Curriculum Vitae

Education:

 

September 2002 – June 2006

Three year standardized education as medical assistant and permanent position in medical offices:

Dr. Bauer/ Ehrengut/ Wonka in Neumarkt, Germany

Final grade: 1.33 (resembles grade A)

Exam: 1.7 (resembles grade B)

Main focus: 

  • Care for complex, mostly chronically ill patients
  • Guidance and examination of diabetic patients
  • Diagnostic testing such as ECG, geriatric diagnostics, vital parameters, cancer screening
  • Assistance during outpatient surgeries
  • Phlebotomy, injections
  • Responsible for office hygiene

 

September 2006 – July 2009

Three year standardized study as laboratory technician at the Staatliche Berufsfachschule B8 in Nürnberg, Germany

Final grade: 1.04 (resembles 21 subjects with grade A, one subject with grade B)

Exam: 1.3 (grade A)

Resulted in admission to a program that supports students with extraordinary talents

 

August 2009 – December 2012

Department Biology, Chair of Biotechnology, University of Erlangen Prof. Yves Muller

Researching bacterial effector proteins, in particular SiiE from Salmonella

Main focus:

  • Chromatography
  • Cultivation of bacterial expression systems
  • Protein biochemistry and crystallography
  • Lectures and presentations
  • Lab management
  • Support for students
  • Documentation and review of results in scientific publications

 

2013 – today

Disabled due to illness

Currently, I am using my daily energy for my work as a freelance writer

 

January 2018 – today

Edinburgh Napier University; MA international journalism

 

Internships:

 

August 2018 (5 weeks) – Belo Cipriani 

Creating visual content for Belo Cipriani’s YouTube channel:

“Firsts” is a mini documentary series about several authors contributing to the book “Firsts – Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilities” by Belo Cipriani.

September/October 2018 (5 weeks) – The Mighty

Working with the video department

Editing articles of The Mighty contributors & creating original content

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome newsletter

 

Courses and qualification:

 

Distance study – Journalism SGD (Studiengemeinschaft Darmstadt) (grade 1; resembles A)

 

Languages:

 

German (native speaker)

English: TOEFL Score 119/120 (2017)

 

Skills: 

 

MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Apple Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie

Basic HTML

FileZilla, OsiriX, Scrivener

WordPress, Social Media, YouTube

Video production including filming & editing; closed captions & descriptive audio for the blind

Podcasting

Blogging, SEO

Editing

Academic writing

 

 

Downloadable Résumé:

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