Career News_April 2023. Career events - KI PhD Conference - Career Reading Suggestions

April 2023


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Welcome to KI Career Service Newsletter!


Scroll down to check career events, highlights, information about travel grants, career reading suggestions, and job opportunities.

If you are PhD student at KI and curious about the Doctoral Students’ Association (DSA), do not miss the opportunity to join the KI PhD Conference. Moreover, check the new PhD Information Booklet with up-to-date information for KI PhD students.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have an activity related to career development and want us to be present there or co-organize with you. You can also tag career / karriär in your information on the KI calendar. We want to hear from all the departments at KI.

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Career Events
April 17th
Bites of Learning 17/04:ChatGPT, information literacy and writing. Registration required.
Workshop: Systematic searching – introduction to the process of searching for systematic reviews and other evidence syntheses. Registration required.
April 18th
Workshop: Speaking as a Career Skill. Registration required.
Webinar: Starting a business in Sweden part 3 – managing VAT. Registration required. Organized by Skatteverket.
Webinar: How to choose a postdoc position. Registration required. Organized by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).
April 19th
Workshop: Publish with impact - Share your research results Open Access. Registration required.
Seminar: Strategies and tactics for protecting digital IP such as AI Applications. Registration required. Organized by MedTechLabs
April 20th
Workshop: EndNote X20 – manage your references. Registration required. 
Workshop: Find the news potential in your research and write for The Conversation. Registration required. 
April 21st
Course: Training in Microsoft 365/Teams (in Swedish). Registration required.This course is intended for those of you who would like an introduction to Microsoft 365 (former Office 365) and Microsoft Teams.
April 25th
Webinar: Women In Science and Education (WISE) - webinar with Anna Martling. Registration required.
Exhibition: Opening of Coalescence; Scientific research through an artist’s lens. Registration required. Organized by SciLifeLab and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.
April 26th
1:1 Meetings with KI Career Service for PhD students and researchers. Solna + online. Registration required.
Webinar: Sweden as a research destination. Learn about Sweden as a research destination from the Counselor for Science and Innovation at the Embassy of Sweden to the U.S. Additional Swedish representatives on both sides of the Atlantic will present on the country's attractive research landscape and how to find opportunities in Sweden. Registration required.
April 27th
Webinar: How to find your next dream job: the essential toolkit for Postdocs. Registration required.
Course: Training in PowerPoint (in Swedish). Registration required. This course is intended for those of you who would like to become more confident and efficient when working with PowerPoint.
Workshop: iThenticate – a plagiarism detection software. Registration required.
April 28th
Workshop: Research documentation: why, what and where. Registration required.
May 2nd
Workshop: Essential literature searching for your thesis or publication. Registration required.
May 5th
Course: Training in Word (in English). Registration required. This course is intended for those of you who would like to use smart functions and become more efficient when working with Word.
May 8th
International Staff meeting:Useful facts for international staff. Welcome to this interactive online meeting with a short introduction to Swedish authorities and Q&A session. Registration required.
Webinar: Understanding the Swedish labour market.  Organized by the University of Umeå in collaboration with the Swedish Public Employment Service. Registration required. Umeå Universitet is one of many EURAXESS Centres in Sweden. 
May 10th
1:1 Meetings with KI Career Service for PhD students and researchers. Solna + online. Registration required.
Course: Excel - your best friend (in Swedish). Registration required. This course is intended for those of you who would like to become more efficient when working with Excel.
Alumni Lecture Series: Trauma Reports with Stefan Sjödin. Registration required.
Special Highlights
Time to apply for doctoral courses

The course catalogue and vacancies for the autumn semester of 2023 will be open for application during the period 17 April to 15 May, 2023.

KI PhD Conference: Opportunities and Collaboration in Science - 2023

Gain insights into opportunities and collaborations in science, both in industry and academia! Sign up before 17th April.

PhD course at SSES

Classics in Entrepreneurship Research. For further information and to sign up, please visit SSES website.

Careers in Health and Science Exposition (CHaSE)

Are you interested to become part of CHaSE 2023 team? Sign up before 30th April.

Are you an international talent living in Stockholm and want more information about how to launch your own business?

Stockholm Talent Meetup - Start a business and networking event

The event will give you valuable information and insights about how you can launch your own business in Stockholm, information about support that you can get as well as networking with other talents and organisations with similar interests. Registration is required. Date: May 11, 2023

Stockholm Dual Career Network (SDCN) Academy: Program Unlock Sweden

A 5-week program where participants begin a personal and professional journey together! SDCN is a network for partners of international employees. For more information, please visit SDCN webpage.

Impact Cup 2023

Startup Competitions for students who have a business idea at an early stage. You can compete in 3 prize categories: Sustainable health, Sustainable environment and Sustainable society. For more information, please visit Drivhuset Stockholm webpage.

