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Summary

-PhD in Biology and a total of 10 years experience in designing and managing research projects
-Managed projects and lab facility; Trained researchers; Developed research methods
-Handled multiple projects; self-motivated; collaborated scientists from diverse backgrounds
-Certifications in Project Management IPMA level D, Quality Management (TÜV), GMP, GLP and FELASA
-Expert in various imaging, cell and protein-based techniques and excellent IT skills

Experiences

Past Experience

  • Post-doctoral Fellow Aachen, Germany
    February 2012 --- November 2015

    • Achieved START funding (25000€) for the project; In vivo two-photon imaging of mouse brain cortex under neuroinflammatory conditions 

    • Achieved I3TM seed funding (65000€) together with EXMI group, RWTH University Hospital Aachen for the project; Monitoring microbubble-mediated tumor penetration enhancement using two-photon microscopy

    • Establishment of a metastasizing xenograft tumor model in mice for the efficacy study of novel cancer therapeutics using Bioluminescence imaging technique (with industry partnership)

    • Established in vivo imaging methods for the project ; DiI labeled VLDL uptake of intact epididymal adipose tissue and carotid arteries using twophoton microscopy

    • Developed, implemented and coordinated in vivo imaging projects and methods in two-photon microscopy imaging

    • Contributed to the daily running of two-photon core facility

    • Trained and supported research staffs and delivered lectures

    • Collaborated scientists and other groups in the University

  • Post-doctoral Fellow Freiburg, Germany
    December 2010 --- May 2011

    • Contributed to the project; Development of serotonergic neurons from hindbrain
    • Implemented protocols in confocal microscopy imaging and image analysis
    • Contributed to the day to day running of the laboratory

  • Post-doctoral Fellow Bonn, Germany
    April 2010 --- April 2011

    • Contributed to the project; Role of astrocytes in human epilepsy
    • Performed Immunostaining, Confocal& epi-fluorescence microscopy and image analysis
    • Established morphometry based quantification method for protein phosphorylation in cultured astrocytes

  • Doctoral Researcher Saarbrücken, Germany
    January 2006 --- November 2008

    • Developed, implemented and coordinated multiple projects
    • Specialized in Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) and its applications and spectroscopy methods&theory
    • Established data analysis method for the study of photo dynamics of autofluorescent proteins
    • Developed and implemented single molecule imaging experiments for RBC
    • Established FCS method for studying the binding ability of fluorescently tagged oligonucleotides with nanoparticles
    • Built custom designed laser scanning confocal microscopy for FCS
    • Successfully collaborated other groups with in the university
    • Wrote publications, thesis and lab reports
    • Supervised and taught students for the laboratory procedures

  • Research Assistant Homburg, Germany
    July 2005 --- December 2005

    • Characterized retinal precursor cell line and their neural differentiation potential for making an exocytosis model
    • Performed protein - protein interaction studies of Ribeye and Tubulin
    • Performed Cell culture, Immunocytochemistry, Molecular Biology techniques and Fluorescence Microscopy

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingApproachabilityAttention to detailAuthenticityCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationCreative thinkingCritical thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityIndependenceInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeOptimismKindnessProactivityProblem solvingReaction to stressResult OrientedResponsibilityTrust

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Animal models Biochemistry Cell biology Scientific writing R&DAnalytical methodsApplicationsBiologyBiomedical SciencesCardiovascular diseasesCell Based AssaysCell CultureCNSConfocal MicroscopyDNA extractionEnglishFluorescence MicroscopyGel ElectrophoresisGermanGMPGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)Grant WritingGrant PreparationGraphPad PrismHistologyImmunoassaysImmunocytochemistry (ICC)ImmunofluorescenceImmunohistochemistryImmunohistochemistry (IHC)ImmunoprecipitationIn VitroIn VivoInflammationInstrument Validation ProtocolsInternational Project ManagementISOISO 9001ISO 9000Laboratory ResearchLaboratory SkillsLaboratory TechniquesLabtechnicianLarge MoleculesLife SciencesMammalian Cell CultureMedical Device R&DMedical ImagingMicrobiological TechniquesMicrobiologyMicroscopyMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft ProjectMicrosoft WordMolecular & Cellular Biologymolecular biologyNeurosciencePCRpeople managementPhotoshopPhysiologyPowerPointPre-clinical researchPreclinical ResearchPresentation SkillsPresentationsProblem SolvingProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingProject CoordinationProject ManagementProtocolPublic SpeakingQA complianceQualificationQuality AssuranceQuality Assurance (QA)Quality ManagementQuality Control (QC)Quality Management System (QMS)ResearchRT-PCRScientific CommunicationsSDS-PAGESix SigmaSpectroscopyTeachingTeam BuildingTeam LeadershipTechnical reportsTechnical SupportTechnology DevelopmentTissue CultureTrainingTranslational ResearchWestern Blotting

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Develop protocols Use a confocal microscopy Write papers Write protocolsAseptic techniquesAssist with experimentsAssist with proceduresAttend seminarsCell cultureCoach staffcollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with project teamConduct animal studiesConduct literature searches.Conduct research at universitiesConduct university research Coordinate projectscoordinating research projectsCoordination

Education

  • Ph.D. in Biology from Universitaet des Saarlandes in 2009
  • Master in Biochemistry from University of Calicut in 2003
  • Bachelor in Chemistry from Kannur University in 2000

Training and Certification

  • GLP in 2016 Certification
  • GMP in 2016 Certification
  • Project Management IPMA level D in 2016 Certification
  • Quality Management in 2016 Certification
  • Six Sigma Green Belt in 2016 Certification
  • FELASA in 2012 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
English
Native
German
Professional Proficiency
Hindi
Full Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    2 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Scientific Officer R&D Scientist Scientist Project Manager Research fellow Scientific consultant Scientific Associate Quality Engineer Quality Assurance (QA) Manager Quality manager QA Officer Account Manager - Life Sciences QC/QA Manager Product Specialist
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Austria Belgium Finland France Germany India Ireland Netherlands Switzerland United Kingdom
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Aachen, Germany

Others

Driving License
  • Yes