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During my research the last few years I have acquired a solid organic chemistry knowledge and I have used a vast array of techniques for analysis and purification including chromatographic separations, HPLC, GC, spectroscopic characterisation NMR, IR etc, and I have used in a daily basis databases such as Beilstein, ISIS and Scifinder. My position as a Scientist at Tocris Cookson Ltd allowed me to improve my multi-step synthesis abilities and I continued to have access to a great variety of instruments and services. Also I gained a general overview of the organisation of a chemical company. This position enhanced my communication skills, including presentations and attendance to international congresses. Furthermore, in my position as a Lead Scientist at Laboratorios Leon Farma, I have continued to develop my analytical skills, as well as my managerial skills by leading a team of analysts. In my position as a CRA I was involved in general management in several projects running concurrently, mainly in Oncology and CNS areas. My role included management of the sites to ensure effectiveness and adherence to protocol in compliance with ICH/GCPs, ECs and CA protocol initial submissions and amendments, on-site monitoring including pre-study, initiation, interim monitoring and close out visits, dealing with DCFs and also data management. In my position in Endor Nanotechnologies I had access to new synthetic and analytical techniques such as TEM or AFM for the synthesis of nano materials which opened an interesting scientific line in my career. Currently I am a Visiting Researcher at the Laboratory of Hybrid Research at Waseda University, Tokyo, where I develop the synthesis of the organic moieties of cutting edge nanoestructured materials, mainly phosphonates, that will be used to the formation of colloids or will be intercalated into perovskite or ZrP type nanostructure.


Current Experience

  • Scientific consultant León, Spain
    Since October 2017

    •Consult and advice in all technical, scientific and business aspects of Drug Discovery Services.•Facilitate leads (potential clients) to enhance the company business and also enhance the foot hold of the company in the pharma industry especially in Japan. •Strategic planning and business integration to capture the CRO market.•Selection, development and on-going improvements of the synthetic routes for intermediates and API.•Provide solutions for complex chemistry.•Assist the company to identify drugs which the company can work on to initiate technology transfer to CMO.Supervise the CRA work team. Ensure compliance with SOP and ICH/FDA regulations, providing written reports.

  • Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) León, Spain
    Since April 2017


    •Supervise the CRA work team. Ensure compliance with SOP and ICH/FDA regulations, providing written reports. •Carry-out independent qualification, initiation, monitoring and closure visits to centres and prepare correspondence and associated documentation. •Plan, coordinate, implement and manage clinical monitoring as indicated by the project team and project deadlines. Communicate with sponsors, sites, and colleagues to ensure effective project management.

  • Visiting Researcher
    Since January 2012
    DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED CHEMISTRY LABORATORY FOR HYBRID RESEARCH •I develop the synthesis of inorganic/organic hybrid materials based on aromatic phosphonic acid derivatives. •I am supervising two master students and their research in the synthesis of the organic materials, including phosphonic acids derivatives and sulphone compounds that then will be coupled or grafted into the inorganic moiety. •I take part in ALCA, a multidisciplinary and multi centre project to develop the next generation of Li batteries where I develop PEO based solid polymer electrolytes. •02/2014: I took part in a 3 week scientific exchange with the Institute Charles Gerhardt, Montpellier to develop the synthesis of PEG allylated derivatives and its corresponding silylated product.

Past Experience

  • Lecturer at ICSEP
    April 2013 --- March 2017

    •Lecturer at Waseda University's International Center for Science and Engineering Programs (ICSEP) of the Introduction to Industrial Chemistry Course, Introduction to Applied Chemistry Course, Industrial Chemistry Course and Analytical Chemistry Course

  • Scientist
    September 2010 --- July 2011
    •Develop new synthesis and purification methods for the synthesis of novel metal nanoparticles and further nanoparticle surface functionalization with polysaccharide derivatives that will be used as drug delivery systems. •Characterization of the nanoparticles using classical physicochemical methodology and also spectroscopic techniques such as TEM and AFM. •Collaborate at all company levels in the definition of initial administrative steps and regulatory requirements needed to start clinical trials using the innovative company products.

  • Clinical Investigation Assistant (CIA)
    June 2008 --- September 2010
    •Site selection, initiation, monitoring and close-out in accordance with ICH GCP and company SOPs. Ensure that investigational product is handled locally according to ICH GCP, SOPs and local regulations. •Troubleshoot and resolve site related issues and communicate protocol deviations, data quality problems and site performance issues to the lead CRA/Project Manager. Assist the lead and project manager with any other study specific duties. •Write and circulate monitoring reports and follow-up letters within the project specific deadlines. Maintain files of site records to be reconciled against site files during monitoring visits and against project files.

