 1998
    Actively performed wet chemistry methods, quantitative analysis, and instrumental methods related to inorganic chemistry and microbiology in two departments under strict QA rules. ACCOMPLISHMENTS include automation of monthly Shewhart card calculations saving valuable time.

  • Intern
    April 1996 --- February 1997
    Developed a new protein hydrolysate ingredient for dairy ice-cream to improve the mouth-feel structure; BAS Diploma ‘Sources, applications, and gel properties of basic proteins’


Self Assessment :
Innovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeIndependenceFlexibilityCollaborationCreative thinkingCritical thinkingProactivityProblem solvingResponsibility


LinkedIn Assessment :
BiochemistryResearchProtein chemistrymolecular biologyCell CultureBiotechnologyscienceMicrobiologyAnalytical ChemistryGeneticsProtein EngineeringProtein PurificationProtein ExpressionLifesciencesEnzyme AssaysEnzyme Kineticspharmaceutical proteinsProtein ConjugationCell Free Protein SynthesisGrant ApplicationsQuality AssuranceCell biologyAcademic WritingStructural BiologyPeer ReviewsProject PlanningWestern BlottingSupervisory SkillsPCRTeachingConsultingHPLCCapillary ElectrophoresisConfocal MicroscopySRIDELISAIEFSDS-PAGEPlaque AssayRheologyCircular DichroismAtomic SpectroscopyISO 17025GLPdutchChemical SafetyScientific ApplicationsEnglishAdvisory BoardsWater quality

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Create SOPs Analyze dataWritten presentationWrite papersWriting regulatory documentsWrite documentsUse western blotting techniqueUse laboratory techniquesTranslate strategy into operational plansTrain StaffTeachingTeach university studentsSupervise PhD studentsStatistical analysisSolve problemsSet up research projectsSet-up quality policiesReview study protocolsReview protocolsReview data interpretationResearch at universitiesR&DQuality control processPublication of articlesPublish scientific projectsProvide support for scientific and/or technical projectsproject managementProcure and prepare samplesPresent at steering committeePrepare manuscriptPrepare final reportPlan experimentspcrOral presentationOrganise meetingsOrganize scientific projects (in biology)Obtain grantsNetworkNegotiate budget Manuscript reviewManuscript preparationmanaging a small teamManage study budgetManage research projectsManage laboratory proceduresManage global quality standardsManage budgetsMaintenance of biomedical equipmentlifescienceLiaise with research teamLiaise with professionals in other divisions of the company as requiredLead studiesLead teamsInterpret research resultsInteract with pharmacists Guide students Develop protocols Molecular Diagnostics Write papers Write protocolsAnalyze proteinAseptic techniquesAttend at steering committee meetingsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companybudgeting of R&D activitiesCell cultureCoach staffCollaborate with principal investigator


  • PhD (Technical Faculty) in Bioprocess Engineering from University of Oulu in 2010
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry from University of Oulu in 2008
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Biochemistry from in 1997

Training and Certification

  • Supervision at University level in 2016 Training
  • Critical alignment in teaching in 2015 Training
  • Design of university courses in 2015 Training
  • Project management in 2014 Training
  • measurement insecurity calculations in chemistry in 2000 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    4 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Assistant Professor Associate Scientist Assay Development Manager CEO Doctoral Researcher Manager Molecular Biologist Postdoctoral Researcher Principal Scientist Process Engineer R&D Director R&D manager R&D Scientist Research fellow Research associate researcher Science teacher Teacher
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:


    Expert has 10 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Helsinki, Finland


Driving License
  • Yes