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non-Clinical Drug Safety professional with experience of big pharma, CRO and biotech. strong individual contributor with a collaborative spirit. my deep aim is to lead teams that make a difference in the field of human Health. to this end, i roll up my sleeves and am able to ‘helicopter’ from high-level Strategy to the details of Experimental Design. my ideal company: has a long term Strategy and ethical values. recognizes the importance of human matter. promotes initiative, creativity, accountability and entrepreneurial mindsets. specialties: european registered toxicologist (ert) uk register of toxicologists Toxicology Translational Medicine CRO fih Drug Development oligonucleotides, aso, aon


Current Experience

  • Pharma Sciences Site Head (Non-Clinical), Roche Innovation Center Copenhagen

    Since October 2014

Past Experience

  • Director, then Senior Director Non-Clinical R&D

    April 2011 --- September 2014
    santaris pharma a/s, a privately held Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of RNA-targeted therapies, is delivering on the promise of RNA-targeted medicines, today. the locked Nucleic acid (lna) drug platform and Drug Discovery engine developed by santaris pharma a/s combine the company’s proprietary lna Chemistry with its highly specialized and targeted Drug Development capabilities to rapidly deliver potent single-stranded lna-based drug candidates across a multitude of disease states. santaris pharma a/s internal Research and development activities currently focus on Infectious diseases and metabolic disorders while partnerships with major Pharmaceutical companies cover a range of Therapeutic Areas including Cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious and inflammatory diseases, and rare genetic disorders.

  • Director Toxicology & Pathology

    January 2008 --- April 2011
    aptuit is a global service company helping Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology clients to develop their drug candidates, from synthesis to the clinic. i was heading-up the Toxicology department in edinburgh, uk.

  • Director, Comparative Medicine

    July 2004 --- December 2007
    started as a study Director and project toxicologist then moved over to a Lab animal Medicine management role.

  • Head of Biotechnical Group/Study Director

    March 2000 --- June 2004
    operational management of the technical teams in general Toxicology, reproduction Toxicology and safety pharmacology (23 colleagues). Clinical Veterinarian. general Toxicology study Director

  • Clinical Research Associate (Veterinary)

    October 1996 --- February 2000
    conducted Veterinary Clinical trials on behaviour modification substances.


Self Assessment :
Critical thinkingDependabilityFlexibilityIndependenceOrganizationPerspectiveResponsibilityProblem solvingService orientedSelf-disciplineResult Oriented


LinkedIn Assessment :
ToxicologyIn VivoGLPDrug DevelopmentTranslational MedicineCROBiopharmaceuticalsLifesciencesOligonucleotidesDrug DiscoveryBiotechnologyAnimal ModelsLife SciencesImmunologyPharmaceutical IndustryPharmaceutics

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
project managementdrug developmentnon-clinical safetyophthalmologycardiologytranslational medicineCRO operational managementoligonucleotide


  • Certificate in Translational Medicine from The University of Edinburgh in 2011
  • Cert Vet Ophthalm. (CESOV) in Veterinary Ophthalmology from Ecole nationale vétérinaire de Toulouse in 2002
  • MPhil (DEA) in Environmental Toxicology from Aix-Marseille Université in 1999
  • DVM in Veterinary Medicine from Ecole nationale vétérinaire d'Alfort in 1996

Training and Certification

  • European Registered Toxicologist in 0000 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    13 weeks
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Copenhagen, Denmark France Switzerland UK
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region

Copenhagen, Denmark


Driving License
  • No

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