SCIENTIFIC MANAGER Rotterdam, Netherlands
October 2015 --- June 2016
Dutch start-up specialized in online platforms for global sharing of experimental chemicals and biologicals. Responsible for the overall scientific direction of the projects and the establishment of new collaborations with companies and academia.
Acquisition of new projects with academia and industry (business development).
Representation of the company in national and international conferences.
Responsible for overall scientific direction of the projects (design, planning).
Daily supervision of a team of 3 scientists and 2 interns.
SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR Rotterdam, Netherlands
March 2015 --- September 2015
international US-based biotechnology company specialized in the development and commercialization of ultra-pure antibiotics. Advisor on novel trends on drugs and treatments for infectious diseases.
Advisor on novel trends on drugs and treatments for infectious diseases.
Identification of new potential of academic and industrial partners,
Provide up-to-date knowledge on the new antibiotics published in the scientific literature.
GUEST RESEARCHER Nijmegen, Netherlands
March 2014 --- January 2015
Studies encompassed the development of novel bottom-up and top-down mass spectrometry methods.
Planning and execution of the experiments:
Writing reports and articles.
Main techniques: french-press; ultracentrifugation, filtration, gel-extraction, membrane solubilization, aqueous-two-phase separation, reverse-phase chromatography, LC-MS/MS, blue-native and SDS electrophoresis, top-down and bottom-up proteomics.
SUPERVISOR AND CO-SUPERVISOR Nijmegen, Netherlands
February 2012 --- December 2013
Supervision of diverse master and bachelor final projects in Microbiology, Biochemistry.
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER Nijmegen, Netherlands
February 2012 --- March 2013
Studies include the purification and characterization of key metabolic enzymes of anaerobic microorganisms.
Design and execution of experiments.
Supervision of students (M.Sc. And B.Sc.)
Writing reports, articles, and participation in (inter)national conferences.
Responsible scientist for providing user instructions and technical support for the UV-Vis spectrophotometer and AKTA purification systems.
Responsible scientist for the reagents stock and maintenance of the gel lab.
Responsible scientist for the anaerobic ammonium oxidizing bacterium sequencing batch reactor (10 L ).
Main techniques: cell culture (fed-batch), heterologous expression, immunoprecipitation, SDS and native electrophoresis, western blotting, spectroscopy techniques: MALDI-TOF, fluorescence, UV-Vis, ultracentrifugation, AKTA purification system.
TEACHING ASSISTANT Nijmegen, Netherlands
April 2009 --- February 2012
Teaching assistant of the Microbial Physiology Course.
VISITING RESEARCHER Utrecht, Netherlands
December 2009 --- December 2011
Investigated the used of advanced electron microscopy for the studies of the ultrastructure of microorganisms.
VISITING RESEARCHER Bremen, Germany
April 2010 --- June 2010
Development and testing of membrane inlet mass spectrometry (MIMS) for the detection of low concentration gasses.
VISITING RESEARCHER Delft, Netherlands
June 2008 --- September 2008
Studied the use of electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR) for redox enzymes.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT Lisbon, Portugal
September 2006 --- July 2007
Optimization of pDNA condensation using compacting agents and assessment of aggregation and stability.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT Oporto, Portugal
October 2004 --- July 2005
Research on food pathogens and their modes of dissemination.
Analytical thinkingAttention to detailAssertivenessCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationCompetitivenessCritical thinkingCreative thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyFlexibilityIndependenceInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeOptimismOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingResponsibilityResult OrientedStrategic thinkingWillingness to compromiseOrientationApproachability
Biochemistry Cell biology R&D Lab scale batches Scientific writingAntibodiesAssay developmentAnalytical methodsAnalytical procedures
Skills and Expertise
Analytical skills Molecular Diagnostics Lab scale batches Write papers Write protocolsAdjust processes and methodsAnalyze proteinConduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiesCoordinate projectsDesign scientific experimentsDevelop protocolsExecute scientific projectsInterpret research resultsInterpret scientific dataPlan experimentsPrepare final reportPrepare manuscriptPresent data at congress
PhD in Cell Biology & Biochemistry from Radboud University Nijmegen in 2012
Master of Science (MSc) in Biotechnology/ Biochemical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2007
Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, General from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in 2005
Postgraduate in Microbiology, General from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in 2005
in Mathematics from Universidade de Lisboa in 2001
Training and Certification
Academic writing in 2018 Training
Biobusiness Summer Course in 2012 Training
Sample preparation for electron microscopy: cryo methods in 2009 Training
Sample preparation for electron microscopy: chemical methods in 2008 Certification
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