“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

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

“Always look for solutions” – career path of Sally Abdelmoaty

I got my first glimpse of Sally Abdelmoaty in 2015 when I started my PhD in the lab where she was doing her post doc. I didn’t need much time to realize she has the qualities of a successful person – self-confidence, integrity, willingness to learn and most important – optimism. These exact traits allowed her to efficiently juggle research, family responsibilities and self-development activities outside academia that led her to her present job as project coordinator at Kancera AB. This interview gave me the opportunity to ask her about her reflections on the successful transition she made from academia to industry.… Read More “Always look for solutions” – career path of Sally Abdelmoaty

A wish to make a real difference – Career Path of Linnea Eriksson

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

“Remember to bottle the grand feelings”

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”