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I am a research biologist strongly interested in R&D and human resources. I consider myself an open and multi-skilled professional, what came up as a result of my diverse work experience. I am good in different tasks, but I especially enjoy the hands on  approach: either exploring new techniques or pushing the limits of the conventional ones is extremely exciting for me. Improving work quality and efficiency is a related subject that triggers me a lot, and which I would love to develop more in my career. I have ability to learn and find ways to overcome obstacles in order to perform my tasks with excellence.


Current Experience

  • R&D Associate Ghent, Belgium
    Since October 2014

    In this function I am the major responsible for planning and developing experiments, as well as interpreting and reporting the obtained results. The projects are discussed in bi-weekly meetings, when the next steps are decided within a multidisciplinar research team. During these meetings I have the opportunity to share my view on the projects directions, propose experiments and, also exciting, listen to the imputs from the colleagues on the data I have generated.

    At this position I work mostly independently, so that  have much freedom to manage my time and plan my work. I aslo work in team, especially producing work material to other researchers, training colleagues on techniques in which I am good at, and coaching new members in order to provide them with all the needed tips to perform well and feel integrated in that work environment.

    I am also responsible for the management (ensure good practices and biosafety) and maintenance of a Tissue Culture Laboratory of biosafety level 2(handling of virus and cytostatics) and its devices.

    Next to that, I am also part of the orderings and budget administration team.


Past Experience

  • PhD student Botucatu - State of São Paulo, Brazil
    February 2010 --- April 2014

    I had the pleasure to develop my PhD studies in the Department of Morphology facilities, in daily contact with a really multidisciplinary team from which I have learned so much about histological preparations and analysis, immunoassays development, animal science, reproductive system physiology, endocrine disruptors, and pre-neoplasic lesions in prostate cancer.

    My PhD study was focused on the effects of glucocorticoids on the reproductive system development, and especially on prostate homeostasis and cancer. All the experiments were carried out in rats, and were designed to simulate the corticotherapy employed in humans to accelarate the fetal lung maturaion, when there is risk of preterm labor. 

    I am proud to mention that I have planned and carried out 95% of the experiments by my own, as it traditionally happens in Brazil. Nevertheless, the uplifting atmosphere at the laboratory with ever helpful colleagues was decisive to make this work possible.



  • PhD student Ghent, Belgium
    April 2012 --- March 2013

    During 1 year I worked for the Center for Medical Genetics/UGent as an Exchange PhD fellow. The fruit of this work has been lately published in the renowned journal Nature (listed in my CV), where all the serious work and effort we have made to finding a new selective druggable target for melanoma treatment is beautifully described. 

  • PhD Exchange fellow - Internship Ghent, Belgium
    August 2011 --- October 2011

    In 2011 I came to Belgium to broad my knowledge on gene expression and qPCR. It was my first contact with the Center for Medical Genetics (UZ Gent).

  • Master Thesis Botucatu, State of São Paulo, Brazil
    March 2008 --- December 2009


Self Assessment :
ProactivityResult OrientedIndependenceAttention to detailAnalytical thinkingAuthenticityCoordinationCollaborationInterest in knowledge


Self Assessment :
R&DAssay development Cell biology Scientific writingCommunication SkillsAnimal ModelsCell biologyGood Publication Practice (GPP)Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)ImmunoassaysCell CultureWestern Blotting LabtechnicianCancer qPCRBiologyBiotechnologyCancer ResearchCell Based AssaysCoachingData AnalysisDrug DiscoveryEnglishExperimentationFACSFluorescence MicroscopyHistologyImmunocytochemistry (ICC)ImmunofluorescenceIn VitroIn VivoLaboratoryLaboratory ResearchLaboratory study designLaboratory testingLeadershipLife SciencesMicroscopyMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft Excelmolecular biologyOncology Clinical ResearchpharmacologyPreclinical ResearchPresentation SkillsProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingSalesSocial SkillsTeachingTeam BuildingTeamwork

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Adjust processes Adjust methodsAssign activitiesBiomarker ResearchExecute scientific projectsInterpret dataUse western blotting techniqueWrite protocolsSupervise technicians Analyze data Report data Write papersAdministrative support Guide studentsAdjust processes and methodsAssist with experimentsAttend seminarsbudgeting of R&D activitiesCell cultureCoachcollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with project teamConduct animal studiesConduct literature searches.Conduct studiesData validationDesign studyDetermine needsDetermine potential relationshipsIdentify growth / improvement potential


  • PhD in Functional and Structural Cell Biology from State University of Sao Paulo in 2014
  • Advanced Master in Pharmacology from State University of Sao Paulo in 2009
  • Bachalor in Biology from State University of Sao Paulo in 2007


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Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Junior Scientist Scientist Associate Scientist Research Scientist Account Manager Assay Development Manager Biologist Formulation scientist Junior Consultant Junior Recruitment Consultant Lab Scientist Laboratory Manager Management Assistant Molecular Biologist Preclinical Scientist Product Developer Product Specialist Research associate Research Technician researcher Scientific Associate Scientific consultant Senior Associate Scientist Team Leader
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium Brussels, Belgium Ghent, Belgium Kortrijk, Belgium Lochristi, Belgium Lokeren, Belgium Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    80-100% FTE
    BrightOwl employee :    80-100% FTE
  • International:


    Expert has 4 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Ghent, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes