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Posted by admin on June 22, 2016

Give input on CAO negotiations (Collective Labour Agreement)

The Dutch Universities (VSNU) and the Labour Unions negotiate on the compensations and benefits of the University staff. The current Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) runs until 1 July 2016 and there is still no agreement on a new CAO, there even is a standoff.   The main bottlenecks in the negotiations lie with: -Wage increases … read more >

Posted by admin on June 14, 2016

FAQ: I was told that my contract cannot be extended for the duration of my parental leave

The PostdocNL website has a new FAQ section: http://www.postdocnl.com/faq/   To start off with a question that is a concern to postdocs and other temporary scientists is: “I was just told that my contract cannot be extended for the duration of my parental leave; the result of the new WWZ. What can I do about it?”. … read more >

Posted by admin on June 6, 2016

Get training to capitalize on opportunities outside academia

The PCDI is organizing two courses to help final year Ph.D. students and postdocs to stimulate their career development. Have you thought about exploring opportunities outside academia? Then these courses are of interest to you.   Course 1. Employability outside academia (June 21 + Sep 13 + Oct 18) Employability Outside Academia is a targeted … read more >

Posted by admin on March 16, 2016

The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited

An interesting piece about the postdoctoral experience! Learn more about how the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Engineering view the position of the postdoc: http://www.nap.edu/read/18982/chapter/1       Join the LinkedIn groupSign up to Mailinglist

Posted by admin on March 9, 2016

Advancing Postdoc Women Guidebook

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA, USA) has released the Advancing Postdoc Women Guidebook. And while the guidebook is primarily intended for women, much of the information—including chapters about career planning and building good mentoring relationships—is relevant for all readers, regardless of gender.   http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2015/10/new-guidebook-aims-help-female-postdocs   Image Credit: Argonne National Laboratory / Flickr / Creative Commons … read more >