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Enthousiast and flexible professional in Life Sciences.

Current position: European scientific support specialist at BD biosciences.

Extensive research background in immunology and molecular virology (Ghent University, University of Hasselt). 


Current Experience

  • European scientific support specialist Erembodegem, Aalst, Belgium
    Since November 2013

     Providing scientific expertise and applications support to customers and solving customer escalations.
     Translating new technical and scientific developments in comprehensible study material for field service engineers, application specialists and sales representatives.
     Organizing basic and advanced training activities on flow cytometry applications for field service engineers, sales representatives and customers.
     Providing expertise in the generation of promotional material and activities
     Experience in product launch and pre-launch activities

Past Experience

  • PhD student Ghent, Belgium
    October 2007 --- September 2012

    Subject: “Effects of the HIV Nef protein on viral replication and pathogenesis”

     Expertise in molecular virology and immunology
     Managing individual and team research projects
     Designing and executing scientific experiments.
     Analyzing and interpreting scientific data and reporting scientific results in the form of writing articles and giving several presentations at national and international congresses.
     Organizing practical and theoretical courses for bachelor students in medicine and master students in Biomedical Sciences
     Guiding bachelor students in medicine and master students in biomedical sciences during the preparation of their thesis.

    Reference: Dr. Inge van de Walle +32 (0) 475 71

  • Master student
    September 2006 --- June 2007
    Master in clinical and molecular life sciences. Thesis: “CD4+CD25HighCD127low regulatory T cell homeostasis and function in healthy individuals and patients with multiple sclerosis”


BrightOwl Assessment :
KindnessCommunicativeAssertivenessResiliencyImpulse commandSociabilityApproachabilityCuriosityOrganizationEfficiency
Self Assessment :
Creative thinkingSelf-disciplineCommunicativeFlexibilityProactivityOrganization


BrightOwl Assessment :
Flow Cytometry R&DTechnical Support Scientific writingMarketingProject ManagementImmunologyProduct launchVirologyMicrobiology
Self Assessment :
MarketingMarketing StrategyMedical DevicesMolecular & Cellular BiologyR&DStem cell researchTeachingTechnical SupportInfectious diseasesAllergy and immunologyProject Management Scientific writing
LinkedIn Assessment :
ImmunologyVirologyFlow CytometryWestern Blottingmolecular biologyStem CellsTransfectionMolecular CloningCell biologySequencing

Skills and Expertise

BrightOwl Assessment :
Attend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyProvide trainingProvide scientific inputInterpret scientific dataProvide technical supportEvaluate protocolsSet up research projectsManage research projectsInteract with KOL
Self Assessment :
Interpret dataWrite papersTeachingRead medical literature to maintain current awareness and knowledgeR&DProvide trainingPublication of articlesProvide support for scientific and/or technical projectsproject managementPromotional materialsLiaise with professionals in other divisions of the company as requiredLiaise with research team in order to accurately collect and record dataEvaluate protocolsEstablish relationships with Key Opinion LeadersDevelop training materialsConduct research at universitiesAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyAttend seminarsShare knowledgeProvide scientific inputrespond to scientific / medical inquiries


  • PhD applicant in Medical Sciences from Ghent University in 2012
  • Master in Biomedical Sciences from Universiteit Hasselt in 2007
  • Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences from Universiteit Hasselt in 2006

Training and Certification

  • Train the trainer course, Wolters Kluwer, Mechelen, Belgium in 2015 Certification
  • Biogazelle course: qPCR experiment design and data analysis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium in 2011 Certification
  • FELASA B; training in Animal welfare and treatment, transnational University Limburg, Diepenbeek, Belgium. in 2007 Certification


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Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    9 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Medical Writer Product Manager Product Specialist Scientific Writer Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium Brussels, Belgium Ghent, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer
  • International:


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

Area / Region

Ghent, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes