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Our mission is to give KI postdocs a voice and a supportive network

   
Careers inside academia
How do postdocs make the leap?
​Thursday October 11th, 2018
    

This event is designed to give postdocs insight into the expectations and requirements needed in order to take the next step in their careers, whether that be a principal investigator, assistant professor or a non-faculty academic position.  

The event consists of two segments:

17:00 – 18:00 Panel discussion
A panel of speakers involved in the recruitment and funding of junior scientists and researchers will give an overview of what key features they look for. We will also discuss how the new Ordinance of Higher Education (SFS 2017:844) is changing the postdoctoral training and employment.

This years’ panel consists of:
Prof. Jan-Ingvar Jönsson (Secretary General for Medicine and Health, Swedish Research Council/Vetenskapsrådet)
Prof. Gilberto Fisone (Head of the Department of Neuroscience, KI)
Prof. Ylva Engström (Assistant Dean, Faculty of Science at Stockholm University)
Mrs. Lina Rowland (HR coordinator at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, KI)

18:10 - Round table sessions
Session 1: 18.10 – 18.55   Session 2: 19.00 – 19.45
Principal investigators and staff scientists will share their experiences, advice and thoughts on building a career inside academia in two 45-minute small group discussions. This is your opportunity to ask specific questions about their strategy in getting ready to ‘make the leap’. This year we are pleased to have the following speakers at the round tables:

Faculty trained at KI
Eva Hedlund (Ass. Prof. at KI, Dep of Neuroscience)
Gonçalo Castelo-Branco (Ass. Prof. at KI, Dep of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics)
Anders Borgkvist (Ass. Prof. at KI, Dep of Neuroscience)
Fang Fang (Senior Researcher at KI, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics)      

Faculty trained outside KI
Renee Garner (Ass. Prof. at KI, Dep of Public Health Sciences)          
Jonathan Coquet (Ass. Prof. at KI, Dep of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology)       
Åsa Konradsson-Gueken (Lecturer at Uppsala University, Dep of Pharmaceutical Biosciences)
Marc Friedländer (Ass. Prof. at Stockholm University/SciLife Lab, Department of Molecular Biosciences)
Eduardo Villablanca (Ass. Prof. at KI, Dep of Medicine)
Björn Högberg (Ass. Prof. at KI, Dep of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics)

Non-faculty academic careers
Albert Blanchart Aguado (Laboratory coordinator, Biomedicum)
Saikiran Sedimbi (Senior research specialist, Dep of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology)
Massimiliano Gaetani (Head of Chemical Proteomic facility/Project coordinator, Dep of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics)
Lars Bräutigam (Facility manager, Dep of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics)
Susanna Lundström (Senior research specialist, Dep of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics)
Akos Vegvari (Head of PK/KI Proteomic facility/Project manager, Dep of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics)

19:45 - Mingle with refreshments

Where?
Andreas Vesalius Lecture Theatre
Berzelius väg 3
Solna Campus

Registration is open and mandatory:

Registration will close on Oct 4th.

Seats at the round tables are limited and will be assigned in a first registered, first served basis.
The event is open to all researchers at KI, priority will be given to postdocs and junior faculty.
The event is co-organized by KIPA with KI Junior Faculty and sponsored by eLife and Karolinska Institutet.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!


   
Workshop on presentation skills for postdocs
    

Learn to create and deliver an engaging, clear, and memorable presentation.​

Good presentations skills are rare, valuable, and highly transferable. The goal of this workshop is to teach key techniques for creating and delivering a presentation that can be understood, remembered, and enjoyed by non-experts. By learning this skill, your work can reach a much broader audience. And wherever your career takes you, a good presentation can lift you above the crowd.

Examples of what you will learn:
- How to start and end a presentation effectively.
- How to cut your presentation down to the essential information.
- How to design clear slides and avoid death by PowerPoint.
- Stage presence – the do’s and don’ts of how to deliver an engaging presentation.

The workshop is split into two parts: a theory and a hands-on session. Both sessions will include content creation and delivery.

The workshop is hosted by the KI Postdoc Association (KIPA) in collaboration with KI Career Service, and it is delivered by Nina Jensen, Kai Vornberger and Marta Winata CEO and co-founder of Get Sandwich Speaking AB. Nina is a Postdoc at KI and a passionate presenter. Kai and Martha are experienced speakers, and they have taught many to become engaging and effective presenters.


Part I:  25 September 17:00 – 19:00
While this part is mostly theory, you will get the chance to immediately apply some of the techniques.
Venue: Strix, von Eulers väg 4, Solna.

Part II: 27 September 17:00 – 19.30 (limited seats)
Hands-on work on how to create and deliver a good presentation. You will apply what you learned in Part I.
Venue: Will be advertised to those admitted. Campus Solna.

The target group is postdocs and researchers at KI. Prioritization will be given to postdocs, but other researchers and PhD students are welcome to apply and will be given a seat if any is available.
    

Careers Outside Academia

Are you wondering what to do after postdoctoral training? Are you considering changing career path? Are you wondering what skills are required to make this change? If you are, join our roundtable discussions with professionals who made the change into a broad variety of fields. They are all eager to share their experience with you!

KIPAs yearly ‘Careers Outside Academia’ event is aimed at helping postdocs prepare themselves for the next step in their careers.

We will have informal roundtable discussions in small groups—it will be interactive, and you will get the chance to ask all the questions you want!

At the roundtables, you will find professionals with previous research experience who are now working outside academia.

This event is an opportunity for you identify potential future career paths and to determine what skills you need to secure your dream job.
Where?
​Medicinska Föreningen Aula
Nobels Väg 10, Solna Campus

When?
17:00 on Wednesday 30th May.



How does it work?
Each attendee will have the opportunity to take part in two roundtable discussion sessions of 40 minutes.

Don’t worry; if you have more questions or would like to talk to more speakers, the event will be followed by a networking session with refreshments.
Register before May 21!
We are delighted to have the following Speakers at our roundtables:

Aligned with academia
Patrick Blomquist , KI Innovation, Project Manager.
Björn Kull , Head of Grants Office at Karolinska Institutet.
Eva Bjur , KI Grants Office, Administrative Officier.
Amelie Plymoth , KI Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Lecturer/Researcher.

Away from the lab
Sara Borniquel , Nordic BioSite, Sales Representative - Molecular Biology.
Nils Ekstrom , IQVIA, Senior Consultant – Real World Evidence.
Emma Wiltshire , European Centre for Disease prevention and control (ECDC), Expert Public Health Preparedness.
Federica Santoro , Uppsala Monitoring Center, Communications Officer.
Lorenza Capantini , PCG Solutions, Customer Success Manager & Product Specialist
Mats Rosenlund , IQVIA, Senior Principal and Scientific Director.
Eleni Kopsida , IQVIA, Business Analyst - Real World Evidence.

Research & Management in the private sector
Anna De Geer , Pfizer, Health Economics Manager at Pfizer.
Hovsep Mahdessian , Bayer, Scientific Advisor (MSL), Cardiovascular.
Mira Ernkvist , Roche, Country Medical Lead.
Domenico Palumbieri , Pharem Biotech AB, Chief of Laboratory.
Vanessa Caldeira , Bactiguard AB, Technical Product Manager.
Marijke Sachweh , Cobra Biologics, Senior Scientist.
Thanks to all the participants for the successful event!
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KIPA AFTER WORK

KI Postdoc Association is proud to present the FIRST KIPA After Work! 
Organised by postdocs, for everyone!

What? – An awesome apéritif with drinks, cheeses, pasta and nachos.

When? – Friday 9th of March 2018, from 5pm to 9pm.

Where? – Neuroscience lunchroom, Scheeles väg 3, Campus Solna
See map
Bring cash or swish!
Come and join us to kickstart your weekend!

Meet the post docs!

  • Did you just arrive to KI and know nobody?

  • Are you already in KI but would like to meet more peers?

  • Do you just want to enjoy a beer at Friday evening?
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                                                                                            Then, come and meet us!

When? Friday, 2nd of February at 18:00

Where? String Fellows (Torsgatan 48, 113 37 Stockholm) (very close to KI)

Who? All KI postdocs are super welcome!

KIPA GENERAL ANNUAL MEETING 2017 

Another exciting year is about to end... but an even more exciting one will start soon!!​​

We invite ALL postdocs to JOIN our efforts! Together we make KIPA bigger and more effective for all the community!​​

As in every year, we will have our general meeting.


