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Summary

• Professional with over twelve years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical / Life Sciences sector combined with a solid scientific background • Flexible approach, fitting different work settings from global industries to university environments • Experienced in collaborative projects, public-private partnerships and in the management of grants for various funding organizations • Team player with good communication and interpersonal skills developed while living and studying abroad and working in multinational and multidisciplinary environments

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Senior Project Manager Life Sciences
    Since February 2016
    Project manager within the Strategic collaborations unit. The CMAST Strategic Collaborations team offers professional and specialized services for end-to-end support of your collaborative R&D projects in the broad domain of life sciences Public funding in the form of grants is supporting innovative research and new partnership models in the life sciences industry, i.e., public health, R&D innovation and beyond. Multi-stakeholder collaborations with life sciences, technology and healthcare companies, research institutions, governments and patient organizations is a key factor in tackling many of the unmet needs in life sciences.

Past Experience

  • Project Manager
    October 2009 --- February 2016
    CISTIM performs specialized research into innovative small molecule drug discovery. CISTIM promotes the validation of potential targets for the treatment of various diseases coupled with the discovery of new medications. - Responsible for the overall coordination and follow-up of several projects (with a focus on virology), for ensuring a good communication between the internal and external partners involved, as well as for reporting activities. The projects included internal as well as externally funded projects: Wellcome Trust , WHO, FP7... - Search for potential external funding opportunities and grant writing - Preparation of project data-packages to support business development

  • Program Management Leader
    January 2007 --- October 2009
    - Responsible for overseeing project management aspects of several projects (HIV, HCV, RSV) in the Early Development (Pre-clinical to Phase IIa) unit - Leader of the Project Management Team. As a core member of the Compound Development Team for my projects, responsible for providing strategic input to the development plans and translating the strategy into realistic and executable operational plans as well as monitoring the execution of the plans. - Contribution to strategic input for senior management reviews

  • Clinical Research Coordinator
    May 2007 --- November 2007
    - Responsible for the pro-active planning (timelines) and follow-up of the cross-functional activities (e.g. clinical, chemical and pharmaceutical and regulatory activities) for a full development project (HIV, clinical Phase IIb), working with the project management leader (PML) - Member of the Project Management Team with representatives from the different functional areas

  • Medical Writer
    July 2004 --- April 2007
    Clinical studies in the field of pediatric (meningococcal) and HPV vaccines phases I, II and III) - Analyzing, interpreting data from different clinical sub-departments (statistics, safety, regulatory affairs), writing and up-dating clinical development related documents (ICF, protocols, reports) - Coordinating the timely dissemination of these documents for the different review cycles/approval prepared in house and/or by out-contractors - Allocating the different documents between project writers and keeping a regular update of their overall workload - Member of the clinical team and of GSK Biologicals’ steering committee for the EU Clinical Trial Directive

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, specialization Neuroscience
    January 1997 --- January 2003
    Research fellow - FWO fellow (1999-2004 Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek-Vlaanderen) University of Antwerp, Belgium - Theoretical Neurobiology unit The aim of the group is to study cortical and cerebellar function using a combination of technological, experimental and theoretical approaches. - Experimental work towards the completion of doctoral thesis - Training / supervision of graduate and master students in the experimental techniques - Daily management of the experimental lab - Active participation (oral presentations and posters) in external collaborative and scientific meetings in Europe and USA including an European IST (Information Society Technologies) project with both industrial and academic partners and in the “Cerebellum” consortium funded by the Quality of life and management of living resources EU program (1998-2002)

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Drug DevelopmentInfectious diseasesPharmaceutical IndustryLifesciencesCROICH-GCPVaccinesDrug DiscoveryLife SciencesGCPCTMSImmunologyBiotechnologyProgram ManagementClinical DevelopmentClinical trials

Education

  • PhD in Neurosciences from University of Antwerp in 2003
  • MSci in Physics from Imperial College London in 1997
  • D.E.U.G. B in Biology from Université de Rennes I in 1992

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
French
Native
English
Full Proficiency
Dutch
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Locations I am interested in:
    Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 1 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:
    No

Area / Region

Mechelen, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes