What is a postdoc? Finding answers amidst ambiguity – Part 1

It’s 8pm on Friday evening. You’re halfway through the experiment you had to restart because you forgot to add a crucial control sample in the first assay. You forgot to add the control in the first place because you’re extremely stressed. You’re stressed because you need to finalise a grant submission that you already worry isn’t good enough, aren’t receiving enough support with and aren’t sure if it will actually be enough to apply for an assistant professorship. You hear the last of your colleagues’ laughter as they disappear off to the bar and you’re left alone in the lab. A weekend at the bench and your computer looms ahead.… Read More What is a postdoc? Finding answers amidst ambiguity – Part 1

Science communication career series: “INTERN-ING” HER CAREER AROUND

As a communications officer at Uppsala Monitoring Centre, Federica Santoro is an editor, a social media manager and a podcast producer. She also is the sole scientist in a team of communicators. The job is very diverse, including anything from reading and understanding scientific articles to marketing and PR, from purely administrative tasks to creative… Read More Science communication career series: “INTERN-ING” HER CAREER AROUND

Science communication career series: WRITING HER OWN CAREER PATH

As a medical writer, Maria Norberg writes scientific publications, abstracts and posters for scientific congresses as well as clinical study protocols, investigation plans and study reports; documents necessary for running and documenting clinical trials. Most of the work is independent and spent in front of the computer and a love for writing is a major… Read More Science communication career series: WRITING HER OWN CAREER PATH