Young talents – career opportunities beyond academia

At this seminar PhD students, postdocs and Master´s students in life sciences at UiO and NMBU will hear inspirational talks from people who have made careers outside academia. And get advice on how to build their own careers.

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Part 1 

Inspirational talks from people working outside of academia on how they are working and how they got there. It will be possible to ask questions.


Inspirational talks

  • Mette Husbyn, Nykode Therapeutics (previously Vaccibody)
    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
    Nykode Therapeutics is developing novel pDNA vaccines within cancer and infectious diseases based on a proprietary technology platform.
  • Maria Therese Tjernsbekk, Eurofins Food & Feed Testing Norway  
    Team Manager Support Feed/Marine
    Eurofins Scientific is a leading international group of laboratories providing a unique range of analytical testing services.
  • Håvard Nørstebø, Tine
    Special Adviser / Veterinary
    TINE SA is Norway's largest producer, distributor and exporter of dairy products with 11,400 members (owners) and 9,000 cooperative farms.
  • Marit M. Simonsen, Store norske leksikon (Great Norwegian Encyclopedia)
    The Great Norwegian Encyclopedia is an edited and free online encyclopedia, with up to three million monthly unique visitors.
  • Linda Sønstevold, SINTEF Digital
    Research Scientist
    SINTEF is a broad, multidisciplinary research organisation within the fields of technology, natural sciences, medicine and social sciences.
  • Siri Furre, TYR
    Head of breeding and R&D department
    TYR is a national breeding- and interest organization for Norwegian beef producers owned by the beef farmers.
  • Ole Dahlberg
    Global leadership experience and entrepreneur
    Leadership interview AmCham Norway
  • Chair: Elaine Bloom
    Career advisor, Career Services, UiO

Part 2

How to build your career 

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  • How do graduated doctors perceive the quality and relevance of their education? And how do they adapt to the labor market?
    Rune Borgen Reiling, Scientist, will talk about the findings of The Doctoral Degree Survey 2019 by NIFU Nordic Institute for Studies, innovation, research and education
  • Starting your career - advice from trade unions
    • Vivienne Lumayag, Career Counselor Naturviterne (The Natural Scientists)
    • Gisle Fuhr, Advisor Forskerforbundet (The Norwegian Association of Researchers)
    • Mette Meinert, Senior Advisor Tekna (The Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals)
  • How to use your competence outside of academia, Marianne Fuglestrand, Career Counselor Career Services, UiO

The networking session is cancelled this year due to the corona situation.

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Published Dec. 13, 2021 2:25 PM - Last modified Jan. 19, 2022 3:19 PM