Swedish science bounces back

Mar 2018,

The country’s science sector took drug-firm shutdowns hard, but has diversified and is on the up. (Nic Fleming)

Mergers, acquisitions and restructuring are par for the course in the pharmaceutical industry. Markets grow and shrink, new treatments are developed and corporate priorities change. Jobs are created, moved and lost. This came as no comfort to the 600 people left out of work when AstraZeneca shut down its research facility in Lund, Sweden, in 2011. As the ripples spread, some saw it as the latest in a series of blows signalling the death of a local industry. [Read more]

Moving your career to Stockholm, Sweden

Dec 2016,

Stockholm is a multicultural city with a population of about one million people, representing nationalities from all over the world. It is a fast growing city with green space and rivers and streams running coursing around more than 17 islands all connected by bridges. Stockholm is considered one of the greenest cities in the world and it has been nicknamed the Venice of the North. [Read more]

How to work with a scientific recruiter

Feb 2015,

Recruiters should be considered as business partners, not as mentors or advisors, says Tina Persson. (Julie Gould)

Tina Persson, based in Sweden, worked as recruiter and talent sourcer for 7 years, connecting scientists with industry employers, specifically in life sciences and IT sectors. Having experienced life as an academic (Professor at Lundt University until 2006), she is perfectly placed to understand what academics want, and how she can help them. In this interview I asked Tina if she could tell us a little more about what a recruiter is, how academics can work with one and how they can benefit from the relationships that form. [Read more]