Welcome to NaturalScience.Careers!
We offer soft skills workshops and talks specifically for PhD students and postdocs from natural- and life sciences (STEM subjects). Our main topic areas are career development, (science) communication and (self-) management. Almost everything we offer is available as online- and in-house events- actually, we started to build our online courses one year before covid-19 hit Europe!
We are writing books and opinion pieces and career columns for high-ranking publications and publishing houses (Wiley, Springer Nature, Science Careers, Nachrichten aus der Chemie), as you can explore in our Publications section. Most but not all of our texts are related to career development. Not enough? You can also explore our own blog for more articles and to stay up to date.
Meet our team. All of our trainers and speakers are natural scientists, carrying M.Sc., PhD, or even professor titles. We´re all experienced professionals with years of experience in our respective fields. This makes our workshops and talks very relevant for real-life applications, not just book knowledge.
Do you want to get in touch, get to know us, book our workshops and talks, or leave a comment? Then go to our Contact page.
Dr. Karin Bodewits
Co-founder and trainer
Dr. Karin Bodewits comes from the Netherlands where she studied Biology. After spending some time at Puleva Biotech in Spain and Unilever in China, she completed a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Edinburgh. In 2012, she founded the successful company NaturalScience.Careers, a seminar and talk provider for natural- and life scientists. In this function, she became book author, short story writer, speaker and seminar leader and published a wide range of career and soft skills related articles in magazines like Chemistry World and Naturejobs. She writes the Career Fables for Science Careers.
Dr. Philipp Gramlich
Co-founder and trainer
Dr. Philipp Gramlich has studied and researched chemistry (>2800 citations, Google Scholar 2021) at five universities in Germany, Australia and Scotland. He gained experience in industry, first at baseclick, a biotechnology start-up and later at Eurofins Genomics as Teamleader R&D, QC and Analytics, being responsible for up to 22 staff. Since 2016, he is fully focusing on his work as co-founder of NaturalScience.Careers. He specialises in seminars and talks about career development, leadership and presentation skills. Since 2016, he regularly writes career columns for Nachrichten aus der Chemie.