The NJF of Sweden is organising the NJF Conference 2020 and hosting webinars focused on a variety of topics and issues affecting Early Career Researchers. In addition to providing up to date information on highly topical themes, we hope that these webinars will help serve to bring together research academics from throughout Sweden. Additionally, we will also be highlighting webinars hosted by our local member faculties wishing to reach out to their fellow research academics. If you have ideas for webinars that NJF should hold, or would like share an already planned event with the NJF member universities, please contact us!


Discover your hidden dream – Entrepreneurship

This webinar had concluded – 11th of September at 13.00 (CEST)

We would like to thank Dr. Tina Persson for a wonderful talk, and sharing her personal story about her own career transition, from two decades as a research academic, to entrepreneur and CEO. In her talk, she discussed many of the challenges she faced along the way, including the power of changing your own mental framework about your career.

Dr. Tina Persson is a former academic and now CEO and Career and Coaching Expert. Tina advocates for PhD professionals and early-career researchers, and she has assisted hundreds of researchers across Sweden and around the world in launching their careers.

If you would like to find out more about Tina, or contact her for coaching advice, please visit her web page here.

Webinar Series

Improving research culture – proposals & discussions from the science community

We are inviting attendees of the Danish Diabetes Academy Winter School to discuss with us the conference’s survey. Their published article analysed the responses of 200 international researchers, with challenging questions, such as:

“What does succeed mean?”
“What is good science these days”
“How do we survive in this hyper-competitive environment.”

Their editorial summarised the collective responses to these questions into 5 challenge areas, and associated proposed solutions. This webinar series will present, discuss, and reflect on each of these challenge areas in turn.

Part 2 – Hyper Competition for Resources9th of Sep
Part 3 – Positive Influence of Failure – 23rd of Sep
Part 4 – Open Science & Open Access7th of Oct
Part 5 – Public Trust & Perception of Science 21 of Oct
(12:00 CEST)

Future Activities

We are continuing to plan for future seminars and activities, so please reach out to us with your own ideas, and follow us on twitter. Also, navigate over to the NJF Conference tab to stay updated on our plans for our exciting autumn 2020 event.