If you are in academia, you have probably been acquainted with imposter syndrome. Maybe you are on a first-name basis or hopefully you have just been introduced in passing. He and I seem to be old buddies, and as such we engage in endless conversations over coffee or during my sleepless nights. However, sometimes even… Read More Recipe for imposter syndrome cure
Many postdocs dream about starting their own research groups. But what is required to become a principal investigator (PI) and how have other postdocs made the leap? To help answer these questions the Karolinska Institute Postdoc Association (KIPA) and the KI Junior Faculty arranged an event called ‘From Postdoc to PI; How to make the… Read More From Postdoc to PI: How to make the leap?
Guest blog post by Giulia Gaudenzi, PhD student and participant in the course Career Skills for Scientists and the internship program for PhD-students. In September/October 2017 she did an internship with “Vetenskap och Allmänhet”. “In 1700, in Western Europe, there were some 400 different kinds of jobs you could choose from. Nowadays, there are approximately 500,000“.… Read More Scientist in disguise…
This is a follow-up article from a talk organised by the PhD Careers Beyond Academia Club, given by PhD-turned-science-teacher Sanja Ranica. I was in the audience and Federica Santoro interviewed Sanja after the talk. It isn’t hard to see how a researcher might want to go into teaching. A crucial part of research is communicating… Read More When I grow up, I’ll be a… science teacher
Have you ever been asked how much time you spend on a specific task for example on grant writing? Then realized you don’t know? If you start logging your time, you can easily answer these questions. You simply look it up and answer something like: “on average over a year, I work X number of… Read More Time logging: the first step to efficient time management
Image credit: National Park Service / flickr In honour of International Teacher’s Day today, here is a short post about a pedagogical philosophy. The Indonesian education pioneer Ki Hajar Dewantara once formulated his education philosophy in Javanese thus: Ing ngarsa sung tulada, Ing madya mangun karsa, Tut wuri handayani. Which roughly translates to: In front… Read More The teacher’s three places
Welcome to the dark side. Wait, what?! In my opinion, there’s a significant dark side to what’s supposed to be science communication. Sit back, relax and let me take you through some musings on the issue. The first thing I want to bring up is the idea that “correlation is not causation”. It can be… Read More Welcome to the dark side: The ivory tower and its casualties – Part 2