Meet Johanna Bäckström – founder of Career Service and head of a “fast running unit”

You have been Head of Unit for Student and Career Service for four years. What has been the highlights? On a personal level, it has been to “dive into” everything that has to do with education. Previously I worked with administration related to research and postgraduate education. On a more operational level I am proud… Read More Meet Johanna Bäckström – founder of Career Service and head of a “fast running unit”

Exploring Careers: Building Bridges in Science

An innate drive to communicate, resonating with oneself, and a genuine joy in talking about science are defining elements that led Helena Ledmyr throughout her career. Breathing both academic and non-academic air on the way, she stands right in between, bridging them with one foot on each side. As the head of development and communication… Read More Exploring Careers: Building Bridges in Science

“Tips to secure your first PostDoc”- my notes from the lecture given by KI alum, Riccardo Guidi

Riccardo finished his PhD at KI in March of 2014. Since then he has gone on to thrive as a postdoctoral fellow at the Francis Crick Institute in London. Within minutes of meeting Riccardo you realize that he is incredibly organized and a strong communicator, two assets which certainly aided him in securing his position… Read More “Tips to secure your first PostDoc”- my notes from the lecture given by KI alum, Riccardo Guidi

Is the Future of Life Science bright?

At “The Future of Life Science” seminar co-organized by KI career service today, four speakers shared their insightful perspectives for tomorrow’s life science both in academia & pharma. The 1.5 hour inspiring discussion brought academia, government, and industry together: Anders Gustafsson, Dean of Doctoral Education, KI; Peter Honeth, State Secretary, Ministry of Education; Jan-Olof Jacke, President, AstraZeneca and Ola Hermanson,… Read More Is the Future of Life Science bright?