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Current Experience

  • Scientific consultant Rostock, Germany
    Since November 2017

    • Technical and consulting support for the development of classical and innovative drug delivery systems and nutraceutical products

    • Patent search, literature review and information analysis relevant to formulation and process development of drug delivery systems and nutraceuticals

Past Experience

  • PhD candidate/Scientist Berlin, Germany
    January 2014 --- March 2017

    • Dissertation title: Development of biodegradable implants for extended delivery of proteins
    • Pursue a unique topic of research within the framework of biodegradable protein delivery systems, in order to construct new knowledge and to apply this knowledge to existing problems and issues
    • Presentation and communication of results and deliverables
    • Elaboration of protocols and documents that support activities at the research group
    • Supervise and guide students on their research and practical work
    • Support activities related to selection, installation, maintenance and operation of equipment as well as its respective documentation

  • Scientist Berlin, Germany
    July 2014 --- September 2016

    • Development of biodegradable drug delivery products and the process used thereof
    • Development and implementation of analytical methods
    • Quality control and characterization of intermediates and finished formulations
    • Elaboration of SOPs and documents that support the implementation of the quality system according to the GMP and ISO 9001 and 17025 guidelines
    • Support activities related to selection, qualification and operation of equipment as well as its respective documentation
    • Presentation and communication of results and deliverables

  • Manager Pharmaceutical Development Groningen, Netherlands
    June 2012 --- December 2013

    • Development of polymer-based injectable drug delivery products and processes used thereof
    • Lead development projects or sub-projects
    • Coordination of formulation activities
    • Preparation of project proposals and quotations for potential customers
    • Support and guide validation work of analytical methods and procedures
    • Implementation and contribution to quality system (Current GMP with elements of ICH Q7 and ISO 13485)
    • Support process development activities
    • Presentation and communication of results and deliverables

  • Formulation scientist Groningen, Netherlands
    April 2011 --- May 2012

    • Development of drug delivery products
    • Development of processes for the making of specified drug delivery products
    • Development and execution of analytical methods
    • Validation of methods and procedures; Document results, methods and procedures
    • Lead development projects or sub-projects

  • Trainee (Master thesis) Basel, Switzerland
    September 2010 --- January 2011

    Master thesis title: "Evaluation of taste masking approaches of different bitter active substances with the aid of an electronic tongue"

    • Evaluation of bitterness with the electronic tongue and correlation (when possible) with human data
    • Protocols and documentation elaboration
    • Taste masking approaches evaluation (preformulation activities)
    • Statistical evaluation of data (using SIMCA)
    • Support of pediatric network with the new data generated

  • Physicochemical Analysis Coordinator Bogotá - Bogota, Colombia
    February 2008 --- July 2008

    • Coordination of analysis activities in the quality control laboratory.
    • Supervision of analysts tasks
    • Quality control of finished product (HPLC, UV, titration)
    • Analytical techniques validation
    • Analysis protocols elaboration (according to current pharmacopoeias)

  • Research and development department analyst Bogotá - Bogota, Colombia
    May 2007 --- January 2008

    • Preformulation and formulation activities of new products and reformulation of already existent products on the market
    • Stability test and half life evaluation/prediction
    • Scaling-up of new products
    • Protocols and SOPs elaboration according GMP
    • Analytical techniques development and validation
    • Evaluation of product quality characteristics (HPLC, UV, potentiometry)

  • Quality control department analyst Bogotá - Bogota, Colombia
    March 2007 --- May 2007

    • Finished product analysis (HPLC, UV, potentiometry)
    • Analytical method validation (HPLC, UV)

  • Trainee Bogotá - Bogota, Colombia
    August 2006 --- March 2007

    • GMP related activities mainly documentation.
    • Dossier compilation and preparation for submission.
    • Support of new production line (i.e. SOPs writing, personal training).


Self Assessment :
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Self Assessment :
Drug DeliveryFormulation R&DProduct developmentCommunication Skills Scientific writingProject ManagementPharmaceutical DevelopmentTeam LeadershipTeam ManagementLife SciencesAnalysisAnalytical methodsAnalytical Method ValidationQuality Management System (QMS)BiopharmaceuticalsBiological Drug DevelopmentMaterials SciencePolymer ChemistryCompetitive AnalysisCompliance with regulationsGood Manufacturing Practice (GMP)ICH guidelinesEnglishGermanHPLCIn VitroInstrument Validation ProtocolsInternational RelationsLeadershipMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordMS ProjectProject PlanningMultilingualPatentsPharmaceutical IndustryPharmaceutical managementPharmaceutical ResearchPharmaceutical SciencesPharmaceuticsGalenicsPilot scale batchesPreclinical developmentPreclinical ResearchPresentation SkillsProblem SolvingProduct EngineeringProduct managementProteinsProtocolQA complianceQualificationReport WritingResearchRisk AssessmentScientific CommunicationsScientific WritingScientific methodologyStandard Operating Procedure (SOP)TeamworkTechnical reportsTraining
LinkedIn Assessment :
PharmaceuticalsR&DProduct developmentBiopharmaceuticalsDrug DeliveryFormulationProject ManagementGMPResearchValidationDocumentationHPLCMS ProjectControlled ReleasePharmaceutical IndustrySOP

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
project management Analytical skills Create SOPs Guide students Interpret data Lab scale batches Report data Technology research Write papers Write protocolsAdjust processes and methodsAnalyze proteinAssist with site trainingAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companycollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with principal investigatorCommunicate with sponsorConduct literature searchesConduct university research Coordinate projectsDevelop study timelinesExecute scientific projectsFollow up projectsImplement Quality Management System (QMS)Manuscript preparationPresent data at congressR&D


  • Dr. rer. nat. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Freie Universität Berlin in 2017
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Medicinal and Industrial Pharmaceutical Sciences from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich in 2011
  • Pharmacist in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2007

Training and Certification

  • Microsoft Project 2010 in 2013 Training
  • Intensive Patent Workshop in 2012 Training
  • Languages

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    Full Proficiency
    Elementary Proficiency
    Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Associate Scientist associate Clinical Project Manager Development Manager GMP Coordinator Industrial Pharmacist Junior Scientist Manager Pharmacist Principal Scientist Product Developer Product Manager Product Specialist Project Assistant Project Leader Project Manager QA Consultant QC/QA Manager Qualified Person R&D manager R&D Scientist Research Assistant Research associate Research fellow researcher Scientific Advisor scientific collaborator Scientist Senior Project Manager (PM) Team Leader
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 1 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:


    Expert has 8 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Rostock, Germany


Driving License
  • Yes