museum of failures

Drawing inspiration from the original Swedish Museum of Failures, I showcase my journey of attempts to secure grants and job opportunities since my PhD. Although most of these endeavours did not yield the desired outcomes, they have all been integral experiences that have sculpted my career and enriched my research. It is, however, critical to highlight that my journey is shared by many, even if our perception of it may be biased due to the prevalence of sharing successes over rejections. Rejection is an inherent part of the journey, one that offers valuable lessons for progress.


I try; Therefore, I fail.


2024

  • CNRS (permanent researcher position), University of Aix-Marseille, France.
  • Horizon Europe Call HORIZON-CL5-2024-D1-01-03 for a position at the University van Amsterdam, Netherlands.


2023

  • Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Quaternary Geology at the Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University (AU).
  • Lecturer in Physical Geography position at Royal Holloway University of London, UK.
  • SNSF starting Grant for a Junior Professorship position at the University of Basel, Switzerland.


2022

  • Personal project in the Palmod phase III consortium (20 months), University of Bonn, Germany.
  • DFG proposal to support my position and one PhD student for 3 years, University of Hamburg, Germany.
  • Associate Editor position for Nature Communications, Berlin, Germany.
  • Assistant Professor in Earth system and Climate Sciences at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
  • Assistant Professor in past environmental change in high mountain regions at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
  • Assistant Professor in Past Climate Change at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Statistician in climate/environmental data at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany.


2021

  • Assistant Professor in Earth System Science at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
  • Assistant Professor in Earth System Science at the Universit√© de Montreal, Canada.
  • Assistant Professor in Limnology and Global Changes at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
  • CNRS (permanent researcher position), University of Montpellier, France.


2020

  • Postdoc position (36 months) to join the Palmod Phase II project, University of Bonn, Germany.
  • CNRS (permanent researcher position), University of Montpellier, France.


2019

  • SPARK funding for novel and unconventional ideas (12 months), University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Assistant Professor of interactions between atmospheric and Earth surface processes at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Marie Curie scholarship, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • CNRS (permanent researcher position), University of Montpellier, France.


2016

  • Marie Curie scholarship, Newcastle University, UK.
  • Postdoc position (36 months) to join the Davis group, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Claude Leon Foundation Postdoctoral scholarship (24 months), University of Cape Town, South Africa.