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Academic researcher applying information technology to cognitive neuroscience. Specializing in the phenomenology and neural correlates of altered states of consciousness (e.g. dreaming, hypnosis, meditation, hallucinations, trance etc.), focusing on psychoactive substances. Expert of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), with a good knowledge of chemical structures, international legislation, online drug user communities, and harm reduction. Expert on psychedelic drugs, with a good knowledge of their history, current research directions, online drug user discussions, and the international scientific community.


Current Experience

  • harm reduction coordinator
    Since June 2013
    DÁT2 Psy Help is a "safer nightlife" team of peer-helping volunteers who provide harm reduction services at parties and festivals in Hungary. Besides distributing free drinking water, salty snacks, glucose pills, earplugs, condoms, and information on substances, DÁT2 Psy Help is specialized in managing visitors' difficult experiences (such as psychedelic emergencies, "bad trips", and spiritual crises) with hallucinogenic and/or other psychoactive drugs. Embedded in the goa/psy culture, volunteers of DÁT2 Psy Help have been helping at electronic dance music events since 2004, including big international festivals in Hungary, such as O.Z.O.R.A. 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012; S.U.N. 2013 - in collaboration with NEWIP - and 2014. The current team of about 50 volunteers has been active since June 2013, attending parties and festivals in about every two weeks.

  • PhD Candidate
    Since September 2003

    Interdisciplinary academic research in the field of consciousness research related to the fields of cognitive neuroscience, social and transpersonal psychology, and phenomenology. Obtaining a PhD degree in 2017. Doctoral dissertation "Hallucinatory Altered States of Consciousness as Virtual Realities" public defense on October 6, 2017 in Turku, Finland -

Past Experience

  • Lecturer
    September 2009 --- February 2011
    Lecturing special course "Altered States of Consciousness"

  • Psychoactive Substances Expert
    September 2004 --- May 2008
    Providing fact-based information on psychoactive substances, especially hallucinogenic tryptamines and phenethylamines. Expertise and knowledge in the chemical, neuropharmacological, neurobiological, psychological, phenomenological, social, and cultural dimensions. Various activities in harm-reduction, peer helping, social work, information providing, and legislative issues.

  • senior software engineer
    September 1998 --- December 2002
    Maintaining/developing management interface for intelligent network middleware platform.


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingAttention to detailCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationCreative thinkingCritical thinkingCuriosityFlexibilityIndependenceIndividualityInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeKindnessOptimismOrganizationPerspectiveProactivityProblem solvingResiliencyResponsibilityResult OrientedSelf-confidenceSelf-disciplineService orientedSociabilityTrust


Self Assessment :
Cognitive NeuroscienceConsciousnessAltered States of ConsciousnessHallucinationsDreamingHypnosisAnesthesiaVisual AwarenessTMSEEGPsychoactive DrugsDrug Use PurposesHallucinogensPsychedelic DrugsPsychedelicsLSDPsilocybinDMTSalvia DivinorumSalvinorin-ANew Psychoactive SubstancesNPSSynthetic CannabinoidsStimulantsDrug PolicyDrug Safety and PharmacovigilanceHarm ReductionSafer NightlifeEvent InterventionsPeer-HelpSocial WorkEntheogensTranspersonal PsychologySpiritualityDrug User CommunitiesDrug User Self-EmpowermentSex WorkersInternet
LinkedIn Assessment :
Software EngineeringPerlCognitive NeuroscienceSQLPsychologyWeb applicationsPHPUnix Shell ScriptingResearchShell ScriptingCGI/PerlLinuxVirtual RealityComputer ScienceCognitive PsychologyMod_perlProgramming

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Analyze data Design case record forms Develop protocols Guide students Technology research Write papers Write protocolsAPI synthesis route developmentAttend seminarsCoachcollaborate in research projects at universitiesConduct research at universities


  • PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from University of Turku in 2012
  • MSc (Eng.) in Information Technology from Lappeenranta University of Technology in 2001

Training and Certification

  • Harm Reduction in 2017 Training
  • Languages

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    Full Proficiency
    Elementary Proficiency
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    Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Associate Scientist Clinical Trial Specialist (CTS) Data Scientist Junior Scientist Post-doctoral Fellow Postdoctoral fellow Postdoctoral Research Fellow R&D Scientist Scientific Advisor Scientific Associate scientific collaborator Scientific consultant Scientific Officer Scientific Researcher Scientist
  • Positions I am NOT interested in:
    Account Executive Account Manager Account Manager - Life Sciences Administrative Assistant Assay Development Manager Assay Process Developer Assoc. RSU Specialist - Translation Coordinator Associate Director - Head of Preclinical Immunology - Bacterial Vaccines BioStatistician Biostatistics Masters graduate Business Consultant BrightOwl Admin Business Development Manager Brand Manager Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Chemical Analyst Finance Manager Financial Analyst jobstudent Master student
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Bangkok Thailand Lisbon, Portugal Portugal Singapore Switzerland Thailand United Kingdom Zürich, Switzerland
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    50% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    20 Hours per week :    50 Free Per Month(in coming months)
  • International:


    Expert has 10 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region



Driving License
  • Yes