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Summer in Research: interview with 7 students working at SciLifeLab

Vacation is not the only option for summer; a number of students from my program Molecular Techniques in Life Science make an alternative decision: a two-month, full-time research internship at Science For Life Laboratory in Stockholm. Among them, a large portion belongs to the annual SciLifeLab Summer Fellow Program (description at end end of this blog), while the rest devote themselves into individual research project.

Now, after spending one month pipetting, culturing tissue or even sitting in front of a computer doing simulation, can they eventually integrate their knowledge from classroom to bench-top, and convert their passion in science to fruitful results in lab? Let’s have a chat with them about their job, their happiness and frustration, pain and gain during their unique summer in research!

 Dimitri Wirjowerdojo, Indonesia

 LinkedIn | dawir@kth.se  

Group: Håkan Jönsson (Nanobiotechnology and Proteomics at KTH)

Project: Droplet microfluidics processing in single-cell gene expression analysis

Xueqing Wang, China

LinkedIn | wangicesunny@163.com

Group: Erik Lindahl (Biophysics at KTH and Stockholm University)

Project: Engineering anesthetic sensitivity via an allosteric transmembrane cavity in pentameric ligand-gated ion channels

Javier Arroyo Gomez, Spain

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Searching for Research Internship?

A long time after my blog Event Reminder: Annual Career Fair at Karolinska, I can now happily proclaim: “Hooray! I get one!” If you are curious about how I got my first full-time employment  in Sweden, or you are looking for an internship position here, this blog should be most relevant to you. Instead of speaking about how to find an internship in general, I will focus on a special type of internship —- research internship in a lab, which is extremely common to students in natural sciences.

Just as other job types, searching for vacancy is the first and perhaps the most important steps for research internship. In short, there are three most common ways:

1. Open resources: social websites, company websites

2. Semi-open resources: career fair, school/department

3. Networking

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