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Experiences

Current Experience

  • Sequencing Scientist London, United Kingdom
    Since September 2016

  • Postdoctoral Scientist, Personalized Medicine
    Since August 2014

    • Developing next-generation sequencing-based (NGS) molecular diagnostic technologies to inform decision-making in personalized cancer medicine.
    • Applying Illumina’s next-generation sequencing to investigate tumour genomics in GI cancer patients treated with cetuximab and regorafenib in prospective phase-IV clinical trials conducted at The Royal Marsden Hospital (GCP environment).
    • Designing and optimizing custom library preparation and sequencing protocols for MinION nanopore sequencer to develop a pipeline for drug resistance biomarker discovery in patient material (secured funding from Merck Serono).
    • Designing quantitative predictive pre-clinical models of drug resistance to chemotherapeutics and targeted single and combination therapies (secured funding from the Swiss National Science Fundation).

     

Past Experience

  • Research Associate, Institute for Molecular Health Sciences
    December 2009 --- December 2013

    • Initiated and managed translational research projects along deadlines as part of an international team of 30+ clinicians, data scientists and biologists.
    • Established and coordinated collaborations with clinicians from University Hospital Zurich.
    • Investigated the role of molecular chaperones, MAP kinases, and DNA damage signalling in colon cancer progression.
    • Gained expertise in cancer biology, learned a variety of experimental techniques (e.g. mammalian tissue culture, drug response assays, RNAi, heterologous gene expression) and developed teamwork and project management skills.

  • Research Intern (voluntary)
    June 2008 --- September 2008

    • Constructed and validated genomic libraries as tools for high-throughput gene engineering.
    • Learned how to conduct large-scale genomic studies that involve screening and automated robotic systems.

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Molecular Cloningmolecular biologyBioinformaticsGeneticsCell CultureCell biologyBiochemistryConfocal MicroscopyComputer SciencescienceStatisticsMicrobiologyFluorescence MicroscopyComputational BiologyBiotechnologyMicroscopyWestern BlottingProtein chemistryCellSystems BiologyGenomicsLifesciencesHigh Throughput ScreeningoncologyCancerSignal TransductionTranslational ResearchBiologyScientific WritingLife Sciences

Education

  • Ph.D. in Science in Cancer Biology from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich in 2013
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biotechnology from University of Warsaw in 2009
  • A-level exams in maths (top 4%), biology (top 5%) and chemistry (top 9%) in from XIV Stanislaw Staszic High School, Warsaw, Poland in 2005

Training and Certification

  • Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management, University of Virginia in 2016 Training
  • Operations Management, University of Illinois in 2016 Training
  • TransCelerate-accredited ICH GCP in 2016 Certification
  • FELASA category B accreditation for conducting animal experiments in 2014 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
English
Full Proficiency
German
Elementary Proficiency
Polish
Native

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    4 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Assay Process Developer Biologist Biomedical Scientist Business Consultant Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Clinical Research Coordinator Junior Consultant Lab Scientist Medical Advisor Medical Affairs Associate Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Scientific consultant Scientific Advisor R&D Scientist Preclinical Scientist
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Cambridge, United Kingdom City of London, London, United Kingdom Greater London, United Kingdom Zürich, Switzerland
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:
    Yes

Publications

    Expert has 7 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

London, United Kingdom

Others

Driving License
  • No