As a Career Advisor with extensive experience in international academic research and professional associations, I am here to support junior scientists navigating their way into the career world. I can help you in topics including writing an appealing CV and Motivation Letter, preparing for European fellowship applications and managing professional networks (see full list of Categories below).
I have a PhD in Biomedical Sciences with research experience in different scientific fields from human genetics to neurodevelopment, stem cells and gene editing. I obtained international experience at the Center for Genomic Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA. In 2018, I was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship by the European Commission. Over the past years, I have been involved in grant writing, project management, budgeting and interdisciplinary team coordination between academic and clinical partners. I have extensive experience with professional associations, as an executive member and chapter leader of the Portuguese American Postgraduate Society (USA, 2014 - 2018), the MGH Graduate Student Division (USA, 2014 - 2016), the All Time GABBA Alumni Association (Portugal, since 2015) and as CIBB Postdoctoral Representative (Portugal, since 2019). I have a micro-MBA degree, focused on business and team management, which is transversal from the academia to the industry setting. As an avid advocate of science communication, public engagement, and outreach, I have participated in different media channels from national TV to radio stations.