Scientia Fellows Interview: Corina Rueegg
Researchers from a wide variety of research fields and all over the world have joined the Scientia Fellows postdoctoral programme. Corina Rueegg is one of them.
Corina Rueegg. Photo: Øystein Horgmo, UiO
– What is your background?
I am from Switzerland. Originally, I studied sports sciences at the University of Basel. After that, I did a PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics in the field of childhood cancer.
I have a genuine interest in increasing the health and quality of life of persons through a healthy lifestyle.
– What triggered you to become a researcher?
I was always as curious person and wanted to understand causes and circumstances. I like to investigate relationships and issues in depth.
I have plenty of interests, and research gives me to opportunity to combine knowledge and experiences from different fields.
I also like the idea that individuals might have a better quality of life thanks to results generated through our research.
– Why did you choose to apply for a Scientia Fellows postdoc position?
I wanted to go abroad to broaden my horizon and become an independent researcher. Because I always loved Scandinavia, and especially Norway, I was looking for funding opportunities to visit one of these countries. The Scientia Fellowship offered a unique opportunity and sounded like a very recognized and powerful programme.
– How can a Scientia Fellows postdoc position promote you future career?
Going abroad and working in a new research group and new research area will promote my academic career.
I have the opportunity to deepen my scientific knowledge and I can participate in courses during my stay at the University of Oslo. Also, I can expand my scientific network, and moving to a foreign country will broaden my personal skills.
– To whom would you recommend a Scientia Fellows postdoc position?
I would recommend the Scientia Fellow programme to researchers with the motivation to pursue an academic career.