As we headed out of the conference center, we felt the burning heat of summer in southern France. I had asked Ben Libberton for an interview on his post postdoc career, and we aimed for a small bakery where we could get a baguette while talking. I didn’t know I would run into Ben in… Read More From postdoc to science communicator: how to make the leap?
As the year winds down, it is only natural to look back at the past twelve months to celebrate the highlights and reflect upon our accomplishments. For me, 2017 will go down in history as The Year I Nailed a Non-Academic Job. Only seven months ago, I left the comfort of the lab – the… Read More #22 Three things I learned this year
What does the word “march” mean? A quick dictionary search reveals: Walk quickly with determination To walk with regular and measured tread, as soldiers on parade; advance in step in an organized body. The steady and inevitable development or progress of something Some people get intimidated by the word but marching on the street is… Read More Forward we march
An innate drive to communicate, resonating with oneself, and a genuine joy in talking about science are defining elements that led Helena Ledmyr throughout her career. Breathing both academic and non-academic air on the way, she stands right in between, bridging them with one foot on each side. As the head of development and communication… Read More Exploring Careers: Building Bridges in Science
This Tuesday afternoon it is very quiet at the Career service office at Karolinska Institutet, only the sound of keys tapping in the computers. Emma is working hard on updating all web pages and moving information to our new web portal. Kerstin is busy following up all contacts made with companies that want to offer… Read More Career Skills for Scientists
Guest blogger Dr. Federica Santoro, Postdoctoral researcher at Karolinska Institutet, is currently doing an internship through Career Service with podcast RadioScience – Vetenskapspodden. Federica recently attended ForskarFredag and is happy to share her thoughts with you in this blog. Leon, Yonis, Diana and their classmates file into the room. They take a seat on the chairs that have been neatly… Read More Science, passion and inspiration – ForskarFredag through a scientist’s eyes
Last week two of your digital ambassadors volunteered during the first Swedish Brain Awareness week (Hjärnfestivalen). During this five day event for the public, many activities sharing knowledge from neuroscience and related fields were arranged. One could come to various presentations by scientists, a pub quiz with brain trivia, bring children to a science cafe or… Read More Gelé brain, scientists and the public: Hjärnfestivalen 2016