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Specialties: R&D Pharma, Biotech, Life Science


Current Experience

  • Freelancer: Clinical Research Project Manager Cardiovascular Outcome Phase 3, Latin-America
    Since September 2014

  • Freelancer in Pharma
    Since October 2013
    I'm a freelancer (ZZP-er) with many years of experience in line- and project management in the pharmaceutical industry. As an interim manager I can provide high-quality services in preclinical R&D, clinical operations, and medical affairs & communications. Therapeutic areas: Neurology (Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis), Women's Health, Oncology, Vaccines, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cardiovascular Disease. Key talents: result-driven, flexible, dedicated & loyal.

Past Experience

  • Freelancer: Director Patient Support Program Multiple Sclerosis, EMEA
    May 2014 --- February 2015

  • Freelancer: Senior Scientific Director and Medical Writer
    October 2013 --- October 2014

  • Program Manager Generics and NME's
    February 2010 --- May 2013
    Leading multidisciplinairy and international project teams, development of project feasibility and project plans, strategies for pre-clinical & clinical development, IP, API, pharmaceutics, (GMP) manufacturing, regulatory affairs, launch. Therapeutic focus areas: Multiple sclerosis, oncology, endocrinology Quality, timelines and budget. Strategy. Helicopter view. Team work.

  • Research Fellow and Project Leader
    November 2007 --- February 2010
    Research Fellow: Project leader Osteoporosis. Leading multidisciplinary team towards delivery of clinical candidates. Line manager molecular pharmacology, ADME, DMPK (Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics).

  • Senior Research Scientist
    September 2000 --- November 2007

  • Junior Scientist
    January 2000 --- July 2000

  • PhD student (Onderzoeker in Opleiding)
    September 1995 --- December 1999
    PhD in Molecular Pharmacology, Neuroscience


LinkedIn Assessment :
R&DBiotechnologyLife SciencespharmacologyPharmaceuticalsBiochemistryscienceBiopharmaceuticalsDrug DiscoveryNeuroscienceBudgetingProduct developmentPlanningResearchOsteoporosisClinicalPharmacokineticsCell Based AssaysoncologyDrug metabolismCell CultureIn VitroHigh Throughput ScreeningPharmaceutical DevelopmentMultiple sclerosisProject ManagementMS ProjectSAPICH-GCPClinical DevelopmentPre-clinical StudiesReceptor PharmacologyClinical pharmacologyLifesciencesPharmaceutical IndustryImmunologyDrug DevelopmentAssay developmentCellEndocrinologyInfectious diseasesVaccinesGPCRs


  • PhD in Medicine from Utrecht University in 2000
  • Msc/Drs in Medical Biology from University of Utrecht in 1995
  • in from Willem de Zwijger College in 1989

Training and Certification

  • ICH-GCP in 2016 Certification
  • GMP in 2010 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Project Manager
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    BrightOwl freelancer :    40 Hours per week
  • International:

Area / Region



Driving License
  • Yes