Sharing the caring: a marine biologist’s story*

*This time you can read an anonymous story where a marine biologist shares his experience. What is the nature of your work? I have a background in marine biology working with plankton. Career as a researcher. I finished a PhD in marine biology and continued as a postdoc. After obtaining a fellowship, I was offered […]

Sharing the caring: marine geologist Helena L. Filipsson

What is the nature of your work? I’m a full professor of Quaternary Geology with an emphasis on Marine Geology at Lund University, Sweden. I teach ~ 20%, service (mostly committee work) ~ 10%, and do research 70%. Career as a researcher. I defended my PhD in Oceanography, University of Gothenburg, Sweden in late 2003. […]

Sharing the caring: biologists Katja and Jan Dierking

What is the nature of your work? Katja Dierking: I am a staff scientist (tenured faculty member) at the Zoological institute at Kiel University. I am a molecular biologist and study host-microbe interactions in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. My work involves science, teaching, and administration. Jan Dierking: I am a scientist (relying on 3rd party […]

Sharing the caring: marine biologist Helen Orav-Kotta

What is the nature of your work? I am a marine biologist, a benthologist and the centre of my research area is the northern communities, plants, animals, and everything connected with them in marine environments. Since in nature everything is interconnected, I have had the change to study sediments, chemistry, plankton communities and also fish. […]

Sharing the caring: professor for interactive media Franziska Uhing

Your career. Magister degree; a research project in media education (2 years); own business; PhD-grant, combined with teaching job in Kiel University of Applied Sciences; Professorship at Kiel University of Applied Sciences. Please describe briefly your family commitments. I have 2 children (11 and 8 years old). They are educated by me and assisted by […]

“WORK AND FAMILY: SHARING THE CARING”- marine biologist Anke Kremp

What is the nature of your work? I am a marine biologist and phytoplankton ecologist doing independent research at the Finnish Environment Institute. As a Senior Research Scientist, I lead a research group and manage and coordinate different research projects. Together with interns, Master’s and PhD students, post-docs and project scientists I perform experiments and […]

Sharing the caring: Senior Lecturer Sebastian Sobek

Nature of your work. Senior Lecturer at Uppsala University. Research and teaching. Leading a research team of about 10 persons, and supervising their work. Administration. Career as a researcher. 2005 PhD in Sweden (Uppsala University). 2006-2009 Post-doc in Switzerland (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), and Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology […]