Freelance Expert Interview
- Structural biology, spectroscopy, biophysics
- 20-year experience
- 2 years as a freelancer
Could you explain us your background & where you coming from ?
BS biophysics University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA.
MS biomedical engineering ParisTech/University of Paris Descartes, Paris, France.
PhD biophysics Vrije Universitat Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Could you please let us know more about your expertise, your day-to-day activity as a freelancer in this expertise ?
I freelance on the side so I probably work about ten to fifteen hours per week on those projects. My expertise is in structural biology and spectroscopy but I tend to get a lot of contracts with people that just need a PhD level scientist for finding grants, writing grants, or even help with their resume and CVs and transitioning from academia into industry. I’ve also helped some investment groups to evaluate prospective biotech investments.
Why did you decide to become a freelancer ?
The freedom to work when I want and how I want and also the money.
What are the pros & cons being a freelancer ?
You have to be very good at managing your time and you have to be able to prospect very well.
What would you say to someone hesitating becoming a healthcare industry freelancer ?
I would say to really think about if you have the time and patience to do everything that it takes to set up your own business. It’s not for everyone but for those that it is, it’s awesome !
What is your feeling around healthcare Clients openness to freelancers ?
I like it.
What do you think about initiative like pharmatch.co ?
I love the concept.
- How do you see freelancing in healthcare industry in the near future ?
I think it will be huge.