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Key current job responsibilities • Independently hypothesizes, designs and executes projects or analysis with hands-on involvement • Reviews scientific work in project-related fields and areas of expertise • Ensures the availability of adequate laboratory materials and justifies the purchase of new materials and equipment • Guides the examination of standard procedures and improves current approaches • May draft and execute peer reviewed manuscripts, tech reports and patent filings • Monitors proper recording of information and reviews information to draw conclusions • Collaborates across research groups to share results


Current Experience

  • Junior Scientist
    Since March 2014
    EU-AIMS involves a novel collaboration between organisations representing affected individuals and their famillies (Autism Speaks), academia and Industry who for the first time in the world have come together to develop the infrastructure underpinning new treatments for autism. Patient organizations, academic and industry join forces to develop and assess novel treatment approaches for autism.

Past Experience

  • Founder
    October 2009 --- December 2015
    Self-employed secondary activity: photography lab technician graphic design and photography

  • life science consultant
    October 2011 --- February 2014

  • Junior Scientist
    October 2011 --- February 2014
    IWT-SBO BrainSTaR project BrainStaR was a strategic basic research (SBO) project funded by the Flemish IWT in its 2008/2009 SBO call. The project focuses on the development of a fully implantable microsystem for brain stimulation and recording. The project has started on January 1, 2010 and has finished on April 30, 2014. The BrainSTaR project consortium consisted of 6 partners of which 1 R&D center, 1 SME, 1 multinational, and 3 university groups with Imec as overall project coordinator.

  • R&D Scientist
    June 2009 --- March 2010
    Spin-off University of Antwerp Tinnitus preclinical research

  • PhD student / academic teaching assistant
    January 2004 --- December 2009
    PhD in neuroscience Teaching activities in practical training programs


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAdaptabilityApproachabilityAttention to detailCollaborationCommunicativeCreative thinkingCritical thinkingCuriosityIndependenceInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeProactivityProblem solvingResult OrientedService oriented


LinkedIn Assessment :
Neurosciencein vivo electrophysiologyLife SciencesIn Vitromolecular biologyLifesciencesBiotechnologyIn VivoAnimal ModelsScientific WritingscienceCell biologyDrug Discovery

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Analyze data Create SOPs Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Report data Write papers Write protocolsAdjust processes and methodscollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with project teamCollect dataConduct animal studiesConduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiescoordinating research projectsDesign scientific projects (in biology)Ensure data integrityExecute scientific projectsIdentify growth / improvement potentialInteract with pre-clinical scientistsInterpret scientific dataManuscript preparation and reviewOral presentationPlan experimentsPresent data at congressPublication of articlesPublish scientific projectsR&DSetup of research equipmentStatistical analysisSupervise PhD studentsSupervise techniciansTeachingUse laboratory techniques


  • PhD in Biomedical Science from University of Antwerp in 2011
  • felasa C in from Universiteit Antwerpen in 2006
  • master in Biomedical Science from University of Antwerp in 2002
  • bachelor in Biomedical Science from University of Antwerp in 2000
  • High School in from SUI in 1997

Training and Certification

  • Introduction to leadership and coaching in 2014 Certification
  • Introduction to project management in 2014 Certification
  • Matlab programming fundamentals in 2012 Certification
  • Felasa C in 2006 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Business Consultant Clinical Project Manager (CPM) Clinical Research Coordinator Clinical Research Manager Data Scientist Scientific consultant
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    70-100% FTE
    BrightOwl employee :    70-100% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region

2500 Koningshooikt, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes