About us

NaturalScience.Careers was founded in 2012 as ScienceMums by Dr. Karin Bodewits and Dr. Philipp Gramlich.

Dr. Karin Bodewits


Specialised in

Women in science, genderlect and intercultural communication, communication & debating


International and intercultural experiences 

Karin lived and worked in:

China (Unilever R&D)

Spain (Puleva Biotech)

UK (University of Edinburgh)

The Netherlands (Teaching assistant, Biology studies)

Germany (Co-founder ScienceMums and NaturalScience.Careers, SFB coordinator)


Industrial experience

Unilever R&D (2006-2007, visiting researcher)

Puleva Biotech (2005, visiting researcher)



Karin originally comes from the Netherlands where she studied Biology (University of Groningen). To broaden her horizon she then worked in Spain and China. Besides conducting research in industry, she gathered her first experiences in giving seminars to scientists and engineers in Shanghai, teaching debating skills and “Western culture” to team leaders at Unilever and at a state-owned electricity company.

Then she lived for over three years in the lovely Scottish city of Edinburgh and finished her PhD at the University of Edinburgh (School of Chemistry and the Medical School). Thereafter, she moved to Germany and worked as a coordinator at the LMU in Munich.




After arrival in Germany, she soon became mother and experienced how difficult it is to combine motherhood and a career in natural science in Germany. Hence, she founded the social enterprise ScienceMums (2012) that aimed to help women bridge the gap between motherhood and career. Almost three years later, she founded the career platform NaturalScience.Careers (2015). ScienceMums became part of this broader platform.

She became book author, speaker, trainer and published a wide range of articles around the topic “women & career”.


What is more

During her academic career, she co-authored several peer-reviewed papers and a scientific book chapter. Today, Karin writes career columns for Nachrichten aus der Chemie and short stories for Laborjournal. Furthermore, she just published her very first humorous novel ‘You Must Be Very Intelligent – The PhD Delusion‘.

Dr. Philipp GramlichDr. Philipp Gramlich


Specialised in

Leadership training, career starters, coaching, talks


International and intercultural experiences 

Philipp lived and worked in:

Australia (University of Sydney, chemistry studies)

UK (University of Edinburgh, postdoc)



Industrial experience

Eurofins Genomics (Team leader R&D, QC/shipping and analytics)

Baseclick GmbH (Manager R&D)



Philipp studied chemistry at both Munich universities as well as at the University of Sydney. During his PhD, he joined a project team, whose work led to the foundation of baseclick GmbH by BASF Venture Capital. After some exciting experiences during the pre-founding and founding phases of this company, he went to Edinburgh for a postdoc. Here he could participate in a project to synthesize a complex molecular machine, which led to a publication in Science. Overall, his 11 scientific publications add up to >1200 citations (Researchgate).



Philipp then left academic research to join Eurofins Genomics for five years. In this time he worked as team leader (mainly in part-time), eventually being responsible for 22 staff in three teams. In parallel, he co-founded NaturalScience.Careers, where he is focussing on leadership training, career starters, coaching and business development. In July 2016, he left Eurofins to fully concentrate on his own company- and to pursue his passion to work with young scientists on their professional development.


What is more

As one of just a few men working on gender topics, Philipp aims to be the new face of German feminism. Geschlechterkampf (battle of the sexes) was yesterday. Gender equality is not a zero-sum game (take from men and give to women) but a vital building block for a more flexible, fair and efficient working culture.


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Peter Kronenberg


Specialised in

Management, marketing, study design, integration, gender studies


International and intercultural experiences

Peter lived and studied in:


USA (Portland State University)



Work experience

Peter worked as freelancer in various management and marketing projects.



Peter studied Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of Freiburg and at Portland State University, USA. After four years of undergraduate studies with majors in history, cultural studies and gender studies, he started to work as project manager at NaturalScience.Careers, managing the conference project as well as the marketing campaign for Karin´s first novel. Next to this, he is currently earning a business master’s degree at the Alanus Hochschule.


What is more

Peter´s engagement is driven by the vision to challenge discrimination and marginalisation on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or origin. To this end, Peter is also engaged in volunteer work for refugees.

Twitter: @pete_kronenberg