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Current Experience

  • Associate Project Manager Antwerp, Belgium
    Since February 2016

    Management of biomarker projects outsourced to HistoGeneX, as part of a clinical trial or within an exploratory setting.

    Daily management of projects, including scheduling required tests and shipments, sample querying and reporting, internal and external communication, issue resolution, document creation, budget management.

Past Experience

  • PhD student Antwerp, Belgium
    October 2011 --- September 2015

    Developing an approach to study microRNA (miRNA) regulatory functions starting from the genetic level. Designing, optimizing and implementing a multiplex PCR assay for targeted resequencing of 289 miRNA genes. Determining appropriate analysis of massively parallel sequencing (MPS) variant data generated with the assay, participation in development of a software for in silico prediction of effect of miRNA gene variants on miRNA function (from the end-user side), functional validation of miRNA variants by overexpression of mutant miRNA gene constructs in mammalian cell lines.

  • Voluntary Staff Antwerp, Belgium
    September 2011 --- September 2011
    Different psychiatric genetics projects.

  • Laboratory Technician Antwerp, Belgium
    July 2009 --- July 2009

    Variant screening of susceptibility genes in patients with Alzheimer's disease.


Self Assessment :
CuriosityCritical thinkingInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingResult OrientedIndependenceCollaborationAttention to detailAnalytical thinkingOrganization


Self Assessment :
R&DBiotechnology BiochemistryAssay developmentTroubleshootingGenomicsGeneticsMolecular geneticsmolecular biologySchizophreniaMolecular CloningCell CultureMammalian Cell Culture Scientific writingData AnalysisDNADNA extractionDNA sequencingGel ElectrophoresisGenetic polymorphismGrant WritingLaboratory ResearchLaboratory TechniquesMicrosoft OfficeNeurosciencePCRProject ManagementProject PlanningqPCRRNA isolationRT-PCRScientific WritingScientific methodologyProject Coordination

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Conduct research at universities Technology researchlifescienceData analysis Interpret data Report data Write paperscoordinating research projectsdrafting grant applicationsManage study budgetManuscript preparation and reviewAttend seminarsPresent data at congressPublication of articlesSolve problemsUnderstand protocols Guide studentsproject managementCommunicate with sponsorManage budgets


  • PhD in Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from University of Antwerp in 2015
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology - Molecular and Cellular Gene Biotechnology from University of Antwerp in 2011
  • Bachelor in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from University of Antwerp in 2009


BrightOwl Assessment:
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Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Biomedical Scientist Molecular Biologist Post-doctoral Fellow Postdoctoral fellow Postdoctoral Research Fellow Project Manager R&D project manager - Preclinical research - Neurodegenerative Diseases Research associate researcher Scientific Associate scientific collaborator Scientific consultant Scientific Researcher Scientist Associate Scientist Postdoctoral Researcher Research Scientist
  • Positions I am NOT interested in:
    HR Manager jobstudent Lab Technician (Toxicology) Laboratory Technician Logistics Assistant Logistics Manager Management Assistant Master student Master Thesis Ph.D. Student PhD Candidate PhD researcher PhD student Principal Scientist Sales Administrator Sales Manager Sales representative Secretary Service Technician senior software engineer Student Internship Student Student Job Student Researcher Student Worker Technician Trainee Veterinarian Veterinary Clinical Manager Veterinary Clinical Research Sr. Associate Ziekenhuisapotheker Trial Supply Manager
  • Locations I am interested in:
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  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
    BrightOwl employee :    100% FTE
  • International:


    Expert has 7 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Antwerp, Belgium


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