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
    September 2006 --- April 2008
    •Provide site management and project coordination between sponsors, sites and colleagues to ensure effectiveness and adherence to protocol in Phase III clinical trials and Medical Devices studies. Interact at multiple levels within client organization including source data verification and implementation of corrective or new actions. Flexible attitude with respect to work assignment, new learning and travel. •Conduct initiation, interim monitoring and close-out visits in compliance with GCP and ICH/FDA regulations and preparing the corresponding visit reports in a timely manner. Presentation of the new projects and amendments to the ECs and CA in compliance with local regulations. •Projects: Multiple Sclerosis, Ulcerative Colitis Device, Acute Ischemic Stroke, Psoriasis, Follicular Lymphoma, Cervical Cancer (in vitro medical device) and liver cell transplantation.

  • Lead Scientist
    September 2004 --- November 2005
    •Developed, validated and implemented HPLC, UPLC, UV and FTIR methods for the quality control analysis of generic hormonal products impacting all sales to the US market. •Responsible for sharing best practices and infusing learnings across the entire organization including other countries. •Managed a team of three people and directed five projects running concurrently, with special ability to prioritize workload, define steps needed to achieve specific projects outcomes and deadlines and with great attention to detail

  • Higher Scientist
    October 2002 --- July 2004
    •Developed and maintained a constant supply of stock products such as neurochemicals, biochemicals, peptides, radioligands, pharmacological probes or signal transduction agents for sale to third parties. We developed more complex molecules relative to our competitors and followed very strict in-house quality regulations that were of a higher level than the standard manufacturing guidelines. •Discovered innovative methods for synthesizing and developing new catalogue products to add to the existing offerings by combining traditional methods with cutting edge technologies. •Designed and manufactured customized products for key clients such as pharmaceutical companies and research institutes around the world. Proven ability to reduce the synthetic steps in the routes for key products and increase the yields to customer satisfaction


BrightOwl Assessment :
Anger commandImpulse commandSelf-confidenceReaction to stressAssertivenessPerspectiveCuriosityAuthenticityCharmDependability
Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingAttention to detailCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationCreative thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyFlexibilityInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeProactivityProblem solvingResponsibilitySelf-disciplineSociabilityStrategic thinkingWillingness to compromiseService oriented


LinkedIn Assessment :
Organic ChemistryOrganic SynthesisLifesciencesNMRPharmaceutical IndustryDrug DiscoveryBiotechnologyChromatographyDatabases: Beilstein, ISIS, Scifinder, PubMedLanguages: Fluent in Spanish and English. Beginner level in French and JapaneseMS Office: Word, Excel, Access, Power PointChemistryR&DBiochemistryCRORegulatory affairsMedicinal ChemistryClinical trialsClinical researchMaterials ScienceNanomaterialsNanoscienceNanotechnologyCharacterizationEnsayos clQuBiotecnologIndustria FarmacCiencias naturalesSMicroscopyQuResonancia magnsciencePurificationCiQuDescubrimiento de fPurificaciNanotecnologiaCiencias de los materialesBioquI+DCaracterizaci

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Write papersAttend seminarsAttend investigator meetingCollect dataCollect patient forms and questionnairesCommunicate with investigatorCommunicate with sponsorCommunicate effectively on different company levelsConduct literature searches.Conduct research at universitiesConduct site initiationConduct the trialConduct university research Design scientific experimentsEthics committee applicationEthics committee submissionsEvaluate impurity synthesisEvaluate physico-chemical dataExecute scientific projectsGuide studentsInitiate clinical trials Interact with ethics committeeInteract with nursesInteract with pharmacistsInteract with physiciansInterpret scientific dataManage multiple projectsManuscript preparationManuscript preparation and reviewOperate research equipmentOrganise meetingsPrepare manuscriptPrepare regulatory documentsPresent data at congressR&DRegulatory documentationRegulatory submissionsReport non-compliance incidentsReport serious adverse events (SAE)Research at universitiesResolves queriesReview queriesSchedule trial visitsScheduling trial visitsSetup of research equipmentSubmit regulatory applicationsStudy-related documentsSupervise techniciansTeach university studentsTeachingUnderstand protocolsWork collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team Work cross-functionallyWork under specific instructionsWrite documentsWrite papersWritten presentation


  • Master in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from Universitat de Barcelona in 2011
  • Ph.D Chemistry in Organic Chemistry from University of Bristol in 2003
  • BS and MSc in Chemistry from Universidad de Salamanca in 1997
  • in from 早稲田大学 in 0

Training and Certification

  • Useful statistical knowledge in research in 2010 Training
  • Basic Knowledge of Radiochemistry, Safe Handling Techniques and Protocols Course in 2003 Training
  • Understanding LC-MS. Interpretation of LC-MS Data Course in 2003 Training
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Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    9 weeks
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Australia Belgium Brazil Canada Denmark Finland Germany Hong Kong Iceland Ireland Israel Japan Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Norway Panama Singapore South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Thailand Vietnam
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:


    Expert has 3 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

León, Spain


Driving License
  • Yes