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Current Experience

  • Product Manager Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
    Since February 2015

    - product manager mycotoxin eliminating products

    • research and development
      • setting up animal trial focussing on immunemodulation
      • providing protocols
      • data processing
      • data interpretation
      • data translation to commercial material
      • improve product by ingredient optimisation
      • look for synergistic combinations
      • provide evidence of immunemodulation
    • worldwide technical support
      • giving technical seminars
      • attending and presenting at international conferences
      • support customers and distributor on scientific based knowledge
    • registration

    -leading and coordinate own poultry and pig company owned research facilities

    - drive global/regional research projects

Past Experience

  • PhD researcher Leuven, Belgium
    October 2010 --- January 2015

    Academic research on broiler breeder nutrition/physiology/immunity/epigenetics

    • knowledge in poultry nutrition
    • project management: planning experiments, finding cooperation with other labs, ...
    • planning and coordination
    • sampling organs, lab techniques, practical experience
    • statistical processing of data
    • interpreting and publishing results
    • analytical thinking
    • presenting results for broad public at international conferences

  • Technical and International support Gijzenzele
    October 2008 --- October 2010

    • sales feed additives and specialties
    • nutritional service for animal nutrition
    • technical support
    • knowledge south european animal production
    • built technical admistrative and registration dossier
    • coordinate field trials
    • develop protocols and perform zootechnical trials


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationEfficiencyFlexibilityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingSelf-disciplineStrategic thinkingTrustSociability


Self Assessment :
Animal models Biochemistry R&D Scientific writingAllergy and immunologyAnalytical methodsAnimal HealthAnimal trialApplicationsBioavailabilityBiomarkersBudget ManagementChromatographyContinuous ImprovementData AnalysisDesign of Experiments (DOE) Efficacy trialsELISAEnglishFlow CytometryHistologyHPLCImmunologyIn VivoInflammationInternational RelationsKey Account ManagementLeadershipLife SciencesMarketing CommunicationsMetabolismMicrobiologyMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordNegotiationNutritionOutlookOxidative stresspeople managementPowerPointPresentation SkillsProblem SolvingProcess improvementProduct developmentProduct managementProject CoordinationProject ManagementProject PlanningProtocolPublic SpeakingRegistration of the productResearchSamplingScientific WritingStatisticsTeam BuildingTeam LeadershipTechnical reportsTime ManagementTraining

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Develop protocols Guide students Report data Interpret dataAttend seminarsBiomarker Researchcollaborate in research projects at universitiesCommunicationConduct animal studiesConduct limited data and/or statistical analysis.Conduct literature searchesCoordinationCreates a collaborative team environmentDevelop study timelinesEstablish professional relationships with partnersFollow up projectsInterpret scientific dataOral presentationPeople managementPresent data at congressPublication of articlesR&DResearch at universitiesResolves queriesSet up research projectsSolve problemsSource animalsSupervise analysts and researchersSupervise techniciansTeach university studentsSupervise data processingUse laboratory techniques


  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering from KULeuven in 2014
  • Master in Bioscience engineering from KULeuven in 2008

Training and Certification

  • product management in 2016 Training
  • poultry nutrition in 2014 Training
  • Languages

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

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Clinical Project Leader Clinical Project Manager (CPM) Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Clinical Research Coordinator Clinical Research Manager CMC Project Manager Field Project Manager Lecturer Post-doctoral Fellow Postdoctoral Researcher Project Manager R&D engineer R&D manager R&D Scientist Scientific consultant
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Leuven, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 1 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes