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experienced Research Technician with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. skilled in Biotechnology, Molecular Cloning, Genotyping, Cell Culture, and Life Sciences. strong research professional with a master's degree focused in european horticulture from writtle college.


Current Experience

  • Research Technician

    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Since June 2006

    plant care: planting and maintenance on soil and In Vitro. crossing plants, collecting seeds, sporophytes and spores

    cloning of new constructs, Sequencing

    plant transformations, selection and Genotyping

    upkeep Databases

    preparing competent cells

    Tissue Culture, media preparation

    Plant care: Planting and Maintenance on soil and in vitro. Crossing plants, Collecting seeds, sporophytes and spores

    Cloning of new constructs, Sequencing

    Plant Transformations, Selection and Genotyping

    Upkeep databases

    Preparing competent cells

    Tissue Culture, Media Preparation

Past Experience

  • Research Technician Oxford, United Kingdom

    July 2005 --- May 2006

    mcr molecular Hematology unit

    Lab management: Purchasing, preparing media, etc.

    supported post docs with trials: in situ, embryo injection, PCR, plasmid preps

    helped out in aquarium

  • Advanced Research Assistant Cambridge, United Kingdom

    April 1999 --- June 2005

    pathogen subcloner

    constructed Sequencing libraries from cosmids and bac clones, using Gel Electrophoresis, DNA shearing, ligations and transformation into e coli

    small and large insert library construction from subclones, pcrs and transposons, and for bacs

    vector preparation using cscl gradient

    preparation of electro competent bacterial cells

    primer design and PCR using different polymerases

    developed a range of methods

    prepared lambda templates for Sequencing and DNA isolation using double acetate

    responsible for Training other personnel in a range of techniques


Self Assessment :


LinkedIn Assessment :
PCRCell CultureLife Sciencesmolecular biologyBiotechnologyPlant MaintenanceMolecular CloningGenotypingDNA extractionPlant Tissue CultureMethod developmentCell CulturedutchMicroscopy

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Develop protocolsAdjust processes and methodsAseptic techniquesAssist with experimentsAssist with site trainingCell cultureCollect datalifescienceManage laboratory procedurespcrPerform routine testsProvide support for scientific and/or technical projectsTrain StaffUse laboratory techniques


  • Master's Degree in European Horticulture from Writtle College in 1996


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    4 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Research Technician Laboratory Assistant Laboratory Technician
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Aarschot, Belgium Brussels, Belgium Hasselt, Belgium Leuven, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
  • International:

Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium


Driving License
  • No

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