3-month Internship at Vetenskapsrådet/Swedish Research Council (VR): a postdoc experience

The internship at VR provided me with an invaluable insight into the Swedish working culture at a public organization. It also improved my Swedish language skills; I got the chance to meet new co-workers, learn about the research infrastructure of Sweden as a whole, and discuss topics that are important for the development of the… Read More 3-month Internship at Vetenskapsrådet/Swedish Research Council (VR): a postdoc experience

#15 All I want for Christmas… is that post-PhD first job

Guest Blog post by Gonçalo Brito PhD student, CMB Department (Goncalo.brito@ki.se) https://www.linkedin.com/in/goncalombrito/ It is not uncommon to hear friends telling me how much they miss those student years at university, when life was more about having fun and less about important decisions. While nobody can escape grown up life for too long, academia has this… Read More #15 All I want for Christmas… is that post-PhD first job

Scientist in disguise…

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…

Prepare, practise, perform!

To be good at something – you need to practise. This counts for everything, also networking and pitching yourself. Career Service at Karolinska Institutet arranges regularly mingles for companies and organisations as part of the two internship programmes they offer, one for PhD students, and one for postdocs and early career researchers. 12 companies and… Read More Prepare, practise, perform!

Find the passion and show you can do it!

I’ve recently taken a career course organized by KI career service office. Below is a portrait from my course assignment about a person, whom I interviewed and is currently working in the life science  industry.   Mikael Hanson is a Senior Project Manager for Global Commercial Development at AbbVie – a global biopharmaceutical company. Mikael… Read More Find the passion and show you can do it!