When?
December 5th
17:30-18:30, followed by mingle
Where?
Samuelssonsalen
Tomtebodavägen 6
Solna Campus



>> This is YOUR opportunity to give us feedback on our activities, bring to our attention your concerns, ask us questions, get to know who runs KIPA, get involved, and VOTE for the elected executive board for 2018 (chair, vice-chair, treasurer, and secretary).<<

(1) As in previous years, the Chairperson of KIPA will give a short presentation on the activities and the achievements of KIPA in 2017.

(2) Following, there will be a Q&A with the 2017 KIPA board at the panel and brief presentation of the candidates for the 2018 board.


Read more about the candidates here!


INSIDE ACADEMIA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT.
FROM POSTDOC TO PI. HOW TO MAKE THE LEAP? 2017
November 2nd

This event is designed to give postdocs insight into the expectations and requirements that need to be met in order to become a principal investigator.

The event will consist of two different segments:

17:00 - Panel discussion.
A panel of speakers involved in the recruitment and funding of new principal investigators will give an overview of what key features they look for when selecting new group leaders.
This year panel consists of Prof. Jesper Lagergren (Vice Chairman, Board of Research, Karolinska Institutet), Prof. Ylva Engström (Deputy Dean of Science, Stockholm University), Ass. Prof. Emma Andersson (Junior Faculty Chair, Karolinska Institutet) , and Prof. Mats Ulfendahl (President of SSMF).

18:10 - Round table sessions.
Junior and established PIs will share with you their experiences, advice and thoughts on building an academic career in two 45-minute small group discussions. This is your opportunity to ask specific questions about their strategy in getting ready to ‘make the leap’.  
This year we are pleased to have as speakers at the round tables:
Francois Lallemend (Ass. Prof. at KI, Dep of Neuroscience),
Jorge Ruas (Ass. Prof. at KI, Dep of Physiology and Pharmacology),
Maria Eriksson (Senior Researcher at KI, Dep of Biosciences and Nutrition),
Andreas Lennartsson (Senior Researcher at KI, Dep of Biosciences and Nutrition),
Linda Lindström (Senior Researcher at KI, Dep of Biosciences and Nutrition),
Myriam Aouadi (Senior Researcher at KI, Dep of Medicine Huddinge),
Magdalena Paolino (Ass. Prof. at KI, Dep of Medicine Solna),
Vicente Pelechano (Ass. Prof. at KI, Dep of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology),
Tove Fall (Ass. Prof. at Uppsala University, Dep of Medicine).
Grzegorz Wicher (Senior Postdoc at Uppsala University,
Dep of Immunology, Genetics, and Pathology)

19:40 - Mingle with refreshments.

Where?
MBB Big Seminar Room
Scheeles väg 2
Solna Campus

Registration is open and mandatory:
https://survey.ki.se/Survey/8233

Registration will close on Oct 26th.

Seats at the round tables are limited and will be assigned in a first registered, first served base.
The event is open to all scientists at KI, priority will be given to postdocs and junior faculty.
The event is co-organized by KIPA with KI Junior Faculty and sponsored by eLife and Karolinska Institutet.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!
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You can download the slides here:



KIPA PARTY FRI 22 SEP 2017, 18:00 h AT MTC 
Don't miss out!!!

​Live DJset - kicker - table tennis 
fabulous drinks and food


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OUTSIDE ACADEMIA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT.
EXPLORE YOUR CAREER OPTIONS AFTER POSTDOCOTRAL TRAINING 2017
May 31st

Are you wondering what to do after postdoctoral training? Are you considering changing career path? Are you wondering what skills are required to make this change? If you are, join our round table discussions with professionals in non-academic and non-research industries on May 31st!

KIPA and Karolinska Institutet Career Service are hosting a ‘Careers Outside Academia’ event aimed at helping postdocs prepare themselves for the next step in their careers.

We will have informal round table discussions of a small group of people, so it will be interactive and you will get the chance to ask all the questions you want!
At the round tables, you will find professionals in non-academic and non-research industries with previous research experience.
This event is an opportunity to identify potential future career paths and to determine what skills are required to secure your dream job.

Where?
Medicinska Föreningen Aula
Nobels Väg 10, Solna Campus

When?
17:30 on Wednesday 31st May.

How does it work?
Each attendee will have the opportunity to take part in two roundtable discussion sessions.
Don’t worry, if you have more questions or would like to talk to more speakers, the event will be
followed by a networking session with refreshments.

Registration opens on May 4th and closes on May 24th
Click here to register!

