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Summary

I am a highly skilled and innovative research scientist with 9+ years of experience in exploratory and translational research. During my career I got in-depth experience in stem cell research as well as in project management and effective communication. I am an innovator and problem solver with strong experience in complex cellular and molecular assay development for in vitro differentiation of cells, compound screening and profiling. Through my experience with big data analysis, I feel confident working with the quantitative data searching for trends and pathways. Through working internationally, I got a chance to experience other work cultures and lifestyles that have made me more resourceful, resilient and adaptable to dynamic work environments. I thrive in cross-disciplinary team environments where I can contribute value by working collaboratively towards shared goals through continued learning and development. My technical skills include: cell biology (primary cell isolation, 2D and 3D culture, cell line engineering); molecular biology (eg qPCR assay design and optimisation, high high throughput qPCR, live cell RNA detection); biochemistry (eg ELISA development and arrays); flow cytometry; immunocytochemistry; microscopy (bright filed, confocal, SEM). I am seeking new opportunities where I can employ my scientific and technical knowledge and leadership skills.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Research fellow
    Since October 2014
    • Monitored technology market and advances and collaborated with stakeholders from other institutions to develop an innovative platform for therapeutic bioactive molecules delivery • Optimised and analysed in vitro assays to evaluate the activity of bioactive molecules on bone and endothelial cells and to deliver high quality data • Successfully designed a wide range of cellular assays utilized to evaluate bioactive agents for therapeutic application • Analysed a large number of data and effectively communicated results in a clear and understanding manner to scientific and non-scientific community • Effectively collaborated with stakeholders and implemented the agreed strategies to reach cost-efficient and time-effective completion of projects • Presented and explained complex biological mechanisms to scientific and non-scientific community members (children and adults)

Past Experience

  • Facilitator: Graduate Entry Medicine
    October 2015 --- January 2017
    • Implemented training techniques to ensure effective learning and subject-related discussions • Ensured effective time management, student supervision, progress evaluation and students feedback • Reviewed and assessed medical students’ research reports • Learned new clinical subject matter quickly and aid both knowledge transfer and communicate complex ideas

  • PhD student
    October 2008 --- February 2014
    • Designed, troubleshoot and optimized experimental protocols for various qualitative and quantitative assays • Performed big data analysis leading to identification of trends and significance of treatments that resulted in establishing primary and secondary cause-effect relationships for stem cell therapies application • Successfully managed parallel projects in an ISO9001 environment to deliver high quality results summarized in peer-reviewed publications (6 manuscripts and 2 book chapters) • Led and mentored medical and master students resulting in the increased work productivity, quality and breakthrough performance goals • Wrote reports on procedures, data findings and project results, including professional journal publications and conference abstracts

  • Erasmus placement
    January 2007 --- January 2008
    • Built technical proficiency in various methods quickly that allowed for obtaining high quality results used in master thesis • Managed and maintained high quality database to enable effective access and changes to the other members of the team • Assessed cause and effect relationship of treatments on cells validating the translational potential of a cell biology project

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingAttention to detailAuthenticityCollaborationCommunicativeCritical thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyFlexibilityIndependenceInnovative thinkingOptimismOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingSelf-confidence

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Cell biology Scientific writing R&DAnalysisAnalytical Method ValidationAnalytical techniquesAseptic TechniquesAssay developmentBiochemistryBiologyCell Based AssaysCell biologyCell CultureCell EncapsulationCell SignalingDNA extractionDrug DeliveryELISAEnzyme AssaysEnzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)FACSFlow CytometryFluorescence MicroscopyGeneticsGermanGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)GraphPad PrismImmunoassaysImmunocytochemistry (ICC)Immunohistochemistry (IHC)ImmunofluorescenceIn VitroISO 9001KOL managementLaboratory ResearchLife SciencesMammalian Cell CulturemanagementMicroscopyMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMolecular & Cellular Biologymolecular biologyOrthopedicPCRPowerPointPre-clinical researchPresentation SkillsqPCRPreclinical developmentPreclinical ResearchProblem SolvingProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingPublic SpeakingQualitative ResearchQuantitative PCR (qPCR)real-time PCRReport WritingRisk AssessmentRNA isolationRT-PCRscienceScientific CommunicationsScientific WritingSDS-PAGESmall moleculesSPSSStandard Operating Procedure (SOP)Statistical Data AnalysisStatisticsStem cell researchStem CellsTeamworkTechnical reportsTechnical SupportTechnology DevelopmentTime ManagementTissue CultureTrainingTranslational MedicineTeachingWriting Study Procedures and SOPsWestern Blotting
LinkedIn Assessment :
Cell Culturemolecular biologyCell biologyMicroscopyStem CellsCellTissue EngineeringLife SciencesBiomaterialsscienceR&DBiotechnologyPCRResearchBiochemistryBiomedical EngineeringPolymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)Science CommunicationTeachingISO9001Data AnalysisMicrosoft Office

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biosciences from Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd in 2014
  • MSc in Biology from Jagiellonian University in 2008

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Polish
Native
English
Full Proficiency
German
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    2 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Associate Scientist Biologist Drug Safety Officer Formulation scientist Lab Scientist Laboratory Manager Laboratory Technologist Molecular Biologist Preclinical Scientist Product Developer Product Specialist R&D Scientist Regulatory Affairs Assistant Regulatory Affairs Associate Research associate Research fellow Scientific Advisor Scientific consultant Scientific Officer Scientific Researcher Scientist Senior Scientist
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

United Kingdom

Others

Driving License
  • Yes