“I solve interesting puzzles every day” – Career path of Anil Sharma

Name: Anil SharmaDid PhD at: University of Western Australia, AustraliaPosition at time of interviewing: Data Scientist, H&M, SwedenPosition at time of publishing on blog: Data Science Manager, Klarna, SwedenInterviewed and written by: Moa Stenudd, Feb-Mar 2020 Disclaimer: this interview was performed and written in February-March 2020, and since then Anil has been headhunted to another company. The following text… Read More “I solve interesting puzzles every day” – Career path of Anil Sharma

“I have the right and the opportunity to be a generalist” – Career path of Matti Nikkola

I meet Matti Nikkola in his office at Biomedicum, where he works as Head of Education at the department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Karolinska Institutet. Matti’s office is full of things that he enjoys, and things he’s proud of. A robot dog, beautiful glass statues, and a vast collection of newspaper articles. I comment that it’s tidy despite all the objects. “With my job, you have to stay organized”, he explains.… Read More “I have the right and the opportunity to be a generalist” – Career path of Matti Nikkola

Curiosity: Bridging the gap between academia and industry – Career path of Ia Khmaladze

Name: Ia KhmaladzeDid PhD at: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, SwedenCurrent position: Principal Skin Health Scientist, Oriflame Cosmetics AB, SwedenInterviewed and written by: Resti Rudjito Ia Khmaladze, PhD is a principal scientist skin health at the Swedish-origin global beauty company Oriflame Cosmetics AB. Her curiosity in skin research has led her to… Read More Curiosity: Bridging the gap between academia and industry – Career path of Ia Khmaladze

“Be proactive and have a good mentor” – Career path of Carolina Hagberg

Carolina Hagberg is Assistant Professor at the Cardiovascular Medicine Unit at Karolinska Institutet (KI). She has recently established her own research group (Hagberg Lab) that studies the mechanisms involved in adipocyte nutrient uptake and energy metabolism in the healthy and obese state. … Read More “Be proactive and have a good mentor” – Career path of Carolina Hagberg

“Teaching is a beautiful way to give back to society” – Career path of Matthew Kirkham

Matthew Kirkham was the first person that gave me a teaching assignment as part of my PhD training. I hold him largely responsible for making me feel so passionate about teaching, so this was a great chance for me to share his story and his role as an educator at Karolinska Institutet.… Read More “Teaching is a beautiful way to give back to society” – Career path of Matthew Kirkham

“Freedom comes with responsibility” – Career path of Qiaolin Deng

It’s a gloomy February afternoon when I head towards Biomedicum cafeteria to meet Qiaolin Deng. As much as I feel tired with the short days and lack of sunshine I am soon to be positively charged with the energy that beams from my interviewee. Qiaolin greets me with a warm smile and sparkling eyes. It’s a very exciting time in her career.… Read More “Freedom comes with responsibility” – Career path of Qiaolin Deng

CV… How hard can it be?

As I’ve had the honor of running the course “Career Skills for Scientists” this year, I’ve been confronted again with the myriad of mixed messages out there when it comes to writing CVs, and the confusion it brings to all who need to write one. Especially A-type academics like us. (See: “What do you mean? There is no absolutely objectively correct answer?”). Here are some thoughts I needed to get of my chest…… Read More CV… How hard can it be?

Escape from the lab: Tatiana’s internship in marketing for Life Sciences

Interview with Tatiana Alvarez Giovannucci by Ana Amaral Tatiana has been a PhD student at KI for 5 years now.  Last year she took part of the Doctoral course Career Skills for Scientists, where people with a science background share their different career paths with PhD students. This happens once a week for one afternoon… Read More Escape from the lab: Tatiana’s internship in marketing for Life Sciences