Dutch universities still pay too little attention to the career management of PhD candidates and postdocs. Although a large majority of doctoral graduates ultimately find a career outside of academia, there are too many missed opportunities. Focused activities at a national level are necessary in order for PhD candidates and postdocs to develop themselves broadly Read More …
Month: December 2015
The curious case of the Postdoc
In our quest to reach out for all postdoctoral researchers, we as POSTDOCNL are facing the problem of none existing definition of a postdoc. What makes a scientist a postdoc? According to the Rathenau Institute, a ‘postdoc’ is a scientific personnel in the salary scale 10–12 with a temporary contract (WPer in salarisschaal 10 tot Read More …
The Canadian perspective on PhDs
An interesting listen, perhaps some ideas will arise from it: CBC Radio – Only 1 in 5 Canadians with PhDs land a tenure-track job in their field. Join the LinkedIn groupSign up to Mailinglist
Similar challenges faced everywhere..
The number of people with science doctorates is rapidly increasing, but there are not enough academic jobs for them all. Read more: Nature Editorial: Make the most of PhDs Join the LinkedIn groupSign up to Mailinglist