We are delighted to have the following Speakers at our round tables:

Align with Academia:
Björn Kull, KI Grant Office, Head of Unit.
Amelie Plymoth, KI Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Lecturer/Researcher.
Anas Kamleh, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Application and Training Specialist.


Away from the bench:
Sara Borniquel, Rekryteringsspecialisten, Recruitment Consultant.
Nils Ekstrom, QuintilesIMS health, Data Analyst/Consultant.
Ana Catarina Araújo Silva, Calmark Sweden, Product Developer.
Anna Omelyanenko, Boston Consulting Group, Associate.
Barbara Albiger, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Expert Microbiologist.
Ann Lundström, Naturvetarna, Career Advisor.


Bridging academia
Magnus Nord, AstraZeneca, Director and Head of the Translational Science Centre.
Bernadette Schriener, Olerup SSP, Molecular Biologist.
Per Lundin, Evox Therapeutics, Chief Operating Officer.
Samir El Andaloussi, Evox Therapeutics, Group Leader.
Anders Mälarstig, Pfizer, Director.
Hovsep Mahdessiam, Bayer, Medical Science Laison.
Mira Ernkvist, Roche, Country Medical Lead.



SEMINAR SERIES ON LEADERSHIP AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSIDE AND OUTSIDE ACADEMIA!!!
February to May 2017
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KIPA is delighted to announce a seminar series for postdoc scientists interested in learning about leadership and project management from hand-picked experts working in academia, industry, and government.

The program is very exciting!
Spanning from tips on building a team in the software development sector to starting up your own lab, enabling innovation, advocating for science and much more.


Where: Hillarpsalen, Retzius väg 8, Solna campus


When: 5pm-6pm plus mingle


Read the program and more here!
KIPA GENERAL ANNUAL MEETING 2016

Another exciting year is about to end a new one will start soon: let’s make KIPA thrives!
As every year, we will have our general meeting. This is your opportunity to give us feedback on our activities, bring to our attention your concerns, ask us questions, get to know who runs KIPA, get involved, and vote for the elected executive board for 2017 (chair, vice-chair, treasurer, and secretary).

The Chairperson of KIPA will also give a short presentation on the activities and the achievements of KIPA in 2016. The presentation is followed by a panel discussion with the 2016 elected executive board.



SECOND POSTDOC DAY 2016!
From Postdoc to PI. How to make the leap?

KI postdoc association (KIPA) and junior faculty at KI (JF-KI) are delighted to announce the upcoming professional development event “From postdoc to PI. How to make the leap?”.

You will have the opportunity to interact with academic recruiters, representatives of funding agencies, and active independent researchers and discuss what they look for in a young researcher applying for an independent position.

The event will take place on October 18th, 2016, from 16:30-18:30, followed by mingle.
Location: Samuelsson Salen, Totmtebodavägen 6, Solna campus.


Read and see more here!

The summer is not over! Joi n us at the KI Postdoc Party!

Just right after summer, let’s hold on the good mood a bit longer… come and join us to the KIPA pub!
You'll find a great pub, a great crew, and live music!
Everybody can join!

Date: 23 September 2016
Time: 18:00 (open end)
Location: MTC lunch room, Campus Solna


We are looking forward to seeing you!



Explore your career options after postdoctoral training.
Round table discussion and social mingle with former postdocs.

Date: 26 May 16:30 - 18:30
Location: MF salen, Nobels väg 10, Campus Solna


Are you thinking about changing your career path? Are you wondering what skills are required to make such a change? If you are, then join our round table and get first-hand insights from previous postdoc trainees who successfully took the leap and pursued a non-academic research career path!



KI Career Perspectives 2016.

Junior Faculty has arranged an event with KI leadership to discuss the past and future calls in the KI Career Position grant system.
The event if of special interest to postdocs  interested in becoming Assistant Professors at KI and are applying for KI assistant professorships in 2016, but it is also of general interest for postdocs who will apply for assistant professorships later on.

Check out the program!

Leadership in Academia 2015

Last November, the KI Post Doc Association had the pleasure to organize and host the "Leadership in Academia" event associated with the KIPDA General Annual Meeting and Best PI at KI Award Ceremony.

You can find Pictures of the event here .
 
KIPA would like to thank eLife, KI Board of Research, KI Junior Faculty, and KI Career Service for their geneour sponsorship!