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Organisational involvement

My penchant for organisational activities began at the age of 11, when I became involved in the family business of organising medical events. I have always been keen to understand all aspects regarding an activity in which I was involved, being it education, research, or healthcare, which led me to be a part of different organisational structures.  

Anchor Employment

Employment

2023 - 2024

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Graduate School of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences

Graduate School Office Manager

Employed in the Graduate School of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences on a temporary basis as the previous team left abruptly. Worked together with the Graduate School coordinator and director to improve research and academic support for PhD researchers and supervision teams. Organised and improved work flows and procedures. Updated policy and guidance. 

2021 - 2023

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

University Medical Centrum Groningen, the Netherlands

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Project Manager 

Received the position of project manager for the "Pronkjewail" Horizon 2020 project consortium I was a part of. Together with the project coordinator and relevant stakeholders, I performed:

  • Reporting on the consortium progress, including academic output, social involvement, dissemination, financial

  • Offered support for candidates and supervisors involved in the work packages of the consortium

  • Organised dissemination activities and public outreach 

2014 - 2017

Trup si Suflet NGO

Project Manager

The Trup si Suflet (Body and Soul) NGO implemented several European Projects focused on vulnerable women such as women escaping abusive relationships or victims of sex trafficking. My position involved overseeing project implementation and dissemination efforts.

2004-2012

eCongres Medical Events

Scientific Events Organiser

Formal part-time employment in the family business.

Activities:

  • Translating materials (Romanian-English) for the abstract book. Translation on the day of the event (simultaneous translation Romanian to English). 

  • Copywriting written materials.

  • Website and print design: conference logo, programme design, abstract book, cocktail invitations etc.

  • Offering support on the day for conference participants, sponsors, and speakers

Board memberships

Board memberships

2018 - Present

Secretary

Offering support for the TB and Migration Working Group within the Union:

  • organising workshops and symposia

  • communicating with working group members via website, periodic newsletters, social media

  • organising periodic board meetings

  • drafting working group documents such as policy proposals, scientific statements, reports

2019 - 2023

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

University Medical Centrum Groningen, the Netherlands

Graduate School of Medical Sciences PhD Council

Chair

The Graduate School of Medical Sciences PhD Council represents the interests of 1600+ PhDs and is composed of representatives of the six research institutes within it. 

As chair I:

  • oversaw all educational and networking activities organised by the PhD council with the aim of offering support during the PhD trajectories

  • organised educational activities complementary to the available formal training offered by the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen university

  • advocated for PhD support before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • regularly met with other relevant organisations and with university bodies in order to ensure policy responds to PhD needs

  • organised the work flow of the PhD council

2017 - 2018

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

University Medical Centrum Groningen, the Netherlands

Groningen Organisation for PhD Education and Recreation

Education Manager

The Groningen Organisation for PhD Education and Recreation represents the interests of 4000+ PhDs enrolled in the various Graduate Schools in Groningen, the Netherlands.

As educational manager I:

  • created an educational plan for PhD training 

  • organised, together with academic and non-academic partners, educational events to complement the available course offering for PhD candidates (eg. Scientific Presentations and Story telling, Critical Thinking)

  • was part of the founding members of a PhD group focused on scientific communication and dissemination

  • organised, together with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen a Career Perspectives two day Bootcamp for PhDs to learn skills needed for their future careers

Other organisationa

Other organisational activities

2022

Volunteer crisis centre for Ukrainian refugees

Volunteered in the largest migrant centre for Ukrainian refugees in Iasi, Romania. I performed medical tasks and organisational tasks in order to ensure the on-site medical centre had adequate staff and resources to provide medical assistance.

2012 - Present

Organising scientific events

I used my experience as an event organiser for selected events suh as the INSPIR Lung Conference 2018, The Symposium for Biology Student of Europe 2020, URSI PhD Conference 2023. 

2021 - 2022

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Donar 1881 Student Fencing Club

Chair

Together with the board, we organised activities, training, and fencing competitions.

2022 - Present

Liminoid Collective

Associate member

The Liminoid Collective creates playful situations for sharing/socialization by bringing together different forms of cultural expression. I help organise and volunteer in different activities (eg. organising a musical themed treasure hunt). 

2013 - 2017

Ministry of Health, Internal Medicine, Iasi training center

co-Chief of internal medicine interns

Discussed, together with the programme director, training modules scheduling, additional training activities, and existing needs of internal medicine interns. 

2015 - 2017

Self-employed

co-Owner of Escape Room and Team Building Company

In 2015, together with my partner at the time, we created two escape rooms (one at a fixed location and one mobile) and we further organised corporate team buildings, treasure hunts, and pub quizes. 

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