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Past Experience

  • 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.



    Main responsibilities:

    • 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.



    Main responsibilities:

    • 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.


    Main responsibilities:

    • 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.


    Main responsibilities:

    • 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.


    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.



Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAttention to detailAssertivenessCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationCompetitivenessCritical thinkingCreative thinkingCuriosityEfficiencyFlexibilityIndependenceInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeOptimismOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingResponsibilityResult OrientedStrategic thinkingWillingness to compromiseOrientationApproachability


Self Assessment :
Biochemistry Cell biology R&D Lab scale batches Scientific writingAntibodiesAssay developmentAnalytical methodsAnalytical procedures
LinkedIn Assessment :
molecular biologyMicrobiologyDownstream processingGene therapyFood MicrobiologyFermentation TechnologyMolecular CloningProtein PurificationElectron MicroscopyMass SpectrometryBiochemistryProtein ChromatographyEnzyme AssaysAntibodiesscienceBioinformaticsScientific WritingSDS-PAGERNA isolationCell biologyRNA isolationBiotechnology

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
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


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
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Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Product Specialist Scientist R&D Scientist
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Gelderland, Netherlands Limburg, Netherlands Noord-Brabant, Netherlands The Netherlands Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Work From Home:
  • International:


    Expert has 10 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Nijmegen, Netherlands


Driving License
  • Yes