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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 SciencesR&DImmunologyPharmaceutical 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 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