Stockholm Culture Night

(Kulturnatt Stockholm) is the night when Stockholm’s cultural scene opens its doors to the public for free. In 2023 the Culture Night will take place on the 22nd of April and all venues will be open from 6 pm to 12 am. For more information, please visit Stockholm Culture Night webpage.

EIT Health Program ‘From Scientists to Innovators for Industry’ in 2023

The programme offers two tracks: the Full Programme and the Light Programme. Both tracks involve a three-month online learning programme. For more information, please visit EIT Health webpage.

NeurotechEU opens a call for postdocs, predocs, students and teaching staff

NeurotechEU will support researchers (postdoc, predoc), students (all levels) and teaching staff in the partner institutions of the NeurotechEU. For more information, please visit Neurotech webpage.

The Graduate Student Program

Fulbright grants are awarded to students wishing to complete a master's degree or conduct research as part of a swedish Ph.d or doctorate in the United States. Application deadline (midnight Swedish time): April 24, 2023.

Travel Grants
KI Travel Grant 2023 (period 2) incl digital arrangements

Target to registered doctoral students admitted at Karolinska Institutet or researchers/visiting researchers working on KI. The application period opens at 10 am on April 4 and closes 2 pm on April 18.

Axel Hirsch Travel Grant 2023 (period 2)

Target to registered PhD student or associate researcher/guest researcher at KI and a doctor who have been employed as a Assistant Physician for at least two years at a KI department, including surgical specialties. The application period opens at 10 am on April 4 and closes 2 pm on April 18.

KI Travel Grants for research visits for PhD Students, spring 2023

PhD students accepted into the doctoral education at Karolinska Institutet are eligible to apply. The application period opens at 10 am on April 4 and closes 2 pm on April 18.

Career Reading suggestions
Sweeping report calls for anti-bias measures in US science
White men still hold majority of US science and engineering jobs
More female researchers than ever migrate internationally
Creating YouTube and TikTok videos is improving my lab leadership
Breaking the bias: how to deliver gender equity in conservation
Tormentor mentors, and how to survive them
Five things I wish academia understood about my social anxiety
How to cold e-mail for a PhD
How not to chatter like a toddler when giving a scientific presentation
Hate working weekends? Try a time tracker
I’m a trans scientist — here’s my advice for navigating academia
Dear scientists: stop calling America the ‘New World’
How to have two careers, and be happy with both
The good side of science: why I tweeted 31 reasons to love your career
How I use ChatGPT responsibly in my teaching
Research Professional
Parliament signs off European Year of Skills
Academic freedom linked to working conditions, group asserts
Growing up poor left me isolated in academia—until I began to share my story
I almost sold a kidney to pursue my Ph.D.
So you think you can dance your Ph.D.
Professors, we can—and should—prioritize compassion with our students
‘Great news.’ Survey will test counting LGBTQ Ph.D. recipients
I wish pursuing a research career didn’t mean leaving the country I love
How to write a research paper
How I learned to turn rejection into redirection
Institutions’ role in trainee success
Job Opportunities
Alliance manager for industry partnership - Karolinska Institutet
Assay Development and Molecular Biology Research Scientist - AstraZeneca
Associate Director Psychometrics, Statistical Services (multiple locations) - IQVIA
Avdelningschef KI Biobank - Karolinska Institutet
Clinical Study Manager - Sobi
CMC-Lead / Team lead - NEOGAP Therapeutics AB
Data Scientist - Omics (multiple locations) - Roche
Director of Regulatory Affairs - Calliditas Therapeutics
Emerging Sciences & Technology Unit Scientist - Chiesi
Forskningsassistent/Amanuens till forskningsprojekt i psykologi - Karolinska Institutet
Management Consultant opportunities (For PhD students and Postdocs fluent in Swedish interested in projects related to Healthcare and Life Science) - Lumell Associates AB
Medical Advisor Sweden - Amyloidosis - AstraZeneca
Postdoctoral Fellow: Rethinking drug design with deep learning - AstraZeneca
Postdoctoral Fellow – Virtual Screening for DNA-Encoded Library Technology (Denmark) - Amgen

Postdoctoral Fellowships - The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

Professor in Anesthesia and Intensive Care with focus on Sepsis Research combined with employment as specialist physician at Södersjukhuset - Departement of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset
Public Affairs Officer (Brussels) - European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)
Senior Diagnostic Scientist (multiple locations) - AstraZeneca
(Senior Dir/Dir) Asset Development Team Lead (Home or Office-based) - IQVIA
Senior Lecturer in obstetrics and gynecology, focused on cancer prevention, combined with a clinical position as specialist physician at the Karolinska University Hospital - Karolinska Institutet
Senior Research Associate - Data Analytics - Thermo Fisher Scientific
The Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship - Novartis

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