I am a very structured, disciplined, and systematic Master in Biochemistry and Biotechnology with extensive work experience and research knowledge. These skills are very useful to perform my job as Research Associate in a GLP regulated environment. After more than five years at Ablynx, it is time for a new challenge with more responsibility in a motivating, result oriented environment where I can develop more of my talents.
I am a communicative, social, and structured organizer who pays a lot of attention to details. I care about a respectful and constructive follow up, encouragement, and coaching of team members, where my patience and accountability are my strengths. In this perspective,
- I am a loyal and dedicated co-worker with a strong sense of responsibility.
- I provide the necessary structure and together with my attention to detail this enables an energetic way of working.
- People describe me as honest and an empathic listener who cares about others.
- I do not hesitate to take the lead and to organize new initiatives.
All these aspects are reflected in my working attitude.
Research Associate Zwijnaarde, Ghent, Belgium
Since March 2011
As a Research Associate - at the Pharmacology (BioAnalytics) Department - I'm working on Nanobody research. The main responsibility of the department is optimisation and validation of pharmacokinetic (PK) and immunogenicity assays (ADA) for (pre)-clinical studies.
My main focus is situated in a GLP regulated environment. I'm involved in designing, executing and analyzing Ligand Binding experiments to evaluate the in vivo behavior of novel drug candidates. To support validation and sample analysis of preclinical and clinical studies different analytical methods are used conform standard operating procedures.
Associate Scientist Leiden, Netherlands
January 2011 --- March 2011
As an Associate Scientist I was responsible for the generation of Cystic Fybrosis cell lines. During this period, I also gave the colleagues of the virus production a helping hand.
Associate Scientist Mechelen, Belgium
September 2010 --- December 2010
As Associate Scientist Cellular Pharmacology, I was part of a team that develops target-specific cellular assays for screening and pharmalogical characterization of small synthetic molecules from the drug discovery programs.
Research Scholar Vero Beach, FL, United States
September 2009 --- July 2010
During a year of research, yeast Pichia pastoris was my main focus. This yeast can be used as a possible, new, biological insecticide to control and destroy Aedes aegypti mosquito populations. I performed different manipulations and analysed results using different molecular biological techniques such as creation of a plasmid, restriction digestion, PCR, ligation, transformation & cloning of bacteria and yeast, sequencing, fermentation, protein extraction and SDS-gel.
Attention to detailCommunicativeCoordinationCuriosityEfficiencyInterest in knowledgeKindnessResponsibilitySelf-disciplineSociabilityTrustOptimismOrganizationProactivityIndependenceResult OrientedService orientedWillingness to compromise
BiotechnologypharmacologyBioanalysisGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Analytical Method Validationsample analysisPharmacokineticsEnzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)ImmunoassaysStandard Operating Procedure (SOP)Pre-clinical research Phase IPhase IIQuality Control (QC)Clinical Study DesignStudy proposalsStudy protocols BiochemistryLaboratory Research R&D LabtechnicianAnimal trialAntibodiesCell Culture Cell biologyDrug DevelopmentIn VivoMicrobiologyPCRMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft WordMicrosoft PowerpointOutlookGraphPad Prism
Skills and Expertise
Plan experimentsStudy-related documents Assure medical quality Create SOPsValidate data Report dataR&D
Master in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2010
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