- We are curious, what did you do before you came to us at Uppdragshuset?
I am an electrical engineer as background and worked mostly as a researcher and project manager in research institutes and companies, both in Brazil and in Sweden. My field was optical fiber-based solutions for sensing and telecommunications, in which I have a MSc and a PhD degree. It was during my PhD studies in Brazil, in the University of Campinas, that I was granted a one-year guest researcher position to develop part of my PhD project at Acreo, now RISE AB, a research institute in Sweden. I moved permanently to Sweden straight after finishing my PhD studies in 2017.
- How did you come across the ad that we were looking for new colleagues and what made you apply?
I saw the job advertisement on LinkedIn. After reading about the work of a patent analyst and the job requirements I realized how it perfectly matched the skills I’ve acquired during my research and project manager career. I felt that it would be amazing to work in a profession in which I believe I am employing all the knowledge and capabilities acquired along my academic and professional life.
- What is the best thing about working at Uppdragshuset?
So many things, I would say! 😊 Not only Uppdragshuset provides a solid and well-structured training on Patent Information for new employees like me, but it also has a strong team of experts which are always happy to help, share knowledge and experience. In addition, the company environment is very healthy and friendly, and you feel very valued here.
- What would you say is the biggest challenge in working as a Patent Information Specialist?
Perhaps not a challenge per se, but a special characteristic of the job: it is important to achieve a good balance between looking at the invention with the inventor’s eyes and with a more analytical and neutral mindset, which, at the same time, allows to understand the invention properly and make sure that you use the right search strategy.
- …and what would you say is the most rewarding/interesting/fun thing about working as a Patent Information Specialist?
I would say it is the fact that you are in constant contact with breaking technologies and bright ideas from many different fields, so you are always learning something new on a daily basis, which, for someone that came from a research background like me, it is extremely rewarding and fun. At the same time, as I mentioned above, you use every single capability and technical knowledge you accumulated along your academic and professional life, which for me is extremely valuable and necessary when it comes to a career path. In addition, the fact that your work helps the inventors on their path to patent their ideas is very satisfactory.
- If you have any free time… What do you do?
I am an open water swimmer, so during my free time you can find me enjoying the amazing lakes and sea areas around Stockholm.
By that we say thanks a lot Carolina for sharing, and a big Welcome to Uppdragshuset!