Are you pushing through sore muscles or an injury? Do you need to push harder to gain endurance, or give your ligaments a break? Are you building up muscle or just grinding your joints at this point?… Read More Managing expectations
If you are not responsible, just a visitor, a person of the audience… Do you jump in if there is a (technical) issue you know the answer to? Or do you sit back and get irritated? Or does it not phase you at all? Is there a difference between a physical meeting, and a digital meeting?… Read More Catching your thoughts when they run away with you
As a part of a new traditional blog post for KI, I was supposed to spend December 9th as an attendant of the Nobel Week Dialogue. The topic this year was incredibly interesting: ”Into the unknown: uncertainty, risk, and opportunity”. To attend the meeting, I woke up at 4 o’clock in the morning, did my… Read More Per risks ad opportunities
As you might know, the Christmas potluck pasty in Sweden is called “knytkalas”. I hope that you followed our Christmas calendar-2019, and you know that for 24 days we were writing about food: for stomach, mind, soul, and even about the limitation of food. Our team of KI bloggers, of course, could not miss the opportunity to… Read More Happy Holidays from Bloggers!
So, this blog is organized by KI Career Service, and though I’ve only worked here for less than a year, there have been plenty of moments where I’ve asked myself “What’s in a name?”. Philosophize with me, if you so please.… Read More What is “Career” anyway?
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
Her first dream job was to become an archeologist and live the life of Indiana Jones. After realizing, that what she has known from books is not even nearly as exciting as she thought, she wanted to be a veterinarian. Currently, Linnea Eriksson holds a Ph.D. degree in Medical Sciences and works as a Clinical Trial Manager, but all of the above seem to share at least two common features: genuine interest in science and a wish to make a real difference.… Read More A wish to make a real difference – Career Path of Linnea Eriksson
Thinking about the next step in his career, Marcus Buggert already contacted his future boss during his time as a PhD student and is today successfully building up his own group at Karolinska Institutet.… Read More “Having the inner drive”
Magnus Wetterhall was hooked on mass spectrometry during his master’s thesis and went on to conduct a PhD in analytical chemistry at Uppsala University. “I started my PhD in the late 90s when mass spectrometry was far from as developed as it is today. We were working on technical solutions and methods to enhance the analysis. This new field of research was very exciting, and I was eager to make new discoveries.”… Read More “Remember to bottle the grand feelings”
For the longest time, I would never think of myself as anything close to an entrepreneur. It’s way too scary, it must be for people who have a perfect business plan ready to go, have investors,… In other words: not me. And I’d probably never be one either, because how does one get from “me-not-an-entrepreneur” to “me-entrepreneur”?… Read More Co-up lab – envisioning yourself as an entrepreneur, or should I use another word?