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I recently obtained my PhD in Science: Biology and am currently looking for a new challenging job in the Biotech sector. I have a broad scientific interest and am looking for a job where I can fully exploit my analytical and management skills.


Past Experience

  • Doctoral Researcher
    May 2011 --- April 2015
    I work as a scientific researcher in the lab of Protistology & Aquatic Ecology (Biology dept.) and the Plant Systems Biology VIB-department. I conducted research on the life cycle of diatoms, using tools like genome sequencing, RNA-seq, RT-qPCR, ... I worked on several related topics: - mating type determination (identification MT locus) - a transcriptomic study of the different life cycle phases - pheromone signalling - the development of a protocol for stable genetic tansformation of Seminavis robusta.

  • Graduate Student Researcher
    August 2010 --- December 2010
    I worked as a scientific researcher in the Laboratory for Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology in preparation of a PhD. As there was no funding available, I move to Ghent University.


Self Assessment :
CoordinationAnalytical thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyOrganizationProblem solving


Self Assessment :
Scientific writingBiotechnologyBioinformaticsmolecular biologyRNAGeneticsalgaeYeast
LinkedIn Assessment :
molecular biologyGeneticsscienceCell biologyBiochemistryChemistryPCRBiotechnologyMicrobiologyMicroscopyResearchBioinformaticsScientific Writing

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Guide students Report data Write papers Develop protocols Interpret dataAttend seminarsCollaborate with project teamConduct university research Manuscript preparation and reviewOrganize scientific projects (in biology)Oral presentationWritten presentation


  • Ph.D. in Biology from Ghent University in 2015
  • Master's degree in Biochemistry & Biotechnology from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2010
  • in science - mathematics from Heilig Hartinstituut Heverlee in 2005

Training and Certification

  • Introduction to the European patent system Certification
  • Project Management: the basics for success Certification
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Regulatory Affairs Consultant Project Coordinator Research Scientist Scientist Project Manager
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerpen, België Brussel, België Leuven, België
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 2 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:

Area / Region

Leuven, België


Driving License
  • Yes