I am a pro-active, positive, and customer-minded Bioscience sales professional, with several years of technical sales experience and an international research background in the field of Neuroscience, involving electrophysiology and advanced microscopy techniques.
As sales and product specialist, I have demonstrated my ability to build and cultivate customer relations, create new business opportunities and drive sales, manage large projects, and organize effective trainings and demonstrations.
I find fulfillment in meaningful communication, building relationships, and educating people. In my work, I continuously aim to share my enthusiasm for research and technology, educate customers, and help them find the best microscopy solutions for their research applications.
Key words: Sales, Customer relations, Communication, Biology, Neuroscience, Microscopy, Confocal, Live Cell Imaging.
Sales Manager Amsterdam, Netherlands
Since August 2017
At Confocal.nl, I am responsible for the worldwide sales of the rescan confocal microscope (RCM) system, developed at the University of Amsterdam. In this position, I build customer relationships, provide pre- and post-sales support, and give product demonstrations and trainings to end-users. I also represent our company at key scientific meetings and events.
Product Specialist Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 2016 --- July 2017
Nikon Instruments is one of the main manufacturers of clinical and research microscopes. As European product specialist, I provided support to sales teams throughout Europe for confocal microscope configurations, tenders, demonstrations, and trainings. I was responsible for keeping technical product information up-to-date, providing sales strategies, and preparing new products launches. I represented Nikon at a variety of scientific meetings and events, and was actively involved in product development.
Account Manager - Life Sciences Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 2013 --- June 2016
As key account manager at Nikon Instruments, I was responsible for the direct sales of optical microscopes (1-500k€) to universities and research institutes within the Netherlands.
I managed customer relations, created new business opportunities, and increased the Nikon brand awareness. I organized regular demonstrations and workshops, and provided training to end-users, especially in the field of live-cell imaging.
Graduate Student Researcher Montreal, QC, Canada
September 2011 --- January 2013
As a graduate student, I set up a home-built multi-photon imaging system, collected, analyzed and reported on data in the field of Neurophysiology, reviewed literature, and wrote grant proposals. I was awarded a McGill Alma Mater Scholarship and Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowship to support my research.
Techniques: patch-clamp electrophysiology, 2-photon laser scanning microscopy, calcium imaging, immunohistochemistry.
MSc Research Intern Göttingen, Germany
September 2010 --- March 2011
For my MSc thesis, I conducted literature research, collected and analyzed data, and reported on research results in the field of Neurophysiology. This internship was supported by a Huygens scholarship.
Techniques: patch clamp, UV photolysis of caged glutamate, single-cell RT-PCR, histochemistry.
OrganizationProactivityAnalytical thinkingAttention to detailCommunicativeSociabilityOptimismApproachabilityService oriented
Account ManagementSalesMicroscopyConfocal MicroscopyFluorescence MicroscopyBiology Cell biologyNeuroscienceProject ManagementCommunication Skills Scientific writingResearch Animal modelsElectrophysiology
Skills and Expertise
Establish relationships with Key Opinion LeadersCommunicationMaintain strong relationshipsManage multiple projectsOrganise meetingsProvide trainingProvide technical support Analytical skills
Master's Degree in Medical Biology from Radboud University Nijmegen in 2011
Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Radboud University Nijmegen in 2008
Training and Certification
Laser safety in 2016 Certification
Laboratory Animal Science (art. 9 Wod) Certification
Working with Radionuclides level 5B Certification
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