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     Date Submitted:19-07-2011
     Last Modified:20-07-2011 (08:11)
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     Current job:Business Administrator
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsExcellent organizational skills; flexible and receptive to the needs of others; can work effectively under pressure. Personally and professionally my main qualities are loyalty, reliability, rigor, enthusiasm and sympathy.

    Detailed Employment History (as an employee and as a freelancer)

    05/2010 - 06/2011

    “Planning and SAP Management Support”: ESTEC (the European Space Research & Technology Centre of ESA), TEC-OSE (and TEC-OSQ), Noordwijk (The Netherlands)


    Project Control, Management and Procurement (open tender, direct & indirect negotiation contracts)


    monitoring the dates of achievement of the signed contracts to identify schedules, expenditures, payments and/or deviations from plans and/or targets; take corrective actions and all actions needed to make sure that all the financial information (including payment plans) is identical between the new financial tool (Esa-p) and the former one (ACTIS+); make sure that no payments are outstanding and help the Engineers (TOs) to use Esa-p in the most efficient way for them; assist the TOs to create confirmations and remind them to have all documents updated in order to have no dates overdue in Actis; investigate why a document (PO, GR or Invoice) is pending approval in Esa-p; implement all the steps needed for procurement: RFx, shopping carts, purchase orders and development of payment plans in Esa-p

    07/2001 – 04/2010

    “Project Engineer” and “Engineer Assistant” (financial administrator and project controller of two research laboratories): CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), UMR 7656, Paris (January 2009 – April 2010) and Inserm (National French Institute of Health), U 789 and U 784, ENS, Paris (July 2001 – December 2008)


    Accounting (financial and analytical control) & Project Control


    monitoring of assigned contracts (European Community FP6 and FP7 Programs and/or French research budgets) to identify schedules, expenditures, payments and/or deviations from plans and/or targets and take corrective actions; use the in-house accounting system (SAP & Oracle) for the financial administration of the laboratory (monitoring salaries, social costs, invoice payments and credit notes); implement analytical accounting with monthly financial statements (Excel spreadsheets reports and BNC Express, an accounting software that I had modified to have a better followed up of the expenses done in the Inserm laboratory during the transaction period with Oracle) to verify and consolidate (at the end of the budget period) several research credit lines


    Executive Secretariat


    of a laboratory of 36 persons and 3 directors: secretarial and administrative support to the directors of the laboratory; establish the administrative authorizations needed to organize and coordinate the travel arrangements of researchers and students; reimbursements of the researchers travelling expenses; recruitment of students, staff and post-docs (French and foreigners)




    organize international research meetings (Zebrafish Meetings’07 & 08; Morphogenesis in Living Systems’09), including all logistic procedures




    maintain records and files of scientific articles and of the processed purchase orders, delivery sheets and invoices; deal with suppliers (national and abroad); follow up of quotations and invoices to assure payment in time; take corrective actions (if defective or unacceptable biological or chemical reagents or any other product bought for the laboratory); track delivery of the items purchased by the laboratory; keep track of the inventory and enter invoices and credit/debit notes into the accounting systems

    2005 - 2009

    In parallel to Inserm, as a supplementary income (employed by my own enterprise), CNRS (UPR 2197) - Gif sur Yvette: Financial manager


    implementing the analytical accounting and management (with the accounting software that I had modified) of 3 European Research Contracts for a team of 6 researchers

    2000 - 2001

    M.G.E.N., 75015 Paris: Team manager


    management and administrative support to doctors, therapists and secretariat (23 persons in total); manager of 3 secretaries and supervisor of the health insurance billing system

    1992 - 2003

    Translation, rewriting & proofreading (including dedicated and intense Customer Service: freelance and own enterprise)


    Medicine, Biochemistry & Biology: INIST-CNRS; InterVascular; IMSW(Paris): translation & rewriting (French ÞSpanish) of Elsevier Medical-Surgical Encyclopedia


    Tourism: Michelin Green Guides (French, English ÞSpanish): The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Budapest & USA East Coast


    Technical Documentation & Terminology: Routledge, London (U K), Technical Dictionary (English Þ Spanish): Physics, Metrology, Acoustics, Spatial Technology, Geology, Recycling, etc.


    Glossaries(for different companies and public organisms): Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry, Water Treatment(French/English ÞSpanish)


    Legal: Group of Fifteen (Switzerland); OECD (Paris); EC (Brussels & Luxembourg): won an open tender contract for three years

    1985 - 1988

    Laboratory Assistant: while continuing my studies (Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Medical School), as a supplementary income


    Nestle Westreco, Microbiology Department, New Milford, CT (USA):statistical methods applied to microbiology tests results, purchasing and logistical management of the laboratory


    Western Connecticut State University, Biology Department, Danbury, CT (USA): laboratory administration & library archiving

    1975 - 1993

    Nurse Assistant: as a supplementary income (with an interrupted activity period while living in the US)


    Emergency board & Elderly services of different hospitals (France)

    1978 - 1979

    Language School (company founder and manager):Teachers, Escuela de idiomas (Spain)



    1971 - 1972

    Nurse Assistant: to broaden my own experience and learning (before starting Medical School)


    Hospital La Fé, Emergency room (Spain)

    Computer Skills


    Proficiency (SAP and Oracle)


    Used barely when I worked as a translator (PC: Access)


    Windows mail, Outlook, Eudora and Lotus


    Used barely when I worked as a translator (PC & Mac software)


    Proficiency in MS Office (PC & Mac software)

    Word Processing

    Proficiency in MS Office (PC & Mac software)





    Fluent (spoken and written)


    Fluent (bilingual)


    1991 - 1992

    Enterprise Communication in Medical and Technical fields (credit 1: Study and analysis, in English, of the English-Speaking Broadcasting Networks and Newspaper Publishing Companies; credit 2: Enterprise Communication, its strategies and its functions), Paris VII University, Cinema, Communication & Information Department

    1988 - 1989

    Physician Associate (didactic phase finished), Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (USA)

    1986 - 1988

    Biochemistry (29 credits of the Bachelor of Art accomplished to be able to register in Medical School in the US), Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT (USA)

    1972 - 1974

    Medical studies (1st cycle finished), Faculty of Medicine of Valencia (Spain)

    1966 - 1972

    High School Diploma (Science Major), Instituto San Vicente Ferrer of Valencia (Spain)

    1960 - 1966

    High School Diploma (Economy and Secretariat Major), Instituto Mariano Benlliure of Valencia (Spain)

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