Last month you got to know our Customer Support Manager Rebecca, and this month you can learn more about our data scientist – Olle!
Where are you from? I’m from Stockholm!
Tell us about your work at Natural Cycles?
It’s my job to analyse our user’s data, which enables the company to contribute to scientific research in fertility and contraception. The science aspect is important not only for us to correctly estimate the efficiency of Natural Cycles, but also to provide our customers with as accurate information about the product as we possibly can. My work is all about squeezing as much interesting stuff out of the data, which the users have logged in the app, as I can!
Every time I have a new set of data to look at! That first process of scanning through it, trying to visualise what possible relations and correlations could be hiding within these numbers, and then going on to developing some initial hypotheses and methods to test them. This process is extremely fun and rewarding – more people should try it.
What does it mean to be a good data scientist?
I think the most important thing is to have a curious and open mindset – to always want to take things apart and understand how and why things are connected. It’s important to be good at combining attention to detail with an understanding of the big picture. Great data scientists really enjoy problem solving and are constantly looking for the next big question to ask!
What’s one thing you’ve learned during your time at Natural Cycles?
That things as simple as body temperature measurements – can hide so much more interesting science than you can ever imagine!
What’s your go-to place to eat in Stockholm?
Depending on my mood either B.A.R on Blasieholmen, or Peppar at St. Eriksplan.
Favourite feature in the Natural Cycles app?
Favourite quote? “Your theory is crazy, but not crazy enough to be true” – Niels Bohr.
Tell us about your hobbies? I play football in the lowest Swedish tier and staying true to my nerdy profession, I also enjoy playing board games and watching a good Sci-Fi movie.
If you are interested in joining the Natural Cycles Team, want to work on improving women’s health, continue to push the scientific research behind it and truly make an impact within the contraceptive and reproductive market – go ahead and check out our job openings here.