Episode #33 Michael Gralla’s tips & tricks

Episode #33 Michael Gralla’s tips & tricks

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z62xzavrd1foz2pvw6dk_400x400Michael Gralla returns for a Tips & Tricks on Career Building, to shed light on what else is important to work on despite your scientific skills. In episode 26 you can hear what motivates him and why he is currently pausing his PhD for is own human capital company.

Linkedin: /michaelgralla
Website: fby – Find the Best in You.
Twitter: @michaelgralla

 

My three tips: 1) Become an expert in a discipline unrelated to your PhD project. 2) Get out! 3) Be brave.

 

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Episode #31: Jenny Zie’s story

Episode #31: Jenny Zie’s story


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foto Zie 2017 copyIn episode 31 of PhD Career Stories, Jenny Zie tells us about her journey from marine research to career coaching and what she has learned along that path.

Jenny Zie finished her PhD at Stockholm University in 2014 and since then worked as a researcher in industry and with competence development at the Swedish Government Offices (Regeringskansliet). Now she is working as a career coach at Uppsala municipality (Uppsala kommun).

 

Take a small step outside your comfort zone every day!

 

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Episode #29: Alfred Orina Isaac’s story


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Professor Alfred Orina Isaac is a Pharmaceutical Scientist with a specific interest in Neuroscience. His research is focused on neurotoxicology and neuroprotection mechanisms in the brain. Currently, he is studying the neurotoxicity of Khat in a mouse model; and also the neuroprotection capability of naturally found compounds against neurotoxic drugs e.g. Melarsoprol. His long term goal is to start the first institute for brain research in Kenya.

Author of the book “Scientific Writing for Students and Young Scientists

website: shst.tukenya.ac.ke

orcID: 0000-0003-3338-2239

linkedin: prof-alfred-orina-isaac-phd-64b798101

ResearchGate: profile/Alfred_Isaac

 

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Episode #27 We celebrate our 1 year anniversary

Episode #27 We celebrate our 1 year anniversary

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A year ago, [Tina] talked to Michele. At that time, he was a PhD student looking for a job in industry. […] “I have a feeling that you have a lot of energy; would you like to share what you have learned with other people so that you will make life easier for them? Because, you see, I have a dream and a vision to start a podcast.” And Michele said, “Why not? I would love to! I don’t know how to do it, but I can probably learn.”

Learn how this story continued to where we are now.

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Episode #25 Sara Borniquel’s story


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KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERASara Borniquel started her career as a scientist in Spain, before moving to Sweden in 2008. At Karolinska Institute she combined a postdoc position – leading a pre-clinical study about immune-inflammatory diseases – with two internships at KI Innovations AB and Stockholm-Uppsala Life Science. Since 2014, Sara has held several positions in industry including project management, marketing, and business development. Today she works as freelance consultant for Life Science companies, as recruiter (Rekryteringsspecialisten AB) and marketing & sales consultant (innoFund Innovation Funding Advisors) among others.

Sara holds a BSc in Biology and a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and has completed her education with various courses in Business and Marketing.

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Episode #23: Thomas Thestrup’s story

Episode #23: Thomas Thestrup’s story


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Thomas Thestrup was born in New Jersey (USA) and has lived and worked in the USA, Australia, Germany and Denmark. He holds a MSc in Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Copenhagen and a PhD in Neurobiology from the Max-Planck Institute of Neurobiology and Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. Today, Thomas is an Associate at Sunstone Capital, an early-stage Life Science and Technology venture capital company investing in European start-up companies with strong potential to achieve global success in their markets.

By networking, networking and networking, and assessing your dreams, your feelings about what keeps you excited, you will eventually find people that can help you take the next step, at least, that helps a lot.

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w: sunstone.eu
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Episode #20: Dennis Fink’s story

Episode #20: Dennis Fink’s story


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Dennis_Avatar.pngDr Dennis Fink changed his career path in 2011 after his PhD in Marine Microbiology at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen. In todays “PhD Career Story” he talks about how he became a science communicator and which skills you can use from your PhD if you aim to be self-employed.

in: linkedin.com/in/mediomix
w: mediomix.de
t: @mediomix
i: instagram.com/dennis_mediomix

 

You can use a lot of your PhD skills, even if you leave academia. Networking is the key to success!

Dr. Dennis Fink, CEO & Co-Founder of mediomix GmbH in Cologne, Germany

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