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Current Experience

  • Product Manager Life Science
    Since April 2013

      • Responsible for the positioning of existing JSR Life Science products on the European market. Responsible for (1) In Vitro Diagnostics & Research Reagents; and (2) Medical Polymers product segments of JSR Life Sciences. More recently, following a strategic investment in MBL Corporation, their portfolio of research reagents and In-Vitro Diagnostic tests was also added to my responsibilities.
      • Responsible for new business development in relevant areas, continuously looking for interesting new technologies, products, opportunities and collaborations, and turning opportunities into long-term supply contracts.
      • Member and secretary of the global strategic steering committee setting out the future business direction in Research Reagents and In-Vitro Diagnostics.
      • Member of the global strategic growth team Immuno-Oncology.
      • Member of the global strategic growth team New Platform Technologies.
      • Member of the global strategic growth team Liquid Biopsy.
      • Responsible for maintaining and growing the Key Opinion Leader network in EMEA.
      • Overall support in assessments of investment opportunities (worldwide).

Past Experience

  • R&D scientist Life Science
    October 2010 --- March 2013

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    November 2010 --- September 2011

  • PhD student
    January 2005 --- January 2010


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingCollaborationCommunicativeCreative thinkingCritical thinkingDiligenceIndependenceInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeOptimismOrganizationResult OrientedSelf-confidenceStrategic thinkingTrust


Self Assessment :
Animal models Cell biology Negotiation R&D Scientific writingActions and modes of action of human physiologyActions and modes of action of drugs in the human speciesAllergy and immunologyAntibodiesAseptic ProcessingAssay developmentBiomarkersBiotechnologyBusiness DevelopmentBusiness PlanningBusiness StrategyCancerCancer ResearchCell Based AssaysCell biologyCompetitive AnalysisConfocal MicroscopyDermatologyDiagnostic marketDiagnosticsDNADrug DeliveryDrug DevelopmentDrug DiscoveryDrug InteractionELISAEntrepreneurshipFormulationFluorescence MicroscopyGene therapyGlobal MarketingHigh Throughput Screening (HTS)Immunohistochemistry (IHC)ImmunologyImmunoprecipitationIn vitro diagnostics (IVD)In VivoInternational Project ManagementKOL managementLeadershipLife SciencesMarket developmentMarket researchMarketingMarketing StrategyMaterials ScienceMedical affairsMedical oncology Microsoft OfficeMolecular & Cellular BiologyMolecular DiagnosticsNanomedicineNanotechnologyNew Business DevelopmentoncologyPersonalized MedicinePharmaceutical SciencesProduct launchProduct managementProduct MarketingProgram ManagementProject ManagementProtein PurificationPurificationPublic SpeakingRNA isolationSalesscienceScientific CommunicationsSmall moleculesStrategic PlanningStrategyTeam LeadershipTechnological InnovationTechnology DevelopmentTransfectionTranslational ResearchTranslational Medicine
LinkedIn Assessment :
NanotechnologyLifesciencesBiotechnologyR&DProduct developmentLife SciencesMaterials SciencescienceChemistryPharmaceutical IndustryImmunologyMicrobiologyTechnology transfermolecular biology

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Interact with physicians Molecular Diagnostics Technology research Write papers Write protocolsAdvise on medical perspectivesAdvise on strategyAnalyze data/information to determine potential relationships.Analyse growth / improvement potentialAttend at steering committee meetingsAttend seminarsAttend investigator meetingBiomarker ResearchCell culturecollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with medical teamCollaborate with principal investigatorCollaborate with project teamCommunicate effectively on different company levelsCoordinate regular advisory boardDefine market needsDevelop business planDevelop marketing strategiesDevelop strong internal relationships with stakeholdersEvaluate licensing opportunitiesIdentify growth / improvement potentialIdentify investigatorsIdentify market opportunitiesImplement Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)Interact with KOLInteract with physiciansInteract with pre-clinical scientistsInterpret scientific dataLiaise with doctorsMaintain strong relationshipsManage multiple projectsNegotiationOrganise steering committeeParticipate in medical reviewPresent at steering committeeProvide medical insightsProvide medical rationale of diseaseProvide support for scientific and/or technical projectsRead medical literature to maintain current awareness and knowledgeTrain StaffWork cross-functionally


  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Ghent University in 2010
  • Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Ghent University in 2005

Training and Certification

  • Developing New Business Opportunities in 2016 Training
  • Strategic B2B Marketing in 2016 Training
  • Leadership in 2013 Training
  • Languages

    BrightOwl Assessment:
    Self Assessment:
    Full Proficiency
    Professional Proficiency
    Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    12 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Business Consultant Business Development Manager Chief Strategy Officer CSO Marketing Manager Medical Advisor Medical Affairs Associate Medical Director Medical Manager Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Product Manager Project Manager Scientific Advisor Scientific Associate Scientific consultant Scientific Officer Senior Project Manager (PM) Senior Strategy Consultant
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region

Brakel, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes