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my phd in Biomedical Sciences followed by 6 years of postdoc experiences in academia and pharma industry allows me to acquire strong expertise in Immunology. i have demonstrated during my last experiences:


Past Experience

  • Expert Scientist - Vaccine Research, R&D Rixensart, Belgium

    June 2014 --- November 2014

    responsible for designing, conducting and coordinating scientific studies. providing scientific Expert opinions. managerial Leadership.

    o main expertise in regulatory mechanisms, cd8 t cells responses, immunomodulation in human, murine, pig models → results delivered under tight deadlines.

    o management of a team of 4 Research assistants

    o oversee internal / external collaborations (industrial and academic labs)

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Vaccine Research, R&D Rixensart, Belgium

    May 2012 --- April 2014

    responsible for designing and conducting scientific studies. providing scientific Expert opinions.

    o investigation of the effect of adjuvant systems on regulatory responses in pre-Clinical models → demonstrated different impacts on regulatory t cells depending on adjuvant systems

    o development of read-outs for Clinical studies: tools to look at antigen-specific response

    o development of interpersonal skills through internal/external collaborations, team working

    o learning of a professional way of Project Management, capacity management

    o development of Problem Solving skills through practical workshop

    o involvement in the transformation of the department through 5S, mini-t

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Center for Infection and Immunity, INSERM Unit Lille, France

    September 2009 --- October 2011

    responsible for designing and conducting scientific studies. providing scientific Expert opinions.

    o investigation of the role of invariant natural killer t lymphocytes during viral infections (influenza, dengue Virus) → 5 Publications

    o close collaboration with a Laboratory in orleans for manipulation of dengue Virus

    o supervision of a Student in Medicine during her master’s thesis

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Immunobiology of Viral Infections, INSERM Unit Lyon, France

    November 2007 --- December 2008

    responsible for designing and conducting scientific studies. providing scientific Expert opinions.

    o in the context of immunosuppression induced by measles Virus, investigation of the regulatory mechanisms mediated by the receptor cd46 → 1 publication

    o poster presentation at international congress of Immunology - rio de janeiro - brazil

  • Supervisor Master Data Rixensart, Belgium

    March 2001 --- June 2002

    interface between it and business for SAP implementation review and structure master data across the company (Supply Chain, Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs)


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAttention to detailCritical thinkingInnovative thinkingOrganizationCommunicativeFlexibilityResult OrientedProblem solvingProactivityCuriosityOptimismIndependenceAdaptabilityCollaboration


Self Assessment :
Biomedical SciencesImmunologyInfectious diseasesVaccines R&DLaboratory Research Animal modelsIn VivoIn VitroBiomarkersData Analysis Cell biologyCell Based AssaysImmunoassaysELISAMolecular & Cellular BiologyFACSmolecular biologyreal-time PCRGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)GraphPad PrismGrant Writing Scientific writingScientific WritingReport WritingProject ManagementCommunication SkillsLeadershipTeam Leadershippeople managementPharmaceutical IndustryPharmaceutical ResearchPre-clinical researchPreclinical ResearchPresentation SkillsEnglishMicrosoft OfficeProblem Solving
LinkedIn Assessment :
Cellular AssaysELISACell CultureIn VitroFlow Cytometrymolecular biologyAnimal ModelsIn Vivopeople managementGLPLaboratoryR&DLife SciencesImmunologyInfectious diseasesVaccinesImmunomodulationProject ManagementCell biology

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Analyze data Interpret data Molecular Diagnostics Report data Technology research Write papers Write protocolsAdjust methodsAnalyze data/information to determine potential relationships.Assign activitiesAssist with experimentsAssist with proceduresAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyBiomarker ResearchCell cultureCoachcollaborate in research projects at universities Control data Guide studentsCollaborate with principal investigatorCollaborate with project teamCommunicate effectively on different company levelsCommunicate with investigatorCommunicationConduct animal studiesConduct limited data and/or statistical analysis.Conduct literature searchesConduct literature searches.Conduct research at universitiesConduct studiesConduct university research Control protocol versionsControl studiesCoordinate projectscoordinating research projectsCoordinationCreates a collaborative team environmentDesign scientific projects (in biology)Design studiesDesign studyDesign the studyDevelop strong internal relationships with stakeholdersDirect co-workersDirect co-workers to achieve resultdrafting grant applicationsEnsure data integrityEstablish professional relationships with partnersEstablish relationships with Key Opinion LeadersExecute scientific projectsIdentify growth / improvement potentialInteract with pre-clinical scientistsInterpret analytical resultsInterpret dataInterpret research resultsLead studiesLead teamslifescienceMaintain strong relationshipsManage multiple projectsmanaging a small teamManuscript preparation and reviewObtain grantsOral presentationOrganize scientific projects (in biology)pcrPeople managementPlan experimentsPlan work to meet objectives and deadlinesPrepare manuscriptPresent data at congressproject managementProvide support for scientific and/or technical projectsPublication of articlesPublish scientific projectsR&DResearch at universitiesReview data interpretationReview protocolsReview the interpretation of dataSolve problemsSupervise PhD studentsUse laboratory techniquesWork cross-functionallyWrite final reportsWrite papersWritten presentation


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Sciences from Université libre de Bruxelles in 2007


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
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Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Biologist Biomedical Scientist Freelance Science Writer Global PM Lab Scientist Laboratory Manager Manager Medical Advisor Medical Affairs Associate Medical Manager Medical Writer Molecular Biologist Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Post-doctoral Fellow Postdoctoral fellow Postdoctoral Research Fellow Postdoctoral Researcher Preclinical Project Manager Preclinical Research Manager Preclinical Scientist Principal Scientist Project Leader Project Manager R&D manager R&D Scientist Regulatory Affairs Associate Regulatory Affairs Manager Regulatory Affairs Consultant Regulatory and Start-Up Specialist Regulatory Project Manager researcher Scientific Advisor Scientific Associate scientific collaborator Scientific Researcher Scientific Writer Scientist Scientific Officer Scientific consultant Senior Medical Writer Senior Project Manager (PM) Senior Scientist Team Leader
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Area / Region

Nivelles, Belgium


Driving License
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