Tina Persson

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Tina Persson is a Career Development Specialist, Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Recruiter, Digital and Branding Specialist in her own Company, Passage2Pro AB. She is an invited speaker and deliver workshops and seminars supporting higher Professionals and early career researchers in their change management. She is also owner of Aptahem AB a start-up company in the biotechnology field as well as the founder of the podcast Phd Career Stories. In her spare time she is a fitness instructor in the LesMills Concept.

After almost 20 years in academia Tina decided to leave the university world for a nonacademica career. She started to work as a recruiter and talent sourcer in the Staffing Industry. After 8 years in industry as a professional recruiter, Tina has experience of the major differences between the academic world and the surrounding labour market, with respect to attitudes, team management, company culture, feed-back, quality systems and the way people are recruited. Tina can draw upon these insights to help researchers to achieve a successful transition from academia to an industry/business career. She has a track record of successfully helping many researchers in Sweden and on Global level to secure their first job in industry.

Her academic career started at Lund University and she received her PhD in organic chemistry (1995). After this she won a scholarship from the Swedish research board (NFR) for post doc studies with Prof. Fritz Eckstein at the Max-Planck University, Göttingen, Germany. Her academic career resulted in several publications in international journals and two patents, during which time she was an invited speaker at international meetings and attracted funding for her group consisting of postdocs, PhD and master students.

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