Conferences and symposiums KI 2022 PhD Conference: Soft skills for a Successful PhD

11-06-2022 to
12-06-2022 Add to iCal
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Optimize your PhD experience!

Learn about:
•Stress management
•Academic productivity
•Presentation skills
•Publishing strategy

As well as Career paths after PhD.

Sign up before April 27th!

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Registration fee: 1 000 sek (heavily subsidised contribution to be paid by your PI)

Programme for Saturday June 11th

Programme for Saturday June 11th
Time Programme
8:00 Bus leaves from KI Solna Campus (Solnavägen 26), we meet at 7:45!
9:00-9:30 Arrival and breakfast
9:30-10:30 Seminar: Health promotion and prevention of stress-related illness by Elin Frögéli
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Seminar: Communication skills, conflict management, and assertiveness by Elin Frögéli
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-16:00 Workshop: Academic productivity-Finish on time and writing workshop (Depends on the number of participants)
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-18:00 Poster session by PhD students
18:00-19:30 Dinner
19:30-21:00 Pub quiz and networking

Programme for Sunday June 12th

Programme for Sunday June 12th
Time Programme
8:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Oral presentations by PhD students
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Seminar: The publishing process by Alfredo Gimenez Cassina
• Academic publishing/How to publish in Nature
• How to respond to reviewers
12:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Seminars: Career planning + discussions with the speakers
Career in industry by Irina Pader
CV coaching for industrial jobs by Patricia Torregrosa Paredes
Different career paths after PhD by Alfredo Gimenez Cassina
Career in academia by Carolina Hagberg
15:00-15:30 Break
16:00 Bus leaves to Solna KI campus, we meet at 15:45!


Elin Frögéli

Seminar: Health promotion and prevention of stress related illness

How to maintain a good health during your PhD? This seminar will focus on maintaining a healthy work-life balance during the start of working life and how to prevent stress from taking over. Theoretical models as well as practical behavior change techniques will be included.

Seminar: Communication skills, conflict management, and assertiveness

You will learn how to communicate in an effective way with your supervisors and other colleagues. Moreover, the seminar will cover how to handle conflicts and apply assertiveness by a theoretical presentation and practical exercises.

Finish on Time Group

Workshop: Academic productivity Finish on time

From efficiency to effectiveness This seminar will provide PhD students with an extensive toolbox to increase academic productivity to finish their academic work on time.

Alfredo Gimenez Cassina

Seminar: The publishing process and different career paths after PhD

Publishing papers is one of the main goals of doing research during your PhD. Each journal has different requirements when it comes to publishing, but you will always encounter reviewers. Dr Alfredo, Associate Editor at Nature Metabolism, will teach us how the publishing process works in a high impact journal like Nature Research Group and how to strategically react to reviewers.

Seminar: Different career paths after PhD

Dr Alfredo, will discuss what it is like to work as a Reviews and Primary Research editor, which skills are required for the job and how to make the transition from academia to communication. Further, he will give tips on the job application including the pros and cons from an editorial perspective.

Patricia Torregrosa Paredes

Dr Patrica Torregrosa Paredes, Business Unit Manager at Randstad Life Sciences Sweden, will talk about “Career Skills for Scientists” - best tips for people transitioning from academia to other positions when it comes to writing CVs and interviewing.

Irina Pader

Seminar: Career in industry

Dr Irina, EMEA Medical Content Excellence Manager, cover the transition from academia to the pharmaceutical industry. After a short introduction, she discusses what it is like to work in Medical Affairs, what makes you a suitable candidate for industry and how to prepare for the transition to industry. Further, she will also give tips on the job application and interview process, etc.

Carolina Hagberg

Seminar: Career in academy

Assistant Professor Carolina Hagberg, located at the Cardiovascular Medicine Division at the Department of Medicine, Solna, will talk about how to establish yourself in academy after doctoral studies and pursue a career in research. Carolina Hagberg did her PhD in vascular biology at KI and turned to adipose tissue biology during her successful postdoc years in the Spalding lab, leading to several publications in high impact papers. In 2019 she started her own lab focusing on the role of adipose tissue metabolism in obesity and type 2 diabetes.


Luca Love PhD student