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A dedicated Study Director Extractables & Leachables with experience in organic, analytical and supramolecular chemistry. Continuously looking to optimise performance and improve client service. Has a proven track record of governing multi-disciplinary projects and establishing international relations. Represents a results centered philosophy through resourceful and innovative ideas and a ‘yes, we can’ attitude. Core competencies: Project management - Problem analysis - Organic chemistry - Analytical chemistry - Supramolecular chemistry.


Current Experience

  • Study director
    Since April 2015
    Study Director/Project Manager Extractables and Leachables. Experience: studying extractables and leachables (volatile, semi-volatile and non-volatile organic compounds, elements, ...) of pharmaceutical packaging | project management against strict deadlines | writing quotations, protocols and reports | prediction and determination of novel E&L compounds | E&L compound database entries.

Past Experience

  • Researcher Fellow
    November 2013 --- March 2015
    Research topic: Arylpyrrole-based transmembrane transporters for induced chloride conductance regulation in unilamellar vesicles and cells. Experience: patent application | managed a group (10 members) as senior researcher | multi-project management | designed and synthesised small bio-inspired molecules | studied unilamellar vesicles and transmembrane transport | wrote successful grant proposals. Personal development: essential skills for new managers | project management for research staff | negotiation skills | assertiveness skills.

  • JSPS Research Fellow
    November 2011 --- October 2013
    Research topic: Development and analysis of new transmembrane anion transporters as therapeutic agents for channelopathies. Achievements: elaborated projects independently and in team | designed and synthesised anion receptors and porphyrin-based macrostructures | studied supramolecular chemistry via UV/Vis, fluorescence and NMR spectroscopy | started international collaborations | published in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Doctor-assistant
    January 2011 --- October 2011
    Research topic: Oxacalix[2]arene[2]pyrimidines and selenacalix[3]triazine-based compounds as anion receptors Achievements: managed multi-track projects | studied host-guest chemistry via UV/Vis and NMR spectroscopy | supervised interns, Master and PhD students | organized and taught practical courses | worked in a multinational team and organized ‘international dinners’ for department members


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingCollaborationEfficiencyFlexibilityResponsibility


BrightOwl Assessment :
PackagingClinical DevelopmentPharmaceutical DevelopmentProduct developmentPharmaceutical ManufacturingManufacturing
Self Assessment :
R&DChemistryOrganic ChemistryStudy protocolsStudy proposals
LinkedIn Assessment :
ChemistryOrganic ChemistryNMRSpectroscopyOrganic SynthesisHeterocyclic ChemistryResearchSupramolecular ChemistryMass SpectrometryProposal WritingProject ManagementTeam ManagementFluorescencescienceHPLCCharacterizationR&DMaterials Science

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
project management Analytical skills Write protocolsDesign studies


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2010
  • Placement in Chemistry from Colby College in 2010
  • Placement in Chemistry from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) in 2009
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2006
  • in Russian Language and Literature from Taxandria CVO Turnhout in 0


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

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  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
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Driving License
  • Yes