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following an educational background in Biotechnology/Biology, i have worked in the r&d department in both academia and the Pharmaceutical Industry. i am currently looking for new challenges within Clinical research/science Policy and Communication.



Past Experience

  • Research Assistant Belgium

    October 2012 --- December 2014

    Structural Biology of cys-loop ion channel receptors; identification of new Drug Discovery leads.


    my role:

    • follow glp
    • plan and conduct experiments, according to SOP’s
    • literature Research
    • order test compounds and reagents; request DNA sequencing services
    • re-install and optimize Research tools with increased reliability
    • weekly meetings with supervisors to present new data and discuss results (oral presentation + results discussion)
    • record raw data and Experiment details in filing system
    • drafting Interim reports to project funders within the agreed timeframe
    • outline and discuss conclusions to select promising molecules for further studies

  • Intern Belgium

    September 2011 --- June 2012

    characterize drug-target interactions potentially relevant for the Treatment of anxiety and schizophrenia disorders.


    my role:

    • thorough literature Research
    • follow glp
    • plan and conduct experiments, according to SOP’s
    • collect, organize, analyze and interpret data
    • radioactive waste management
    • weekly meetings with supervisors to present and discuss data
    • publish scientific article in peer-reviewed journal
    • project presentation to project partners to set the following project goals, towards the achievement of more selective and potent drugs

  • Intern Portugal

    July 2010 --- September 2010

    set-up an optimized bacterial biodegradation system for the degradation of synthetic dyes.


    my role:

    • develop new Research tools
    • plan and conduct experiments
    • weekly meetings with Supervisor and colleagues to present data and share ideas
    • report drafting


Self Assessment :
Attention to detailOrganizationAnalytical thinkingIndependenceFlexibility


Self Assessment :
R&D Scientific writingBiotechnologyCell CultureData Analysismolecular biology

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Interpret data Report data Analyze dataManuscript preparation


  • Master's degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from University of Coimbra in 2012
  • Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Agrarian School of Coimbra in 2010

Training and Certification

  • Conduct of Clinical Trials (Pharmed, ULB) in 2015 Certification
  • Drug safety, pharmacovigilance & Regulatory affairs (Pharmed, ULB) in 2015 Certification


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

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer
  • International:


    Expert has 2 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region



Driving License
  • Yes

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