• Simon B. Christensen
  • Safety Assessor
  • Medicinal Chemist
  • Product Developer
  • Craft Creator






About





The Professional Me

My Name is Simon B. Christensen
I am a medicinal chemist by education with a master's degree from the University of Copenhagen

While my thesis specialised in peptide synthesis and the education in drug development my interests are broader. Upon finishing my thesis I delved into the cosmetic industry, interning in product development at the laboratory scale.
After the internship, I started working with safety assessments, regulatory affairs and R&D for cosmetic products alike.

Wonder how I am to work with? - I have been described as a loyal and hardworking employee full of initiative, and a willingness to help out wherever possible and to me the most important one; I am described as reliable.

I like to say that cosmetics are

The Personal Me

Born on the 24th of November 1991 and now living in Allerød with my spouse.

During my early years I learned about the importance of accomplishments, not only for direct rewards but for the personal fulfilment it brings - which I to this day strive for with continuously new projects.

What are these projects I mentioned? - Well, I like to make websites for one, furthermore I enjoy cooking and creating cosmetics (which, I suppose, is obvious for anyone who read my professional profile).

Finally, I dream of one day becoming more or less self-sufficient (I cannot for the life of me butcher anything I cared for or nurtured), but yeah, that is pretty much me, but you can always try to get a hold of me through the contact form or LinkedIn.






Skills





Cosmetic Safety Assessment

Product Development

Cosmetic Formulation

Biology & Biochemistry

Mass spectrometry and NMR Spectroscopy

Business & Management

Project Management

Pharmacology






Experience





Safety Assessor & Researcher
@ Beauté Pacifique

According to Cosmetics Europe more than 70% of people consider cosmetics important to their daily lives, therefore I am obliged with being able to perform safety assessments of the cosmetic products at Beauté Pacifique to ensure a high level of safety for the cosmetic products.
Besides safety I hold the postition as reasearcher and therefore spend a lot of time scouring the scientific active ingredients and perform claim substantiation testing for the ever expanding Beauté range of products .

R&D Intern
@ Persano Group

You would be surprised how much you can learn from an internship. while I worked at the Persano factory I got a grasp of the different raw materials and some of their peculiarities.

While I got my hands on a lot of projects, the most challenging to me were the colorcosmetic ones, colormatching a benchmark is remarkably difficult, as a few pigment drops does a great difference.

Laboratory Assistant
@ University of Copenhagen

Half a year before starting my thesis I took a temporary position at the University of Copenhagen as a laboratory assistant. My main responsibilities were assuring the Department of Drug Design & Pharmacology complied with the CLP-standard as defined by EU legislation.

Customer Service Employee
@ Kvickly Allerød

While studying I worked in retail, where worked my way up the ladder to costumer-service, managing the employees including day-to-day scheduling, costumer satisfaction and service, as well as minor technical challenges.






Education





Master of Science

Master of Science in Medicinal Chemistry, accredited by the Faculty of Health at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The thesis was about FPR2 Ligands, comparative method analysis and scalability.

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, accredited by the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The report revolved around the synthesis of cyclic antimicrobial peptides.






POST-GRADUATE COURSES





Safety Assessment of Cosmetics in the European Union

One week intense course in the rules and regulations governing cosmetic products including training in safety assessment and PIF-generation held at Vrije Universteit Brussel, Belgium led by Prof. Dr. Pharm. Vera Rogiers.

Intensive Course in Dermato-Cosmetic Sciences 2017

One week course in the dermatocosmetic sciences at the Vrije Universteit Brussel, Belgium led by Prof. Dr. Pharm. Vera Rogiers.

Metabolism, Kinetics, and Structure Activity Relationships (SAR)

Course offered by DGK covering the Fundamentals principles of biotransformation and risk assessment, Phase I and II biotransformation of xenobiotics, methodology in vitro/vivo and biomonitoring and structure activity relationship with structural alerts.

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