My career path as a biomedical laboratory scientist is not the most typical one. In high school international business, Swedish, and biomedical laboratory science interested me equally much. For the 12 years following my graduation I was employed as a biomedical laboratory scientist by a diagnostics company, and in 2012 I switched to Kaivogen where a few of my ex-colleagues were working. In the early years there were not so specified functions or separate divisions. Instead, the whole team pitched in to get the product to the market on time.
Since the beginning of my Kaivogen journey, my assignments have included lab work, stock control, purchases, development of functions and premises, chemical monitoring, production management, occupational well-being, occupational safety and health, and human resources management among other things. In 2011, before switching to Kaivogen, I acquired a master’s degree in management and leadership in health care. Subsequently I have completed open university courses in occupational and organizational psychology, leadership, and human resources management. In summer 2021 I was appointed Kaivogen’s human resources manager.
An adrenaline-boosting memory from my career is from when I was a maternity leave substitute for our production manager. We had purchased a massive device whose only way to enter the premises was through a 2nd-floor window. I was biting my nails, worried sick whether this fancy new device would end up as a pile of metal trash. All went smoothly and the device continues as a central part of Kaivogen’s production line.
I’m very thankful to Kaivogen for trusting me with different roles throughout the years. The sense of community and openness are the reasons why I enjoy working at Kaivogen.